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The MiniWhats

A 52x7' animated series directed by Eugène Boitsov, adapted from the books by Olivier Tallec & Laurent Rivelaygue

Synopsis

The MiniWhats are six characters (animals and humans) that evolve together in a world which is all white. One of them in particular, Olive, has the power to draw things that come to life. He creates scenery that comes alive and sets the scene for their imaginary adventures, as well as objects or other characters that help them to get out of sticky situations when they lose their bearings.

Broadcast

Streaming on Okoo (france.tv) since October 4, 2023 and broadcasted since Jan. 13, on France 3 channel every Saturday at 9:45 and every Sunday at 9:20

Partners

France télévisions, CNC, the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Taxshelter.be and ING, Tax shelter of the Belgian federal government, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, MAGELIS with the support of Charente county council, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Département de la Drôme and Valence Romans Agglo, Procirep-Angoa, Cinémage 16, Cinecap 6, Cofinova 19, TV5Monde, RTL Luxembourg


Awards

"Pilot episode of TV Series" prize at Sofia's International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker (Bulgaria)

Technical film summary

Original French title: "Les QuiQuoi"
TV adaptation of: « Les Qui quoi » by Laurent Rivelaygue and Olivier Tallec, published by Actes Sud Junior
Graphic adaptation: Olivier Tallec
Creators: Laurent Rivelaygue & Olivier Tallec
Screenwriters: Laurent Rivelaygue, Philippe Traversat, Olivier Tallec
Director: Eugène Boitsov
OST: Fred Avril
Genre: Comedy
Target audience: Young Kids 5-7 (bridge)
Duration: 52x7min
Techniques: 2D Animation
Producers: SILEX FILMS - Priscilla Bertin & Judith Nora / DONCVOILÀ PRODUCTIONS - Virginie GIachino & Joris Clerté
Coproducers: Melusine (Luxembourg) & Panique! / RTBF (Belgium)
International Sales: MIAM! distribution

The 52 episodes:
EP01 - THE SUNBURN
EP02 - THE HOUSE THAT GROWS AND GROWS
EP03 - THE WITCH WHO FELL FROM THE SKY
EP04 - THE UGLY DOG NOBODY WANTED
EP05 - THE STRANGE WISHING BUTTON
EP06 - THE LAND OF THE HEEBIE JEEBIES
EP07 - THE SUPER TREASURE ISLAND
EP08 - THE LITTLE GREY CLOUD
EP09 - THE SAD ANNOUNCER
EP10 - THE PHOTO SAFARI
EP11 - MUSTARD’S LITTLE BROTHER
EP12 - THE CLASS TRIP TO THE MOON
EP13 - THE TOOTH FAIRY
EP14 - DESPERATELY SEEKING PIXIE-DUST
EP15 - THE GENEROUS GENIE
EP16 - UNDER THE BED
EP17 - THE STRANGE PICNIC
EP18 - THE MAGIC BRANCHES
EP19 - THE TERRIBLE SPOT
EP20 - INTO THE CLOUDS
EP21 - AT THE FOOT OF THE RAINBOW
EP22 - THE STRANGE STORY
EP23 - THE SUPER GRANNY MARKET
EP24 - THE NIGHTMARES OUT OF THE BLUE
EP25 -  THE CLOCK THAT TURNED BACK TIME
EP26 - THE LAND OF THE ROBOTS
EP27 - THE STARRY DAY
EP28 - THE IMAGINARY FRIEND
EP29 - THE USELESS DETECTIVE
EP30 - MIXO’S AMAZING GAME
EP31 - LITTLE YELLOW RIDING HOOD
EP32 - THE SNOWMAN WHO DIDN'T WANT TO MELT
EP33 - THE COSTUME CONTEST
EP34 - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR
EP35 - THE MYSTERIOUS EGYPTIAN PYRAMID
EP36 - THE FOUNTAIN OF BAD LUCK
EP37 - THE RABBIT WHO THOUGHT HE WAS A CHICKEN
EP38 - THE UNBEARABLE FLUTE
EP39 - MUSTARD’S MESSED-UP BIRTHDAY
EP40 - GRANDSON OF TARZAN
EP41 - THE VEGETARIAN VAMPIRE
EP42 - PETULA'S SECRET ADMIRER
EP43 - THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS
EP44 - THE ZOO OF THE MIXED-UP ANIMALS
EP45 - UNDER THE BOWLING ALLEY
EP46 - THE MAYONNAISE SKATING RINK
EP47 - THE TIRED SUPERHERO
EP48 - THE POLLUTED BEACH
EP49 - MUSTARD'S PLASTER CAST
EP50 - THE LAST DODO
EP51 - ULYSSES' ODYSSEY TO THE BAKERY
EP52 - LOOKING FOR THE DUMBROOLA

Festival selections

Selected at Cartoon Forum 2018
Festival national du film d'animation de Rennes 2024
Sofia's International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker

Press review

(Français) ” Un graphisme pop et acidulé, des personnages sensibles, futés et qui n’ont pas leur langue dans leur poche : Les Quiquoi ont tout pour plaire.” Télérama (13/12/2023)