Handle Productions are using the following blurb to sale distribution rights to their upcoming hand-drawn toon, Moomins on the Riviera.
You’ll see that it’s an original tale, and seemingly more grounded than some of Tove Jansson’s original stories, with their Hattifatteners, incoming comets and the mysterious Groke.
Appearances can be deceptive. Beneath the peace and tranquility of Moominvalley, emotions are stirring – Snorkmaiden is growing restless, yearning for bright lights and excitement when a band of seaborne renegades wash up on the sleepy shores, shattering the calm of the valley…
The Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My, in search of adventures of their own, set sail for the Riviera, where, after a journey fraught with menacing storms and desert island dangers, Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting is the most painful of all.
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.
Okay, we’re doing fine so far but when can I see some footage?