Wednesday 21 September 2016

Minuscule: Valley Of The Lost Ants family DVD Review And Giveaway

Minuscule: Valley Of The Lost Ants is one of the latest family DVD releases from Lionsgate. A movie suitable for anyone, it mixes animation and live action backdrops really well, to create a nice tale that has enough adventure to keep my boys watching throughout, and is gentle enough to be perfect for a family movie afternoon.
This is a tale of excitement and peril starring a little ladybird who has become separated from his family. He very quickly finds himself attacked by some rogue insects (flies), and in the battle loses a wing.

Almost defenceless and crippled, he befriends a black ant named Mandible, and joins forces with his colony to defend their nest from an invasion by red fire ants.

During the defence our little ladybird spots a potential ladybird girlfriend, says hiya and promises he will return once the battle is over...awwww, just a second of romance there. I won't spoil the ending.

We were sent a copy of Minuscule to review, as well as an awesome Bug Safari Kit and a ticklist of creatures. My 6 year old doesn't take much encouraging to get outside and filthy, so we have a bug hunt planned for this weekend!

I was a bit dubious about the mix of animation and live action footage before I saw Minuscule: Valley Of The Lost Ants, but it works incredibly well. The cute little characters stand out against the beautiful backgrounds full of nature and teeming with life, but are actually subtle and not 'babyish' at all.

The storyline is complicated enough to maintain an adult's interest, and isn't even entirely obvious. The 'peril' is slightly cartoony, and isn't too much for a young child, but there is enough action to excite my 6 and 8 year olds. It's a well-placed mixture that makes Minuscule: Valley Of The Lost Ants a great movie to watch together as a family.

Minuscule has a runtime of 1 hour 28 minutes and a U (Universal) rating. Available on Digital Download from Monday 19th September and on DVD Monday 26th September priced around £9.99 from all good stockists in store and online including Amazon.

Lionsgate have very kindly offered a copy of Minuscule: Valley Of The Ants for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only, and will end at midnight Sunday 16th October. For help with Gleam and to see my other giveaways, click here...

Minuscule: Valley Of The Lost Ants DVD Giveaway


  1. Bacteria.

    Rachel Craig

  2. There was me thinking I was being novel by planning to say atoms! Lol. Fine - quarks.

  3. Other than my bank balance an atom

  4. My chances of winning - Or an atom

  5. Heather Morrison6 October 2016 at 17:35

    A grain of salt xx

  6. Nits! ... sorry, a huge bug bear of mine at the moment.

  7. A full stop. @TheChrissyComps Christopher Read

  8. My bank balance

  9. the money in my purse LOL a grain of sand

  10. A single grain of sand is miniscule


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