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A Bug's Life [Collector's Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 5254887
  • Release Date: 05/27/2003
  • Rating: G
Package Description: Journey inside the world of bugs in this Epic of miniature proportions. Crawling with imaginative characters, hilarious laughs and colorful animation, Walt Disney Pictures' Presentation of A Pixar Animation Studios Film, A Bug's Life, will "delight everyone - young, old or six-legged." (People Magazine) In this 2-disc set you'll step behind the scenes for a look at the innovation and teamwork that resulted in this ingenious film. Loaded with bonus features - including animation not seen in theaters, abandoned sequences and multiple surprises - A Bug's Life Collector's Edition offers something for everyone from families to film lovers!
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (436 out of 441)

    Special Features


    • Explore "A Bug's Land" activity game
    • Learn "Fishy Facts" about Finding Nemo
    • Browse character designs, concept art, and color scripts
    • View abandoned sequences
    • Laugh out loud at hilarious outtakes
    • Watch Pixar's Academy Award winning short film, Geri's Game
    • Plus much more!
    • Closed Captioned

    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

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 441 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Epic of tiny proportions

      Posted
      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

      Posted
      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+++.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • 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

      Posted
      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!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • 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

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Even for the weakest...

      Posted
      Danin3d
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      Among all of the Pixar films, I rank this one just above Cars 2 and the Planes movies. Not their best by a long shot. Still though, if you're going to watch one of their movies, even the lesser ones, you need to do it on Blu-Ray. Nice to get multiple formats, but I still think a disney bd is a poor value price wise.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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