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A Bug's Life (1998) Poster

(1998)

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Spin-off 

It's Tough to Be a Bug (1998) (Short)
A Bug's Life (1998) (Video Game)

References 

Pinocchio (1940)
Dumbo (1941)
Bambi (1942)
Picnic (1955)
Lost in Space (1965) (TV Series)
At one point Manny cries out "the pain! the pain!", which was a Dr Smith expression from "Lost in Space".
The Partridge Family (1970) (TV Series)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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.
Charlie's Angels (1976) (TV Series)
Dot and Keeto (1986)
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.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
The raindrops fall the same way (they drop like bombs).
Jurassic Park (1993)
When Dim scares Thumper away, his roar is the same as the T-Rex in Jurassic Park.
The Lion King (1994)
Hopper: "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess. One of those Circle of Life kind of things."
Toy Story (1995)
The Pizza Planet truck appears near the trailer with the deadly bug light.
Microcosmos (1996)
initial sequence; bird sequence; rain sequence
Lost in Space (1998)
Manny (Jonathan Harris) wears Dr. Smith's sweater from Lost in Space

Referenced in 

Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Troldspejlet i USA (1997) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions Jørgen Klubien working on the upcoming Pixar film
Troldspejlet: Episode #21.11 (1999) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of A Bug's Life (1998) (VG)
Just a Minute: Episode #4.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Popular: Under Siege (1999) (TV Episode)
Poppy suggests that their group rent this movie
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Heimlich the catterpillar 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.
Chicken Run (2000)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
On theater marquee.
7 numara (2000) (TV Series)
A poster of the movie was shown in the girls room.
Risotto (2000)
In the hotel television you can clearly see and listen to the greek version of this movie
Frontline: The Merchants of Cool (2001) (TV Episode)
Advertisement shown in segment "Under-the-Radar Marketing".
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Randall ends up in the trailer first seen in this movie.
Yes, Dear: Are We There Yet? (2001) (TV Episode)
Kim mentions this movie.
The Simpsons: Helter Shelter (2002) (TV Episode)
Exterminator's company is named "A Bug's Death".
The Pitts: A Bug's Wife (2003) (TV Episode)
The episode's title is a pun on the film's title.
21 Grams (2003)
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.
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003) (TV Movie)
"You're weird, but I like you."
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003) (TV Movie)
title mentioned
Terkel in Trouble (2004)
"Bloopers" in end credits of computer animated film
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Cars (2006)
The logo can be seen on the race cars.
The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007) (Video)
Toys shown
WALL·E (2008)
Bean Jar in Wall-E's room
Heroes Unmasked: A Bug's Life (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the episode title
Jeopardy!: Episode #25.169 (2009) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movies in Minivans" category
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Up (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses Pixar movies
The Amazing Race: Huger Than Huge (2010) (TV Episode)
A bug from A Bug's Life (1998) seen
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Antz was in competition with this Pixar film.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
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's Animated Movie Reviews: Toy Story 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says "Toy Story 2" came after "A Bug's Life"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Alpha and Omega (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Hayden Panettiere provided the voice Dot
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses animated animal movies
Conan: Murder, She Tweeted (2010) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks mentions the movie
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Rise of the Eyebrow (2010) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Chick says Antz's resemblance to this movie was no coincedence
The Office: Threat Level Midnight (2011) (TV Episode)
Michael says that he "thought 'Bug's Life' was much better than 'Antz.'"
Special Collector's Edition: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD & Blu-Ray releases of April/May
AniMat's Reviews: ParaNorman (2012) (TV Episode)
The animated film that was in competition with Antz.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mark Schlereth lists his top 5 movies since 1986
Half in the Bag: The Lone Ranger and White House Down (2013) (TV Episode)
mentions movies with similar plots released the same year
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
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".
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tales to Astonish #27 (2013) (TV Episode)
Flik appears on title card
Psych: Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up (2014) (TV Episode)
Luther says, "Any kid who's seen 'A Bug's Life' knows how it works."

Featured in 

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Movie)
clips
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Troldspejlet: Episode #22.13 (1999) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
clips
Behind the Boards on Baby Weems (2002) (Video)
clips
Making 'Nemo' (2003) (Video)
clip shown
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 84
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special (2006) (TV Movie)
featured in clips
The Pixar Story (2007)
clips
Your Friend the Rat (2007) (Video)
Used footage of the flea circus flea
The Nostalgia Chick: Top Ten Disney Deaths (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling the death of Hopper.
Steve Jobs: iGenius (2012)
A clip is featured.
The Blockbuster Buster: Robots (2014) (TV Episode)
"Oh look, it's that scene from Bug's Life."

Spoofs 

Shichinin no samurai (1954)
Director Akira Kurosowa is also listed in the credits
Batman (1989)
Toy Story (1995)

Spoofed in 

Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
Signs saying "A Bug's Wife"
Shrek (2001)
The Apprentice (2004) (TV Series)
Saying ''you're fired'' spoofs tuck and roll's ''you fired catch phrase
Cars (2006)
Included as part of Joe Ranft tribute at end
Robot Chicken: Choked on a Bottle Cap (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit

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