Moomins and the Comet Chase

Synopsis: One day Moomintroll notices that something strange has happened in the Moomin Valley - everything is grey; not just the sky and the river, but the trees, the ground, the Moominhouse, too! Moomintroll runs to ask the well-read Muskrat if he knows what is happening. Muskrat declares that this is the way things tend to look like before the earth faces an awful fate coming from the sky... With the help of his father, Moominpappa, Moomintroll and his worried friends build the best raft ever and start on a challenging journey to the observatory. The wise professors there must know what the threat from space is all about! The trek is not easy. The brave entourage, Moomintroll, Sniff and Snufkin face many obstacles, yet also meet new and old friends. But they make it to the observatory: the professor calculates that a ferocious comet will reach the Earth in four days, four hours, four minutes and 44 seconds. Maybe 4 seconds later. It's time to go back home as fast as they can - surviving an un
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With our fingers

we make million holes

We run and we fall

into pot holes

On a mission

to savor the world


We peek at the sky

through tree holes


Oh, damn it

The comet

comes hurtling down

On a precious plot of earth

Like the bugs

in mother's flower bed

We walk on long legs

over the seabed

On our mission

to save the world


We need milk and cakes

and a warm bed


Oh damn it

The comet

comes hurtling down

On a precious plot of earth

Grey leaves are too much

For any mother to handle

A father must pull

His black hat down over the eyes

Mornings in Moominvalley

were always beautiful,

as the first rays of the summer sun

brought all the colors to life.

But today, everything was grey...

not just the trees and the rivers

but the sky and the ground.

Even the Moominhouse.

Everything was dull and lifeless.



Is it night or morning?


The rose bush is all grey.

It's covered in dust.

This is terrible.

I wonder if Mr. Muskrat

knows what happened.

'Morning, Mr. Muskrat.

What's happening?

Why is everything grey?

Well, who's to say?

Ah, who knows what things

will look like

in the last days

before the end of the world.


The end of the world?

Good morning, darling.

Mmh! Absolutely, dear.

Good morning!

Mamma! Mamma!

Every, everything's turning grey and,

and Mr. Muskrat says that

the end of the world is coming.

Come and see!


What did he say?



What a sight!

Now Moomintroll, did you do this?

Mr. Muskrat says

something strange is happening.

He says the universe

is huge

and planet Earth is so small and--

- Now, now, I'm sure

Mr. Muskrat knows a lot of things

but he does tend to look

on the gloomy side.

So hush!

We don't want to worry Sniff.


Thank you, Sniff.


The Muskrat was a philosopher.

He read big books

and thought deep thoughts.

He was often so wrapped up

in his thoughts,

that he forgot where he was.

'Morning Muskrat.

- Hmm?

Sit down!

Have some breakfast.

Hmm. Hmm.

- You look worried. -Hmmm.

What's that you're reading?


I've observed some

ominous signs in the sky.

Woo, how can I explain?

Oh! Perfect!

Let's say these buns

are the larger planets.

This sugar bowl can be the Sun.

This piece of bread

is the earth.

And all around is the vast

emptiness and darkness of space.

The sky's not empty,

it's full of bright stars!

Indeed, madam, there are stars,

but they are far, far away...

as far as this:

Eh, relatively.

And there are so many

that in the great scheme of things,

it hardly matters if a comet

strikes the earth

and were obliterated.

Oh, no!

- A single comet

could wipe us out

just like that!


I don't wanna be blit!

orblit... Ah, wiped out!

I just found a cave and I have

a secret friend that meows and I,

I don't have time

to be wiped out.

Perhaps you could retire to the hammock

and do some private thinking.


Uyyi. Hm.

Is a comet coming?

That's horrible!

Moomintroll began to understand

how small we all are

in the infinitely vast, dark universe.

He sat there picturing our poor,

little planet Earth

innocently orbiting the Sun.

But till--

Moomintroll, what's wrong?

Oh, ho ho,

there, there children,

this book is all about the universe

and the Solar System.

Mr. Muskrat was


Come with me.

I'll explain how things really work.

But how?

Let's say this coffee cup

is the Sun.

Now, this pebble will

represent the Earth.

Now these pebbles

are comets.

Alright Moomin,

try hitting the Earth with 'em! ...Ha!

That's easy!

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