The Magic of Anansi

Jamie Mason
2001 | 6 min
This animated short tells the story of Anansi, a little spider who is tired of being snubbed by other the jungle animals, especially Mr. Tiger. As Anansi plots and schemes to change things, he realizes he can't gain respect by putting others down.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

Awards and distinctions

  • Honorable Mention - Category: Children and Youth
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
  • Best Short Film Award
    Reel Black Awards, Toronto
  • Writer's Guild Top Ten Award - Category: Children / Preschool
    Writers Guild of Canada, Toronto