project finished
full-length animated film
70 min



screenplay based on Tove Jansson’s books
director: Ira Carpelan

first assistant director: Jakub Wroński

script: Ira Carpelan, Małgorzata Więckowicz-Żyła, Piotr Szczepanowicz
production companies: Filmkompaniet Alpha (Finland), Animoon Sp. z o. o. (Poland)
produced by: Tom Carpelan, Ira Carpelan
executive producer: Tom Carpelan
co-producers: Grzegorz Wacławek, Piotr Szczepanowicz, Zofia Jaroszuk
production design: Piotr Szczepanowicz, Ira Carpelan
music: Andrea Eklund

sound design:Michał Fojcik M.P.S.E.
supervising producer:
Zofia Jaroszuk
line producer:
Grzegorz Wacławek
title sequence animation:
Jakub Wroński / Letko Sp. z o. o.
Przemysław Chruścielewski, Ira Carpelan
post production:
Jakub Karwowski / Letko Sp. z o. o., Piotr Szczepanowicz, Ira Carpelan
financing: FilmKompaniet, Finnish Film Foundation, Polish Film Institute

opening song “Waves of the Ocean”

music: Andrea Eklund
lyrics: Amanda Henriksson
orchestral arrangement: Andrea Eklund, Rolf Gustavson


original animation credits
originally co-produced:  Film Polski, Warsaw; Jupiter Film, Wien
original executive producer: Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For, Łódź
original directors: Łucjan Dembiński, Krystyna Kulczycka, Jadwiga Kudrzycka, Dariusz Zawilski, Wacław Fedak
original screenplay: Łucjan Dembiński, Maria Kossakowska


A Polish Film Institute Co-financed Production



Film financially supported by the Polish Film Institute



/ Project description /

As Moomintroll gets wasp-stung and must lie in bed Moominpappa wants to cheer him up by telling about his own adventurous youth. Pappa tells about his misunderstood childhood, how he escapes from an orphanage and about his historic meeting with an inventor called Hodgkins. He reveals his struggles in hefty storms on the boat Ocean Orchestra and all his adventures in the autocrat Daddy Jones’s kingdom. Pappa also establishes a colony, befriends with a ghost and then – one stormy night – he rescues Moominmamma from the sea. And rest is history.