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MOOMINS AND THE WINTER WONDERLAND
MUUMIEN TAIKATALVI PG
Director: Ira Carpelan, Jakub Wronski
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Year: 2017
Duration: 83 minsLanguage: English

Created from existing vintage stop-motion footage from 80s, Moomins and The Winter Wonderland is a sweet and simple animated film that celebrates the warmth of Christmas, and creator Tove Jansson’s clear storytelling technique.

With the whimsical opening notes of the theme song Longing for Summer playing in background, we are gradually led from the clouds to Moominvalley where the Moomin family is busy preparing for their annual hibernation.

However before they can begin their long winter nap, they’re interrupted by the mischievous Little My and winter-sportsman Healthy Hemulen, who inform them that a mysterious guest is coming to visit. The Moomins now must pull together to get the village ready for the arrival of someone (or something) called “Christmas”.