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Directed by Hélène Giraud & Thomas Szabo
89 min | 2013 | France | Not Rated
*Post-film discussion with Jack Longino, Adjunct Curator of Entomology at NHMU, Adjunct Professor of Biology at USU, Professor and Associate Chair of Biology at U of U, and “The Astonishing Ant Man”
Enter the world of insects in this wonderfully exciting and inventive award-winning animated film that combines real landscapes with meticulously animated insects. In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark warfare between two tribes of ants. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle of the battle. He befriends one of the black ants, Mandible, and helps him save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor. A fantastic journey at ground level.
Winner: Best Animated Film–2015 César Awards