Many different animated versions of Tove Jansson’s (1914–2001) beloved Moomin books have been produced over the decades; many readers will be surprised to hear that the earliest versions date back almost 60 years. Who among us doesn’t cherish fond memories of growing up with Moomin tales on TV?
Most of us can distinctly remember the mounting sense of suspense as the Moomin adventures unfolded upon the screen – yet the thrills never grew too scary. There was always the cosy warmth of the Moomin world to make us feel safe and snug again. Sharing the experience with family and friends doubled this dual sense of adventure and cosiness. The Moomin animations bring back cherished childhood memories for many of us, while for many parents, they bring back fun moments spent watching TV together with the kids – or a moment’s respite from the daily grind as the kids sat with their noses pressed against the screen. Some of us also fondly remember endless Moomin marathons shared with friends.
Whether your happy memories of Moomin animations are based on the famous Japanese series or the very earliest versions, you can now sit down and relive the experience at the Moomin Museum. There will be TVs showing different versions of Moomin animations in various techniques from different periods. The exhibition will also look at the history of animation, including a peek at the latest production by Gutsy Animations.
The exhibition is on display at the Moomin Museum Observatory 25.4.2019–26.1.2020.