Thank You!

A warm THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Moomins on the Riviera Oscar consideration campaign. This time, we didn’t get nominated, but it has been a pleasure to bring our film to Los Angeles, show our film to the American audiences and to be a part of the entire short-listing process.

We also loved so many of the animation films of 2015, and laughed, cried and held on to our seats with Inside Out, Shaun of the Sheep, Anomalisa, When Marni Was There, and Boy and the World. Congrats to the nominees!

In LA? Moomins on the Riviera will be showing next week at the Scandinavian Film Festival in LA, at 12:30pm on January 23rd. Moomin_04

Los Angeles Screening Tickets – Now on Sale!

Tickets for the Moomins on the Riviera screenings at the Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in Los Angeles are now on sale! You can catch the film from December 4th-10th. Clicke here for tickets.

"Live in peace, plant potatoes, and dream."

“Live in peace, plant potatoes, and dream.”

Moomins on the Riviera Now Playing in the UK

Moomins on the Riviera is now playing in UK cinemas!

The film has received wonderful reviews in the UK press: “Flawlessly faithful” according to The Guardian, “Moomins show that they are still magical” by the Daily Mail, “This gentle animated adventure is the perfect antidote to noisy modern kids’ cartoons” writes Time Out, and “A treat for the whole family” in Empire. Stay tuned for added reviews in the Press section.

Grab your friends and go check out how the Moomins and Little My adjust to the glamorous Riviera!


Indie Sales is the Distributor of the Year

Our sales agent Indie Sales won the Distributor of the Year -award for their outsanding achievements at Cartoon Movie -festival in Lyon, France.

A tremendous congrats to our entire Indie Sales team, led by the wonderful Nicolas Escbach.

Read more about the tributes and Cartoon Movie here.




Chapeau Xavier Picard and Indie Sales!

Congratulations to our wonderful director Xavier Picard, and our fantastic international sales team, Indie Sales – led by the charming Nicolas Escbach – for their nominations as “European Director of the Year” and “European Distributor of the Year” for the prestigious Cartoon Movie festival!

A very well-deserved honor! Chapeau!

Click here to read more about the nominations and Cartoon Movie.

Cartoon Movie will be held from March 4-5th in Lyon, France.

Official Selection of the New York International Children’s Film Festival!

Moomins on the Riviera, the first animated feature film based on Tove Jansson’s original comic strips, has been chosen to compete at the New York International Children’s Film Festival in the Feature Film category. The Oscar-qualifying NYICFF is the most significant film festival for children and teens in the US. The festival will be held in March 2015 in Manhattan. Click here to find out more info about the festival and the Moomins on the Riviera screening on March 14th. 

Moomins on the Riviera recently premiered in Switzerland, and in France with nearly 100 copies. Next week the film will premier in Japan with well over 100 copies. The premieres in the UK and Ireland will be in May with 250 copies. Australia and New Zealand will receive Moomins on the Riviera in September 2015. The film has been sold to over 40 countries.

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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