“Minuscule” …. The Private Lives of Insects!!


To those of you who liked the post “The Ladybug …. Enjoy a gallery!

In case you missed it, here’s the link:



As I was looking for a video to add to that post, I found “Minuscule” …. the playful video included above. After some research, this is what I found. Seems to me a found a “little treasure”. I find them so amusing and cute!

As it appeared in:


“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-modeled in 3D and set against natural scenery. Each animation has a self-contained and usually humorous story line.

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 (e.g., 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 feature film titled Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, was released on January 29, 2014.



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, 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.”







~~Uploaded on Feb 26, 2011~~

I’m happy to have found these videos. I will keep looking for more. They certainly help in decreasing negativity, bringing a little warmth to the heart and a smile to our face. 

I hope you like them too.