Posted at July 28, 2004 9:11 AM
Hehe.. damn that thing is cute. *pinch
lol where did you find it? My sister was crazy about those weird ass Moomin’s. Remember the strange noise they made? More evidence (as if we needed any) that British programme makers are on crack. You work with the coolest models! :)
We’ve got a shop in Brighton called The Nasty Nip, run by a Japanese guy who imports kubrick figures and other cools stuff. I got this for my girlfriend as a Christmas stocking filler.
Oh, and the moomins were Finnish, not British. Explains a lot, doesn’t it :-)
Finnish huh? I suppose that makes sense. But how do you explain teletubbies?
Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na Na Na.
Sorry, just remebering the Moomin theme song. We need something like MusicML, dammit.
Great pictures, though the moomins always freaked me out a little bit, especially little Mi.
Ah, the moomins. They rawked :-)
anybody remembering Stinky? What a great character :))
Moomins freaked me out as a child, and gave me nightmares :(
Any chance of a large copy for use as desktop wallpaper? It’s a lovely photo…
lovely fotos! :)
Read the original books and the comic strips from the 60/70’s too. They are the best. The animation series was awful. Japanese animators and their obsession on BIG eyes on characters… Pfft.
Great photos, by the way.
Most depressing kid’s show EVER. But hey, it was from Finland, so what’d you expect? :)
Love the pictures — so simple, and yet so totally awesome. The lighting on the second one makes me grin, and I love how you’ve got it at an angle where his eyes seem to follow you around.
You probably don’t know that in Finland you were able to get Moomin piggy banks from Aktia bank — the bank I’m using… I don’t know whether they still have those.
I have or at least had one of those creepy ass piggy banks. My parents are finnish (and the rest of my bloodline too) so when I was a kid and my grand parents lived in Finland (I’m born and raised in Sweden) they opened up an savings account for me in Finland and gave me one of those Moomin piggy banks. :-)
Moomin scared the hell out of me as a kid, but it wasn’t near as scary as this Swedish TV-show with a crazy old beared guy with these really scary eyes. He ruined my childhood. ;-)
Andy I love that second photo, I’d love it for a 1600×1200 wallpaper.
My housemate had similar problems with “Monkey” and “Worzel Gummidge” :-)
Yes, Worzel Gummidge was terrifying as well. He could take his own head off! Evil!
Who’d have known kids TV could would have disturbed so many of you :-)
I have to admit that I did find the Moomins a little freaky. Never really liked them, but my girlfriend did, hence the toy.
Never thought about Worzel Gummidge, but he’s exactly the type of person you wouldn’t want your children to be associating with.
I never understood Monkey, but that didn’t stop me from realising that it was incredibly cool.
These days the only childrend TV that disturbs me is the telly tubbies and that’s mostly down to the baby in the sun. It’s just wrong, that’s all.
I… I mean, I… well, it’s the Moomins!
I was trying to explain them to The gIrlfriend just the other day. I think I’ll have to get her one when I come down to Brighton :o)
Awesome! I have a “walking” Moomin that I bought in St. Petersburg about five years ago… you tap it in the shoulder and it walks across a surface. I also recently discovered that Kubrick has started making Moomin miniatures, my girlfriend has one of them.
Nice Moomins Andy!
Good to see you last night at the meetup.
The Nasty Nip shop looks fantastic - they even have Barbapapa stuff!
I certainly wouldn’t leave my kids with a man who has multiple heads lol
As for weirdness, I always thought ‘Bagpuss’, ‘Wilo the wisp’ and ‘Rentaghost’ were highly addictive yet quite disturbing as a child. Why O why did our parents let us watch this nonsense?
Hi Andy, (waves back)
Your blog is BEAUTIFUL! And I LOVE your photography. Your site has just been added to my favourites.
Hope to get to chat to you at the next meetup.
does anyone remember a kids prog in the 80’s about a dolls house and its inhabitants that came to life in the night? i think it was edwardian styled, and it was sort of creepy. no-one seems to know of it!
That would be bagpuss
The moomins is great:p I used to watch it when i was a kid!
Oh andy you just made my day!!! been looking for a pic of moomins for ages!!!
no, not bagpuss, it was little people, actual dolls in a dolls house. gives me the creeps thinking about it now!
Thank god, someone else remembers this programme! Thought I’d imagined it! I used to watch it after school with my Grandma (has since died, and was my only witness). The litle dolls name was poppy or pippy or pappy or something… It was haunting!! Have you found anything else about it yet? Sally.
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