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Animation Breakdown to Host Exclusive ‘Moomins on the Riviera’ Screening

Selections from the myriad Moomins TV adaptations, documentary clips of Moomins creator Tove Jansson, and an exclusive screening of ‘Moomins on the Riviera’ in Finish with English subtitles set for Sunday, January 24th at The Cinemfamily in Los Angeles.

Come frolic in Moominvalley as The Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown celebrates Finland's finest and warm'n'fuzziest export -- The Moomins!

Directed by Xavier Picard and produced by Hanna Hemilä, Moomins on the Riviera is based on Tove and Lars Jansson’s beloved “Moomin” comic strip and books. The film is a co-production between Finland’s Handle Productions and France’s Pictak Cie.

Created in the 40s by singularly brilliant Finnish author/illustrator Tove Jansson, the adorable hippo-like family, and their coterie of colorful and peculiar friends, have enchanted audiences worldwide for generations. Their madcap misadventures, captured in numerous books and comics, have been dubbed “a surrealist masterpiece” by none other than Neil Gaiman. Jansson, a fascinating character in her own right, ranks among the finest creators of (ostensible) children's fare.

If you're already a fan, this program promises a deluge of delights, and if you've never traversed the Moominvalley before, prepare to be welcomed with open arms and a pot of strawberry tea. Animation Breakdown will present selections from the myriad Moomins TV adaptations, documentary clips of Jansson, and an exclusive screening of Moomins on the Riviera, the charming and utterly gorgeous new 2D animated feature adapted directly from the original comic strips. Released in celebration of Jansson's 100th birthday, the film will be shown in its original Finnish, with subtitles.

Watch The Cinefamily original trailer in the player below:

MoominsMania! featuring Moomins on the Riviera
The Cinefamily
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sunday, Jan. 24th | 2:00pm 
Tickets - $12/free for members 

Source: The Cinefamily

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.