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Moomin 

Tanoshî Mûmin ikka (original title)
The eerie and charming animated adventures of a creature called Moomin and his friends and family.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Chancer John Chancer ...  Snufkin 87 episodes, 1990-1991
Toni Barry Toni Barry ...  Maiden / ... 77 episodes, 1990-1991
David Graham ...  Snork 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ...  Tooticky 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Garrick Hagon ...  Hemulen 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Susan Sheridan Susan Sheridan ...  Moomin 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Pat Starr ...  Mama 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Peter Whitman Peter Whitman ...  Papa 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Rabbe Smedlund Rabbe Smedlund ...  Muumipeikko / ... 68 episodes, 1990-1991
Leena Uotila Leena Uotila ...  Kertoja / ... 68 episodes, 1990-1991
Elina Salo ...  Pikku Myy / ... 68 episodes, 1990-1991
Aila Svedberg Aila Svedberg ...  Niiskuneiti / ... 66 episodes, 1990-1991
Ulla Tapaninen Ulla Tapaninen ...  Muumimamma / ... 65 episodes, 1990-1991
Matti Ruohola Matti Ruohola ...  Muumipappa / ... 64 episodes, 1990-1991
Timo Torikka ...  Nuuskamuikkunen / ... 64 episodes, 1990-1991
Eero Ahre Eero Ahre ...  Nipsu / ... 62 episodes, 1990-1991
Tapio Hämäläinen Tapio Hämäläinen ...  Hemuli / ... 46 episodes, 1990-1991
Sixten Lundberg Sixten Lundberg ...  Mumintrollet 38 episodes, 1990-1991
Vivi-Ann Sjögren Vivi-Ann Sjögren ...  Berättare / ... 38 episodes, 1990-1991
Ragni Grönblom Ragni Grönblom ...  Snorkfröken 37 episodes, 1990-1991
Johan Simberg Johan Simberg ...  Muminpappan 37 episodes, 1990-1991
Lilli Sukula-Lindblom Lilli Sukula-Lindblom ...  Lilla My 37 episodes, 1990-1991
Margit Lindeman Margit Lindeman ...  Muminmamman 36 episodes, 1990-1991
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Storyline

The series includes plotlines taken from following Moomin books: Finn Family Moomintroll (eight episodes), Moominland Midwinter (three episodes), Moominsummer Madness (three episodes), The Exploits of Moominpappa (three episodes), Moominpappa at Sea (two episodes) and several short stories from the collection Tales from Moominvalley (five episodes in total). Roughly twenty episodes in the original series and dozen more in the sequel series are based on stories taken from Tove and Lars Jansson's Moomin comic strips. The rest of the episodes are not directly based on any original source material.

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Japanese | Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

12 April 1990 (Japan) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Due to the violent content of some episodes, the series has never been broadcast in its entirety outside of Japan. See more »

Alternate Versions

Three of the episodes were never aired on Finnish television (where the series was hugely popular) since some of the scenes were considered to be harmful to children: In the episode 12 "The Pirate", the pirate captain is threatening the Snork Maiden with a knife. In the episode 50 "The Imp", the Moomins are facing a demon living inside an old tree. In the second season's episode 24 "The Birthday Surprise", Little My is seeing nightmares where she has turned into a monster. These episodes were also excluded from the Finnish DVD releases. See more »

Connections

Featured in Pieniä valheita (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Käy Muumilaaksoon
Composed by Pierre Kartner
Lyrics by Jertta Ratia
Performed by Benny Törnroos
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This series is first about the atmosphere and then the plot
22 November 2003 | by MrJukkaSee all my reviews

The first commentor complitely missed the point. It is, however, refreshing to see someone who apparently did not like Moominland stories.

The Japanese TV series is amazingly close in atmosphere to the original books. Much of this is assumably because of the author, Tove Jansson, spent a lot of time looking over how her characters are treated by others.

Let's look at it from this point of view: isn't it nice to see a show where each character is an individual. Not everyone is either picture book good or simply bad. Amidst all the adveture, dangers, monsters, comets, and unexpected events there is an overall atmosphere of love and acceptance the characters feel for each other. This is completely opposite from Pokemon that I would not let my children to watch.

And one more possibly important item: Moominland stories are children's stories that adults like to read and watch as well. Children, at least in Finland, are simply hypnotized by them.

My only wish is that these will come out on DVD before my children have grown up.


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