A hand-drawn animation feature celebrating Tove Jansson’s original comic strips and the universal appeal of the Moomins in honor of the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson’s birth. The film premiered at the London Film Festival in 2014 and continues to be screened in film festivals worldwide. Moomins on the Riviera has been sold to over 50 countries.
New light is shed on the Moomins as Tove Jansson‘s original books and comic strips hit the big screen in a film which will appeal to adults and children alike.
Appearances can be deceptive. Beneath the peace and tranquility of Moominvalley, emotions are stirring – Snorkmaiden is growing restless, yearning for bright lights and excitement when a band of seaborne renegades wash up on the sleepy shores, shattering the calm of the valley…
The Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My, in search of adventures of their own, set sail for the Riviera, where, after a journey fraught with menacing storms and desert island dangers, Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting is the most painful of all.
When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retires to the relative calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses.
For the very first time, the unity of the Moomins is threatened.