A MINUSCULE ADVENTURE (U)
BUZZING with charm and humour, this wonderfully inventive and engaging animation is a fun-packed family treat combining action, romance and a strong eco theme.
A standalone companion to 2013’s award-winning adventure Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, this uses the same technique of seamlessly mixing real-life locations and people with animated insects.
When a pair of ladybirds inadvertently undergo a perilous trip from their French Alpine home to the Caribbean, a spider and an ant team up to rescue them.
Storms, sharks and Venus flytraps are among the dangers, but rather than being scary, the musical accompaniment gives the action the feel of a 1930s’ cliffhanger serial.
The creatures communicate with appealing whistles and raspberries, and the absence of dialogue adds to the feeling of old-fashioned fun. The emphasis on the need for cooperation across cultural borders offers a timely message too.
The animation is a fun-packed family treat