5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Animation classic, could be better transfer,
This review is from: The Moomin - Series 1 - Complete  [DVD] (DVD)
To answer previous reviews- the episode order printed on the case is as given by Livson himself, no error on the dvd.
The picture quality is dissapointing- I have better off air recordings on tape, and the commercial videotape was of much higher quality. This looks like the transfer was sourced from old videotape, over-much image sharpened (some horrible shadowing) and then to correct the bloated size, overly compressed. Lots of image artifacts visible. Two and a half hours per DVD9 should look crisp - this doesn't.
The story is a Finnish classic, and the Japanese animation is well above the quality produced for Western tv. The animation modifies the stories in the books a little but not that much.
A definite recommendation for any fan of childrens literature or classic animation, and just one star off for the poor image transfer.