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I LOVE THE MOOMINS by harvey123 on 26 February 2005 9:57pm
any one else remeber them??
Re: I LOVE THE MOOMINS by Littlest Hobo on 26 February 2005 10:08pm



Re: I LOVE THE MOOMINS by finnguy on 27 February 2005 11:35am
If you live in Finland it's hard not to remember the Moomins - they're everywhere here. They're kind of like a national institution and are one of Finland's biggest exports after paper and Nokia products.

They still appear on TV here in various guises, mostly the animated version from the early 90s (made by the Japanese, who are also big fans).

But here's the thing - the version which TV Cream talk about ("rather disturbing cut-out fuzzy felt animation") - the one which I remember from my childhood - seems not to have originated or even been shown in the Moomins' native Finland. Anyone I've asked about it here appears not to remember such a show. It certainly was depressing and, had I realised at such an early age that Moomins were Finnish, I probably would have vowed never to find a Finnish wife. Ho hum...
Re: I LOVE THE MOOMINS by KateC on 27 February 2005 4:08pm
Oh yes, I remember those things :D They were weird..
Re: I LOVE THE MOOMINS by Diamond on 27 February 2005 5:08pm
I loved them -moomin papa - moomin mama - i think they are now in cartoon form on TV???
Re: I LOVE THE MOOMINS by Dr_Tom on 27 February 2005 9:32pm
Why was there a human girl, and wasn't she concerned about the walking clouds surrounding her?!
Re: I LOVE THE MOOMINS by Diamond on 28 February 2005 12:08pm
there wasnt in the original was there?? what about the character who wore the pointed hat - what was its name??
Re: I LOVE THE MOOMINS by harvey123 on 28 February 2005 2:13pm
i think that was Snuffkin. The hattifatteners were abit weird- what were they about?
Re: I LOVE THE MOOMINS by finnguy on 28 February 2005 2:47pm
If you're interested check out www.moomin.fi

Here are the names of all the characters (in English and Finnish):

Moomin = Muumi
Snork-maiden = Niiskuneiti
Moomin-pappa = Muumipappa
Moomin-mamma = Muumimamma
Little My = Pikku Myy
Snufkin = Nuuskamuikkunen
Sniff = Nipsu
Hemulens = Hemulit
Fillyjonk = Vilijonkka
Tooticky = Tuu-tikki
Hattifatteners = Hattivatit
Stinky = Haisuli
Groke = Mörkö

At the weekend I noticed that somebody had built in their garden, not a snowman, but a snowMoomin (and very realistic it was too)!

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