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  • U
  • Adventure, Animation
  • 1998

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life

Synopsis

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

About

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