Vision Films to release 2010 stop-motion animated fantasy adventure inspired by the work of Tove Jansson and featuring the voices of Alexander Skarsgård, Max Von Sydow and Peter Stormare on DVD & VOD April 12th.
LOS ANGELES – Vision Films, in conjunction with Global 3 Media has announced the April 12th North American release of Moomins and the Comet Chase, a family-friendly animated fantasy adventure comedy based on the award-winning, international bestselling children’s books by Tove Jansson. The film, to be released on VOD & DVD, features an all-star cast including Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting, The Avengers), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Casino Royale), Peter Stormare (Fargo, 22 Jump Street), and Helena Mattsson (Iron Man 2, American Horror Story: Hotel) and original music composed and performed by global music sensation Björk.
Inspired by a compilation of Tove Jansson’s bestselling Swedish book series, Moomins and the Comet Chase was written by Joel Backström, Iivo Baric, Minna Karvonen and Anders Larsson and directed by Maria Lindberg. With the help of his father, Moominpappa (Stellan Skarsgård), Moomintroll (Alexander Skarsgård) and his worried friends embark on a journey to the observatory to find out why everything in their valley is covered in thick grey dust and the sky continues to get redder by the day. They discover a comet is heading straight for them, but can they make it back to Moominhouse to get everyone to safety in time?
Moomins and the Comet Chase sees the world’s favorite family of white trolls embark on an adventure set in the fascinating and curious world of Moomin Valley. The gang must work together and overcome potential dangers and peculiar creatures as they journey through Moomin Valley to beat the comet home and save everyone from disaster.
Managing Director/CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff commented, “We adore the Moomins and want to make these sweet, cuddly characters a staple in North American homes. Voiced by an all-star cast, I’m confident that everyone will fall in love with Moomintroll and his friends the way everyone at Vision Films has.”
For 70 years, Moomintroll, along with his family and friends, have charmed children and adults alike in the Nordic countries and around the world. The original books have been translated into 44 languages that have inspired television series and animated films. The Moomins are often regarded as one of Scandinavia’s biggest exports.