A Bug's Life [Blu-ray] [1998]

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  • Release Date: 11/27/2016
  • Rating: G
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (422 out of 427)

Special Features


  • A Bug's Life - The First Draft - Animated Sequences from The Original Story Treatment with Introduction by John Lasseter
  • Filmmaker's Round Table - Filmmakers Reflect on The Creation Of the Film
  • Geri's Game Short Film - Academy Award Winner (1997) - Best Animated Short Film
  • Director Audio Commentary
  • Behind The Scenes of A Bug's Life
  • A Walt Disney Silly Symphony: Grasshopper And The Ants
  • Outtakes

Synopsis


A Bug's Life
John Lasseter, director of Pixar's movie phenomenon Toy Story, has set new standards in computer animation with this effort, another Disney-released children's epic entitled A Bug's Life. Blending classic Disney storytelling characters and the mysterious underground world of bugs, Lasseter has created a film that can be enjoyed by all audiences, and another franchise in the process. 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. However, A Bug's Life has modernized the story with many new twists and celebrity voices. The story focuses on a colony of ants who seasonally gather food for themselves and a wild gang of rowdy grasshoppers. When bumbling worker ant Flik (David Foley) destroys the food supply, the angry grasshoppers, lead by the maniacally warped Hopper (Kevin Spacey), threaten to kill the ants if they don't produce a new supply of food by the time they return -- an impossible feat. Flik leaves the anthill in search of help in the form of bigger bugs, and to wage war against the grasshoppers. What he doesn't know is he has actually discovered a group of down-on-their-luck traveling circus insects in need of a job. When the ants realize that their heroes are really circus performers (and the circus bugs realize these grasshoppers are really big and mean), the situation goes from bad to worse. Ultimately, the ants use their large numbers to overcome the grasshoppers. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dave Foley
    Dave Foley - Flik
  • Kevin Spacey
    Kevin Spacey - Hopper
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Princess Atta
  • Hayden Panettiere
    Hayden Panettiere - Dot
  • Phyllis Diller
    Phyllis Diller - Queen



Customer rating

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99%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Epic of tiny proportions

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    XAvenger
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    This was PIXAR's second movie after 'Toy Story'. Loosely based on Seven Samurai and inspired by the Silly Symphony The Grasshopper and the Ants, A Bug's Life chronicles an ant colony besieged by grasshoppers who steal thier food. Flik, the hero, goes on a quest to find warrior bugs to help the colony. He finds a troupe of circus bugs that he mistakes for warriors. The animation is much improved over Toy Story, owing to the advancement of CGI technology. The movements are much more fluid and natural looking. The lighting and shading effects are also more advanced than the technology available when PIXAR made Toy Story. This gives an inkling of what is to come from PIXAR. This was cutting edge when A Bug's Life was made. The technology may be a bit dated, but the fun is not. A Bug's Life is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen and is always a pleasure to watch. The Blu-Ray transfer, as with other Disney Blu-Rays, is exemplary! Everything is in clear focus and very sharply defined. The level of detail is amazing. Yet another flawless HD transfer from Disney. There are some nice extras on the making of A Bug's Life, including some research footage of real bugs. It also has two great animted shorts. One is 'Geri's Game' about an old coot playing a game of chess against himself (little realizing that his opponent cheats) and the Silly Symphony The Grasshopper and the Ants which inspired the movie. For a fun movie for the whole family, you can't go wrong with A Bug's Life. The biggest little adventure there is!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Childhood favorite

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    Kamahama3x
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    A Bug's Life is one hour and thirty - four minutes and was released in theaters on November 25, 1998. Basically the main story is that Flik, an ant, leaves the island home of the ant colony to find warrior insects to fight off the grasshoppers who demand food from the ants each spring. What Flik brings back are circus insects and the circus insects think that they have been hired to perform. In the end it all works out for everyone. This would be the last movie for Roddy McDowall and Madeline Kahn. A Bug's Life is good family movie and gets an AAA+++.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Family Movie

    Posted
    janie

    I have seen this movie multiple times and would definately have to say that it is a very cute movie for both children and adults. Disney has done a wonderful job at making a very creative movie where you can go into the life of a bugs and "see what they'd see." I have shown this movie to many children and would definately love to show it off some more. I'd recommend this to people of all age groups, but especially younger children. Disney Pixar has once again put a quality and family oriented film on the shelves for all to enjoy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always a treat to watch

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    LaTigre44
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    This movie always puts me in a good mood when I watch it. The creators were so clever with the set; I always love looking at the little touches they put in the movie. Like the circus ring is a dog collar and they put seeds in a rodent water bottle to use as a dispenser. All of the characters are so charming and endearing. Heimlich the caterpillar who longs to become a beautiful butterfly is my favorite. I don't how anyone wouldn't like A Bug's Life.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still a great Disney movie!

    Posted
    PostDisneyTrip
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    Recently returned from a DisneyWorld family vacation. My youngest daughter had never seen this movie and did not understand the correlation to an attraction at one of the parks. So after returning home from vacation, my daughter was on a mission to see all of the Disney movies that she had never seen. Mission accomplished! Thanks Best Buy for having this in the store!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most underrated Pixar Film.

    Posted
    bigjoe497
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    Due to A Bug's Life being one of Pixar's first films it is often one of the most underrated and forgotten. This great movie teaches it's younger audience the simple theme of sticking up for yourself while listening to others. It might just be the nostalgia from when I watched this as a kid but I believe it is a great movie for all ages.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good film NOT the best Pixar good extras

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    CKCSWHFFAN
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    The 2cd of the Pixar films. It is a good film BUT no where near the best of Pixar's films. You can enjoy it BUT do you need to rewatch soon? Nope. The film does NOT have really any memorable characters, jokes, moments. Good looking film, blu ray is good for it. Has some decent extras. An enjoyable film but as stated above, NOT the best of Pixar's work.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Bug's Life [Blu-ray] [1998] Nostalgia

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    Myhiveof5
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    Great movie! As good as I remembered it to be! My kids loved it and I'm so happy to share this memory with them. Blu Ray truly intensifies this animated feature. All Pixar Movies should be purchased on BR.

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