Three join animated 'Moomins' voice cast

Mads Mikkelsen, Max von Sydow, Helena Mattsson added

COLOGNE, Germany -- Mads Mikkelsen, Max von Sydow and Helena Mattsson have joined the voice cast of Scandinavian 3D animation feature "Moomins and the Comet Chase."

Mikkelsen, fresh from his role as Draco in Warner Bros.' 3D tentpole "Clash of the Titans," will voice the character Sniff in the English and Danish versions of the "Moomins." Mattsson ("Iron Man 2") will be the voice of the Snorkmaiden. Max von Sydow, last seen in Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" and who has a supporting role in Cannes Festival opener "Robin Hood," will narrate the film.

The trio round out a "Moomins" cast that includes father and son team Stellan Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard and Swedish actor Peter Stormare ("Prison Break"). Icelandic pop star Bjork composed the title song for the film.

The feature is based on the best-selling children's books by Tove Jansson, which follow the adventures of a family of trolls that resemble white hippos. The Moomins books have been translated into more than 40 languages and been turned into films, TV series and theater plays.

"Moomins and the Comet Chase" will be the first Scandinavian 3D feature film ever made. Maria Lindberg is directing. NonStop Sales is handling world sales on the title, which will have its world premiere in Cannes next month.
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