Arabia surprises us this summer with four beautiful mugs illustrated with scenes from the new Moominvalley 3D animation series. The series from Gutsy Animation gives new life to Tove Jansson’s stories bringing them closer to younger generations through a mix of 2D/3D techniques where the characters appear in 3D with 2D illustration for the background.
Each mug is linked to a different story and a different season: spring with the Last Dragon, summer with the Golden Tail, fall with the Night of the Groke and winter with Midwinter. The four mugs come with a special stamp on the bottom showing the Moominvalley animation logo and they are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe up to 200°C.
Spring has arrived in Moominvalley and Snufkin has just returned from his trips. Moomintroll has been eagerly awaiting the return of his friend because he has big news to tell him. He has just found a beautiful golden-dragon, and he wants to show his new pet to his friend.
The entire Moomin family has to leave the house which is overwhelmed by the flood in Moominvalley. The summer theater floating in the river becomes a new home for the family.
Moominpappa is excited to create a play of adventures from his youth. The excitement of the play causes the Moomintroll’s tail to go bald. But Moominmamma has an unexpected solution: Moomintroll will get a golden tail!
In Night of the Groke, Moomintroll is left alone when Mamma and Pappa are going on an impromptu adventure. He has to overcome his anxiety by confronting the cold shadowy creature, the Groke. The Groke is a ghost like creature which freezes everything she touches and leaves a trail of ice and snow in her walk.
She seeks warmth and friendship but is feared by all and left alone in her cold cavern on top of the Lonely Mountain.
In Midwinter Moomintroll wakes up too early from his hibernation to find Moominvalley covered in snow.
Walking alone in the winter silence, Moomintroll has to resort to the wisdom of his ancestors to survive the winter mystery.