Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants Official Italian Trailer

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants Official Trailer 2014

Once Upon a Time in the Fields of Grass: Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

Ten years ago Thomas Szabo directed with Hélène Giraud a very unique short film, without dialogue and mixing computer-generated insects and real, non-animated landscape shots. After having discovered this film, French producer Philippe Delarue (Futurikon), immediately proposed to Thomas and Hélène to develop a series of short programmes for TV and a theatrical feature film. This is Minuscule. A first then a second series of TV shorts were produced, earning public and critics acclaim worldwide. Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants has needed more time to be developed and produced. The shooting of the film, in 3D and cinemascope, took place in the gorgeous settings of High Provence and the back country of Nice (France) the South of France in the National Parks of the Mercantour and the Ecrins. “The challenge was to imagine a story, construct a narration, inspire it with an epic dimension, a grand Show, an adventure, a Lord of the Rings from the perspective of insects meets Once Upon a Time in the Fields of Grass,” the directors stated. “We shot in Cinemascope and in stereoscopic 3D. This is an audacious artistic choice, the worlds’ first for a film mixing animation and real-life footage, all in 3D. This choice was obvious because accentuating the realistic side and increasing the sensation of proximity and truth, this technique enables the audience to become immersed in the Minuscule universe.”

Alessandro Zoppo


In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned during a summer storm spark warfare between two tribes of ants. At stake is a box of sugar. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle of the battle. He befriends one of the black ants and helps him save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors.

Data Uscita: 29-01-2014 (Francia) 22-01-2015 (Italia)
Regia: Thomas Szabo (FR)
Genere: Animation, Adventure, Family
Nazione: France, Belgium (2014)

Hélène Giraud

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