Friday, October 8, 2021

UPCOMING: KIDS: Online Talk in conjunction with the Visiting Exhibit from Finland "Moomin Animations: Thrills + Cuddles" at the National Children's Museum on SAT, Oct 16th from 10:30am - 11:00am EDT

Kids Event Online The Animation Behind Moominvalley 
Saturday, October 16 
10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Free to attend online event, RSVP here
Recommended for ages 6+
Attend virtually (or in person at the National Children's Museum, museum admission applies)

Moomins, the beloved fairytale creatures living in Moominvalley and created by Finnish author Tove Jansson, are the subject of a visiting exhibition at National Children’s Museum, which you can learn more about here. The exhibition, on loan from September 3, 2021 – January 9, 2022 from the world’s only Moomin Museum located in Tampere, Finland, showcases the universal values of the Moomins, such as equality, inclusion and respect for nature. The exhibition is brought to the United States by the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. 

Pictured: Jay Grace. Photo credit: Vertti Luoma
On Saturday morning, October 16th, join Moominvalley director, Jay Grace, to hear all about how the award-winning Moominvalley TV series (2019) came to life! You will experience Moominvalley’s creative process behind-the-scenes. You start by following the path of production with a script excerpt through various stages from character sketches to 3D props. You’ll conclude the journey with a glimpse of what the final Moominvalley animation feels and looks like! See how the stories transformed from text to a gorgeous animation and learn a few tricks on how to draw a Moomin by yourself. Sign up for the virtual event!

Jay Grace is an award-winning Director and Animator with over 25 years’ experience in the animation industry. He's known predominantly for his work with the Oscar®-winning animation studio Aardman. His notable credits include films Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and over 20 episodes of the highly successful TV series Shaun the Sheep, which earned him a BAFTA in 2014.

Register to attend for this event online here!

Save the dates! Additional events in conjunction with the exhibit: 

Saturday, November 20
10:30am
The Music of Moominvalley

Saturday, December 11
10:30am
Christmas with the Moomins

FYI If you ever get to Finland there is a Moomim Museum there! 


Note: In person tickets are $15.95. While the National Children's Museum welcomes Moomin fans of all ages, adults (age 18+) and teens (13-17) are to be accompanied by a child (age 0-12) to enter the Museum. To visit Moomin Animations - Thrills + Cuddles without a child (age 0-12), please email  ticketing(a)nationalchildrensmuseum.org to inquire about adult-and-teen-only tickets at select times

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