Trivia: The Moomins

  • Bad Export for You:
    • Strangely enough. The Game Boy Color game Moomin no daibouken was released first in Japan. When it was eventually released in its home region of Europenote  as Moomin's Tale, half of the content as well as many cutscenes were absent...
    • No Export for You: Unfortunately, the US did not get a release of the game or anime at all.
      • Also, only 52 of 104 episodes got aired in the UK.
  • Executive Meddling: This is the reason as to why the first series has two animation studios TMS and Mushi).
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The nineties anime has a lot of well known seiyuus under its belt.
  • Playing Against Type: Moominmamma and Ursula share the same voice actress in Finland.
  • Reality Subtext: The last newspaper comic arc to be written and drawn by Tove Jansson alone, "The Golden Tail", has Moomintroll becoming a celebrity after his tail tuft turns to pure gold. It's pretty obvious that the problems he encounters with press and public attention and commercialisation are inspired by Jansson's own discomfort with the fame that the Moomins brought her.
  • Write Who You Know: Jansson has herself said that Moominmamma was modelled after her own mother and Too-Ticky after her life partner Tuulikki Pietilš. Also, although never confirmed by Jansson, it seems pretty clear that Tofslan and Vifslan (Thingumy and Bob in the English translation) refer to Tove and her first girlfriend Vivica Bandler, that Moominpappa was based on her own father, and that Jansson's boyfriend in the 1940s, Atos Wirtanen, and his old green hat were probably the inspiration behind Snufkin.