Sky One and Sky Kids release Moominvalley first-look trailer

Sky One and Sky Kids have released a first-look trailer of the upcoming family drama, Moominvalley, which will air in Easter 2019:

Moominvalley is based on the cherished Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish artist Tove Jansson, and will consist of two series of 13 x 22-minute-long episodes. The new animation, created by Gutsy Animations, will air on Sky One, Sky Kids and NOW TV in Easter 2019 in the UK and public service broadcater Yle in Finland. The show is being created by an outstanding team, including Oscar®-winning director Steve Box (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit) and creative director Marika Makaroff. 

The beloved characters are voiced by an outstanding cast including Taron Egerton (Moomintroll), Rosamund Pike (Moominmamma), Matt Berry (Moominpappa), Bel Powley (Little My), Warwick Davis (Sniff), Joe Wilkinson (Hemulen-Male), Kate Winslet (Mrs Fillyjonk), Jennifer Saunders (Mymble) Alison Steadman (Emma the Stage Rat), Will Self (The Muskrat), Richard Ayoade (The Ghost) Akiya Henry (Snorkmaiden), Edvin Endre (Snufkin), Mayumi Kawai (Ninny), Matt Lucas (Teety-Woo), Katie Leung (Too-Ticky), Rebecca Root (Misabel), Susie Brann (Hemulen-Male), Joe Wilkinson (Hemulen-Male).

For further information, please contact: 

Sky 

Katy Sykes katy.sykes@premiercomms.com 0207 292 8351 

Charlie Wainwright Charlie.wainwright@premiercomms.com 0207 292 7372 

Gutsy Animation

Caitlin Allen caitlin@riotcommunications.com 07814 403 000 

About Sky

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About Gutsy Animations

Gutsy is a team of creators and producers who believe that the world is in need of funny, clever, gutsy and – above all – meaningful content. All of its productions are aimed at international audiences and based on a concept of genuine social impact. 

About Moomin Characters

Oy Moomin Characters Ltd is the owner, originator and official company responsible for supervising and managing the Moomins' brand, copyright and registrations. The company was started in 1958 by Tove Jansson and her brother Lars Jansson and even today is run by family members. Sophia Jansson, Lars's daughter and Tove's niece, is Chairman of the Board and Creative Director at Moomin Characters. All characters from Moominvalley are registered trademarks. 

Moomin in the UK

The Moomins are currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity in the UK. In 2017, a series of major Moomin-themed events and exhibitions took place, including Southbank Centre’s immersive Adventures in Moominland and Kew Gardens’ Easter Festival. Dulwich Picture Gallery presented the first major UK exhibition of work by Tove Jansson – including not only Moomin drawings but also Jansson’s surrealist-inspired paintings of the 1930s and abstract works of the ‘60s, her satirical anti-war cartoons and book jacket designs – and the Moomins featured prominently at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. A diverse range of quality Moomin products are available in the UK, from new Collectors’ Editions of the original Moomin stories (published by Sort of Books) and a guide to the Moomins, The World of Moominvalley (published by Macmillan Children’s Books), to 100% cashmere sweaters and other accessories from fashion label Chinti and Parker. 

Moomin around the world

In June 2017 the world’s first Moomin Museum opened in Tampere, Finland, presenting 300 of Tove Jansson’s drawings and paintings and 30 Moomin tableaux created by Tove’s partner, the artist Tuulikki Pietilä. A 12-month Moomin exhibition began touring major cities in South Korea in late 2017 and a new Moomin theme park is soon to open in Tokyo.