The Moomins Return
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Tove Jansson’s classic Moomin characters are coming back in a new adaption created by Swedish studio Filmlance, directed and led by Academy Award winner Steve Box. The new adaption – one of a vast number of old ones – is created by Filmlande, a studio previously known for other Scandinavian projects, including The Bridge.
“At Moomin Characters we are tremendously happy that we have been presented with this opportunity to work with Filmlance, Endemol Shine Group and such a fantastic creative team,” said Tove Jansson’s niece Sophia Jansson. “I am very confident that in their hands the Moomins will become something new and wonderful, created with great respect for Tove’s original stories and characters.”
The Moomin characters were first created by Tove Jansson in 1945, and in her lifetime Jansson produced a total of 13 books and 73 comic strips, which have been published in over 40 countries.
“The series will honour Tove Jansson’s original style of illustration, as well as the original stories, while utilizing the latest techniques and bringing those stories to present day,” creative director Marika Makaroff commented.