A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life

DVD - 2003
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Journey inside the miniature world of bugs where an ant named Flik hires warrior bugs to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers. Bonus title at end: Geri's game (Academy Award, Best Animated Short, 1997)
Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : Disney/Pixar : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003]
Edition: Collector's edition
ISBN: 9780788845659
0788845659
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Bu
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 01, 2017

Every year, ants have to give some food to grasshoppers as a tribute, almost like they’re some sort of higher beings. The grasshoppers act superior to the ants and always try to coerce them into this tribute-like thing. However, this time the offering is destroyed, and they have nothing to give the grasshoppers. Luckily, the grasshoppers give them a second chance, but an ant named Flik goes to find someone who can stand up to the grasshoppers. He finds a group of bugs, but they’re not exactly what everyone may have been expecting. Somehow the ants must find a way to either appease the grasshoppers or defeat them before it’s too late.
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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uzebdrumz
Aug 16, 2016

Heimlich's Choo Choo Train, Lady Bug Boogie, Tuck & Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies, Flik's Flyers: four rides at Disneyland inspired by this film. In the great face off between Dreamwork's Antz and Disney's Bug's Life, I give Bug's Life the greater Disney demographic (3-8 year olds) because it's colourful & not that dark; whereas Antz has a better story and possibly wider audience appeal. Both have excellent soundtracks.

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2kool4skool
Jun 05, 2015

I think this was definitely one of the better Pixar films! It had really interesting and varied character designs and world building themes, and a great message behind it.

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rslade
Aug 25, 2014

Holds up well.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 16, 2014

"Antz" vs. "A Bug's Life." You you got?

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SHAWN HANLIN POH
Jan 20, 2014

It is nice

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AGuyInAHat
Aug 16, 2013

This was the big moneymaker that Pixar released after 'Toy Story' and I can't help but feel that John Lasseter sort of rested on his haunches a little bit and got lazy while making this, I could just imagine him sitting on a couch at his house dictating everything via phone while watching Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai'. Not a very inspired story with some unoriginal characters. It wasn't terrible, I just believe it's a bit of a blip comapred to a lot of other Pixar films.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

amazing story of little critters adventure's all around us!!!!!! must to watch and will make family happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CrunchyCookie
Feb 09, 2012

i love cheese!!!!!!!!!!
And hunger games is so cool!
! Goooooo team Peeta!!!!

hermlou Aug 08, 2011

We have watched this twice, each time with a different grandson, and everyone found it funny and imaginative. It also allowed some discussion of bullying and how the youngest ants were least intimidated.

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Apr 08, 2017

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Flik is an individualist and would-be inventor in a colony of ants — led by Princess Atta and her mother, The Queen — living on a small island in the middle of a creek. Flik is different and always unappreciated because of his inventions causing trouble. The colony is constantly oppressed by a gang of marauding grasshoppers who arrive every season demanding food from the ants. However, when an offering that the ants were putting together to appease the grasshoppers is accidentally knocked into a stream by Flik's latest invention, a harvester device, the grasshoppers demand twice as much food at the end of the season. Given a temporary reprieve by the grasshoppers, the ants pretend to agree to Flik's plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. While Flik actually believes in the plan, the other ants see it as a fool's errand to get rid of Flik.

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Triscal
Nov 05, 2007

Flick an misunderstood "Ant" inventor. Helps save his ant hill from the evil "Hopper" grasshopper with the help of a group of circus bugs

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