On the 22nd of May, we will be treated to the first ever animated feature to star the beloved Moomin characters created by Tove Jansson. Titled Moomins on the Riviera, this traditionally animated film is based directly on the original comic strip of the same name, and is sure to be a profound treat for Moomin fans both young and old. In anticipation for the release of this extraordinary adventure, Birdkids wants to ensure you and your little ones are all ready for a grand outing with our range of Moomin toys, tableware and greeting cards!
The imaginative, thought-provoking and wildy interesting tales of Moomintroll, his family and friend have enticed readers for generations, and so it makes sense that young children would want to take this cute icon of children's literature on an adventure of their own. The Moomintroll soft toy from Aurora is in this regard the ultimate playmate, and is available in either a medium (20cm) or Large (33cm) size. Made of pure-white, soft velvet fabric, this cuddly buddy is perfect recreation of the character; from his hippo-like features to his simple, unassuming expression.
Among our huge range of illustrated greeting cards from Hype, we also have a superb selection of official Moomin cards. Taken from the actual books of the series written by Tove Jansson, each card is blank, allowing you to write in your personal message underneath images and scenes from your all-time favourite Moomin story. There's special greeting cards for early birthdays (which come with removable badges!) and for various special occasions, or you can use one as an invitation with which to invite someone to come see the Moomins on the Riviera movie with you.
The film, Moomins on the Riviera, was first released last year in Finland to mark the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson's birth. It premiered at the BFI Film Festival last October, where it was positively received, with critic Matt Micucci calling it a "a smart and surprisingly quick witted film as well as the perfect tribute to a celebrated and much loved comic strip." Other critics also agreed that the film's comic antics are perfectly appropriate for children, and that both kids and adults will benefit from the film's deeper messages and profound morals.