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Return of The Moomins

Some Finn’s gotten hold of my heart

Almost 75 years after the adventures of the Moomins first appeared in Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson’s The moomins and the Great Flood (1945), the hippopotamus-like creatures have captured the hearts of millions. But after numerous television series and some very odd films, we think it’s fair to say the Moomins haven’t really found their true home in the 21st century.

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Peter Rabbit 2

Peter Rabbit wasn’t for everyone, but there’s no doubt it tore up the British box office, with a £50 million gross that made it the number 1 family film of 2018 (just ahead of Disney Pixar’s Coco). The film even caused some controversy, with its infamous allergy-shaming scene (in which blackberry-allergic Mr McGregor is pelted with the fruit until he goes into anaphylactic shock, prompting Telegraph critic Robbie Collin to say, “It is a horrible scene – not because allergies are comedically untouchable, but because it makes Peter an irredeemably nasty piece of work.” Still, money talks, and with $350 million in global box office – not to mention revenue from merchandising and home entertainment – a sequel was inevitable. Move over Harry Potter, the Beatrix Potter franchise is here!

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