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Moominvalley
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Genre Animated family drama musical
Created by Marika Makaroff
Steve Box
Written by Mark Huckerby
Nick Ostler
Steve Box
Directed by Steve Box (S1-2)
Sara Barbas (S3)
Nigel Davies (S3)
Jay Grace (S3)
Darren Robbie (S3)
Starring
Composer(s) Samuli Kosminen
Jarmo Saari
Pekka Kuusisto
Country of origin Finland
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English, Finnish, Swedish, Sami
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Marika Makaroff
Producer(s) John Woolley (S1)
Marion Edwards
Louise Holmes
Steve Dorrance
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Gutsy Animations
Distributor PGS Entertainment
Release
Original network
  • Yle (Finland)
  • Sky One (UK)
Original release 25 February 2019 (2019-02-25) – present

Moominvalley (Finnish: Muumilaakso, Swedish: Mumindalen, also known as just Moomin) is a 2019 Finnish-British animated family drama musical series. An adaptation of the classic Moomin books and comics by writer-illustrator Tove Jansson and her brother Lars Jansson, it is created using new techniques in 3D CGI.

Finnish production company Gutsy Animations ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo from 8 March to 21 April 2017. The campaign was organised in order to raise funds towards visual development of the series. Animation company Anima Vitae was appointed as the lead animation company for the first two episodes of the series.

The tremendously popular series is Finland's most expensive TV show with a €20 million budget. In 2019 the series' first episode was the most watched program on Finnish national broadcaster Yle's streaming service Yle Areena.

Synopsis

The protagonist of the series is Moomintroll, who is curious, kind, sensitive and idealistic. He is a typical child hero in a coming-of-age story: he tries to tackle the puzzle of growing up to his true, individualistic self while remaining a beloved part of the family. He lives with his caring Moominmamma and nostalgic Moominpappa. Moomintroll is joined by his best friend, the free-spirited wanderer Snufkin, the chaotic Little My, daydreamer Snorkmaiden, cowardly Sniff, and many other friends.

Cast and characters

Character English actor Finnish actor Finland Swedish actor Japanese actor Northern-Sami actor Inari Sami Actor Skolt Sami actor
Moomintroll Taron Egerton (S1-2)
Jack Rowan (S3)
Joonas Nordman Christoffer Strandberg Junta Terashima Áilu Valle Mikkâl Morottaja Teemu Titola
Moominmamma Rosamund Pike Satu Silvo Maria Sid Kikuko Inoue Siri Broch Johansen Anna Morottaja Tiina Sanila-Aikio
Moominpappa Matt Berry Ville Haapasalo Carl-Kristian Rundman Yasunori Matsumoto Mikkel Gaup Aimo Aikio Tauno Ljetoff
Snufkin Edvin Endre Olavi Uusivirta Paavo Kerosuo Issey Takahashi Niko Valkeapää Tomi Koivunen Tuomas Kiprianoff
Little My Bel Powley Kiti Kokkonen Saga Sarkola Ikue Otani Irene Länsman Auri Ahola Neeta Jääskö
Snorkmaiden Akiya Henry Alina Tomnikov Edith Holmström Minami Tsuda Linda Tammela Heli Huovinen Heidi Gauriloff
Sniff Warwick Davis Markku Haussila Andreas af Enehielm Koji Ochiai Aslak Paltto Marko Tervaniemi Pavlo Heikkinen
Muskrat Will Self Heikki Harma Max Bremer (S1, S2 eps 1-5, 13)
Sixten Lundberg (S2 eps 6-9)
Nobuaki Kanemitsu Pentti Pieski Yrjö Musta Erkki Lumisalmi
Hemulens (male) Joe Wilkinson Taisto Oksanen Pekka Strang Tetsuharu Ōta Tuomas Huusko Jouko Moshnikoff
Hemulens (female) Susie Brann Ella Pyhältö Cecilia Paul Inger-Mari Aikio N/A
Fillyjonk Kate Winslet Kristiina Halttu Nina Hukkinen Shiho Hisajima Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman Suvi King Tiina Sanila-Aikio
Mymble Jennifer Saunders Lotta Lindroos Hellen Willberg Yuriko Ishigane Annukka Hirvasvuopio-Laiti Marke Laaksonen Heini Wesslin
Too-ticky Katie Leung Elina Knihtilä Nina Palmgren Anne Olli N/A
Emma The Stage Rat Alison Steadman Arja Saijonmaa Suvi West
Misabel Rebecca Root Miiko Toiviainen Kaj Korkea-Aho Kozue Harashima Aslak Paltto
Ninny Mayumi Kawai Yasmine Yamajako Jenna Hukkinen Mayumi Kawai Iŋgá Ravna-Pieski
Teety-Woo Matt Lucas Lauri Ketonen Olli Liljeström Kunihiro Kawamoto Pekka Aikio
The Ghost Richard Ayoade Ali Jahangiri André Wickström Kyousei Tsukui
Mr Brisk Julian Barratt Riku Nieminen Kristofer Gummerus Yukito Soma N/A Juha Feodoroff
The Hobgoblin Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Jorma Uotinen Nicke Lignell Hidenari Ugaki N/A Veikko Aikio N/A
Thingumy Jon Monie Anna Puu Iida Kuningas Kōsuke Echigoya Niina Aikio-Siltala
Bob Susie Brann Paula Vesala Sara Soulié Mitsuhiro Inose Sari Sarre
The Fisherman Rhys Darby Kari Ketonen Oskar Pöysti Hiroyuki Shibamoto N/A Markus Juutinen
Seahorse 1 Miriam-Teak Lee Saara Aalto Emma Klingenberg Mariko Munakata Anna Lumikivi
Seahorse 2 Shalom Brune-Franklin Anna-Maija Tuokko Jennie Storbacka Sayaka Narita Sonja Hovslagare
Toffle Iina Kuustonen Nina Palmgren Sachiko Honma Mariann Bernhardt
The Groke Susie Brann
Snork Chance Perdomo
Stinky
Joxter
Muddler
Hodgkins

Music

The score for the season 1 is composed by Finnish musicians Pekka Kuusisto and Samuli Kosminen. Kuusisto's father, Ilkka Kuusisto, had previously composed an opera for the Moomins with Tove Jansson in 1974. The official soundtrack was released on 19 April 2019. The composers for season 2 are Samuli Kosminen, Pekka Kuusisto and Jarmo Saari.

Episodes

Season 1 (2019)

# English title Finnish title Finland Swedish title
1 (1) Little My Moves In Pikku Myy tuli taloon Lilla My flyttar in
2 (2) The Spring Tune Kevätlaulu Vårvisan
3 (3) The Last Dragon In The World Maailman viimeinen lohikäärme Den sista draken i världen
4 (4) Moominsummer Madness Kelluva teatteri Den flytande teatern
5 (5) The Golden Tale Kultainen häntä Den gyllene svansen
6 (6) The Secret Of The Hattifatteners Hattivattien saari Hattifnattarnas ö
7 (7) Snufkin And The Park Keeper Nuuskamuikkunen ja Puistonvartija Snusmumriken och parkvakten
8 (8) Monster Fish Muumipapan kalajuttu Monsterfisken
9 (9) Night Of The Groke Yksin kotona Ensam hemma
10 (10) Moominmamma's Maid Muumimamman apulainen Muminmammans hembiträde
11 (11) Ghost Story Kummitustarina Spökhistorien
12 (12) The Invisible Child Näkymätön lapsi Det osynliga barnet
13 (13) Midwinter Ancestor Taikatalvi Trollvinter

Season 2 (2019–2020)

# English title Finnish title Finland Swedish title
1 (14) Moomin's Winter Follies Latua, herra Virkkunen! Vintervansinne
2 (15) The Fire Spirit Nuuskamuikkunen ja tulenhenki Snusmumriken och eldanden
3 (16) Moominpappa & Son Muumipapan uusi yritys Muminpappan och plikten
4 (17) Little My Moves Out Kohtalokas pulloposti Hjärta rimmar med smärta
5 (18) The Strange Case Of Mrs Fillyjonk Rouva Vilijonkan katoamismysteeri Fru Filifjonks mystiska försvinnande
6 (19) The Hobgoblin’s Hat Taikahattu Den magiska hatten
7 (20) Thingumy and Bob Tiuhti ja Viuhti Tofslan och Vifslan
8 (21) The Trial Omituinen oikeudenkäynti Den rysande rättegången
9 (22) Farewell, Snorkmaiden Jäähyväiset Niiskuneidille Farväl Snorkfröken
10 (23) Moominpappa’s Island Muumipapan saari Muminpappans ö
11 (24) Moominmamma’s Mural Muumimamman muraali Muminmamman längtar hem
12 (25) Moomintroll and the Seahorses Muumipeikko ja merihevoset Mumintrollet och sjöhästarna
13 (26) November Muumilaakson marraskuu November

Season 3 (2022)

Coming January 12th, 2022.

International broadcast

Moominvalley first aired on Yle TV2 in Finland in 25 February 2019, and a day after in Swedish on Yle Teema & Fem. It began airing in the United Kingdom on Sky One, Sky Kids and NOW TV on 19 April 2019. The first eight episodes aired overnight between 2:00 and 6:00 am, and were then repeated in pairs between 5:30 and 6:30 pm over the Easter weekend from 19 to 22 April. Episodes 9–11 followed on the afternoon of Saturday 27 April, 12–13 on Sunday 28. The first five episodes of season 2 aired over the weekend before Christmas 2019, with the remainder broadcast over the following Easter weekend, 10–13 April 2020. Japan's national broadcaster NHK premiered Moominvalley on its BS4K channel on 4 April 2019. The series has also been sold to China. On 9 August 2019 it launched on WildBrain's YouTube channel. On November 2020 it was announced that Moominvalley has been recommissioned for a third season by anchor broadcasters Yle in Finland and Sky in the UK.

On 1 May 2019 PGS Entertainment acquired the distribution rights to Moominvalley.

In the United Kingdom, the series also airs on BBC Alba as part of the CBeebies Alba block, where it is dubbed in Scottish Gaelic.

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