General Information

Glossary: A
Released Year: 1998
Runtime: 95 minutes
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Directors: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Writers: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Casts: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, 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
IMDB: A Bug’s Life (1998) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.9

Reviews

100
San Francisco Chronicle - Peter Stack
One of the great movies -- a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation. Pixar Animation Studios has raised the genre to an astonishing new level.
100
Salon.com -
It's impossible not to be utterly blown away by Pixar's animation.
90
Film Threat - Ron Wells
This is a family film. There's a great deal of wackiness.
78
Austin Chronicle - Russell Smith
From the pure entertainment standpoint, ABL's nonstop action helps it avoid the slack moments that marred "Antz". The dialogue, kiddie-accessible though it is, is plenty intelligent for adult enjoyment.

A Bug’s Life (1998)


Every year, a bunch of grasshoppers come to the anthill and eat what the ants have gathered for them. The 'offering', as the ants call the ritual, is a part of their fate. One day in spring, when the offering's preparation has just been finished, Flik, unliked inventor ant, accidentally drops the whole offered seeds into the river. The grasshoppers come and give the ants a second chance to collect food until fall. Flik sets off to find bugs that are willing to fight the grasshoppers (nobody expects him to succeed anyway) and, due to a double misinterpretation, returns with a circus crew, giving everybody new hope. When the misunderstanding finally gets cleared out, there is only little time left for a new plan, which has to work, or else...