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The Moomins On The Riviera hits cinemas this week

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The Moomins On The Riviera finally brings to cine-life Tove Janson’s endearing Finnish classic in which a peaceful holiday turns into a wild adventure.

Director Xavier Picard’s feature length film, which has taken four years to make, forsakes modern animation technology for a more authentic hand-drawn approach.

The universally loved hippo like creatures, The Moomin family, tackle a perilous journey along the French Riviera where a series of unexpected encounters unfold. These include the devious influences of a playboy who captures Snorkmaiden’s heart, and an aristocrat who convinces Moominpappa to strive for a life of nobility. A family divide ensues as Moomin and Moominmama move away – can the Moomins remember their motto, “Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream” and prevent their family from falling apart?

Starring the voices of Russell Tovey (The History Boys) and Nathaniel Parker (Merlin).

Moomins On The Riviera is released in cinemas on May 22.

 

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