Campaign to develop new Moomin TV series smashes crowdfunding goal

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

April 28th 2017 at 10:26AM
UPDATED April 28th 2017 at 11:43AM
Campaign to develop new Moomin TV series smashes crowdfunding goal

Gutsy Animations secured 127 per cent of its crowdfunding target and has already sold the series to Finnish broadcaster Yle.

A crowdfunding campaign to develop a new Moonmin animated TV series has raised a total of $253,320, hitting 127 per cent of its funding goal.

The team behing the new animation will now proceed with the development of a 2D/3D hybrid animation, in which characters are rendered in 3D in an environment created with 2D illustrations.

The first sale of the new animation has already been made to the Finnish broadcaster, Yle who will pick up the first two seasons of the show for 2019.

Gutsy Animations is now in talks with major networks in the UK, US and Japan.

Marika Makaroff, CEO of Gutsy Animations, said: “We knew that a new television series would be hugely popular with Moomin fans, but we are completely bowled over by the excitement and enthusiasm that we’ve seen in response to the campaign.

“We will now be able to give fans what they deserve – which is one of the most faithful Moomin animations there has ever been. We won’t shy away from the complexity and depth found in Tove Jansson’s original stories and the result will be a beautiful and heartfelt series that appeals to the whole family.

“We will be sharing new visual concepts, behind the scenes stories and clips as the production progresses and we are so excited to take fans on this journey with us.”