Moomins On The Riviera the hand-drawn animation movie which is based on Tove Jansson’s original comic strips and directed by Xavier Picard will be released in UK cinemas by Vertigo on 22nd May 2015. Please make sure to check your local cinema listings for exact times. The UK release is voiced by Russell Tovey, Nathaniel Parker and Tracy Ann Oberman.

Plus on March 14th, 2015 Moomins On The Riviera will have its US premiere at the New York International Children’s Film Festival in New York, 60 years after Jansson’s original comic strip class was first published in London’s The Evening News.

The movie starts as the Moonin family in search of adventures, set sail for the French Riviera. After a perilous journey, they reach their dream destination where Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy leaving Moomin consumed by jealousy. When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retreats to the calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses and to remember their motto: “Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream.”

Moomins On The Riviera to be released in May

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