My Adventure with Moominland

It was brilliant to have the chance to work on a little film offering an interpretation of the genesis of the Moomins.  The very first Moomin was scribbled on an outhouse wall by Tove Jansson, in a temper.  She was furious after a squabble with her brother Per Olov, and vented her spleen with a little graffiti.  The character that she drew travelled with her over the years, and eventually gathered his own friends and adventures.  The adventures are so beautiful and quite rightly have become popular all around the world.   The commission for this 3 minute film was for an exhibition at The Southbank called Adventures in Moominland.  I created the animation using a mixture of drawn and puppet animation with ink on cel, with a little storyboarding help from friend and fellow animator Shelly Wain.

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