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Moominvalley (Swedish: Mumindalen), was a Swedish national television Christmas advent calendar program aired in 1973, based on the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. The series was directed by Pi Lind and Ingegerd Lönnroth. The series portrayed the characters with mime actors in suits, who where then dubbed over by voice actors. Moominvalley received good reviews in the press. 1973 was the first year the Christmas show was shown on channel 2, a channel not everyone in Sweden could watch at that time. It was also the first time that it was not the same calendar aired on television and radio.

Instead of the usual flaps the other TV tie-in calendars used, this year's calendar had stickers corresponding to each episode of the show. A demonstration was aired every day to show what sticker to use for the day and where on the calendar to place it.

The show was dubbed in Finnish and rebroadcast in 1994.

On 26 October 2005, the television series was released on DVD.


  1. Det ensamma mumintrollet (The Lonely Moomintroll)
  2. Det förtrollade badhuset (The Enchanted Bathhouse)
  3. Lilla My åker kana (Littly My Slides Slopes)
  4. Den stora kölden (The Great Cold)
  5. Isfrun kommer (The Lady of the Cold Arrives)
  6. Den stora brasan (The Great Fire)
  7. Möte med en förfader (Meeting with an Ancestor)
  8. Knytt och hemuler (Toffles and Hemulens)
  9. Vad ska vi göra med hemulen? (What Shall We Do With the Hemulen?)
  10. Snöstorm (Snowstorm)
  11. På väg tillsammans (On Our Way Together)
  12. Den första våren (The First Spring)
  13. Muminmamman (Moominmamma)
  14. Förfäder och sonsöner (Ancestors and Grandsons)
  15. Vårvisan (The Spring Tune)
  16. Förfadern försvinner (The Ancestor Disappears)
  17. Sommar i mumindalen (Summer in Moominvalley)
  18. På en obebodd ö (On a Deserted Island)
  19. Åska (Thunder)
  20. En vacker dam flyter iland (A Beautiful Lady Floats Ashore)
  21. Det osynliga barnet (The Invisible Child)
  22. Att våga bli arg (To Dare Being Angry)
  23. Det farliga kommer (The Dangerous Comes)
  24. Julafton (Christmas Eve)


The series is written by Tove and Lars Jansson and is largely taken from Tove Jansson's books about the Moomins.





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