Are The Moomins coming back to the small screen? NME reports a crowdfunding campaign has been started to fund a new season of the Scandinavian series.
Based on the children’s book series by Tove Jansson, the animated program followed a family of hippopotamus-like creatures. The Japanese-Finnish show ran from 1991 to 1992. An earlier stop-motion series ran on the UK network ITV from 1977 to 1982.
Recently, the Finnish company Gutsy Animation launched an IndieGogo campaign to help fund 13 new episodes of a CGI Moomins reboot slated for release in 2019.
From Gusty Animation:
Tove Jansson published her first Moomin book in 1945. This was the beginning of the legendary Moomin characters that later evolved into dozens of books, toys, tv series, films and even theme parks that have been adored by millions of fans all over the world.
Now we are bringing MOOMIN back as an innovative new television animation, which will help bring Moomin to a new generation – and to our screens in a way never seen before. The series will be made using state-of-the-art CGI technology combined with more traditional hand-drawn techniques. Each episode is based on an original storyline or incident from the novels and comic strips. The new series will premiere in 2019, starting with 13 episodes.
We want this to be the most faithful version of Tove Jansson’s stories yet committed to screen so for the first time ever, we are inviting YOU, our faithful fans, to become part of the production process and to create the best Moomin series yet!”
What do you think? Are you familiar with The Moomins? Would you watch the reboot?