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The Magic of Anansi

The Magic of Anansi

| 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.

  • director
    Jamie Mason
  • animator
    Luigi Allemano
    Jamie Mason
  • narrator
    Winston Sutton
  • consultant
    Sheldon Cohen
  • animation production supervisor
    Marie Renaud
  • digital imaging specialist
    Normand Gauthier
  • lead infographist
    Itsik Romano
  • infographist
    Randall Finnerty
    Dominic Tremblay
    Jon Gasco
  • assistant infographist
    Michelle MacDonald
    Michel Provencher
  • assistant animator
    Serene El-haj Daoud
    Shira Avni
  • writer
    Sugith Varughese
  • adaptation
    Mary Withers
  • publisher
    Tutkam Books
  • picture editing
    Phyllis Lewis
  • sound editing
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
    Phyllis Lewis
  • original music composer
    Luigi Allemano
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music recording - assistance
    Patrick Viegas
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • post-production coordination
    Andrée Lachapelle
    Richard Lesage
  • program administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Andrée Lachapelle
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Isobel Marks
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch



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