Ayoung girl has to replace her father as the town superhero in Just Super, a new Norwegian animated feature directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen (Captain Sabertooth) and produced by Åshild Ramborg (Qvisten Animation). “This is one of those rare projects that you seldom come across — a gripping story that is truly entertaining and thought-provoking for the entire family,” says Ramborg. “I believe our core message, which is, ‘You don’t need to be a superhero to be super!’ cannot be repeated enough in our competitive and performance-driven society.”
The charming movie is based on an original idea by veteran director Siversten. “This added a layer of authenticity to this unconventional take on the superhero genre,” says Ramborg. “The irresistible characters are designed by the extraordinary Carter Goodrich (Ratatouille, Coco, Despicable Me). The overall design has a tactility to it that is inspired by Aardman’s stop-motion films as well as stylized CGI films like Trolls and The Willoughbys.” The film is slated to open in Norway in September, and an English-language version will be available in the fourth quarter through TrustNordisk.