Friday, May 22, 2015

DVD Review & Giveaway - Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants



 Good things come in small packages! That’s certainly the case with the adorable, animated feature Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants.  These endearing insects will be in theaters, On Demand, and on DVD May 26, 2015 from kaboom! Entertainment

This epic adventure has the added twist of almost no dialogue – think Wall-E meets A Bug's Life! These animated stars communicate solely via a synchronized soundtrack featuring music and sound effects to tell the tale of their journey. With the lone voice of Richard Dreyfuss as the narrator, Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is the buzz worthy spring feature you won’t want to miss.

Synopsis
After a couple leaves their picnic in a hurry, a gang of hungry ants moves in to steal what could be their most coveted treasure: a tin box filled with sugar cubes.  But before they can get away with the loot, a newly-born ladybug strays from its own family and gets trapped inside the box!  The ladybug is soon spirited away by the ants as they try to transport their prize across the woods toward their colony. Together, the insects embark on an epic journey to protect their sugar.

Fun Facts About Minuscule
  • Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a 2013 France/Belgium animated film, co-written and directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo
  • The film has been a huge box office success worldwide: France, Poland, Korea, Czech Republic, Switzerland and MORE
  • Created by the same animated studio that produced Dragon Hunters
  • Feature is based off the TV show ‘Minuscule - The Private Life of Insects’
  • Series aired on the Disney Channel in the U.S.

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My Thoughts

Miniscule is a really cute animated film that gives you a up close and personal look into the lives of bugs. The story revolves around a group of black ants and their little lady bug companion. They discover the miracle of sugar when they raid a human's picnic. They make off with a whole box of sugar, and everything would be fine except for the fact that the red ants want in on the sugar too. This leads to an all out war where everyday objects like q-tips become weapons and paper money is converted into fighter jets (sort of). The lady bug becomes the real star of the movie and helps lead the black ants to victory.

This is a really unique movie. The characters don't actually speak to each other, instead using hand motions and noises to convey their feelings. The only human voice is the narrator, who tells the story as though he's reading it from a book.  This helps to enhance the realism of the insect world, and allows kids to use their imaginations.  I have four kids ranging in age from 3 to 14, and they all enjoyed this movie. It's packed with action, has a little humor, and is just a fun adventure all around.



The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive a DVD copy of Minuscule.  To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will  6/13/15 and is open to the US only.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to kaboom!  for offering this fantastic prize.


59 comments:

Jennifer Rogers said...

I would definitely watch this movie with my grandkids Layne, Larkyn and Lily!
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Joseph Wallace said...

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Robin Abrams said...

I would love to watch this movie with my grandkids on our movie night

Lisa Williams said...

I would love to watch this movie with my little niece and nephew,they love bugs and sometimes want to catch fireflies and keep them in a jar with holes for a bit to look at them,then we let them go.

Charlene E said...

I would watch this movie with my kids and probably pass it along to my niece and nephew

Nikki Krutz said...

I would watch this with my 4 year old son :)

Stephanie said...

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megan tilley said...

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Jackie said...

I would watch this with my family.
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My autistic son

Jennifer Clay said...

I would watch this with my daughters and son.

Janet W. said...

I would watch this movie with my grandsons!

VickeC said...

id watch this with my grandchildren

Jan Lee said...

I would watch this with my great niece and great nephew :)

Heather B said...

This looks really cute I would watch it with my 3 children

Crystal Warnick said...

I would watch it with my two sons. One is 8 and the other is 3.

Elizabeth said...

Morgan and Charlie, my 2 Grandkids!

jenny said...

I think I would see this with my kid and my grand baby

jessicanjela said...

I would watch this movie with my nephew and goddaughter

Kristie said...

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Hargow Wong said...

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Lauren said...

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Schamp486 said...

I would watch this with my precious granddaughter! She is moving to Alaska in a couple of months, so she needs as many DVD's for the car ride on the way down. That will be a LONG ride!!! I will miss her and my daughter so much!

Emily Endrizzi said...

I would watch this movie with my two younger kids.

Arf2-D2 said...

I would watch with my niece and nephews

Denise Low said...

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Deborah W said...

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Rebecca Williams said...

I'd like to watch with my two daughters

Paol Trenny said...

I would watch this movie with my five kids.

KJ Skib said...

I think this would be a family night movie.

Leela said...

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Danielle Lima said...

I would watch this with my daughter and nieces.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I will watch this movie with my grandchildren.

Robin T said...

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Mysharona said...

With both my kids.

momo said...

I will watch this DVD with my grandson.

Meredith said...

My niece! It would bring back good memories of when we visited the Field Museum and went through a land where we were "ant-sized".

tatertot374 said...

I would love to watch this with my family. thank you!

Lana Bradstream said...

I would watch with my daughter

Erica C. said...

With my nephew.

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susan1215 said...

I would watch this with my daughter.

Clair Freebie said...

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ReggieMann said...

I would watch the movie with my niece

Donna Jacoby said...

I would watch this movie with my son. Thank you for the giveaway!

Xty C said...

I would watch this with my niece

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Roxann said...

I would watch it with my son.

Lisa Pecora said...

I would watch this with my niece.

Nathan Kirsch said...

I would watch this with my family

Jerry Marquardt said...

I think and hope that my nephew will like this, he is into everything else like this. I think it looks like a great movie.

Buddy Garrett said...

We would watch it with our daughter.

Buddy Garrett said...

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Megan C said...

I would watch this with my niece.

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I'd watch it with my wife.

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