Arthur & the Minimoys (TV Series)
Arthur et Les Minimoys is a French animated television series directed by Pierre-Alain Chartier and developed by EuropaCorp and Studio 100 Animation. It's inspired by the Arthur and the Minimoys universe created by Luc Besson and Céline Garcia.
In France, the series is broadcast on Gulli and TiJi.
Arthur is a 10-year-old boy, lively and resourceful. He spends all his vacations at his beloved grandmother's house. This garden is home to a world invisible to most. Arthur has discovered a passage that allows him to explore the world of the Minimoys, a tiny people. He becomes one upon entering this world. The Minimoys face multiple threats, including the invading armies of Maltazard, the Minimoys' sworn enemy, who rules over the Seides.
A solitary and dreamy little boy, Arthur becomes a reckless hero, who will lead an entire people to regain their freedom. Accompanied by his comrades Sélénia and Bétamèche, he lives intense adventures.
Why It Sucks
- Too much poor understanding of source material: This spin-off in addition to being useless is an insult to the film and also to the books in which they are adapted.
- Horrible, lazy CGI animation with awful character design that screams "it's for kids".
- The characters have been flanderized:
- Arthur went from a smart, endearing kid to a boring Gary Stu.
- Selenia suffered the same fate as Arthur by becoming a Mary Sue.
- Betameche has become a stupid and unlovable idiot.
- Darkos went villainous for no apparent reason besides becoming a Butt-Monkey.
- Plot Hole: How did Maltazard escape from the kitchen cupboard where he was stuck?
- Awful and forgettable dubbing especially that of Betameche.
- The writing alternates from mediocre to downright terrible.
- Also, why do a preschool cartoon on a film that contains somewhat violent scenes and yet because of that everything is stupidly censored?
- Overall, it's forgettable and ruined the franchise before Arthur Malédiction came out.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- At least it's still better than Arthur Malédiction.
Despite an astonishing 5.9/10 on IMDb, the cartoon has received negative reception from fans of the franchise as it holds a 2.9/10 on Senscritique.