The Moomins

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Tove review – gentle biopic of the early career of the Moomins creator
This engaging drama centres on the bohemian postwar years when Tove Jansson began drawing some mischievous trolls…

Simran Hans

11, Jul, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Tove review – impassioned portrayal of Moomins creator lights up biopic
The story of Tove Jansson’s artistic struggles and daring bisexual affairs in 1940s Finland is energised by a shining central performance from Alma Pöysti

Cath Clarke

08, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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My favourite book as a kid ... Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
I found the story of Moomintroll waking up alone in a world transformed deeply unsettling as a child - and still do, writes historian Tom Holland

Tom Holland

07, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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What the Moomins creator can teach us about small worlds
Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book tells of people on a tiny island off Finland, living together with tact, grace and delightful attention to their surroundings

Melissa Harrison

11, Apr, 2020 @10:00 AM

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My life in sex: the woman who has a thing for Moomins
I used to work as a seamstress and was able to create a realistic latex outfit


13, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Why are Rosamund Pike and Kate Winslet stuck in the CGI Moominvalley?
The Moomins are back, moving in that way they do, with their big eyes and animal nudity – plus an all-star cast!

Joel Golby

13, Apr, 2019 @10:00 AM

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'It is a religion': how the world went mad for Moomins
Kate Winslet and Rosamund Pike are among the starry lineup in a new TV adaptation of the Moomins. Why do Tove Jansson’s hippo creatures have such enduring appeal?

Lisa Allardice

06, Apr, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Wizards, Moomins and pirates: the magic and mystery of literary maps
From Moominland to the Marauder’s Map, writers Robert Macfarlane, Frances Hardinge and Harry Potter cartographer Miraphora Mina unfold their favourite maps

Robert Macfarlane, Frances Hardinge and Miraphora Mina

22, Sep, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Moomins and more: UK show to exhibit Tove Jansson's broader work
Britain’s first major retrospective of Finnish artist, at Dulwich Picture Gallery, aims to enhance her reputation as serious artist

Maev Kennedy

22, Oct, 2017 @3:02 PM

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New Moomin museum opens in Finland
Tove Jansson never took her family of fairytale characters too seriously, but they now have their own museum in Tampere, attracting Moomins fans from around the world

Maev Kennedy

25, Jul, 2017 @10:00 AM

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The Moomins: did the cult kids’ TV show spark an electronic revolution?
The animated series was known for its refreshingly bizarre visuals, but its music was just as forward-thinking, as a new compilation of its theme tunes proves

Andrew Male

10, Feb, 2017 @1:30 PM

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Graeme Miller & Steve Shill: The Moomins review – wonky DIY soundtrack provides a Proustian rush

Jon Dennis

09, Feb, 2017 @10:00 PM

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