The Animation Behind Moominvalley with Jay Grace | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

The Animation Behind Moominvalley with Jay Grace

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 10/16/2021
Join Moominvalley director, Jay Grace, to hear all about how the award-winning Moominvalley TV series (2019) came to life!

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You will experience Moominvalley’s creative process behind-the-scenes. You start by following the path of production with a script excerpt through various stages from character sketches to 3D props. You’ll conclude the journey with a glimpse of what the final Moominvalley animation feels and looks like! See how the stories transformed from text to a gorgeous animation and learn a few tricks on how to draw a Moomin by yourself. Sign up for the virtual event!

Jay Grace is an award-winning Director and Animator with over 25 years’ experience in the animation industry. He's known predominantly for his work with the Oscar®-winning animation studio Aardman. His notable credits include films Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and over 20 episodes of the highly successful TV series Shaun the Sheep, which earned him a BAFTA in 2014

This event will take place on October 16 at 10:30 am (EST) and you are able to attend either virtually or in person. Please find RSVP details here:

In-person participation, please see ticket information:

While the Museum welcomes Moomin fans of all ages, adults (age 18+) and teens (13-17) are to be accompanied by a child (age 0-12) to enter the Museum. To visit Moomin Animations - Thrills + Cuddles without a child (age 0-12), please email the Museum ticketing(a) to inquire about reserving adult-and-teen-only tickets during special times.

Recommended Ages 6+

Duration: 30 minutes


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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National Children's Museum
Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20004
United States
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Embassy of Finland
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
10:30 am
Online: FREE, In-person at the museum $15.95