A Bug's Life (1998)
The brand name on the animal cracker box that P.T. Flea uses as a circus wagon is "Casey Jr.", the name of the locomotive which pulls the circus train
Hopper's "pet" wild grasshopper is named Thumper.
An ant colony (village) is under attack by grasshoppers (bandits) demanding food. This goes on until the village decides to hire a circus act (samurai) to defend the village. The circus act is oddly seven members as well.
The villain Hopper banishes Flik and the other bugs from the anthill in a similar fashion to Calvera driving the cowboys away from the village.
At one point Manny (Jonathan Harris (I)' cries out "the pain! the pain!", which was a Dr Smith expression from "Lost in Space".
Director John Lasseter mentioned that the character of Dim (voiced by Brad Garrett) was based on the big brutish yet not so smart character (who had the same name) in A Clockwork Orange.
The bird chase is similar when dot was once chased by a crow, but the bugs escape the bird back to ant island in the knick of time.
The raindrops fall the same way (they drop like bombs).
When Dim scares Thumper away, his roar is the same as the T-Rex in Jurassic Park.
Hopper: "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess. One of those Circle of Life kind of things."
The Pizza Planet truck appears near the trailer with the deadly bug light.
initial sequence; bird sequence; rain sequence
Jakob Stegelmann mentions Jørgen Klubien working on the upcoming Pixar film
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of A Bug's Life (1998) (VG)
Referenced by name
Poppy suggests that their group rent this movie
Heimlich the caterpillar can be seen on a leaf that is pushed aside by Buzz Lightyear while traveling towards Al's Toy Barn. He is seen in greater detail during the credit outtakes together with Flik the Ant. The Bug Bar can also be seen before the toys cross the street. Various toys from A Bug's Life can be seen in Al's Toy Barn as Buzz passes by the Buzz Lightyear aisle.
On theater marquee.
A poster of the movie was shown in the girls room.
In the hotel television you can clearly see and listen to the greek version of this movie
Advertisement shown in segment "Under-the-Radar Marketing".
Randall ends up in the trailer first seen in this movie.
Kim mentions this movie.
Exterminator's company is named "A Bug's Death".
The episode's title is a pun on the film's title.
When Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro) comes back after his period in jail, his daughter is painting on the floor, and close to her there's Heimlich , the caterpillar of A Bug's Life.
"You're weird, but I like you."
"Bloopers" in end credits of computer animated film
Video case is shown.
The logo can be seen on the race cars.
Bean Jar in Wall-E's room
Referenced in the episode title
correct response in "Movies in Minivans" category
Poster shown when Hewy discusses Pixar movies
A bug from A Bug's Life (1998) seen
Antz was in competition with this Pixar film.
When Woody crawls out from the ceiling in the day care center over the Catepillar room, the letters ATTA can be seen on the wall. The name of the Princess in A Bug's Life.
Hewy says "Toy Story 2" came after "A Bug's Life"
Hewy says Hayden Panettiere provided the voice Dot
Poster shown when Hewy discusses animated animal movies
Tom Hanks mentions the movie
Nostalgia Chick says Antz's resemblance to this movie was no coincedence
Michael says that he "thought 'Bug's Life' was much better than 'Antz.'"
Appears on the list of DVD & Blu-Ray releases of April/May
Colin says he accidentally deleted files for A Bug's Life 2.
The animated film that was in competition with Antz.
Another film Pixar was working on during the production of Toy Story 2.
The original idea of Cars was originally intended to be released after this film.
Mark Schlereth lists his top 5 movies since 1986
mentions movies with similar plots released the same year
During the Jewel Store Job if you choose to do it stealthy and get the Exterminator Van it says on the side of the van " It's A Bug's Death".
Flik appears on title card
Luther says, "Any kid who's seen 'A Bug's Life' knows how it works."
movie is referenced
Referenced in the Disney cartoon mentor sketch
The 1998 Mighty Joe Young remake was in competition with this film.
Randy Newman song
VHS in Boudicca's unit.
The tree that Arlo and Spot find in the cliffs bares a resemblance to the tree from Ant Island.
correct answer in "Animated Films" category
Angus mentions it during his interview
Billy mentions the film
DVD release reviewed + footage used
A clip is shown.
Clips are shown
featured in clips
Used footage of the flea circus flea
recalling the death of Hopper.
A clip is featured.
Film is talked about, clips shown.
"Oh look, it's that scene from Bug's Life."
Reviewed, clips shown.
Director Akira Kurosowa is also listed in the credits
Signs saying "A Bug's Wife"
Saying ''You're fired'' spoofs Tuck and Roll's ''You fired" catchphrase