A tranquil day in the Moomin Valley is interrupted by a volcanic eruption and its ensuing flood. Luckily the Moomin family finds refuge in a floating theatre house. To pass the time as the water subsides, the Moomins put on a play. In a series of misdaventures, the Moomins get separated. Now they all have to make it back safely through the dangerous land and still arrive in time for their theatrical
The Moomins, created by the Finnish writer Tove Jansson, are loved around the world by children and adults through
books, comic strips, television series, films and a theme park called Moomin World in Naantali, Finland. MOOMINS
AND MIDSUMMER MADNESS is another animated feature for fans of the Moomins franchise.
A tranquil summer day in the Moomin Valley is interrupted by a volcanic eruption and a huge flood. Water rises, but the Moomin family finds refuge in a strange house that floats to their rescue. This is a theatre stage, and the home of a certain theatre-loving creature named Emma. Reluctantly Emma agrees to help the Moomin family who want to
produce a play to pass the time.
Problems arise when Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden are separated from the others by accident. During their journey back to the theatre they meet Fillyjonk and spend a wild Midsummer Eve around a bonfire. However, a misunderstanding the following morning makes them fugitives chased by the authorities. At the same time Little My is also separated from the rest of the family. She runs into Snufkin who has been wandering on his own. The pair of them challenge the autocratic Park Keeper and end up with a flock of orphan children to look after. The inhabitants of the Moomin Valley have been thrown about by misadventures. Through a series of coincidences they all make it back to the theater in time to see the premiere of the Moomin family’s masterpiece “The Lion’s Brides.”