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Title: The Magic of Anansi
Director: Mason, Jamie
Year: 2001
Length: 06 min 51 s

Anansi the spider is tired of being looked down on by all the jungle animals--just because his webs don't catch bugs. The fearsome Mr. Tiger promises to respect the little spider if he brings him Mr. Snake, the world's grumpiest creature. After much wily scheming and plotting, Anansi delivers a humiliated Mr. Snake to Mr. Tiger. Only then does he realize that Mr. Tiger's respect comes at too high a price. Anansi doesn't want to make anyone miserable, not even Mr. Snake. Anansi stands up to Mr. Tiger and, in the end, this is what wins him the respect of the other creatures.

The Magic of Anansi is part of the NFB's Talespinners collection. Created for children aged five to nine, Talespinners uses vibrant animation to bring popular stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

Director
Jamie Mason

Animator
Luigi Allemano

Animator
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

Infographist
Dominic Tremblay

Infographist
Jon Gasco

Assistant infographist
Michelle MacDonald

Assistant infographist
Michel Provencher

Assistant animator
Serene El-haj Daoud

Assistant animator
Shira Avni

Writer
Sugith Varughese

Adaptation
Mary Withers

Publisher
Tutkam Books

Picture editing
Phyllis Lewis

Sound editing
Leopoldo Gutierrez

Sound editing
Phyllis Lewis

Original music composer
Luigi Allemano

Music recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Music recording - assistance
Patrick Viegas

Re-recording
Shelley Craig

Re-recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Post-production coordination
Andrée Lachapelle

Post-production coordination
Richard Lesage

Program administration
Gisèle Guilbault

Program administration
Andrée Lachapelle

Executive producer
David Verrall

Executive producer
Isobel Marks

Producer
Tamara Lynch

Technique(s) used

Animated drawings

Drawing on paper with computer rendering