|DESIGN||Fred Garbers designer|
Anansi the Spider is an African folklore character that was adapted into a series of animated segments for Sesame Street. First airing in Season 26, the segments were produced and directed by Fred Garbers with music composed by Alan Cagan.
Each segment begins with Maria (heard in voice-over) introducing Anansi who tells a traditional African folk story.
|Picture||Theme / First||Description|
|"Sun and Moon"
|Anansi tells the story of how the sun and the moon came to live in the sky.
|Anansi tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.|
|Anansi tells the story of a sad mouse.|
- A different portrayal of Anansi appears in the 2021 comic book miniseries The StoryTeller: Tricksters.