Vertigo is bringing Moomins on the Riviera to the UK!

We are delighted to announce that Moomins on the Riviera is coming to the UK with Vertigo in May 2015!


“Vertigo’s Rupert Preston and Nicolas Eschbach of Indie Sales negotiated the deal.

Eschbach said, “Moomins on the Rivera are in good hands. Vertigo are the kings of releasing family films in the UK!”.

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.”


Read the full article on Screen Daily, 31.10.2015


Moomins on the Riviera at the 58th BFI London Film Festival

We are very happy to announce that Moomins on the Riviera has been selected to the 58th BFI London Film Festival!


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“Suitable for all ages

A sinking pirate ship circled by sharks and the arrival of Mymble and her sister Little My, after escaping their captors, momentarily disrupts the tranquil world of Moominvalley. Before long, the Moomin family decide that a trip to the Riviera is called for, in order to experience high society at first hand and recover from their high-sea shenanigans. A name change to ‘De Moomin’ secures them access to the best hotel in town, where Snorkmaiden finds herself instantly enchanted by the power of celebrity and Moominpappa is seduced by the lure of wealth and title. However, the rest of the family seem less impressed by this superficial world. Tove Jansson’s much-loved characters have never looked better than they do in this glorious, hand-drawn animated tale that will appeal to even the youngest of audiences and is released in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Jansson’s birth.

-Justin Johnson” (BFI)

Find out more on the BFI website .

Happy September from the Moomins on the Riviera Team!



Happy September!

The final production stages of the film are in full swing, and our Finnish premiere on October 10th is just around the corner. Hopefully everyone has had a lovely summer, and remember to take some time of for a cup of coffee or a fishing trip with good friend like Snufkin.



English Cast Announced

Helsinki, August 29th, 2014 PRESS RELEASE




The hand drawn animation feature Moomins on the Riviera’s English cast is revealed:


Award winning British actor Russell Tovey (The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Grabbers, Being Human, Him and Her) plays Moomin. 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, in her first major movie role, 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 Rider 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 Welden Banks, Lee Willis, Sanna-June Hyde, Christopher Sloan and Leslie Hyde.



Tove 100!

Today it has been 100 years since Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born. Throughout her prolific and versatile career, Tove created art in all forms and for everyone to enjoy. She was a tremendously talented visual artist and illustrator, the writer of some of the most beloved books ever to come from Scandinavia, and a comic strip author with an extraordinary sense for political and social satire. She is also the reason we are making this film today – so here’s to Tove!


Cannes Film Festival

Moomins on the Riviera are at the Cannes Film Festival with Indie Sales and Handle Productions. Indie Sales can be found at the Grand Hotel. For inquiries, please contact Nicolas Eschbach.






Moomins on the Riviera at Cartoon Movie

Moomins on the Riviera (in-production) has been selected for the official program of the Cartoon Movie 2014 in Lyon, France. The Moomin team will be available at the event from March 5th till the 7th.

Click here to read more about Cartoon Movie.

The Moomins Are Heading for Japan and Switzerland

Our sales agent, Nicolas Escbach from Indie Sales has sold Moomins on the Riviera to the major Japanese distributor Phantom (previous films include Philomena, American Hustle) and to the prominent Swiss distributor Praesens.

To read more, take a look at the article in Variety.