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Broadcast on the BBC during the 90's, the Moomin became an instant hit with the British public and now, for the first time ever in the UK, the prigional animated series is available on DVD. The Moomin have a worlwide following with their TV series, books, Moomin merchandise and countless internet fan clubs through out the world.
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As a child of the 90s,I never saw the version with puppets so I didn't want to buy that(although I am sure it is very good,since so many people rave about it).
The Moomins was my favourite TV show when I was little and I was devastated when it was took off(I've only got one recorded episode,The Golden Fish from series 3, to keep me going all these years)!
I never thought after all this time,they would release this show...but then I saw a review in The Times for it and I was so happy!
They don't make such quality kids programs these days but I think children of today would adore The Moomins!
I only have 2 complaints about this DVD...
1.The picture/sound quality isn't the best(which is the reason I gave it four not five stars),in some parts it even echoes,but then this DVD isn't exactly expensive and I'm prepared to put up with a few flaws just to be able to see The Moomins again!
2.My other complaint is that I can't buy ALL of the episodes!
Please please release all the other series too!
I have a link to the website which lists information on the other series and episodes of the Moomins,so if anyone is interested,please email me.
As many other reviewers have mentioned, the sound and picture quality are not up to 'today's standards', and though the series was made a good few decades ago now, I can't help but feel that if they'd really wanted to they'd have managed to clean it up a bit for the DVD. If you want an idea of what the quality is like, I don't think it's any worse than it would have been off your TV 20 years ago. As far as I'm concerned, it's fine.
I was a bit concerned when starting the first episode, that the audio had a slight but distracting echo. However, this does not appear in the rest of the episodes, as far as I can tell. One other problem is that on the second disk, the first and second episodes are the wrong way round in playing order, creating discontinuity if you're trying to watch all in one go. There are no other language options than English, and no subtitles at all. The DVD menu gives you just 'episode 1', 'episode 2' etc, so you have to refer to the back of the DVD box to know what you're selecting. Those are all the problems as far as I've found.
If you're unfamiliar with the series but are considering buying the DVD for children, then it's a fantastic choice.Read more ›
Who doesn't know innocent, adventurous Moomin? Or the consistently-stoic Moominmamma? The restless, sometimes boyish Moominpappa? The irresponsible Little My or the carefree vagabond Snufkin? I for one have yet to meet a person who doesn't. In the first 14 episodes, included on this set, we follow the Moomin family and friends as they find a magic hat, discover a desert island, help an invisible child become visible again and deal with a horrific monster. However, the little things in life are also present, such as friendship, rivalry, depression and even falling in love. The immense popularity of these series is not surprising to me, because they are very sincere, and thus remain true to the books.
The voice acting is, for the most part, spot-on, especially in the case of Sniff. However, Ninni the invisible child's voice actress fails at progressing her voice at a pivotal point of the story, which cuts the impact of her road to becoming visible again - a bad error, as far as I'm concerned. The only voice I have a real problem with, though, is unfortunately that of Moominpappa (my favourite character). His voice actor captures none of the restless but consciously macho attitude of the character, instead making him sound irritatingly lofty.Read more ›
If your a fellow moomin fan who's been waiting to see the BBC version again you will not be disappointed. I can't remember if the text on the opening is the same as before, but I know there were some conflicts with the actual name, because it was called The Moomins on cbbc when it shown right?(I was very young when first watching them, therefore can't remember everything lol) Really it doesnt matter about the text. Because the music is the same!!! And I know how many people were after this theme!! For it to finally be available is magical really. And it seems longer!! The ending and opening both seem to be a bit longer than when they were shown on the BBC, but thats unsuprising considering how the BBC cut the credits etc. (And according to the credits, Pierre Kartner does the music, and he's done a Smurf theme or something, don't know much, google for yourself.)
The quality of the actual video is probably exactly how it looked when it was shown on tv, quite grainy in places. And there are some places where the sound wobble a bit. But frankly I expected this. And for a RRP of £9.99, you can't really expect much more.
All I hope is that they release the rest of the episodes. :fingers crossed: But honest to god, this is a saviour to all British moomin fans. We can rejoice finally.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just to note some of the content I would not recommend for young children. This DVD is classified as a U although some of the characters had my youngest child in tears and the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If you're reading this then you already know that Moomin is a great show, but the quality of this DVD is awful. It looks like it's been copied straight off a VHS. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas Sharp
Great series, with a host of imaginative characters and story lines. Good viewing for adults as well as children. And a fair adaptation of Tove Jansson's work.Published 4 months ago by ReviewMonkey
As some other reviewers mention the menu is basic, there is some sound quality issues for two minutes near the beginning of episode one, and the picture has not been brought up to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
My 5 year old loves this DVD really glad I bought this for herPublished 10 months ago by Miss E M Stych
I love this! Took me back to my childhood. The first episode was a little tinny, but i think that's just how it was recorded originally as all other episodes sounded fine.Published 11 months ago by Varia Queen of the Amazons
The episodes are rather sweet, although the stories don't seem to be much like the books. There is a lot more very strange magic & fantasy in these episodes. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Miz