Monday, May 25, 2015

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants - #kaboomkids DVD Review and Giveaway

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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.

My Review:

Miniscule: Valley of the Lost Ants tells of a war between black ants and red ants.  They are at odds with each other, and even more so when a tin of sugar cubes enters the scene.  Added in to the mix is a heroic ladybug whose intention wasn't to get caught in the middle.

Miniscule: Valley of the Lost Ants has only the dialogue of a narrator, Richard Dreyfuss.  His narrations are interesting enough and keep viewers tuned in.  Music and sound effects are used to convey the bugs' thoughts and emotions.  There's a good amount of whistling, clanking, and other non-verbal chatter.  A couple of high whistles here and there unnerved me a little but, other than that, I like how the story was told.  Although there are scenes of ants doing battle with each other, it's not done in bloodthirsty form.  Everyday household objects like crayons and paper clips are used for weaponry.  It's an absorbing movie with charming visuals.
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40 comments:

ReggieMann said...

Ladybugs - they are so cute!! :)
and beneficial to your plants

Janet W. said...

My favorite insect is the Praying Mantis!

Charlene E said...

I guess my favorite insect would have to be a butterfly

VickeC said...

lightening bugs,,i dont know their real names but we had fun as kids catching them at night

Ken Ohl said...

ladybugs are my favorite. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Xty C said...

My favorite would caterpillar

pmj said...

Monarch Butterflies. So pretty.

rubynreba said...

Butterflies are my favorite.

Colleen Maurina said...

My favorite is a bumblebee because they make honey!

Joseph Wallace said...

My favorite insect is the ladybug. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

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Renee said...

I think praying mantis (manti?? mantises??) are really cool. We have some in our yard every year and it is fun to watch them grow from tiny little things to giant creatures that turn their heads to watch you as you walk by them--plus, they eat other insects so, bonus!

Jackie said...

My favorite insects are butterflies.
Thank you!

bison61 said...

favorite would be a Dragonfly

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jakiesmom said...

I like fireflies

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite is grasshopper

Leela said...

I like butterflies.

Sacha Schroeder said...

Lady bugs and butterflies! :)

Nancy said...

Butterflies and ladybugs top our list. They are beautiful and helpful, too!

Nancy
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Rebecca Orr said...

I love Butterflies. They are so beautiful and I love their evolution.

Robin Abrams said...

The praying mantis is my favorite

iggysaysno said...

Ladybug

Denise S. said...

My favorite is lightening bugs.

Erica C. said...

I don't like any!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

If I have to pick a favorite bug, I will pick dragonflies-they are so beautiful!

saturdaynightfever said...

Jeff Goldblum as "The Fly"!

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Mysharona said...

The butterfly.

Renee G said...

I like crickets.

Lisa Pecora said...

I can tolerate Butterflys and lady bugs and thats it!

Danielle Day said...

Butterflies!

Stephanie Larison said...

Ladybugs are my fave.

eguiver Yol said...

Praying mantis

LauraJJ said...

I love the caterpillars! I planted some carrots, fennel, milkweed, and dill....hope the butterflies lay some eggs for me to watch!

kathy pease said...

I like lady bugs they are actually cute :)

dvice12 said...

I like butterflies

Danielle Magee said...

My favorite bug is a praying mantis.

Danielle Magee said...

My favorite bug is a praying mantis.

Buddy Garrett said...

A praying mantis is my favorite insect.

blakkis said...

Butterflies, most other insects creep me out

lilyk said...

I like butterflies.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I like Ladybugs and Butterflies the most.