“Moominvalley”, the brand new adaptation of the Moomin stories of Tove Jansson, has been acquired to over 25 different countries
It was also awarded ‘Best Animated Kids Programme’ in Cannes and will soon get a DVD release as well as translations to two indigenous languages.
“Moominvalley”, the Finnish-British co-production directed by Academy Award® winner Steve Box and produced by Gutsy Animations in association with Yle and Sky, has so far been shown in Finland, UK and Japan. In Finland, the series saw record-breaking ratings, with one in four Finns (1.5 million people) tuning in to watch the first episode.
The success continued on the VOD platform, where the show became the #1 program on YLE Areena with an average audience size of 348,000. The series enjoyed similar success in the UK, as broadcaster Sky’s second most downloaded box set in its launch week, behind Game of Thrones. Now Moomin fans in a much wider area will get to enjoy Tove Jansson’s much-loved stories adapted into the newest animation style.