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Here's how you can help bring back this cult childhood TV show

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It was one of the most loved cartoons of the eighties and nineties, based on a series of bestselling children’s books originally published in 1945.

And now, Moomin might be set to return to our screens once more, with a new crowdfunding campaign hoping to secure backing to bring our favourite creatures back to life.

Launched yesterday by creatives at the Finnish firm Gutsy Animation, the campaign is seeking $200,000 (approximately £164, 568) to develop 13 new episodes that would air in 2019.

Tove Jansson published her first Moomin book in 1945,” they write on the campaign page. “This was the beginning of the legendary Moomin characters that later evolved into dozens of books, toys, TV series, films and even theme parks that have been adored by millions of fans all over the world.

“Now we are bringing Moomin back as an innovative new television animation, which will help bring Moomin to a new generation – and to our screens in a way never seen before.”

The Moomins

The Moomins

If the campaign is successful, the company promises the new series will be “the most faithful version of Tove Jansson’s stories yet committed to screen”.

The crowdfunding page goes on to list further details about how the new series would be created using state-of-the-art CGI technology as well as traditional hand drawing, with each episode focussed on a storyline from the original novels and comic strips.


Read more: Illustrator of 'The Moomins' re-imagines Alice in Wonderland


If you’re keen to see the return of the Moomins, including Moominpappa, Moominmamma and Moomintroll, click here to get involved.

Images: TV stills

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