Moomintroll and the Others (Муми-тролль и другие, 1978) by Aida Zyablikova

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Moomintroll and the Others
Moomintroll and Friends
Муми-тролль и другие
Mumi-troll i drugiye (ru)
Mumintroll y los otros (es)

Year 1978
Director(s) Zyablikova Aida
Studio(s) Ekran
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Comedy
Literature (non-Rus./USSR)
Animation Type(s)  Puppet
Length 00:20:16
Wordiness 10.93 profile Ru, En
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This film is part of the Moomintroll and the Comet series.


The whimsical adventures of a troll, his family, and friends. Moomintroll and Sniff go down a mysterious path and find a cave. A loose adaptation of Swedish writer Tove Jansson's "Moomin and the Comet", part 1/3.

The animation was the directorial debut of Aida Zyablikova. The progression of events departs significantly from the book; originally, the final scene takes place only after a very long adventure involving a comet, which is not even mentioned in this version.




Viewed on its own merits, it is perhaps a nice debut film, though certainly not as polished as Zyablikova's later films of the 1980s (and too much aimed at younger kids to the exclusion of adults, while the original book can be loved at any age). However... I watched this recently right after reading the book for the first time, and I found it to be an enormous disappointment. I enjoyed the book immensely. But here, too many changes seemed to be made simply for the purpose of shifting things around, and it seemed more like a pale imitation than a valid reinterpretation into a different medium. Which is unfortunate - I wanted to like this, but couldn't.



This series has only been published in Vietnam for about ten years now under the auspices of the Finnish embassy. It is quite popular among Saigonese young people.


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