Momo (Chinese: 陌陌; pinyin: mò mò) is a free social search and instant messaging mobile app. The app allows users to chat with nearby friends and strangers. Momo provides users with free instant messaging services through Wifi, 3G and 4G. The ...
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Momo (Italian: Momo alla conquista del tempo, also known as Momo, the Conquest of Time) is a 2001 Italian-German animation film directed by Enzo D'Alò.It is an adaptation of the 1973 fantasy novel Momo by Michael Ende. It spawned an animated ...
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MOMO was founded by gentleman racer Gianpiero Moretti in 1964. MOMO are the initials for Moretti-Monza. Monza is a town in the Province of Milan. That year, Moretti produced a racing steering wheel for his own race car. This was the first steering wheel produced by the brand. Compared to the other racing steering wheels available on the market at that time, Momo featured thicker grip, the other racers noticed the convenience of that steering wheel and wanted to obtain the same for their vehicles. So, steering wheels by this brand gained fame throughout the racing community and among the Formula One drivers. So, John Surtees, one of Formula One’s drivers, requested the same steering wheel for his single-seater Ferrari. That same year, he won a Formula One race - the first significant victory of the Momo brand. In 1969 MOMO opened production plant in Tregnago, Province of Verona. Due to increasing United States federal government safety regulations and the wide adoption of airbags in...
MOMO's product range includes consumer accessories such as steering wheels, shift knobs and alloy wheels, through to race equipment such as racing suits and helmets. MOMO airbagged steering wheels have become standard accessories on some regional Subaru and Mitsubishi performance cars. MOMO steering wheels were standard features in the UMM Alter II from 1987 to 1991. MOMO has also designed a steering wheel for computer peripheral company Logitech(called the Logitech MOMO), to be used as a video game controller. Thomas Superwheel controllers (a brand of high-quality, premium priced controllers) also feature the MOMO name. Also watches, eyewear, fragrances, clothing, accessories, etc. are made by brand MOMO DESIGN.
The company sponsored many prototype cars in the IMSA WSC series including the Ferrari 333 SP sports prototype car, after Scuderia Ferrarihad retired from that racing category 20 years earlier. MOMO was the official steering wheel of the Champ Car series from 2004 to 2007, before Champ Car merged to Indy Racing League. MOMO are also suppliers of the official steering wheel, racing seats, clothing and racing accessories of the Speedcar Series. MOMO also sponsors Lira Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series and the Camping World Truck Series.
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In the ruins of an amphitheatrejust outside an unnamed city lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin. She came to the ruin, parentless and wearing a long, used coat. She is illiterate and cannot count, and she doesn't know how old she is. When asked, she replies, "As far as I remember, I've always been around." She is remarkable in the neighbourhood because she has the extraordinary ability to listen—really listen. By simply being with people and listening to them, she can help them find answers to their problems, make up with each other, and think of fun games. The advice given to people "go and see Momo!" has become a household phrase and Momo makes many friends, especially an honest, silent street-cleaner, Beppo, and a poetic, extroverted tour guide, Gigi (Guido in some translations). This pleasant atmosphere is spoiled by the arrival of the Men in Grey, eventually revealed as a species of paranormal parasites stealing the time of humans. Appearing in the form of grey-clad,...
The main theme of Momo can be seen as a criticism of consumerism and stress. It describes the personal and social losses produced by unnecessary consumption, and the danger to be driven by a hidden interest group with enough power to induce people into this life style. Michael Ende has also stated to have had the concept of currency demurrage in mind when writing Momo. Childhood is also an important subject in many of Ende's books. In Momo it is used to offer contrast with the adult society. As children have "all the time in the world", they are a difficult target for the Men in Grey: children can't be convinced that their games are time-wasting. The author uses a mockery of Barbiedolls and other expensive toys as symbols to show how anyone can be persuaded, even indirectly, into consumerism. Robert N. Peck described that Momohas five principle elements: taking time, listening, imagining, persons and music.
An article by philosopher David Loy and literature professor Linda Goodhew called Momo "one of the most remarkable novels of the late twentieth century". They further state that: "One of the most amazing things about Momois that it was published in 1973. Since then, the temporal nightmare it depicts has become our reality." Ende himself has said that "Momo is a tribute of gratitude to Italy and also a declaration of love,"indicating that the author idealized the Italian way of life. Loy and Goodhew suggested that Ende's perspective on time coincided with his interest in Buddhism and that for example the deliberately slow character of Beppo might be regarded as a Zen master, even though Ende wrote the book long before his visits to Japan. When the book was published in the U.S. in 1985, Natalie Babbit from the Washington Post commented: "Is it a children's book? Not here in America." Momowas republished by Puffin Press on January 19, 2009. Then Norwegian Prime Minister Thorbjørn Jagl...Momo was made into a film of Italian/German production in 1986, in which Michael Ende himself played a small role as the narrator who encounters Professor Hora (performed by John Huston) at the beg...Momo (2001) is an Italian animated film based on the novel. It is directed by Enzo D'Alò and features a soundtrack by Gianna Nannini, an Italian popular singer. In 2003, a 26-episode animated telev...The book has also been acted in radioprogrammes.A German dramatized audiobook under the title Momo(Karussell/Universal Music Group 1984, directed by Anke Beckert, narrated by Harald Leipnitz, music by Frank Duval, 3 parts on LP and MC, 2 parts o...
The book was published the first time 1973 in Germany as Momo. Momo has been translated into various languages including Arabic, Asturian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish,Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese and Sinhalese. The original English translation The Grey Gentlemen by Frances Lobb was published in 1974. A new English translation, Momo, was published in 1984. A newly translated, newly illustrated U.S. edition was released by McSweeney'sin August 2013, in celebration of the book's fortieth anniversary. The McSweeney edition was scheduled for a new release in January 2017. However, some illustrations (created by Marcel Dzama) in the McSweeney release, such as Momo's appearance,...An episode of the anime adaptation of Sailor Moon features a plot similar to the plot of the Men in Grey where the villain Jadeite steals the time of the people of Tokyo.The story of Momo plays a role in the Korean TV series My Lovely Sam Soon, where the main character's niece chooses to not speak due to post-traumatic stress of having both her parents killed in a...The novel is referred to in each episode of the Japanese TV series A Girl of 35, starring Ko Shibasaki and Kentaro Sakaguchi(2020). The lead character wakes up after 25 years in a coma and feels he...The Korean girl group Momolandwas named after this novel.
- Michael Ende, Lucas Zwirner, Marcel Dzama
- January 1973
- Thienemann Verlag (German), Puffin Books (English)
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Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Louisiana 2019Yuma Arts Center, Yuma, Arizona 2018Home of the Arts, Gold Coast, Australia 2018Facebook, New York 2017Machine Show(group) Library Street Collective, Detroit, Michigan 2017Wilderness, Delimbo Gallery, Seville, Spain 2017Best Picture, Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 2017City Lights(group), MIMA Museum, Brussels, Belgium 2016
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1. Interview with Ekosystem 2009 2. Interview with Subaquatica 2008 3. Interview with Paper Monster 2008 4. Interview with Eves 5. Interview with Design Assembly 6. Eltono
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In the ruins of an amphitheatrejust outside an unnamed Italian city lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin. She is remarkable in the neighbourhood because she has the extraordinary ability to listen—really listen. By simply being with people and listening to them, she can help them find answers to their problems, make up with each other, and think of fun games. This pleasant atmosphere is spoiled by the arrival of the Men in Grey. These strange individuals represent the Timesavings Bank and promote the idea of timesaving among the population, time which can be deposited to the Bank and returned to the client later with interest. In reality, the more time people save, the less they have. The time they save is actually lost to them, consumed by the Men in Grey. Momo, however, is a wrench in the plans of the Timesaving Bank thanks to her special personality.
This film was a German-Italian co-production in which Michael Ende himself played the role of the passenger in the train (who is told the story by Master Hora and writes it down). It appears that Ende, unhappy with how the film based on The Neverending Story did not follow the spirit of the book faithfully enough, requested to be involved more directly in filming Momo.
as Momo, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a winger. Club career Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Momo was signed from hometown's UD Las Palmas in 2004 by Deportivo de La Coruña. Rarely used at Depor, he served three é, ...
- 15 July 1982 (age 39)
- 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
- Jerónimo Figueroa Cabrera
- Las Palmas, Spain
Momo Belia Deviluke (モモ・ベリア・デビルーク, Momo Beria Debirūku) is a fictional character in the manga series To Love Ru, created by Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki.In the series, Momo is Lala Satalin Deviluke's younger sister and the ...
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Following the death of her father Kazuo, Momo Miyaura and her mother Ikuko travel from Tokyo to the Seto Inland Sea. Momo carries Kazuo's unfinished letter, which contains only the words "Dear Momo". At her mother's estate in Shio Island(汐島, Shiojima), they meet their relatives Sachio and Sae Sadahama, and Koichi, a postman and an old friend of Ikuko, who has always had a crush on her. Momo is devastated and misses Tokyo. In the attic, she opens a present containing a rare picture book about goblins and Yōkai, collected by Sachio's father. Three droplets from the sky enter Ikuko's estate and transform into yokai consisting of Kawa, Mame, and Iwa, the group's leader. When Ikuko begins to take nursing classes, Momo reads the book and begins to hear some strange sounds from the house. She is chased out of the estate by the yokai, only to encounter a young boy named Yota. Oblivious to the house's strange noises, Ikuko and Yota assume that it is safe. The next morning, she meets Yota and...
Distributor Kadokawa Pictures announced this film in its lineup of 2011 and 2012 films on 15 February 2011. More details of the film were announced on 11 July 2011. It was announced that the director Hiroyuki Okiura will be in charge of this film. His previous work as a director includes the 2000 film Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. The film A Letter to Momo is Hiroyuki's first film in 11 years after Jin-Roh. He had spent 7 years coming up with the script, directing the film and creating the story...
The main voice cast members of A Letter to Momo was first announced on 17 November 2011. It was announced that actress Karen Miyama voiced the 11 year old lead character Momo, while singer Yuka is voicing Momo's mother. In addition, actor Toshiyuki Nishidavoices Iwa in the film.
In an announcement made on 11 July 2011, it was revealed that the theme song for the film A Letter to Momo is the song Uruwashimahoroba ~ Utsukushiki Basho ~(ウルワシマホロバ～美しき場所～) by Japanese singer Yuko Hara. This song is an acoustic piece, and it creates an image of the rich natural scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. The "美しき場所" in the song title is the old way of describing "a beautiful place to live".Hara wrote the song's lyrics and composed the music, with Junichi Soga as the editor of the song....
A Letter to Momo made its international debut at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival that took place from 8 to 18 September 2011. It was screened at the festival under its "Kids" programming. Later, it was announced that the film will be shown at the 44th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival that ran from 6th to 16 October 2011 and at the 16th Busan International Film Festival, which took place on 6th to 14 October.It will be shown in Busan as part of the festival's "Wide Ang...
A Letter to Momo was released in Japanese cinemas on April 21, 2012,debuting in over 300 theater screens on its opening weekend.
The film grossed $4,969,070 in Japan, $1,700,694 in South Korea, $6,409 in Hong Kong, $1,003 in Belgium,and $71,712 in the United States, for a total of $6,748,712 worldwide.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 80% approval rating with an average rating of 6.7/10, based on 30 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Sweet, sad, and visually striking, A Letter to Momo is a hand-drawn experience for animation fans to savor." On Metacritic, the film achieved an average score of 65 out of 100, based on 11 reviews, signifying "generally favorable reviews." Mark Schilling of The Japan Times said that Okiura "manages [the film's] transition from lig...
A Letter to Momo was adapted into a film manga and was serialized in the Monthly Asuka magazine, published by Kadokawa Shoten. This manga is written by Akiko Kitami, and the first chapter of the manga was published in the November 2011 issue of the magazine. Kitami's previous works have also previously been serialized in the Monthly Asuka.A Letter to Momo on IMDbA Letter to Momo at The Big Cartoon DataBaseA Letter to Momo (film) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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- Hiroyuki Okiura