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VIDEO: Gutsy Animations Unveils New Concept Art from ‘The Moomin’ TV Series

Finnish production company releases new video showing the making of the second piece of concept art from the new 2D/3D hybrid animated television series set to arrive in spring 2019.

With 19 left to go in its crowdfunding campaign for a new animated series based on the beloved Moomin property, Finnish production company Gutsy Animations has reached 58 percent of its goal, raising $116,963 from 1746 backers towards a goal of $200,000.

The much-loved creation of novelist, painter, illustrator and comic book artist Tove Jansson, Moomintroll is one of Finland’s biggest cultural exports with the original books having been translated into over 50 languages and the previous animation broadcast in 124 territories.

The new animation series, The Moomin, will be made using a cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid technique, where characters are rendered in 3D in an environment with some 2D illustrative or painterly elements. The funds raised will contribute to the visual development of two 13-episode series of 22-minute episodes, the first of which will air in spring 2019.

To celebrate their funding milestone, Gutsy Animations has released a new video of the second concept art image of the series, entitled “Invisible Child.”

The pioneering animation will be produced by an outstandingly talented team, including creative director and executive producer Marika Makaroff, Oscar-winning director Steve Box, BAFTA-winning producer John Woolley, and Emmy-winning writing duo Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler.

The animation is being developed with the full support of Moomin Characters, the business set up by Tove Jansson and her brother Lars to manage the Moomin brand. To this day Moomin Characters is run by family members with Sophia Jansson, Lars’s daughter and Tove’s niece, as Chairman of the Board and Creative Director.

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicked off on March 8 and runs through Friday, April 7. For more information on The Moomin, and to contribute to the campaign, visit

Source: Gutsy Animations

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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.