A bug's life

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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
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auth_author2Anderson, Darla K.,
Diller, Phyllis,
Diller, Phyllis.
Foley, Dave, 1963-
Garrett, Brad, 1960-
Harris, Jonathan, 1914-2002,
Hunt, Bonnie,
Kahn, Madeline,
Kind, Richard,
Kind, Richard.
Lasseter, John,
Lasseter, John.
Leary, Denis,
Louis-Dreyfus, Julia,
Louis-Dreyfus, Julia.
McClurg, Edie,
McDowall, Roddy,
McEnery, Donald,
McEnery, Donald.
McShane, Michael,
Newman, Randy,
Ossman, David,
Panettiere, Hayden,
Panettiere, Hayden.
Pierce, David Hyde,
Pierce, David Hyde.
Ranft, Joe,
Ranft, Joe.
Ratzenberger, John,
Reher, Kevin,
Rocco, Alex, 1936-2015,
Shaw, Bob,
Shaw, Bob, 1933-
Spacey, Kevin,
Spacey, Kevin.
Stanton, Andrew,
Stanton, Andrew.
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Diller, Phyllis,actor.
Diller, Phyllis,performer.
Diller, Phyllis.
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Foley, Dave,1963-
Foley, Dave,1963-actor.
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Kind, Richard,performer.
Kind, Richard.
Lasseter, John,director,screenwriter.
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Leary, Denis,performer.
Louis-Dreyfus, Julia,actor.
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Pierce, David Hyde,performer.
Pierce, David Hyde.
Pixar (Firm)
Ranft, Joe,author,performer.
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Shaw, Bob,1933-
Shaw, Bob,screenwriter.
Spacey, Kevin,actor.
Spacey, Kevin,performer.
Spacey, Kevin.
Stanton, Andrew,director,screenwriter.
Stanton, Andrew,screenwriter,author,director.
Stanton, Andrew.
Walt Disney Home Video (Firm)
Walt Disney Pictures.
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display_descriptionCute and clever, "A Bug's Life" is a relatively straight retelling of Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai," except of course that the characters are bugs! Idealistic young ant Flik is a sweet-natured dreamer and inventor. But his innovative thinking makes him an outcast when one of his inventions goes awry and destroys the food sacrifice that the colony makes annually to a gang of grasshopper hooligans led by the sinister Hopper. Disgraced, Flik is sent to look for "warrior bugs," mercenaries to fight them. What he finds--and hires--are a motley crew of circus bugs including a preening master-thespian mantis, a glamorous gypsy moth, a cranky ladybug, a dimwitted beetle, and sundry other dimwitted, craven troupers. The ant colony is inspired by the troupe and mobilizes, but when they discover that the "warriors" are just circus clowns they lose faith. In the end, of course, Flik and crew save the day and free the colony from the oppressive grasshoppers.
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subject_facetAnimal films
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Ants -- Juvenile drama
Children's films
Comedy films
Exile (Punishment) -- Drama
Extortion -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Grasshoppers -- Drama
Grasshoppers -- Juvenile drama
Insects -- Drama
Insects -- Juvenile drama
Inventors -- Drama
Princesses -- Drama
Romance films
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title_displayA bug's life
title_fullA bug's life [videorecording] / Walt Disney Pictures presents ; a Pixar Animation Studios film ; directed by John Lassetter ; co-directed by Andrew Stanton ; produced by Darla K. Anderson, Kevin Reher ; original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft ; screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Donald McEnery & Bob Shaw
A bug's life [videorecording] / Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar film ; produced by Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher ; original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft ; screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Donald McEnery & Bob Shaw ; directed by John Lassetter ; co-directed by Andrew Stanton
A bug's life [videorecording] / Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar film ; produced by Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher ; original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft ; screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Donald McEnery & Bob Shaw ; directed by John Lassetter and Andrew Stanton
title_shortA bug's life
Exile (Punishment)