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Steve Box to helm 'Moomins' series

15 February 2016 6:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Box, who won an Oscar for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, will direct a new series based on the classic childrens’ animation.

Oscar-winning director Steve Box, whose credits including Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, will direct a new Moomins animation series.

Box will also head the writing team which includes Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler, with Laurie Hutzler attached as story consultant.

The team behind the series includes those who worked on the recent Moomins On The Riviera feature film.

Filmlance Managing Director Lars Blomgren will executive produce and work closely with Sophia Jansson, the niece of the late Moomins creator Tove Jansson. Marika Makaroff will serve as creative director.

Filmlance International has struck a licensing deal for the series with Moomin Characters and Bulls Licensing.

Cate Elliott (Charlie and Lola, Me & My Monsters) and John Woolley (Shaun the Sheep) will produce. Endemol Shine International will handle distribution.

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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