Minuscule: The Valley of the Lost Ants
Dir. Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud, 2013.
88 min. Color. DCP 3D. No dialogue.
A young ladybug gets caught in the middle of a war between red and black ants fighting over the remains of a picnic. While the characters are pint-sized, critics have favorably compared Minuscule to mega-blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars. It is certainly spectacular: shot in widescreen 3D, with a jaw-dropping mix of digitally animated characters and live-action backgrounds filmed in two of France’s most scenic national parks, Minuscule provides a surprisingly realistic look at the insect world. Told without a word of dialogue, it is a rip-roaring environmental fable for viewers young and old.
Winner of the 2015 César Award for Best Animated Film.
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