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Encyclopedia > A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life
Directed by John Lasseter
Andrew Stanton
Produced by Darla K. Anderson
John Lasseter
Written by Story:
Joe Ranft
Additional Story:
Gefwee Boedoe
Jason Katz
Jorgen Klubien
Robert Lence
David Reynolds

Screenplay:
Andrew Stanton
Don McEnery
Bob Shaw Image File history File links Bugslifeposter. ... John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ... Andrew Stanton (born January 11, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American animated films director, screenwriter, as well as a voice actor. ... Darla K. Anderson is a film producer for Pixar. ... John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ... Joseph Henry Joe Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an animation storyboard artist and voice actor who worked for Pixar and Disney. ... Pixars studio lot in Emeryville Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California (USA) notable for its seven Academy Awards. ... Andrew Stanton (born January 11, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American animated films director, screenwriter, as well as a voice actor. ...

Starring Hayden Panettiere
Dave Foley
Kevin Spacey
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Denis Leary
Phyllis Diller
Joe Ranft
David Hyde Pierce
Brad Garrett
Richard Kind
Bonnie Hunt
Jonathan Harris
Madeline Kahn
Roddy McDowall
Michael McShane
John Ratzenberger
Ashley Tisdale
Music by Randy Newman
Cinematography Sharon Calahan
Editing by Lee Unkrich
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) November 25, 1998 (U.S.)
December 26, 1998 (AUS)
February 5, 1999 (UK)
Running time 96 min.
Language English
Budget $45 million
Gross revenue Worldwide:
$363.3 million
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

A Bug's Life is a 1998 computer animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 25, 1998, in Australia on December, 1998 and in the United Kingdom on February 5, 1999. A Bug's Life was the second Disney / Pixar feature film. It tells the tale of an oddball individualist ant who hires what he thinks are "warrior bugs" (actually circus performers) to fight off greedy grasshoppers. The film was directed by John Lasseter. Hayden Leslie Panettiere (born August 21, 1989)[1] is an American actress, singer, and Grammy Award nominee. ... Dave Foley (born January 4, 1963, in Etobicoke, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is an Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... This article is about the American actress. ... Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, comedian, writer and director. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Joseph Henry Joe Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an animation storyboard artist and voice actor who worked for Pixar and Disney. ... David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is a Screen Actors Guild, Tony and Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his co-starring role as psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier alongside Kelsey Grammer. ... Brad Garrett (born April 14, 1960) is an American television/voice actor and stand-up comedian. ... Richard Kind (b. ... Bonnie Lynn Hunt (born September 22, 1961)[1] is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-nominated American actress, comedian, writer, director and television producer. ... Jonathan Harris (November 6, 1914 – November 3, 2002), was an American stage and character actor. ... Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an Academy Award-nominated Jewish American actress of movie, television, and theater distinguished by an unusual gift for comedy. ... Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was an English/American actor. ... Michael McShane (December 10, 1957; East Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor who first became known to American audiences through his appearances on the British television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. McShane has performed on stage, on television and in film and is an alumnus of Los Angeles TheaterSports. ... John Deszo Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor. ... Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985)[1] is an American actress and singer. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... Lee Unkrich Lee Unkrich (born August 8, 1967 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio) is an American director and film editor. ... 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The story of A Bug's Life is a parody of Aesop's fable of The Ant and the Grasshopper. It is similar to the comedy ¡Three Amigos!, which is about out-of-work actors defending a town while thinking they're merely giving a performance. It also gives an obvious nod to Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (as well as its Hollywood remake, The Magnificent Seven), which is about Japanese villagers hiring a rag-tag group of swordsmen to fight off rampaging bandits. Nofootnotes|date=February 2008}} Aesop, as conceived by Diego Velázquez Aesop, as depicted in the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel in 1493. ... The Ant and the Grasshopper, also known as The Grasshopper and the Ant or The Grasshopper and the Ants, is a fable attributed to Aesop. ... ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 comedy western film, produced by George Folsey, Jr. ... Kurosawa redirects here. ... For other uses, see Seven Samurai (disambiguation). ... American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 western film directed by John Sturges about a group of hired gunmen tasked with protecting a Mexican village from bandits. ...


Reviews for A Bug's Life were overwhelmingly positive at the time of the film's release, and it has remained popular since.

Contents

Plot

Flik is an oddball, an individualist, and a would-be inventor among a colony of ants that is being oppressed by a Mafia-like gang of grasshoppers. The grasshoppers arrive once a season to extort food from the ants, supposedly in return for protection from "bigger bugs". While working with an invention by which to pick grain more efficiently, Flik accidentally destroys the annual offering that the ants were collecting to appease the grasshoppers. In exchange for a temporary reprieve from the grasshoppers, the ants are given until the end of autumn to produce an offering of twice the usual amount. Later, while he is being admonished by the royal council of the colony, Flik proposes a plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. When the council agrees to his proposal, Flik actually believes they have accepted the merits of his plan, whereas the council actually sees it as a convenient way of simply keeping Flik from wreaking any more havoc on their food-gathering activities. Oddball, Oddballs, or Odd Ball may refer to: In fiction: Odd Ball, character that appeared in the first edition of the British comic Whizzer and Chips Odd Ball (clone pilot), Clone commander in Star Wars Oddball, eccentric tank commander played by Donald Sutherland in the movie Kellys Heroes In... For judgements of value about collectivism and individualism, see individualism and collectivism. ... This article is about a type of political territory. ... For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). ... This article is about the criminal society. ... Superfamilies Tridactyloidea Tetrigoidea Eumastacoidea Pneumoroidea Pyrgomorphoidea Acridoidea Tanaoceroidea Trigonopterygoidea For other uses, see Grasshopper (disambiguation). ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person obtains money, behaviour, or other goods and/or services from another by wrongfully threatening or inflicting harm to this person, reputation, or property. ... The word grain has several meanings, most being descriptive of a small piece or particle. ... Look up Havoc in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Flik finds his way to the "city"; an insects' metropolis built of discarded boxes and vessels, where he mistakes a group of recently-fired circus performers, whose act had collapsed into chaos, for the warrior bugs he seeks. The bug troupe, meanwhile, mistake Flik for a talent agent who wants to engage their act, and agree to travel with him back to Ant Island. Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... For other uses, see Circus (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chaos (disambiguation). ... A troupe is a theatre company of touring actors, singers and/or dancers. ...


Both Flik and the circus troupe soon become aware of their respective mistakes. However, the rest of the ant colony had become convinced that these newcomers are indeed the warriors for which they had hoped when the circus bugs help Flik pull off a daring rescue of Dot (a young "princess" ant of the colony, who idolizes Flik) and a wounded Francis (a ladybug performer of the circus bug troupe) from a hungry bird. An idol is a man-made object that is venerated in some way. ... Subfamilies Chilocorinae Coccidulinae Coccinellinae Epilachninae Scymininae Sticholotidinae etc. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ...


Caught between the opportunity to change his fortunes within the colony and the knowledge that the bug troupe are not who they appeared to be, Flik advocates building a fake bird to scare away Hopper, the leader of the grasshoppers, who is deeply afraid of bug-eating birds. The ants unite behind Flik's plan until the circus' ringmaster, P.T. Flea, arrives to retrieve his performers, thereby blowing Flik's cover. As punishment for deceiving the colony, Atta (the older sister of Dot and soon-to-be queen of the colony) banishes Flik, who sadly joins the circus. The name Opportunity may refer to: Opportunity Asset Management , a Brazilian investment bank based in Rio de Janeiro Opportunity, Washington, a city in the U.S. Opportunity rover (MER-B), one of the two rovers of NASAs Mars Exploration Rover Mission. ... For other uses, see Knowledge (disambiguation). ...


Having spent an enormous amount of time pursuing Flik's plan, the ants try desperately to gather enough food for a new offering, but due to the rapidly-approaching winter season, they cannot find enough food to meet the quota. When the grasshoppers return, they are angered by the meager offering. Dot overhears Hopper's plan to kill the queen after receiving the full offering. She therefore goes after Flik; having found him, she convinces him and the circus bugs to return and put the bird plan into action. It nearly works; when a confused P.T. inadvertently incinerates the bird, Hopper realizes he has been tricked and takes out his anger on Flik. After absorbing a beating from Hopper's dog-like thug Thumper, Flik declares, in response to Hopper's claims of species superiority, "Ants don't serve grasshoppers! It's you who need us! We're a lot stronger than you say we are ... and you know it, don't you?" . This article is about the emotion. ...


Because Hopper knows, and fears, the ants' superior strength — the suppression of any cause of this fear being the true reason for his return — he threatens to crush Flik. However, the ant colony collectively realizes that they vastly outnumber the grasshoppers; therefore the ants all rise up in a wave of fury and chase the grasshoppers out forever. Hopper, alone and reduced to a bare minimum of rational thought, desperately tries to take revenge on Flik. A pursuit scene follows, where Hopper attempts to steal Flik and kill him while Atta and the circus performers try to retrieve him. The performers are left behind, claiming only one of Hopper's antennae as a prize, while Atta and many bugs rescue Flik. Moments later, Flik lures Hopper into the nest of the bird from whom Dot was rescued, whereupon the bird feeds Hopper to her chicks. For other uses, see Revenge (disambiguation). ... Insects display a wide variety of antennal shapes. ...


Later, the colony adopts Flik's harvesting machine and bids farewell to the circus performers, who depart from the island.


Cast

Dave Foley as Flik, an inventive ant who is desperate to make a difference to his colony's way of life, but tends to make things worse in the process. His inventions include a telescope created by wrapping a blade of grass around a dewdrop; an automatic harvester; several items of traveller's gear; and the bird-shaped aircraft used to terrify the grasshoppers. He is suggested to have a soft spot for Princess Atta. Dave Foley (born January 4, 1963, in Etobicoke, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. ... For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dew on a spider web Dew is water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or evening. ...


David Hyde Pierce as Slim, a walking stick insect and a clown in P.T. Flea's circus troupe. It appears that he is unhappy with his position at the circus troupe, as his boss constantly casts him as a prop instead of a character, with such castings such as a broom, a pole, a stick, and a splinter. He is shown to be best friends with Heimlich and Francis, and often treats other bugs with respect in contrast to Francis' aggressive nature. It is also implied that he could share a friendship with Rosie as they seem to stand next to each other a lot and often look to each other for help. Unlike most stick insects, Slim does not have wings and cannot fly. Because of this, Francis usually carries him from location to location. David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is a Screen Actors Guild, Tony and Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his co-starring role as psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier alongside Kelsey Grammer. ... Suborders Agathemerodea Timematodea Verophasmatodea The Phasmatodea are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (Europe), walking sticks (in the Unites States of America), ghost insects[] and leaf insects. ...


Joe Ranft as Heimlich, a green caterpillar with a German accent and a clown in P.T. Flea's circus troupe. He is gluttonous and always seems to be eating. During a performance, he even offers to help finish a spectator's 'candy corn'. He's one of Flik's best friends. He later calls the flies 'Poo-Poo Heads', when Francis is arguing with them. At one point, he remarks that he dreams of being a beautiful butterfly. At the end of the film, he sprouts a pair of tiny wings, but remains flightless due to his obesity. Whilst a caterpillar, Heimlich is carried by the rhinoceros beetle, Dim, for transport. In the third film is an hero and main character. At the end of the movie, Heimlich shouts "Auf weidersehen!" (German for "gOODBYE!") Joseph Henry Joe Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an animation storyboard artist and voice actor who worked for Pixar and Disney. ... For other uses, see Caterpillar (disambiguation). ... Brachs candy corn Candy corn is a confection popular in the United States of America. ...


Denis Leary as Francis, an aggressive ladybug and a clown in P.T. Flea's circus troupe. Francis is frustrated by constantly being mistaken for a female; an obvious pun on the name of his species. Francis' aggressive nature makes others cry, particularly maggots. Because it is he who played the most obvious part in Princess Dot's rescue, he becomes 'den-mother' to the scout-like organization of young ants called the "Blueberry Troop". As counselor to this organization, Francis becomes very fond of his charges. Francis seems to have a strong friendship with Slim and Heimlich. While transporting over long distances, Francis carries Slim. Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, comedian, writer and director. ... Subfamilies Chilocorinae Coccidulinae Coccinellinae Epilachninae Scymininae Sticholotidinae etc. ...


Kevin Spacey as Hopper, the main antagonist of A Bug's Life. Hopper is a feared grasshopper who is blind in one eye due to a scratch caused by a recent encounter with a blue jay. He leads a large gang of grasshoppers, who hold a Mafia-like control over the ants. Hopper is cunning, bad-tempered, and tyrannical. Whereas most of the grasshoppers consider the ants harmless, Hopper is aware that the ants outnumber them, and therefore plots to kill the queen ant to frighten them into submission. His catchphrase "Let's ride!" is uttered when the grasshoppers are about to take flight en masse. Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is an Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... Superfamilies Tridactyloidea Tetrigoidea Eumastacoidea Pneumoroidea Pyrgomorphoidea Acridoidea Tanaoceroidea Trigonopterygoidea For other uses, see Grasshopper (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Blue Jay (disambiguation). ... This article is about the criminal society. ...


Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Princess Atta, the older princess ant of the royal family and heir to the throne. She is nervous about her new responsibilities and fears what the rest of the colony might think about her. During the film, it is shown that she has a small crush on Flik, although initially she does not show much appreciation for him. Her appreciation changes for the better after the ants build the bird. The Queen eventually gives up her crown at the end of the film to Atta, whereupon Atta gives up her own crown to her younger sister Dot. This article is about the American actress. ...


Hayden Panettiere as Dot, the younger princess ant of the royal family. She idolises Flik and hates being small. She starts the movie unable to fly, but gradually learns to by the end. Dot acts as Flik's moral support, and he as hers. Dot fears the demented grasshopper Thumper, exposure to whom Hopper uses as a punishment. Dot ultimately terrifies Thumper with the help of the rhinoceros beetle Dim. Hayden Leslie Panettiere (born August 21, 1989)[1] is an American actress, singer, and Grammy Award nominee. ... Genera See text. ...


Phyllis Diller as The Queen of the ant colony. She is an ancient ant, who is due to give up her crown to her eldest daughter Atta. She admonishes her younger daughter, Dot, for trying to fly before her time. She has a pet aphid called Aphy, whom she adores. She is also shown to have an intimate, possibly romantic relationship with another elder ant, Mr. Soil. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Families There are 10 families: Anoeciidae Aphididae Drepanosiphidae Greenideidae Hormaphididae Lachnidae Mindaridae Pemphigidae Phloeomyzidae Thelaxidae Aphids, also known as greenfly or plant lice, are minute plant-feeding insects. ...


Richard Kind as Molt, Hopper's brother and self-proclaimed Vice President of the grasshopper gang. He is named 'Molt' for his exoskeleton's abnormal tendency to peel off. He is a loudmouth and provides a great deal of comic relief. Hopper detests his brothers' antics and is shown remarking that he promised their mother on her deathbed that he would not kill Molt, and would do so if he had not promised. At the end, Molt joins P.T. Flea's circus troupe, under the new name of Tiny. Richard Kind (b. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ...


Roddy McDowall as Mister Soil, a member of the Ant Island council. This role was Roddy McDowall's last before his death in 1998. Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was an English/American actor. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Edie McClurg as Doctor Flora, the doctor of Ant Island. Edie McClurg (born July 23, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American actress. ...


Jonathan Harris as Manny, a praying mantis with an English accent and the magician of P.T. Flea's circus troupe. Manny is Gypsy's husband. His magic act involves the 'Chinese Cabinet of Metamorphosis', which is really the packaging of a Chinese Takeaway. His magic act is not appreciated well by the flies in the usual audience, but the grasshoppers take it seriously. Manny is aggressive towards Flik at the beginning of their acquaintance, but grows to like him. During the rescue of the Queen, Manny does his magic act and is almost strangled by Hopper when he refuses to give up the Queen's location. His personality is very melodramatic and dignified. Jonathan Harris (November 6, 1914 – November 3, 2002), was an American stage and character actor. ... A praying mantis, or praying mantid, is the common name for an insect of the order Mantodea. ...


Madeline Kahn as Gypsy, a gypsy moth who has beautiful patterns on either side of her wings. She is Manny's wife as well as his 'lovely assistant' during his magic act. She gives the signal for Flik's fake bird plan to commence when the plan to rescue the Queen is in session. During this, Manny does his magic act, and Gypsy takes the place of the Queen as if to be a transformation in his Chinese Cabinet. Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an Academy Award-nominated Jewish American actress of movie, television, and theater distinguished by an unusual gift for comedy. ... For other uses, see Moths. ...


Bonnie Hunt as Rosie, a black widow spider who is maternal toward the rhinoceros beetle, Dim, and the younger ants of the colony. She has apparently had twelve husbands. She will sometimes be involved in whatever Slim, Francis, and Heimlich are doing. She seems to share a friendship with Slim, to whom she is seen in proximity. Bonnie Lynn Hunt (born September 22, 1961)[1] is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-nominated American actress, comedian, writer, director and television producer. ... Species Fabricius, 1775 Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935 Walckenaer, 1837 The black widow spider () is a spider notorious for its neurotoxic venom. ...


Mike McShane as Tuck and Roll, twin pill bugs who speak a language other than English. It is unknown what this language is, but it is presumed to be Russian, as they are prone to a dance that is similar to a Russian dance. Tuck and Roll occasionally argue, but are usually the best of friends. They act as cannonballs in P.T. Flea's circus troupe. They like the sound of the phrase "You fired!" (of whose meaning they have no idea), and continuously repeat it throughout the film. Michéal (Mike) McShane (born December 10, 1957 in East Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor and improvisational comedian who first became known to American audiences through his appearances on the British version of the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? McShane has performed on stage, on television, and... For other uses, see Twin (disambiguation). ... Infraorders and Families Not necessarily a complete list Infraorders: Ligiamorpha Tylomorpha Families: Dubioniscidae Irmaosidae Pseudarmadillidae Scleropactidae Armadillidium vulgare A woodlouse, also known as a pill bug (genus Armadillidium only), armadillo bug, sow bug, slater, ball bug, or roley-poley, is a terrestrial crustacean with a rigid, segmented, calcareous exoskeleton and... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ...


John Ratzenberger as P.T. Flea, the ringmaster of the circus troupe, who is unwilling to give refunds after his show has lasted two minutes. His finalé consists of an act called 'Flaming Death', in which he was almost incinerated. This caused him to fire his entire troupe, until a foot-long line of flies arrived outside the circus tent, wanting to see the 'Flaming Death' act again. He loves money. His name is based on the initials of circus owner Phineas Taylor Barnum. John Deszo Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor. ... For other uses, see Flea (disambiguation). ... Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ...


Brad Garrett as Dim, a rhinoceros beetle who has a childlike, impressionable, but clear-sighted character. He is usually mothered by the black widow spider, Rosie. He is the largest insect of the circus troupe, and also the transport to Heimlich, Tuck, Roll, and Rosie. It is he who provokes the performers to revive Flik's belief in himself, when this has waned. Brad Garrett (born April 14, 1960) is an American television/voice actor and stand-up comedian. ... Genera See text. ...


Music

Main article: A Bug's Life (soundtrack)

A Bugs Life: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the original soundtrack album, on the Disney label, of the 1998 Academy Award-nominated animated feature A Bugs Life, composed by Randy Newman. ...

Reception

This movie received a 91% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


Box office

A Bug's Life made approximately $162.7 million in its U.S. theatrical run, easily covering its estimated production costs of $45 million. The film made $200,600,000 in foreign countries. The film made a worldwide gross of $363.3 million surpassing the competition from DreamWorks's Antz. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Antz is a 1998 computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks. ...


Video release

The DVD of the film is the first wholly-digital transfer of a feature film to a digital playback medium. No analog processes came between the creation of the computer images and their representation on the DVD. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


As well, the pan and scan or 'full screen' version of the video (on the DVD as well as VHS releases) has been reframed and restaged; rather than sacrifice image in some parts of the film, the frame has been extended or objects moved to fit the narrower aspect ratio. Pixar continued this process on its later video releases. Also, the different characters (Flik, Dot, Francis, etc.) were on one (by themselves) cover of the video cover, considered a collectible in many cases. A 2. ... This article is about the video format. ... For other uses, see Aspect ratio (disambiguation). ...


To show off its new DVD capabilities, a copy of the film was included with the Apple iMac DV, which made its debut in 1999. A laserdisc version was also released in Japan by Pioneer, one of the last. The New iMac G5 The iMac is Apples desktop line of all-in-one computers, the companys consumer flagship since 1998. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ...


The widescreen version of the film preserves its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A Bug's Life is the first fully computer animated feature to be filmed in this ratio. The aspect ratio of a two-dimensional shape is the ratio of its longer dimension to its shorter dimension. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ...


A set of "fluffs" and "outtakes" was included, in which various animated characters "blew" their dialog, or broke up laughing inappropriately. In one, Flik yells the line "To infinity, and beyond!", quoting Buzz Lightyear from an earlier Pixar film, Toy Story. Another "outtake" features Woody coming in with an upside down clap board. Buzz Lightyear (created May 26, 1995) is a fictional character that first appeared in the full-length CGI animated film Toy Story, and its sequel Toy Story 2. ... Toy Story is a 1995 CGI animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ...


Trailers

One Pixar tradition is to create one trailer for each of their films that contains no footage from the actual unreleased film. The trailers for this film:

  • Flik and all the insects from the circus troupe gather onto a leaf right before Heimlich bites the end of it off, causing them to fall.

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Attached short film

Main article: Geri's Game

Theatrical and video releases of this film include Geri's Game, a Pixar short made in 1997, a year before this film was released. Geris Game is a 4 minute long 1997 animated short film made by Pixar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


See also

Antz is a 1998 computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks. ... This is a list of the fictional characters that appear in the Disney animated film A Bugs Life. ... A Bugs Life is a video game based on the Disney/Pixar movie of the same name. ...

External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... The Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB) is an online database of information about animated cartoons, animated movies, animated television shows and cartoon shorts. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ...

References

Co-films

  • A Bug's Life 2
  • A Bug's Life 3 - Heimlich adventures
Preceded by
The Rugrats Movie
Box office number-one films of 1998 (USA)
November 29, 1998December 6, 1998
Succeeded by
Star Trek: Insurrection
Preceded by
Geri's Game
Pixar Animation Studios animated films
1998
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Toy Story 2
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