Minuscule (Animation TV Series)

Fransız yapımı, baş rolleri böcekler olan ve karakterleri bilgisayar yapımı, doğal hayat içine yerleştirilmiş belgesel tadında ama ironik ve esprili bir dille sunulan, orijinal ve yapay seslerle karışık, Fransızca anlamıyla küçücük animasyonlar.

  1. Minuscule - Ants  
  2. Minuscule - The Last Supper
  3. Minuscule - The Picnic
  4. Minuscule - A Snails Dream
  5. Minuscule - The Quest For The Pink Lollipop
  6. Minuscule - Torpedo
  7. Minuscule - Ladybug
  8. Minuscule - Grosse Mouche Bleue
  9. Minuscule Volume 1
  10. Minuscule Volume 2
  11. Minuscule Volume 3
  12. Minuscule Volume 4 


About Minuscule (TV Series)

Minuscule, the private life of insects is a French-made series of short video animations giving "a bird's eye view of insects' day to day existence, distorted through a burlesque, yet poetic lens". The characters are computer-modelled in 3D and set against natural scenery. Each animation has a self-contained and usually humorous storyline. The audio is a combination of genuine insect and ambient recordings with artificial sound effects. The various protagonist insects often perform anthropomorphic activities, displaying ironically portrayed intelligence, enjoyment and, sometimes, pathos . The background settings are generally of rural France, and include farm houses, fences, cars, road surfaces, drains, gutters and garbage bins. In Season 1 episodes, humans appeared only peripherally (eg, as mute drivers of intrusive vehicles) and large farm animals were the main reluctant witnesses to the variety of insect, spider and mollusc activities. Some Season 2 episodes depict more explicit interaction with humans. Production of a feature film was commenced in March 2012.

The series has an overall feel very much like that of the 1996 movie " Microcosmos : Le peuple de l'herbe" with the same European country farm setting (for most episodes), similar camera angles and shots, and an almost identical musical score consisting largely of open-ended, repeated piano phrases. The creators also cite the Warner Bros. cartoons of the 1950s as a model for the series, and they are aimed at both young and old alike. Episodes tend to follow one or more insect characters through a specific situation and have involved storylines such as multi-insect races reminiscent of the pod race sequence in Star Wars : The Phantom Menace , a spider becoming trapped on a helium balloon, and a grasshopper maliciously launching other unsuspecting insects from a catapult made from a blade of grass. 

Production and Distribution 

Created by Thomas Szabo and Helene Giraud, Minuscule is produced by Phillipe Delarue. Although made in France, its generalized country settings and avoidance of spoken dialogue enable universal accessibility and appeal. The series has been sold to more than 70 countries on television and 30 countries on video.


  • Ladybugs
  • Grasshoppers
  • Flies
  • Ants
  • Spiders (two varieties)
  • Snails 

Other occasional insect characters include: 

  • Mosquitoes
  • Butterflies
  • Caterpillars
  • Dung beetles
  • Dragonflies
  • Cicadas
  • Bees
  • Wasps

Source: wikipedia.org

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