A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life
G | 25 November 1998 (USA)
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On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.

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HeraldRae

what a joke

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Platicsco

Good story, Not enough for a whole film

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HeadlinesExotic

Boring

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Cleveronix

A different way of telling a story

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krbodkin

Compared to Antz, this is a dumb, animated soap opera. It just doesn't do anything. It putters along with no sense of urgency despite the "plot". The jokes are so middle of the road they're about to get hit by a car. It just drags on and on.

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Torrin-McFinn77

I don't remember my first reaction to the film, much less all the hype that came out while the movie was in theaters. But I've watched this one a few times and I must say it gets better with each viewing. A good cast, good visuals, and lots of interesting characters. I haven't seen anything this detailed since Toy Story. It's also inspired by that fable featuring the grasshopper and the ant. I remember that story vaguely but could not find it again. Regardless of the source, if you're an insect lover, this is mandatory viewing. It may not be entirely accurate, but no movie is entirely accurate. Sometimes you just have to suspend some disbelief while watching movies. So get on it!

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classicsoncall

It all started with one of Aesop's famous fables, and then in 1934, Disney produced a classic Silly Symphony titled "The Grasshopper and the Ants". It tells the story of a single lazy grasshopper who fiddles his summer away living for the moment while his neighbor ants work tirelessly, squirreling away massive amounts of food for the winter months. When the cold finally arrives, the starving grasshopper is reminded of his laziness and lack of preparation by the ant queen, who allows him to stay with the colony if he plays his fiddle, in a sense, working for the food and warmth he'll be provided.Disney ups the ante in "A Bug's Life" by pitting a grasshopper warlord and his followers against a huge colony of ants by demanding that they provide food for them on a regular basis. Noting that the ants far outnumber the grasshoppers in quantity, little Flik (voiced by Dave Foley) embarks on a series of initiatives to free the ants from domination by Hopper (Kevin Spacey) and his mean crew. I've read other viewer comparisons of the movie to Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven, and that might work except in one respect. When push came to shove, it was Flik and his own ingenuity that helped win the day for Princess Atta (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and the colony. With more than a little help from the voiceless, colorful bird that made bird food out of Hopper. I always get a kick out of the ingenuity and cleverness that goes into these animated features and this one provided it in spades. Very colorful and well drawn, the insect characters are unique and fun, especially the 'warrior' bunch from the circus. If you liked this, you owe it to yourself to look up the original Disney Silly Symphony, as the restored version is glorious with outstanding color and first rate animation. You can't go wrong with either one.

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Mark Vleedz

In my heart a lot of us are like Flik. We might not be popular in school or at work but we have good intentions to help people improve their lives more than us being a hero. We are not too selfish and most of the time think more of others than ourselves. Being humble, share compassion, care and kindness. To appreciate one another without malice or expecting something in return. To learn and teach people to unite as one. I know many Animated films had themes like this but A Bug's Life have great real life lessons put all together in one.For a full review please check https://geekzarise.com/bugs-life-animation-classic/ Thank you. :)

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