The Moomins are breaking out with their latest movie. What could be best described as a Viewmaster reel come to life is not turning many heads. Björk lends her singing voice to the movie with very mixed results. There are two camps of Björk, either you like her or hate her. This is not her best work. If you want to enjoy Moomin there is only one outlet. Drawn and Quarterly’s Moomin reprinting of the classic strip is your best bet.
Tove Jansson is revered around the world as one of the foremost children’s authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated chapter books regarding the magical worlds of her creation, the Moomins. The Moomins saw life in many forms but debuted to its biggest audience ever on the pages of world’s largest newspaper the London Evening News, in 1954. The strip was syndicated in newspapers around the world with millions of readers in 40 countries.