The eerie and charming animated adventures of a creature called Moomin and his friends and family.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1991   1990  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Moomin, Sniff and My set out to stop a comet approaching the Moomin valley. Along the way they meet Snusmumriken, the beautiful Snorkfröken, Snorken and a Hemul, who join them in their quest.

Director: Hiroshi Saitô
Stars: Rabbe Smedlund, Jyrki Kovaleff, Elina Salo
Opowiadania Muminków (1977–1982)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A stop-motion animated children's television series, often referred to as the Fuzzy Felt Moomins, based on the stories and illustrations by the Finnish author Tove Jansson.

Stars: Hans Clarin, Stanislaw Kwasniak, Stanislaw Wyszynski
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The Moomins set sail for the Riviera, where, after a journey fraught with storms and desert island dangers, Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy's sting is the most painful of all.

Directors: Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä
Stars: Maria Sid, Russell Tovey, Mats Långbacka
Joulupukki ja noitarumpu (TV Movie 1996)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Strange accidents start to happen in Santa's village when he receives a mysterious letter.

Director: Mauri Kunnas
Stars: Esa Saario, Ulla Tapaninen, Henna Haverinen
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody
Il était une fois... la vie (TV Series 1987)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The workings of the human body explained by animated characters.

Stars: Roger Carel, Marie-Laure Beneston, Alain Dorval
Noah's Island (1997–1999)
Adventure | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Stranded on a floating island that has broken off from his homeland, a polar bear decides to save fellow endangered species on his epic travels across the high seas.

Stars: Ron Moody, Sally Grace, Jon Glover
Krtek (1957–2002)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Adventures of silent mole who is his own master in this vast world.

Stars: Antonín Jedlicka, Frantisek Filipovský, Josef Hlinomaz
Alfred J. Kwak (1989–1991)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After a horrific car accident takes the life of his parents and siblings, a young duckling is raised by his considerate uncle.

Stars: Ryan van den Akker, Frits Lambrechts, Herman van Veen
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

One day Moomintroll notices that something strange has happened in the Moomin Valley - everything is grey; not just the sky and the river, but the trees, the ground, the Moominhouse, too! ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Lindberg
Stars: Max von Sydow, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A comprehensive animated survey of the evolution of humanity and the history of predominately Western Civilization.

Stars: Annie Balestra, Albert Barillé, Yves Barsacq
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An entertaining and educational show for children about cartoon animals living in a small town, and the friendship between a cat and an earthworm.

Stars: Peter Wildman, Denis Akiyama, Carl Banas
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

YLE [Finland]

Country:

Japan | Finland | Netherlands

Language:

Japanese | Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

12 April 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Moomin See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to the violent content of some episodes, the series has never been broadcast in its entirety outside of Japan. See more »

Connections

Featured in Pari kolme asiaa Elina Salosta (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I Mumindalen
Composed by Pierre Kartner
Lyrics by Marita Lindquist
Performed by Benny Törnroos
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The greatest show created in the history of the universe.
26 June 2006 | by Torgo_ApprovesSee all my reviews

No phenomenon has had such a large impact on my childhood as the Moomins. I was a sucker for the awesome comics by Lars and Tove Jansson, I bought tons of little models of the cast of characters, my family even took me to Moomin Valley in Nådendal, Finland (of course, a human-sized Muminmamma trying to hug me was a bit too much for a 5-something-year old like me... brrr...). As I grew older and a brain, I read through all of the wonderfully atmospheric novels which, after all, started it all. But the single most powerful thing about the Moomins was the TV show. It had it all.

Horror! The scene where Moomin was transformed into a monster when he hid in the Wizard's hat scarred me for life. I still shudder as I see the Groke outside the Moomin valley, staring at the poor sods. I don't care if the Groke was a pitiful and sad creature who only wanted to make friends, to me she'll always be the greatest movie monster that humanity has ever created. Monsters like King Kong or Freddy Krueger are barely a 0.5 out of 10 on the Groke scale.

Comedy! Sniff and Little My, the hotheaded redhead, cracked me up.

Drama! The sorrow Moomin feels when his best friend the Snusmumrik leaves for the south during the autumn is something anyone can relate to.

Characters! The Moomin family, the Snorks, the Sniff, Little My, Snusmumriken, The Hemul, The Groke, Too-ticky, Stinky, Ninni, the Witch, etc, etc, etc, there were a myriad of multi-layered characters in these stories, none of them a stereotype or a one-note character, each with a billion times more depth than any of the "deep" Hollywood dramas.

As I grew a little older I left Moomin and started watching a more "badass" show that actually had some action in it - Pokémon (although it sucked in retrospect, it was a Saturday morning fave for me). But the Moomin series has stayed with me and it is, in some way, a part of me. As awful, dumb and naive series like Pokémon or Moomin may seem to adults, it's all us kids of the nineties have. When you were five, did you really want to watch Goodfellas or Nattvardsgästerna? No, you wanted to watch The Transformers, or Flash Gordon, depending on how old you were when they aired. Pretty lame as they may seem today, they were great when you were a kid, and classic today for anyone who grew up with series like these.

Ramble ramble... to sum up: This is a great show and I love it with all my heart. It's been a while since I saw it but I'm positive even adults will be able to enjoy it - unless you're scared of losing your status. Moomin is awesome. That's it. (r#38)


31 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Horror and Thriller Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular horror and thriller movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed