November 17, 2017

Moomin animation gets massive Nordic release

In the winter saga, Moomintroll decides not to hibernate and instead explores the winter and prepares for the mysterious guest called Christmas.
In the winter saga, Moomintroll decides not to hibernate and instead explores the winter and prepares for the mysterious guest called Christmas.

A new stop-motion movie featuring the Moomins will hit the screens in December as one of the all-time biggest Nordic releases of a Finnish movie.

Moomins and the Winter Wonderland is a Finnish-Polish co-production based on the book with the same name written by Tove Jansson. The movie has attracted much interest from the Nordic markets, where 500 copies will be released almost simultaneously with the Finnish premiere on 1 December.

“This size of this launch in the Nordics is very exceptional for a Finnish film,” says Reetta Hautamäki, press officer at the Finnish Film Foundation, in a press release. “We do not keep records of the exact number of screenings in other countries, but this marks one of the biggest openings, if not the biggest, for a a Finnish movie.”

Moomins and the Winter Wonderland is distributed by Filmkompaniet and will be launched in Finnish, Swedish, Nordic Sámi language, Norwegian and Danish. The animation movie, directed by Jakub Wroński and Ira Carpelan, uses animated material from the 1980s that has been brought to new life.

Apart from the Nordics, the movie will be seen in, for example, Japan, France and Poland.

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