Monday, April 1, 2013

Now Available on DVD from Echo Bridge, Moomin and Midsummer Madness (Review)


Moomin & Midsummer Madness


"It's been a long, hot summer in the Moomin Valley. All of the creatures are becoming bored with the unchanging season—until a volcanic eruption causes a major flood. As the Moomin family searches for refuge, they are rescued by a floating abandoned house. But this is no house, and it's definitely not abandoned. Occupied by the feisty Emma, the Moomin learn that the building is actually a theater. With plenty of costumes and props to occupy their time, soon the family is engrossed in creating their own play—the first ever Moomin stage production!"

My Thoughts:

This new release reminded me of the movie, Where the Wild things Are, and one of Savannah's favorite shows, "Shawn the Sheep," as I watched it the other day with the girls.  Even though they didn't seem to get excited about it, and ended up walking away halfway through, I found it cute and enjoyable.  And, at only a little over an 1 hr. it is quick film to watch with young children.  Here is a trailer to give you an idea about what this film is about, as it not like other animated films you are used to watching with your kiddos. 

This was directed by a Finnish director, Maria Lindberg, received rave reviews in other countries when it was released in 2008-2009.  Now, it has come to America, and we can finally enjoy the Moomins, which are popular in non-US television series and comic books.

It may take a short time to get into the movie, but once you do, the story is cute and easy to follow, which I love for young viewers, as you don't have to sit and try to explain the plot to them.  So, if you are looking for a new movie to share with the family, why not consider picking up "Moomin and Midsummer Madness" today?

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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