Moomins on the Riviera going theatrical in Australia, New Zealand and Benelux

Moomins on the Riviera will be taken to cinemas in Australia and New Zealand in September 2015 by Madman Entertainment. “I’m more than happy to be part of the extended Moomin family”, comments Paul Wiegard, the managing director of Madman Entertainment.


Jean-Marie Verhasselt at Victory Productions will bring the film to theaters in Belgium, Holland and Luxemburg. It was announced earlier this month that Vertigo will bring the film to the UK theaters in May 2015. Vertigo’s Rupert Preston said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the Moomins to UK audiences – they have a huge fan base here and both adults and children will love the movie.”


In the midst of a massive world-wide centennial celebration commemorating the beloved Finnish author, artist and illustrator Tove Jansson, the world premiere of MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA in October, 2014 kicked off an impressive theatrical release In Finland: 160.000 viewers have seen the film in Finland so far. In February 2015, Gebeka Films will launch the film in theaters in France, Phantom in Japan and Praesens in Switzerland. The film has been sold to nearly 40 countries.


You can watch the new English trailer at:


The other English trailer can be found at:


In the English version Moomin is played by award winning British actor Russell Tovey (The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Grabbers, Being Human, Him and Her). Nathaniel Parker (Merlin, Stardust, The Haunted Mansion, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and Tracy Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Filth) play Moominpappa and Moominmamma respectively. Stephanie Winiecki plays Snorkmaiden. The irrepressible Little My is played by Ruth Gibson. Philippe Smolikowski is Moominpappa’s new best friend, the wannabe artist, Marquis Mongaga. Dave Browne plays the upper-crust playboy Clark Tresco, who sets his sights on Snorkmaiden. Shelley Blond (Tomb Raider video game, Cruise of Gods) plays Audrey Glamour, the Hollywood actress, idolised by Snorkmaiden. Other roles are played by Dominic Frisby (The Inbetweeners Movie), Ian Conningham, Alison O’Donnell, Bernard Alane, Bruno Magnes, Maria Sid, Beata Harju, Andy Turvey, Kris Gummerus, Glyn Banks and Lee Willis.

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