The perfect Sunday afternoon film
Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a recent DVD release from Lionsgate that we were kindly sent to review in September following it's release. I haven't heard much about this film and I absolutely think all kids should own this so I thought I'd share a little bit about why we are big fans.
This film focuses on the life of a little ladybird that loses her family and make friends with a black ant. The little ladybird goes on a wild adventure, helping the ants take a tin of sugar back to their home, all the while being chased by the angry mean red ants that want to steal their goods.
My favourite thing about this film is that the characters don’t talk, there are no irritating accents to worry about as they simply make make little noises to each other to communicate, with music added for emotive effect. This makes it really relaxing and actually a lot more gripping to watch. Music building up drama draws the whole family in and it is the most perfect film for a chilled Sunday afternoon.
Both kids (5 & 2) really enjoy watching this, they love bugs and are honestly gripped from the very first frame and enjoy it without finding it too scary. There is a lovely friendly feel to the film, it reminds me of the Wall-E film in the way it is all about emotion and telling a story visually and musically. The animation is stunning and beautiful to watch.
This is a great family film and perfect for any kids out there that love bug hunting, especially at the moment where we are completely inundated with ladybirds!
You can view the full trailer above, we truly love it and it's a firm classic now and a hit with Alf's friends that he has watched it with too. This would be a lovely stocking filler this Christmas!
If you'd like to try your luck at winning a copy, please enter my giveaway below.
Disclosure: sample DVD sent for honest review purposes, contains Amazon affiliate link.