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Moomins on the Riviera

Moomins on the Riviera
  • 2014
  • Finland/France
  • 80 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä
  • Cast: Russell Tovey, Nathaniel Parker, Tracy Ann Oberman, Stephanie Winiecki
  • UK release: 22 May 2015

The Moomins holiday in the South of France and fall in love with casino gambling and ritzy boutiques – all except for Moominmamma (Oberman), who heads for the beach. The elegant hand-drawn animation is a pleasure, although the casual pacing might not appeal to kids weaned on breathless action. A nostalgic treat.

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Moomins on the Riviera

18 May 20154 stars

Elegant, hand-drawn animation which finds the childhood favourites on holiday

In these days of souped-up CGI animations, with relentless chases and Rihanna-inspired soundtracks, it’s heartening to see the return of the Moomins. Created by Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson, this family of gentle white hippo-like…

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