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A Bug's Life Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

John Lasseter, director of Pixar's movie phenomenon John Lasseter, 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

  • Release date:February 2, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Randy Newman Best Musical or Comedy Score 1998 Nominee

Crew

John Lasseter
Director
Andrew Stanton
Director
Kevin Reher
Producer
Darla K. Anderson
Producer
Bob Shaw
Screenwriter
Joe Ranft
Screen Story
John Lasseter
Screen Story
Donald McEnery
Screenwriter
Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter
Andrew Stanton
Screen Story
Sharon Calahan
Cinematographer
Randy Newman
Composer (Music Score)
William Cone
Production Designer
Tia W. Kratter
Art Director
Bob Pauley
Art Director
Gary Rydstrom
Sound/Sound Designer
Ruth Lambert
Casting
Pete Docter
Storyboard Artist
Lee Unkrich
Supervising Editor
Andrew Stanton
Co-Director
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