Kari Juusonen

Kari Juusonen is one of the most successful Finnish animation directors, having directed the international feature hits Niko & The Way to to Stars (2008) and Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble (2012) as well as the upcoming third instalment, Niko – Beyond the Northern Lights (2024). Aside from the box office hits, Kari has directed several animated short films as well as series like Angry Birds – Stella and Angry Birds Toons for Rovio and Momolu for Ferly Animation. In 2001, Kari won the Prix du Jury in Cannes for his short film Pizza Passionata.