Moomins:the Movie is a thing that is happening in 2014. By French people.
My feelings? Bubbling excitement, mainly. At least at the actual concept of a Moomin movie.
But what do you think about the poster and the other art that's been released? A woman traipsing glamorously about in her undies? Sweet little Snork Maiden surrounded by jaded-looking casino players smoking cigarettes? Granted, this is based on Tove Jansson's comic strip Moomin (which I haven't read in its entirety) and could, for all I know, follow the strip's plot to a T.
But even if that were the case...if filmmakers are going to devote a full-length production to the Moomins, I would by far prefer for it to capture the raw, whimsical, idyllic world depicted in the original books. Not only are the novels 100%, absolutely child-friendly; they're simultaneously rich and smart enough to absorb even the shrewdest of adult minds.
Will this endeavor prove to be a success, or a let-down? We'll see. At any rate, 2014 will find me in theaters and fangirling hard.
(ok, world, you can go back to revolving now.)
(image credits: handleproductions.com)