Ten-year-old Arthur has a lot on his plate: a real estate developer is about to snap up his grandma’s home–and there’s no way Arthur’s going to hang around for his parents or grandparents to sort out the problem. Maybe the solution lies in his grandpa’s treasure, which is hidden somewhere on the “other side” in the land of the Minimoys. The creatures that inhabit this world are just a tenth of an inch tall and live in perfect harmony with their environment. Arthur ventures into this world of the Minimoys, where he meets Princess Selenia and her brother Betameche. Together they set off to look for the treasure that will save his grandma.


  • November 29, 2006
  • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Animation
  • Madonna as Princess Selenia


  • This was Madonna’s first vocal only performance in a movie
  • The film was a huge success in France, overall reception was good
  • It was the most expensive production of a movie in France ever as of 2007
  • Besides Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Robert De Niro and David Bowie lend their voices for characters
  • The DVD has been released worldwide in various versions
  • Kim Lian was the Dutch voice of Princess Selenia
  • Luc Besson had two sequels planned, they were planned for 2009 and 2010 and Madonna was approached for this. Even though eventually the sequels were released, Madonna never returned as the voice of Selenia