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Although children aren't entomologists, when they take a trip to the country and start roaming through fields and meadows, they do spend an incredible amount of time observing insects. Unlike grownup specialists, our knee-high observers with scabby knees have a peculiar perception of these tiny creatures, readily imagining them in utterly weird, surrealistic situations. Such an offbeat, and often comic vision provides the basis for how MINUSCULE will be showing insects in their day-to-day existence, "at grassroots level," as if we were right there with them. So forget everything you've ever learned about segmented, winged or wingless little creatures, because you're about to discover bug reality. MINUSCULE revolves around the day-to-day existence of insects. Although the series calls to mind a wildlife documentary, it's a documentary in which the insects are presented in burlesque situations, with a fair amount of philosophical contemplation thrown in. You might call it a cross ... Written by Anonymous

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18 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This series of 60 5 minute CGI shorts is sweet and funny. The characterisations of the various bugs are brilliantly done, and I'm amazed at how sparingly some of the charming stories are told. My kids, 4 and 10, adore these. So do I.

It's available in French only at the moment I think, but that's irrelevant, it matters only for the titles, the animations themselves have no speech.

If I've learned anything from Miniscule, it's don't f*ck with a Ladybird.

Incidentally they seem to be a tribute of sorts to "Microcosmos", a deservedly famous French wildlife documentary documenting one day in a French meadow.

Magnifique!


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