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Encyclopedia > It's Tough to be a Bug!
It's Tough to be a Bug!
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering and Rhythm and Hues Studios
Attraction type Interactive 3-D film
Theme A bug's perspecitve of the world, based on A Bug's Life
Hosted by Flik from the film
Wheelchair accessible
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Land Discovery Island
Opening date April 22, 1998
FASTPASS available
Disney's California Adventure
Land "a bug's land"
Opening date February 8, 2001

It's Tough to be a Bug! is an 9-minute 3-D movie based on the Pixar movie, A Bug's Life. Using lighting, 3-D filming techniques, audio-animatronics and various special effects, the show gives the audience an idea of what it would be like to be an insect. Flik, from A Bug's Life, hosts the show and educates the viewer on why bugs shouldn't be seen as pests, but more as friends. Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... Rhythm & Hues Studios is an Academy Award winning visual effects studio, founded in 1987 by six former employees of Robert Abel and Associates. ... A Bugs Life is a CGI film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 25, 1998, in Australia on January 12, 1999 and in the United Kingdom on 5 February 1999. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The entrance to Animal Kingdom Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Disneys California Adventure is a theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... In film, the term 3-D (or 3D) is used to describe any visual presentation system that attempts to maintain or recreate moving images of the third dimension, the illusion of depth as seen by the viewer. ... 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. ... A Bugs Life is a CGI film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 25, 1998, in Australia on January 12, 1999 and in the United Kingdom on 5 February 1999. ...


The attraction opened at the Walt Disney World Resort's Disney's Animal Kingdom on April 22, 1998, a full seven months before the actual feature debuted in theaters. It has since opened at Disney's California Adventure Park on February 8, 2001. Cinderella Castle is the symbol of Magic Kingdom The Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere is the symbol of Epcot The Sorcerers Hat is the symbol of Disney-MGM Studios The Tree of Life is the symbol of Disneys Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Resort, often referred to as simply... The entrance to Animal Kingdom Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... Disneys California Adventure Park is a Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ...

Contents

Disney's Animal Kingdom

In Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Bug's Life theater is located inside of The Tree of Life and the queue is a long path that wraps it. During the trip you see posters of various bug acts during the show, and see some carvings of animals on The Tree of Life that can only be seen in the queue. The entrance to Animal Kingdom Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... The Tree of Life is the icon of the Disneys Animal Kingdom The Tree of Life is a massive fourteen story (145 ft. ... The Tree of Life is the icon of the Disneys Animal Kingdom The Tree of Life is a massive fourteen story (145 ft. ...


Soundtrack

Queue music

The queue features parodies or renditions of songs from famous movies put together with bug sounds.

Track Name Parody / rendition of
1 One One (A Chorus Line)
2 Beauty and the Bees Beauty and the Beast (1991 song)
3 Tomorrow (Antie) Tomorrow (Annie)
4 I Feel Pretty I Feel Pretty (West Side Story)
5 Hello Dung Lovers Hello Young Lovers (The King and I)
6 Tonight Tonight (West Side Story)

One of the tracks, "Beauty and the Bees", can be found on these official albums: A Chorus Line is a musical with a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. ... Beauty and the Beast is the main song from the soundtrack of the 1991 Disney animated film of the same name. ... Beauty and the Beast is the main song from the soundtrack of the 1991 Disney animated film of the same name. ... Annie is a musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. ... For The Games song, see Westside Story (song). ... The King and I is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, with a script based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. ... For The Games song, see Westside Story (song). ... Beauty and the Beast is the main song from the soundtrack of the 1991 Disney animated film of the same name. ...

The show's score is composed by Randy Newman and Bruno Coon, Newman also conducts the score. Music From Disneys California Adventure (2001 CD) was the official album released for Disneys California Adventure in 2001. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Theme song

The theme song for the film is "It's Tough to be a Bug" and can be found on Music From Disney's California Adventure (2001 CD). This track is played at the very end of the movie. Music From Disneys California Adventure (2001 CD) was the official album released for Disneys California Adventure in 2001. ...


Cast

Dave Foley-Flik, the host of the show. 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-Hopper, the show's antagonist. Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is a two time Academy Award winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ...


Corey Burton-The Announcer. Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is an animation voice actor. ...


Cheech Marin-Chili, Chilian Tarantula. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Frank Oz-Weevil-Kneevil. Frank Oz (born May 25, 1944) is an American film director, actor and puppeteer. ...


French Stewart-The Termite-Ator, sprays acid at "Intruders". Milton French Stewart (born on February 20, 1964) is a American actor, best known for his role as Harry Solomon on the 1990s sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ...


Tom Kenny-The Dung Beetle Brothers. Thomas James Kenny (born July 13, 1962 in East Syracuse, New York) is an American voice actor who is perhaps best known for his work in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, in which he is the voice of Spongebob, the narrator, Patchy the Pirate, and a number of other characters. ...


Trivia

  • The film was not created by Pixar, but instead it was created by Rhythm and Hues Studios [1].
  • The termite in the show is an obvious reference to Arnold Schwarzenegger's character The Terminator, hence the attitude and similar catch phrase.
  • Right before the film is about to start you will hear, "the part of the stink bug will be played by Claire De Room," which sounds similar to the phrase, "clear the room."
  • In the part where Hopper derides humans for portraying insects as monsters, he shows clips from classic insecticide commercials and a scene from Empire of the Ants.

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. ... Rhythm & Hues Studios is an Academy Award winning visual effects studio, founded in 1987 by six former employees of Robert Abel and Associates. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role, and also starred Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. ... Empire of the Ants was a 1977 science fiction horror film by Bert I. Gordon. ...

See also

Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Disneys California Adventure Park is a Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... Honey, I Shrunk The Audience is a 3-D film at several Disney theme parks themed to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids film series. ... Epcot is the second theme park built at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ...

References

  1. ^ Rhythm and Hues Studios. "Strap on your special "bug eyes" to see life from an insect's point of view in this 3-D show filled with Audio-Animatronics® characters, special effects, and lots of laughs." http://www.rhythm.com/film/theme_parks.shtml

External links

  • Walt Disney World Resort - It's Tough to be a Bug!
  • Disney's California Adventure Park - It's Tough to Be a Bug!

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