Gutsy Animations’ animated series "Moominvalley" (13x 22’) has been recommissioned for a third season by anchor broadcasters Yle in Finland and Sky in the UK. The new episodes will air on Sky One, streaming service Now TV, the Sky Kids app, and on-demand in the UK and Ireland in 2021/2022.
The new season sees a mix of new and returning high profile voice cast, including Rosamund Pike, Bel Powley, Warwick Davis, Matt Berry, Akiya Henry, Jennifer Saunders, Will Self, and Julian Barratt, as well as a new character - Snorkmaiden’s brother “Snork”. Based on Tove’s original character, Snork will be played by Chance Perdomo (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”). Also joining the cast is Jack Rowan (“Noughts + Crosses”, “Peaky Blinders”) in the role of Moomintroll.
The series will be helmed by a collective of directors, all of whom have worked on previous seasons of "Moominvalley": Sara Barbas (Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit); Nigel Davies (“Shaun the Sheep”), Darren Robbie (“Doc McStuffins”) and Jay Grace (The Farmer's Llamas).
Marika Makaroff, Gutsy Animations Creative Director and Executive Producer of the "Moominvalley" series, said: “Moominvalley’s third season focus on community feels particularly timely, and we are proud to be honouring Tove’s legacy of creating stories that reinforce positivity and togetherness in trying times. We’re grateful to our fantastic partners Yle and Sky which have allowed us to continue to explore and celebrate the community of Moominvalley.”
"Moominvalley" is based on the beloved Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson and has been sold to over 40 countries to date, including Finland (Yle), UK (Sky), Japan (NHK), and Germany (ZDF), and PGS Entertainment represents the series for worldwide distribution excluding the UK, Finland, Japan, South Korea, and China.
"Moominvalley" has won the Best Children’s Series Award at the renowned British Animation Awards, in addition to taking prizes at both the TBI Content Innovation Awards 2019 and Golden Venla 2019. It has also recently been nominated for an International Emmy® Kids Award, shortlisted for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2020, and nominated for a Rockie Award by Banff World Media Festival.