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A Bug's Life (1998)

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A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Flik (voice)
... Hopper (voice)
... Atta (voice)
... Dot (voice)
... Queen (voice)
... Molt (voice)
... Slim (voice)
... Heimlich (voice)
... Francis (voice)
... Manny (voice)
... Gypsy Moth (voice)
... Rosie (voice)
... Tuck / Roll (voice)
... P.T. Flea (voice)
... Dim (voice)
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Storyline

At an annual pace, a huge colony of ants is forced to collect every piece of food that grows on their island for a group of menacing grasshoppers. But that all changes when a misfit inventor ant named Flik accidentally knocks over the offering pile thus forcing the grasshoppers' devious leader Hopper to force the ants to redo their gathering of food. Despite the fact that his friends don't believe him and desperate to help save the colony, Flik volunteers to go out into the world and search for a group of 'warrior' bugs. Instead, what he got was a talented group of circus performers. But when the grasshoppers return and take control of the island, Flik must prove himself a true hero before it's too late. Written by Blazer346

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An epic of miniature proportions.


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Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bugs  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$291,121, 22 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$162,798,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$363,398,565
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the bug bar a slug claims he did not want salt on his food. The joke is that salt is fatal to both slugs and snails. See more »

Goofs

The film never explains the fact that, why must the ants serves and do whatever the grasshoppers want. no mention of them making a deal, or an ant causing a major offense, or anything that is the cause for their devoted and manifest servitude. See more »

Quotes

Fly: Hey, waiter, I'm in my soup.
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Crazy Credits

The film lists "production babies", which are the children born to the staff members of Pixar Animation Studios during the production of the project. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
(uncredited)
Lyrics by José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi
Sung by the grasshoppers
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an animated delight
20 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This animated feature about ants, grasshoppers, and various other bugs is an inspirational testament of never giving up despite the odds stacked against you.

The story begins as Flick, voiced by Dave Foley, the ant who always invents things one right after the other. After the grasshoppers come to invade the food supply, Flick comes up with the idea of getting warrior bugs to fight the grasshoppers. Not only will this idea give Flick respect it will allow him to get redemption as he has messed his prior invention up. This epic journey starts as Flick goes in search of the warrior bugs; he finds them in Circus bugs. Consumed for Princess Atta, voiced by Julia Louis Dreyfuss, and her approval, Flick hides the fact that these "warriors" are in fact circus bugs.

I was smiling throughout this film because it was the one of the best animated features I've seen. Furthermore "A Bug's Life" far eclipses "ANTZ" because this film has a point, storyline, and direction.

The ending is no surprise as far as the typical ending goes, but this is definitely a delight worth seeing on the big screen. I recommend this movie because it allows the mind to sit down and relax and without tension watch the movie in peace.


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