I have very vivid memories of an old movie- cartoon from when I was I child.

It was about a kid who was made small and he was able to go to an ant kingdom. This happened in a living room, they had a thick and big haired carpet where he would get lost when he got smaller, then there was something with a vacuum cleaner. Some scenes are filmed, some are cartoon, like in the ant's kingdom.

It's around 20-25 years ago. At that time it looked like it was a new movie. Maybe even 30 years ago, if it took time to get on screen in my country.

  • This is somewhat similar to the 2006 film The Ant Bully but I believe that is all cartoon.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 24, 2019 at 13:55
  • And of course there's also Honey, I Shrunk the Kids but if I remember correctly that is all live action. Relevant scene.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 24, 2019 at 13:59
  • @TheLethalCarrot I don't see anything indicating there are live-action parts, but it is also probably too recent, only 13 years old.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Sep 24, 2019 at 14:12

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Dot and Keeto (1986)

Dot, an Australian girl, seeks the magical green root that will give her the ability to talk to animals. She eats a red root by mistake, and is shrunk to the size of an ant. With the help of her friends Keeto the mosquito and Butterwalk the caterpillar, she searches for the green root that will restore her size. But she must find it before sundown, or she will shrink even smaller.

The full movie is available on YouTube:

There is a hoovering scene around 13 minutes and the ant scene around 34 minutes.

Found with the Google query cartoon boy shrunk ants -"ant bully" -"shrunk the kids" just to remove the most popular results.

  • Doesn't the question say that its about a BOY instead of a girl?
    – Bella Swan
    Sep 25, 2019 at 6:56
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    @BellaSwan it does but it matches everything else. You’d be surprised how mixed up your memory can make things so it’s worth a shot.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 25, 2019 at 7:02
  • Thank you! I've been searching for it for years :)
    – Chiara
    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:22
  • In my memory it's a boy :D
    – Chiara
    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:22
  • But now that I see it I remember more
    – Chiara
    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:23

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