Moomin Animations: Thrills + Cuddles – The Music of Moominvalley

Join composers Samuli Kosminen & Jarmo Saari on livestream for a musical ride to the fantasy world of Moomins! Hear more about how the heart-warming score music of the award-winning Moominvalley TV series (Gutsy Animations, 2019) was made. Discover the most bizarre instruments used to create the perfect sound. Use your ears to “watch” scenes, discover the sounds different instruments make, and learn more about the basics of composing!

Recommended ages: 3+
Duration: 30 minutes

This event will take place both virtually + in person.

  • To attend this event in person, you must reserve tickets to visit National Children’s Museum on November 20, 2021, during the morning session from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. At the time of the event, Museum staff will invite you to gather in the Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles exhibit located in the Museum’s Visiting Exhibit Hall. You do not need to register for the event using the form below if attending in person. If you’re choosing to attend the event in person, please note that the event will be livestreamed and recorded for on demand viewing.
  • To attend this event virtually, please register using the below form. You will receive access credentials to join the virtual program via email.



Samuli Kosminen, pictured left below, is one of Finland’s top drummers/percussionists, a composer and a producer. He has been featured on over 80 albums and has written music for several theatre pieces and films. Jarmo Saari, pictured right below, has been featured on more than 100 albums as a musician, producer, arranger, or composer. The discography covers genres of film scores, contemporary dance scores, big band, choir, chamber, orchestra, and theatre music.

Samuli Kosminen and Jarmo Saari
Gutsy Animations, founded in 2016 by awarded creator, Marika Makaroff, is a Finnish production house. The company’s flagship production, multi award-winning Moominvalley, is an animated drama fantasy series and a brand new adaptation of the much-loved Moomin stories of Tove Jansson.

Moomins, the beloved fairytale creatures living in Moominvalley and created by Finnish author Tove Jansson, are the subject of a visiting exhibition at National Children’s Museum as of September. The exhibition, on loan from the world’s only Moomin Museum located in Tampere, Finland, showcases the universal values of the Moomins, such as equality, inclusion and respect for nature. The exhibition is brought to the United States by the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C.


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Nov 20 2021


10:30 am

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