A Bug's Life 1998

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Life is no picnic for the ants on Ant Island! Each summer, a gang of greedy grasshoppers - led by the menacing and manipulative Hopper - descends upon the colony to demand a hefty portion of the ants' hard-earned harvest and generally make life miserable for this peaceful community.

Starring:
Roddy Mcdowall, Dave Foley
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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A Bug's Life

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated
Director John Lasseter
Starring Roddy Mcdowall, Dave Foley
Supporting actors John Ratzenberger, Bonnie Hunt, Phyllis Dill, Jonathan Harris, Michael McShane, David Hyde Pierce, Madeline Kahn, Kevin Spacey, Phyllis Diller, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Denis Leary, Roddy McDow
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By H. J. E. Devereux on 19 Sep 2002
Format: DVD
This films one of those gems which seems to play second fiddle in a companies back catalogue. OK so it isn't as reveared as Toy Story 1 or 2 and it did come out just after DreamWorks Antz but it is Pixar at its best. Although with technology moving very fast in digital film-making it may lack some of the fine detail of Sullys hair in Monsters Inc. But take another look.
The SE version has been available in the US for over a year and it has finally arrived in the UK. It is worth a good look, the packaging does let the promotion down somewhat as there is no mention of the informative commentary by the production team. The proof in this well formed pudding is the cast of Bugs and the spot on voice selections. From Kevin Spaceys fantastic bad guy Hopper to Dennis Leary as Francis the male ladybird. Each charater has its own identity which make for a good story.
But talking of Good Stories this is the classic Seven Samuri in Miniature. It you like classic stories then this is what you need. OK its been done before in Battle Beyond the Stars and The Three Amigos but it is a classic story.
The Animation is superb with the detail shining through - the rain sequence, Flick's Dandylion seed flight and the thriving Bug City complete with Gershwinesque music score.
This has the sentiment of Toy Story but with the Sentimentality and fortunately without any songs - HURRAH! Randy Newman please just songs at the end please no more in the middle.
A Hidden Gem in the Pixar Back Catalogue. Now please release the early Pixar Shorts! They are fantastic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. M. Garrard on 3 April 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I got this DVD for my 2 1/2 year old little boy it is a beautifully made film for little people and the story is easy to follow, he still gets a bit wary about the grasshoppers but he loves the film.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Aug 2007
Format: DVD
Some people consider "Bug's Life" as not being on the same level of quality as other Pixar productions, but I really can not agree with them. My daughter clearly wouldn't agree either.

This is a very funny movie, with a lot of interesting innovations (we will never look at bugs in the same way, me and my family) and a kind of surprising kindness - even the bad guys are shown with some understanding (having chosen the life of parasite racketeers, they are now trapped by it - as much as their ant victims). The principal hero is possibly one of the most likable characters I ever saw. A little warning - there is one scene at the end, of the final demise of the leader of grasshoppers, that can scare younger children (under 6) - otherwise this movie is just PERFECT! The missed out-takes chapter at the end of the movie is probably the best I ever saw in a kids movie.

A GREAT film, really perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lord Anon on 30 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
As always with Disney-Pixar animations, is a great film that is not just for kids but for adults too. The story is set around a colony of ants and their struggle against the evil Grasshoppers who come back every year and steal their food. There is some wonderfull computer animation and the voices are great too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Feb 2000
Format: DVD
Another classic from Disney and Pixar based on a colony of Ants. The colony has to gather food for the larger bugs that terrorize the Ants. Flick (main character) goes on a desperate search to find bigger bugs to stop his friends from being overrun by thugs. Pretty straight forward upto the point where a group of helpers has been located, turns out that these helpers are really just a Circus act. Things start to go from bad to worse, can the new friends save the day or is flick let down again...this movie is great to watch again and again, there are many themes which appeal to adults too. But, ultimately children will really love this movie, great characters and great visual eye candy. Makes your television come alive...
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Format: Blu-ray
A Bug's Life [1998] [Limited Edition SteelBook] [Blu-ray] [German Import] 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. 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. Bonus Features Include: Filmmakers Round Table with John Lasseter, Kevin Reher, Darla Anderson, Andrew Stanton, A Bug's Life: The First Draft full animated sequences from storyboards and Pixar's original story treatment, Story treatment introduction by John Lasseter, and much much more.

Voice Cast: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Ranft, Denis Leary, Jonathan Harris, Madeline Kahn, Bonnie Hunt, Michael McShane, John Ratzenberger, Brad Garrett, Jeff Pidgeon, Roddy McDowall, Edie McClurg, Alex Rocco, Carlos Alazraqui, David L. Lander, Bob Bergen and Rodger Bumpass

Directors: Andrew Stanton and John Lasseter

Producers: Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Bob Shaw, Don McEnery, Joe Ranft and John Lasseter

Composer: Randy Newman

Animators: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, Bud Luckey, Karen Prell and Kyle Balda

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Italian: DTS 5.1, German: DTS 5.1 and Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English, English SDH, Italian, German and Spanish

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.
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