The Best Episodes of Minuscule

Minuscule follows the day-to-day existence of anthropomorphic insects. The characters are modelled on computer in 3D and are then set against real scenery. Each animation has a short, self contained and often humorous storyline. The audio is a combination of genuine insect and ambient recordings, and sound effects such as car or helicopter engines, synthesized buzzing etc. During the episodes no words are ever spoken and, although it is a real world setting with houses, fences, cars and garbage bins often involved in the storyline, humans themselves appear only peripherally (if at all).

the wing case

#1 - the wing case

Season 2 - Episode 1

Saved by the providential fall of a tiny egg, a mother ladybug adopts it. When it hatches, she realises it contains a little caterpillar.

star 8.60
5 votes
The Ladybug

#2 - The Ladybug

Season 1 - Episode 17

A ladybug curtly insults a swarm of bees hanging out on a trash can. The bees start chasing the cheeky insect right away. A chase ensues above the asphalt roads while a spider who happens to be in the way gets herself in trouble…

star 8.52
12 votes
Chewing Gum

#3 - Chewing Gum

Season 1 - Episode 51

A nosy fly glues herself on a piece of chewing gum on the asphalt. How will she manage to get rid of her sticky and cumbersome load?

star 8.50
6 votes
No Exit

#4 - No Exit

Season 1 - Episode 25

A bee enters a large house through an open door. Suddenly the humans leave the house and lock the bee inside. She’ll do anything to recover her freedom…

star 8.40
10 votes

#5 - Hyperactive

Season 1 - Episode 61

A hyperactive baby ladybug eludes her parents’ attention and gets herself into a lot of trouble when she starts provoking a group of bees who immediately chase her. Our baby ladybug is finally out of the woods and goes back to her parents who failed noticing she was missing…

star 8.40
5 votes
Bless You

#6 - Bless You

Season 1 - Episode 64

It’s cold and damp outside. A spider has a raging cold and won’t stop sneezing, which is a real impediment when it comes to hunting. She chases a fly tirelessly but the repetitive sneezing makes any attempt vain…

star 8.33
6 votes
Sleeping In

#7 - Sleeping In

Season 1 - Episode 6

A new day is dawning and the bees inside the beehive wake up and get out to start gathering nectar on their work day. One of the bees sleeps in. Once she makes it outside she cannot find any place to gather nectar as all the flowers are occupied. Our bee suddenly has a strike of genius…

star 8.33
15 votes
A Gust of Wind

#8 - A Gust of Wind

Season 1 - Episode 18

The wind is picking up on the plain and the insects have a hard time dealing with all the elements unleashing around them. A small fly and a spider are trying to resist being shaken about and joggled roughly… when the wind suddenly stops.

star 8.27
11 votes

#9 - Catapult

Season 1 - Episode 12

A grasshopper is hiding in the tall green grass, having a blast using her powerful thighs to jump all over the place and bump into other dumbfounded insects. This little game goes on with complete impunity until the wheel starts to turn…

star 8.25
16 votes

#10 - Ants

Season 1 - Episode 1

Ants steal a box of lump sugar from a garden table. Later on, after escaping the wheels of many cars while crossing the road the ants try to fit the box in their anthill. No luck, the box is too large…

star 8.22
27 votes
Dung Beetle Blues

#11 - Dung Beetle Blues

Season 1 - Episode 52

Our dung beetle has no sense of geometry and is unable to turn his piece of dung into a round-shaped ball. The vexed little insect will instead choose anything that looks more or less like a sphere: a ping-pong ball, a golf ball…

star 8.20
5 votes
Love Story

#12 - Love Story

Season 1 - Episode 2

Much to her surprise a ladybug notices that all the insects around her get in pairs and start kissing. The ladybug eventually realizes it is the mating season. Why couldn’t she find her soul mate after all…

star 8.17
24 votes
The Right Seed

#13 - The Right Seed

Season 1 - Episode 26

A ladybug is looking for a seed, finds it and plants it. A little fruit tree grows and our ladybug carefully chooses a fruit he gives as a present to a female ladybug…

star 8.00
8 votes

#14 - homeless

Season 2 - Episode 39

A caterpillar finds refuge inside a pumpkin. The other farmhouse insects are not too pleased with the new tenant until the farmer takes away all the apples and potatoes, leaving them homeless.

star 8.00
3 votes
The Good Education

#15 - The Good Education

Season 1 - Episode 72

A mother ladybug teaches her babies the things of the world.

star 8.00
5 votes

#16 - Zzzeplin

Season 1 - Episode 7

A spider is lying in wait on her web when a balloon gets caught in the branches next to her. The spider is determined to get rid of the cumbersome object and climbs on the balloon when it suddenly comes unhooked and takes off in the air…

star 8.00
14 votes
The Apple of Concord

#17 - The Apple of Concord

Season 1 - Episode 42

Two caterpillars live in two separate apples on an apple tree. All of a sudden human beings turn up and start picking the fruits, taking with them one of the two caterpillars in their baskets. This is the story of a beautiful friendship: the remaining caterpillar starts out to find his friend again…

star 7.89
9 votes
A Snail's Dream

#18 - A Snail's Dream

Season 1 - Episode 5

A snail is crossing an undergrowth at a snail’s pace. All of a sudden he steps on it and goes faster and faster. He flies past at full speed leaving a cloud of dust in his trail. Could he be dreaming this

star 7.79
19 votes
Cicada Do Brazil

#19 - Cicada Do Brazil

Season 1 - Episode 59

Unlike her fellow creatures one little cicada has Brazilian strains to her music whenever she “sings”. The scene takes place in Provence and the cultural clash is hard to deal with. However the cicadas will find the perfect chord to strike a universal language…

star 7.75
4 votes
The Mosquito

#20 - The Mosquito

Season 1 - Episode 73

A mosquito is trapped inside a living room and is forced cohabite with the native in the house. The domino effect is triggered and it’s just the beginning of an avalanche of very unpleasant surprises…

star 7.75
4 votes
Caterpillar Dream

#21 - Caterpillar Dream

Season 1 - Episode 9

A caterpillar watches various flying insects from her observation spot on a shrub. She would like to fly too. Well, that’s when day-dreaming comes in handy…

star 7.71
14 votes

#22 - Dragonflies

Season 1 - Episode 32

These dragonflies make such a terrible racket! They are noisy and force their own rules on whoever comes near. A ladybug is determined to see justice done and starts provoking them in order to pull them down a peg or two…

star 7.67
9 votes
Shell Less

#23 - Shell Less

Season 1 - Episode 19

A caterpillar finds herself by accident in the middle of litter of newly born snails. The baby snails grow and grow and the caterpillar tries really hard to fit in yet there remains an issue: unlike her brothers and sisters she does not have a shell…

star 7.64
11 votes
Caterpillars in Pairs

#24 - Caterpillars in Pairs

Season 1 - Episode 31

Two caterpillars (a big yellow one and a small green one) are looking for a love nest. We later get a glimpse of the fruit of their union: a big yellow egg and a small yellow egg rapidly produce two caterpillars of the same bulk and colour. When the time comes to turn into butterflies, it’s no small surprise…

star 7.62
10 votes
Wasp Belle

#25 - Wasp Belle

Season 1 - Episode 3

A wasp squadron crosses the sky performing innumerable and spectacular aerobatics. One of the wasps is intoxicated by the exciting exercise and starts leaving the formation to climb vertically all the way to the stratosphere. The harder the fall…

star 7.53
17 votes