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"Too fat, big feet, too tall
If you stink, you talk, you're much too small
If you're afraid of the dark, your weakness can become a superpower
You got some pimples on your face, already lost the human race
You're jealous or you're paranoid, you know you're not an android
Those little differences make us what we all are...
Just ask the Minimighty Kids!"
Expository Theme Tune in the first season

The Minimighty Kidsnote  is a French series that follows a cast of animal children at a school. Each episode focuses on one particular character as they struggle with an often embarrassing issue that alienates them from the other students. They later go to sleep and gain temporary superpowers that have something to do with said quirk.

The series is an adaptation of a comic book series of the same name that ran from 2007-2011.

Two seasons of the series are on Netflix in the U.S. and it also can be found on the series' official YouTube channel. It also airs on Teletoon in Canada.

The Minimighty Tropes!:

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite being aware that people get superpowers randomly in this school, and possibly even getting their own in a previous episode, characters still ask "how did you do that" in a very surprised way even though they should know better
  • Aesop Amnesia: The Monkey in particular tends to learn not to be such a bully, and even had his own episode with this same aesop, but despite this he forgets the aesop in the very next episode
  • Bland-Name Product: Tokemon cards are a clear stand in for Pokémon cards.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: One episode has the Wolf claim that him and his posse should have been invited to a movie shoot because every film needs a bad guy.
  • Hate Sink: The Wolf often fills this role. To a lesser extent, the Monkey.
  • "Everybody Laughs" Ending: A semi common way to end an episode
  • Jerkass Ball: Sometimes the protagonist of one episode will mock and tease the protagonist of another episode apparently having learned nothing from their episode.
  • New Season, New Name: The second season was now named "The Minimighty Squad".
  • Once per Episode: There is a transformation sequence where the episode's protagonist gains their superpowers, when the character suddenly gains large muscles and grows to stand on the earth, and then shrinks back down to their original size.
  • Sad-Times Montage: Every episode has one of these where the episode's protagonist is sad about their problem.
    • This changes in the second season as the format changes to one super team
  • Superpowers For A Day: Every episode has the protagonist of the episode gain superpowers that only last a day.
    • In the second season, the episodes instead have one consistent super team that helps out with people's problems
  • Strictly Formula: The show doesn't stray far from the established formula in the first season.
  • Yes-Man: The issue Louis the mouse has to deal with in his first episode as a viewpoint character. He can't resist saying yes every time someone asks him to do something.

Alternative Title(s): The Minijusticiers