Moshi Monsters: The Movie hits cinemas this Christmas

The Moshi train rumbles on. Next stop: Hollywood.

Mind Candy has announced that the first Moshi Monsters feature film is heading to cinemas in the UK and Ireland this December.

This animated film will see Katsuma, Poppet and other familiar monsters trying to recover an ancient Moshling egg that has been stolen by Moshi baddie Dr Strangeglove.

It will being made in collaboration with Universal Studios and will debut on December 20th.

"We’re excited to launch the first ever Moshi Monsters movie," said Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith.

"This is our first foray into movies and Universal brings the expertise needed to ensure the best possible success. We can’t wait for Moshi to hit the big screen."

The online kids phenomenon has more than 80m registered users, and its merchandise empire includes toys, books, magazines and, of course, video games.

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