New Moomin Animation - Indie Sales Launches Moomins on the Riviera in Toronto


Paris, September 5th, 2013

Indie Sales Launches Moomins on the Riviera in Toronto

Indie Sales is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of the animated feature film, Moomins on the Riviera for international distribution.

The Moomins are a beloved Scandinavian heritage brand, created by Finnish author/illustrator Tove Jansson in the 1940s, world renowned for their eccentric heartwarming adventures. Moomins on the Riviera marks their eagerly anticipated debut on the big screen in the first feature film adapted directly from Jansson’s celebrated comic strips.

Indie Sales has been mandated by the Finnish-Franco co-producers, Hanna Hemila (Handle Productions, Helsinki) and Xavier Picard (Pictak, Paris) to sell the film world-wide excluding Scandinavia (Nordisk Film) and France (Gebeka).  These veteran producer/directors are collectively responsible for countless hours of award winning films and animated television shows, as well as Hanna’s work as line producer on Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre.

Xavier Picard, director of Moomins on the Riviera is «thrilled to be working with Indie Sales on the international distribution of Moomins on the Riviera ; Nicolas’s market savoir-faire, as well as his understanding and appreciation for the Moomins will be an important factor in the international success of our film.»  

«Moomins on the Riviera is a fabulous addition to our Toronto line-up, exclaims Nicolas Eschbach of Indie Sales.  « Xavier and Hanna have done a superb job in maintaining the timeless humour, tone and pictorial quality of the Moomins in a sophisticated adventure for the whole family. 

Moomins on the Riviera will be delivered in the second semester of 2014 and is sure to enchant viewers young and old while maintaining Tove Jansson’s original creed, “Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream”.


Moomins on the Riviera, features the entire Moomin clan as they embark on a hilarious adventure on the glamorous Riviera. Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attention of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting can be terribly painful. When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retires to the relative calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses.

For the very first time, the unity of the Moomins is threatened. 



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