Animation Magazine

Just Super


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.

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