Nov 25, 1998 · "A Bug's Life" was released theatrically in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1.
- John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
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A Bug's Life - The First Draft Animated Sequences From The Original Story Treatment With Introduction By John Lasseter Filmmakers' Round Table - Filmmakers Reflect On The Creation Of The Film Geri’s Game – Academy Award® Winner (1997) – Best Animated Short Film
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Nov 23, 2015 · A Bug's Life is a computerized retelling of the Aesop fable The Ant and the Grasshopper, made as a cartoon-short by the one-and-only, Walt Disney, in the mid-'30s.
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Most of A Bug’s Life takes place within a few hundred square feet. The filmmakers got to know the tiny idyllic island “like a live-action set,” said John Lasseter. It was also home to a cast of thousands. The filmmakers had to contend with 400 crowd scenes, ranging from 25 to 1000 ants in each shot.
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The plot of A Bug's Life focuses on an outcast ant named Flik who recruits a group of circus bugs to help him rid his colony of evil grasshoppers.
The grasshoppers arrive once a season to extort food from the ants, supposedly in return for protection from bigger bugs, but while working with an invention to pick grain more efficiently, an ant named 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...
1. Dave Foley: Flik, the protagonist. An ant looking for warriors to save his colony from grasshoppers. 2. Hayden Panettiere: Dot, the tritagonist. Princess Atta's little sister. 3. Kevin Spacey: Hopper, the main antagonist. He is the leader of the grasshoppers. 4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Princess Atta, the deuteragonist. The heir to the throne. 5. Phyllis Diller: The Queen, Atta and Dot's mother. 6. Richard Kind: Molt, Hopper's brother and a secondary antagonist. 7. David Hyde Pierce: Slim, a...
A Bug's Life was a much more complex film than Toy Story because of the more complex character models, so Pixar's computers tended to run sluggishly for the animation process. The crowds of ants were particularly challenging, with some 400 crowd shots scattered throughout the film, with many requiring the animation of 800 characters. The technical team worked around this by instructing the animators to work with 4 or 5 groups of 8 to 10 ants. The software team wrote an \\"ant generator\\" program...
Reviews were positive. The film got a 92% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest of any Pixar film, until Cars got a 74% in 2006.
One Pixar tradition is to create trailers for their films that do not contain footage from the released film. Trailers for this film include: 1. 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.
Theatrical and video releases of this film include Geri's Game, an Academy Award-winning Pixar short made in 1997, a year before this film was released.
1. ↑ Blu-ray.com: A Bug's Life 2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 Box Office Mojo: A Bug's Life (1998) 3. ↑ A Bug's Life Facebook account
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- A Bug's Life vs. Antz
"An epic presentation of miniature proportions." ―Tagline. A Bug's Life is a 1998 computer-animated Disney/Pixar comedy film directed by Andrew Stanton and John Lasseter. The film is loosely inspired by the fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and the classic samurai film The Seven Samurai, it is the second Pixar movie and tells the story of an outcast inventor ant named Flik (Dave Foley), who recruits a group of circus bugs he mistakes for warriors when his colony is threatened by a group...
Every year, a colony of ants is expected to harvest food for a biker-gang-like bunch of greedy grasshoppers. One ant, Flik, is an inventor whose creations usually do more harm than good. While trying out a mechanical harvester, he drops his machine and on auto-pilot, it knocks the pile of food into a stream just before the grasshoppers arrive. Their leader, Hopper, gives the ants the rest of the season to make good on what they owe, but orders a double ration of food after Flik stands up to him...
The plotline has several similarities to the DreamWorks' produced Antz, which had been released a month earlier. This was because of Jeffrey Katzenberg forming DreamWorks and previously being kicked out of Disney for feuding in the company around the time A Bug's Life was in development. As a result, DreamWorks started releasing films, which were not only released sometime after a Disney film, but also had similar concepts and settings. Since then, Disney and DreamWorks have remained bitter enem...
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Hopper: It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, Princess, one of those circle-of-life kind of things. Now, let me tell you how things are supposed to work. The sun grows the food, the ants pick the food, the grasshoppers eat the food--
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