Emmy-nominated Moominvalley set to return for season four
Gutsy animations announced today the recommissioning of Emmy nominated animated series Moominvalley for a fourth season. Supported by broadcasters Sky (UK) and Yle (Finland), the series will be joined by its new co-production partner Viaplay Group. The boarding of the new partner for the series will allow all four seasons to be aired on the Viaplay streaming platform across multiple territories including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands.
“As creatives, we’re driven to tell stories that can inspire and bring hope – which is exactly what we aim to do through Moominvalley,” commented Marika Makaroff, Gutsy Animations’ Chief Creative Officer and Executive Producer of the Moominvalley series The series echoes Tove’s work in encouraging values such as respect for nature, kindness, and acceptance among audiences of all ages, so we’re very grateful to have the opportunity to continue doing so with this season four greenlight. Alongside our long-standing and supportive partners Sky and Yle, it’s fantastic to welcome Viaplay Group on board and for them to join us in the next chapter of Moominvalley’s incredible global journey.”
Sold to over 60 countries, including Finland, the UK, Japan and Germany, Moominvalley is an acclaimed animated series, awarded the Audience Episodic Award at the New York International Children’s Film Festival 2022 as well as nominated for the British Animation Awards 2022. Produced by joint Finnish-UK production company Gutsy Animations, Moominvalley is based on the Moomin stories created by Finnish-Swedish author and artist Tove Jansson. The series title is in reference to the idyllic home of the Moomins.
Season four will feature 13 episodes of whimsical, childlike adventure, all the while highlighting the importance of looking after the environment and finding more sustainable ways of living. Inspired by one of the most well-known stories form the original books, season four of the beloved series will see the valley threatened by a speeding comet speeding towards the Moomin’s home, and no solutions in sight. Set for release in 2024, the new season will be directed by Nigel Davies, known for his work on Shaun the Sheep as well as previous seasons of Moominvalley.
Image courtesy of Gutsy Animations
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