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  • Adventure, Animation
  • 1998

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life


Pixar's retelling of the Aesop fable - The Ant and the Grasshopper


The year 1998 was a vintage one for animations about insects. Just before this movie came out, there was the cartoon feature Antz, which was all about a group of insects exploring the big wide world. This Disney offering is all about ... ummm ... a group of insects exploring the big wide world. Happily, the similarities end there, and both are worth watching. The colours are vivid, the detail incredible and the vocal performances, led by Foley, are fine. Happily, it works on both a child's and adult's level. The closing credits, which are made up of 'out-takes', are possibly the best bit of the film.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Kevin Spacey, Richard Kind, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dave Foley, Phyllis Diller, Hayden Panettiere
  • Director: John Lasseter
  • Writer: Bob Shaw, Donald McEnery, Don McEnery, Joe Ranft, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
  • Producer: Kevin Reher, Darla K Anderson
  • Photographer: Sharon Calahan

In a nutshell

The closing credits, which are made up of 'out-takes', are possibly the best bit of the film.

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