Mumintal: TV comeback for the “Moomins” in Germany

Mumintal
TV comeback for the “Moomins” in Germany

The Moomin in the meadow in front of the Moomin House.

© ZDF/Moomin Characters/Gutsy Animations 2018

The famous “Moomins” are returning to German television with a remake. The animation series “Mumintal” will initially start at KIKA.

Children all over the world know and love the “Moomins”. Now the cute troll beings are celebrating their German TV comeback. The Finnish-British animation series “Mumintal”, in the original “Moominvalley”, will be broadcast for the first time on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, daily at 6:15 pm on KiKA. The broadcast on ZDF will follow in 2021, as the broadcaster announced on Thursday (November 19). The remake series will initially show a season of 26 episodes.

Tove Jansson invented the “Moomins”

The Moomin Valley with the cozy Moomin House serves as the setting for the new series. The focus of the stories about the hippopotamus trolls is Moomintroll, the growing son of Moominmama and Moominpapa, his friend Snufkin, a free spirit and adventurer and the cheeky little Mü who has a clever saying on his lips for all situations. In addition, other lovable and fantastic characters populate the forests around the valley and experience adventures with the Moomins.

Under the leadership of the British Oscar winner Steve Box (53, “Wallace & Gromit – On the Hunt for the Giant Rabbit”) Gutsy Animations, Sky and the Finnish public television company Yle have brought the Moomins back to life. In the original, the voices of Taron Egerton (31, “Rocketman”) and Rosamund Pike (41, “Gone Girl – The Perfect Victim”) can be heard.

“Mumintal” is based on the work of the Scandinavian writer and illustrator Tove Jansson (1914-2011), who invented the “Moomins” in the mid-1940s. Between 1945 and 1970 nine Moomin books, four picture books and numerous comic strips were published for the English newspaper “Evening News“. The stories have also been filmed several times.

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