Finnish production company, Gutsy Animations, is aiming to raise a total of US$200,000 towards the visual development of two TV Series of 13 22-minute-long episodes. First of which will air in spring 2019. The pioneering animation will be produced by an award-winning team, including Oscar®-winning director Steve Box, BAFTA®-winning producer John Woolley, Emmy®-winning writing duo Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler, and creative director and executive producer Marika Makaroff.
The new animation series, called MOOMIN, is made using a cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid technique. Characters are all in 3D in an environment with some 2D illustrative or painterly elements. A second visual concept is now released to celebrate reaching this significant milestone, following the ‘Midwinter’ concept released to launch the campaign. The second concept features characters from the short story The Invisible Child. Story is about a little girl who becomes invisible when she is badly treated and only becomes visible again thanks to the kindness and friendship of the welcoming Moomin family.
We knew that a new television series would be hugely popular with Moomin fans. With help from the backers, we will be able to develop the most faithful animation there has ever been.
Support Moomin TV Series Production!
The campaign to crowdfund an innovative new Moomin animation for television has reached US$60,000 in just one week. Iwould like to invite fans to help make this exciting new animation a reality. You can do so by pledging money in return for specific ‘perks’. These range from personal postcard updates from the production team to an all-inclusive trip to Finland. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will run until 11:59pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) on Friday 7th April. To see more of your beloved characters follow Moomin on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Finally, I would like to invite you to share your thoughts on this TV Series comeback in comment section bellow.
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