The Best Episodes of Minuscule
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2019
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).
#2 - patatas fritas
Season 2 - Episode 17
An ant is carrying a crisp, which wasps soon snatch. After a mad race and a bad fall, our little bug wakes up in a strange universe, where crisps are actually alive.
#3 - chewing-gum rodeo
Season 2 - Episode 44
A green grasshopper is having fun playing tricks on the other insects by throwing sticky chewing gum on them. A ladybird has spotted this and is about to give the tactless grasshopper a good lesson.
#4 - the annoying neighbor
Season 2 - Episode 46
A quiet little caterpillar is none too happy about her new noisy, troublesome neighbour moving into the apple tree. Time has come to get rid of the newcomer.
#5 - labyrinth
Season 2 - Episode 68
A reckless spider starts chasing an elusive fly deep inside an inhospitable drain. After many twists and turns she loses her way. Will she successfully find the exit?
#6 - ants on the train
Season 2 - Episode 51
#7 - go blue go!
Season 2 - Episode 55
#8 - skiing snails / black slope for gastropod skiers
Season 2 - Episode 82
The ski season is in full swing, much to the delight of a whole family of snails. Going up the mountain takes forever but once they reach the top of the black slope, it's an entirely different story.
#9 - snow carrot
Season 2 - Episode 74
A group of black ants pinch a carrot from a snowman's head but the red ants in turn pinch the carrot from them. Will the black ants see the carrot again?
#10 - ladybugland
Season 2 - Episode 95
#11 - the iron monster
Season 2 - Episode 22
The sudden arrival of a tractor in a field makes the insects who live there panic. The little bugs join forces to save their homes and rid the field of this terrible machine.
#13 - mad fly
Season 2 - Episode 20
Flies in a red toy bus and a spider in a yellow toy car have an exciting race.
#14 - the yule log
Season 2 - Episode 21
It's Christmas time and the black ants are on the lookout for some festive cheer. When humans at a party are distracted, the ants use this opportunity to pinch a yummy yule log. Alas there is another obstacle they need to pass in order to fully succeed in this daring heist.
#15 - A Rolling Snail Gathers No Moss
Season 1 - Episode 60
In a kindergarten, a few snails move up at a snail’s pace along a metal surface. The journey lasts for quite a while. The snails eventually reach the top of a playground slide and enjoy a few fast slides…
#16 - On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Season 1 - Episode 55
A bee, a wasp, a dragonfly and a ladybug are on the starting line, ready for the race. The last competitor, namely a snail, shows up late. The race starts and as the saying goes “slow and steady wins the race”.
#17 - catch me if you can
Season 2 - Episode 7
A reckless male butterfly is interested in a female butterfly that is sitting on a crossroad sign over the other side of the road. Can he make it over to her in one piece?
#18 - 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…
#19 - 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?
#20 - Quiet
Season 1 - Episode 38
Interior kitchen. The faucet is trickling above the sink. The continuous “splash splash splash” is driving a spider nuts. She musters up her courage to put an end to the torture…
#21 - Goofing Off
Season 1 - Episode 68
A column of ants is busy carrying small rocks towards their anthill. One of the ants repeatedly leaves the work site to take a nap. Yet the foreman keeps an eye on him and wakes him up with a start each time. Go to work!
#22 - bzzapping
Season 2 - Episode 3
A fly and a spider are watching sports on television. They disagree as to which channel they want to watch. It's duel time for the remote control. Who is going to let go: the spider, the fly... or the TV?
#23 - sausage predator (BBQ Recovery)
Season 2 - Episode 28
The mean red ants manage to steal every last bit of food at a barbecue. Will a motley crew of other insects manage to get the food back?
#24 - fly hunting
Season 2 - Episode 27
A frantic pursuit between flies and a ladybug. Same old, same old. Except that today, the ladybug is as big as a football, and a gang of huge ladybugs is flying along as back-ups. The flies had better behave.
#25 - thirsty
Season 2 - Episode 42
A little snail is sliding across the countryside looking for a puddle to quench his thirst. But it's a heat wave and he had better hurry if he wants to find some water before the other insects.