The eerie and charming animated adventures of a creature called Moomin and his friends and family.
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Series cast summary:
John Chancer John Chancer ...  Snufkin 87 episodes, 1990-1991
Toni Barry Toni Barry ...  Maiden / ... 77 episodes, 1990-1991
David Graham ...  Snork 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ...  Tooticky 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Garrick Hagon ...  Hemulen 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Susan Sheridan Susan Sheridan ...  Moomin 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Pat Starr Pat Starr ...  Mama 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Peter Whitman Peter Whitman ...  Papa 77 episodes, 1990-1991
Rabbe Smedlund Rabbe Smedlund ...  Muumipeikko / ... 68 episodes, 1990-1991
Leena Uotila Leena Uotila ...  Kertoja / ... 68 episodes, 1990-1991
Elina Salo ...  Pikku Myy / ... 68 episodes, 1990-1991
Aila Svedberg Aila Svedberg ...  Niiskuneiti / ... 66 episodes, 1990-1991
Ulla Tapaninen Ulla Tapaninen ...  Muumimamma / ... 65 episodes, 1990-1991
Matti Ruohola Matti Ruohola ...  Muumipappa / ... 64 episodes, 1990-1991
Timo Torikka ...  Nuuskamuikkunen / ... 64 episodes, 1990-1991
Eero Ahre Eero Ahre ...  Nipsu / ... 62 episodes, 1990-1991
Tapio Hämäläinen Tapio Hämäläinen ...  Hemuli / ... 46 episodes, 1990-1991
Sixten Lundberg Sixten Lundberg ...  Mumintrollet 38 episodes, 1990-1991
Vivi-Ann Sjögren Vivi-Ann Sjögren ...  Berättare / ... 38 episodes, 1990-1991
Ragni Grönblom Ragni Grönblom ...  Snorkfröken 37 episodes, 1990-1991
Johan Simberg Johan Simberg ...  Muminpappan 37 episodes, 1990-1991
Lilli Sukula-Lindblom Lilli Sukula-Lindblom ...  Lilla My 37 episodes, 1990-1991
Margit Lindeman Margit Lindeman ...  Muminmamman 36 episodes, 1990-1991
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Storyline

The series includes plotlines taken from following Moomin books: Finn Family Moomintroll (eight episodes), Moominland Midwinter (three episodes), Moominsummer Madness (three episodes), The Exploits of Moominpappa (three episodes), Moominpappa at Sea (two episodes) and several short stories from the collection Tales from Moominvalley (five episodes in total). Roughly twenty episodes in the original series and dozen more in the sequel series are based on stories taken from Tove and Lars Jansson's Moomin comic strips. The rest of the episodes are not directly based on any original source material.

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12 April 1990 (Japan) See more »

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Trivia

When the series was broadcast in Sweden, Tove Jansson insisted that the original Finland-Swedish dub be used, rather than dubbing the show in standard Swedish. Because of this, the variety of Swedish commonly spoken in Finland is sometimes referred to as "the Moomin language" in Sweden. See more »

Alternate Versions

Three of the episodes were never aired on Finnish television (where the series was hugely popular) since some of the scenes were considered to be harmful to children: In the episode 12 "The Pirate", the pirate captain is threatening the Snork Maiden with a knife. In the episode 50 "The Imp", the Moomins are facing a demon living inside an old tree. In the second season's episode 24 "The Birthday Surprise", Little My is seeing nightmares where she has turned into a monster. These episodes were also excluded from the Finnish DVD releases. See more »

Connections

Version of Opowiadania Muminków (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Hei Muumit
Composed by Pierre Kartner
Lyrics by Jertta Ratia
Performed by Benny Törnroos
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The moomins are among the greatest... hell, it's the best show ever!
6 February 2007 | by henrik-andlerSee all my reviews

First of all, I have to say that I just can't give enough credit for this cartoon. Good, now we can start.

This is a show that every kid should see, and I mean every episode of it (I did). This show is funny, exciting and above all, it's deeply meaningful. It really gives you an idea of the important things in life: love, friendship, teamwork, happiness, adventures, ...

If you're thinking you're too old for this kind of show, you're just wrong. While it's the greatest thing for a kid to watch on TV, it's also good for everyone from teenies to grown ups. And another thing is that it doesn't get boring! I have seen every episode more than 5 times but that doesn't bother me, while there are some quite boring episodes, the majority is just awesome, magical at best. You won't live a complete and good life without having seen the moomins, maybe it's just my opinion... maybe it's the absolute truth.

While it's always scary when the groke shows up, you should look at it this way: If you see the first groke episode as a kid, you'll be scared and have nightmares, but you'll get over it (not completely, but still). Now after that, nothing will seem as scary as that. Other monsters from other movies and series will seem laughable. For example, zombie movies. While quite scary, you know they're just infested humans. But the groke, you know nothing about it, it just appears rarely and then disappears into the dark woods... it's always so mystically freaky: you think "what is that? Where does it harvest it's power? What does it eat? Why is it in the moominvalley? will it show up now, when I most expect it?" I don't know why, but you always kinda sense that the groke is about to appear. Even if it doesn't appear, you have the strong feeling that it's out there somewhere. I can't really describe why it's so scary, it just possibly is the scariest thing I know. Still I really like the groke-heavy episodes and would like to see more of it.

Given that I wrote very much about the groke, it's not even a major character. It's just something that has affected me much. Almost everyone is affected by the moomins, but in oh so different ways. It has something for (again, almost) everyone.

Watch.

...then watch it again. ...and again. Then, show it to your kids someday. I highly recommend it.


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