TV Series | | Animation, Short, Adventure
A stop-motion animated children's television series, often referred to as the Fuzzy Felt Moomins, based on the stories and illustrations by the Finnish author Tove Jansson.
There are four main versions of the series:
1) 1977-1982 original 4:3 version: 78 episodes, 8-10 minutes long. In Polish narrated by Stanislaw Wyszynski (12 episodes) and Stanislaw Kwasniak (66 episodes) with music by Andrzej Rokicki, in German narrated by Hans Clarin with large parts of Rokicki's music replaced by music by Evzen Illín.
2) 1980-1983 edited German version: 26 episodes combining three of the original episodes into one and cut slightly.
3) 1983 edited English version: 100 episodes, 5 minutes long. Narrated by Richard Murdoch with music by Graeme Miller and Steve Shill. Total duration much shorter than the other versions.
4) 2010 restored 16:9 HD version: The original 78 episodes, available in multiple languages. With a re-written script including not only a narrator but voice actors too. Features both Andrzej Rokicki's and Evzen Illín's music (Rokicki's more prominent than in the original German version), new sound effects, a new title song and new opening and closing credits.
In the end credits of the original Polish version of the series "Opowiadania Muminków", only one director, cinematographer and composer is credited in each episode. This differs from the other versions: