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A Bug's Life|Dave Foley (Voice)
A Bug's Life
Dave Foley (Voice) and Kevin Spacey (Voice)
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Overview

The computer animation crew at Pixar--the creators of TOY STORY--return with another feature rife with stunningly rendered worlds populated by cute critters you can't help but care about. The story is simple--an ant colony led by Flik (Dave Foley) seeks help from a flea circus and other insects in their struggles against the oppressive grasshopper bullies led by Hopper (Kevin Spacey). However, as with TOY STORY, there is as much for adults to enjoy here as there is for the kids. (In fact, the story is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's classic SEVEN SAMURAI.) And don't miss the wonderful "outtakes" that roll with the closing credits!

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
John Lasseter - Director
Dave Foley (voice)
Kevin Spacey (voice)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (voice)
Hayden Panettiere (voice)
Phyllis Diller (voice)
David Hyde Pierce (voice)
Richard Kind (voice)
Denis Leary (voice)
Madeline Kahn (voice)
John Ratzenberger (voice)

 

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Collector's Edition)
  • Run Time: 96
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 786936217896
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: April 1999

Reviews:
"...Tightly constructed....The script has fun playing with our common knowledge of insects..." - 02/??/1999 Sight and Sound, p.39-40


"...A hellzapoppin creature-feature jamboree..." -- Rating: B - 01/15/1999 Entertainment Weekly, p.44


"...Rowdier than a New Year's Eve party..."-- 4 out of 4 stars - 12/24/1998 USA Today, p.4D


"...A BUG'S LIFE makes jaunty, imaginative use of both extraordinary technology and bold storytelling possibilities within the insect world..." - 11/25/1998 New York Times, p.E1


"...Lasseter brilliantly exploits the material for both laughs and pathos, while pushing the technological parameters of computer animation even beyond the already impressive feat of TOY STORY..." -- 4 out of 5 stars - 01/01/1999 Box Office, p.53


"...[A BUG'S LIFE has] an unfettered imagination....This footloose humor comes from both the writing and the direction..." - 11/20/1998 Los Angeles Times, p.C1


"[T]he SEVEN SAMURAI-like story provides a solid framework for stunning animation and winning characters, including Dave Foley's nice work in the lead." - 05/27/2009 A.V. Club


4 stars out of 5 -- "Offering colourful eye-candy for tots and in-jokes galore for adults, its clarity of purpose boils the Pixar template to near-abstract purity." - 02/01/2011 Total Film


"[T]his animated fable teems with vivid creatures standing on their own countless feet." - 06/24/2011 Wall Street Journal