memory. language, art. wittgenstein. books. ceramics.

all sorts of thinkings on memory, language, art, wittgenstein, books, etc, while I am getting on with my MA

Monday 1 November 2010

Moomins in stop-motion

First, of all, I am a great - oh really really great - fan of Tove Jansson. I have read the moomins, I love her illustrations. I have also read The Summer Book (this summer), which mush be the most beautiful piece of slow rolling fiction I have even come across.

So - we went to see Moomins and the Comet Chase 3D (U) today, as part of London Children's Film Festival at Barbican. Fantastic stop motion animation. Really beautiful, clever and bonkers - just the way moomins should be. And Bjork's song sounds so right there!

Surprisingly I did not enjoy it quite as much as I assumed I would. Is it because I am used too much to Tove Jansson original illustrations?

German-Polish fuzzy-felt moomins:

Here are the Russian Mommin Comet Chase. Not too dissimilar from the above! However, I strongly disagree with the frilly Moomin Mama's apron.

Here is another Russian moomin animation. Bizzare mooomins! Or are they moomins?

These are the Japanese moomins.