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Date TimeSeptember 06, 2019
VoiceThe lack of smart-alec seagulls is not a problem in this simple but not simplistic film for children full of gentle charm and imaginative soundscapes
A Minuscule Adventure review – sweet animated tale minus Hollywood distractions
There is perhaps a rule in the critics’ handbook that bans watching kids’ films in the company of actual children. But, like other parents doing a childcare-free summer, needs must. So I sat the toddler down in front of this French animated tale about two ladybirds cast away on a Caribbean island.
It has no dialogue and animated by inserting quite basic CG bugs into a backdrop of live photography. An absence of smart-alec seagulls and jetpack-propelled poodles led me to fear mutiny after a few minutes. But the film’s gentle magic worked a treat.

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