A Bug's Life
|A Bug's Life|
|Directed by||John Lasseter|
|Music by||Randy Newman|
|Edited by||Lee Unkrich|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures Distribution|
|Box office||$363.3 million|
- Dave Foley as Flik, a brave, clever, but accident-prone ant
- Kevin Spacey as Hopper, the leader of the grasshoppers
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Princess Atta, a nervous queen-in-training of the ant colony
- Hayden Panettiere as Dot, Atta's younger sister
- Denis Leary as Francis, a male ladybug clown constantly mistaken for a female
- Joe Ranft as Heimlich, a large caterpillar clown with a German accent
- David Hyde Pierce as Slim, a walking stick clown who acts as a prop in the circus
- Jonathan Harris as Manny, a praying mantis who is the circus magician
- Madeline Kahn as Gypsy, Manny's gypsy moth wife and lovely assistant
- Bonnie Hunt as Rosie, a black widow spider and Dim's "tamer" in the circus
- Michael McShane as Tuck and Roll, two twin pillbug brothers from Hungary and act as "human" cannonballs
- John Ratzenberger as P.T. Flea, a ringmaster of the circus
- Brad Garrett as Dim, a rhinoceros beetle that plays the "ferocious beast" in the circus
- Richard Kind as Molt, Hopper's dimwitted younger brother
- Phyllis Diller as The Queen, an elderly ant planning to soon retire
- Roddy McDowall as Mr. Soil, the ant colony's resident thespian
- Edie McClurg as Flora, the ant colony's doctor
- Alex Rocco as Thorny, Atta's grouchy assistant
- David Ossman as Cornelius, a very old ant whom the Queen flirts with
- David Lander as Thumper, Hopper's deranged "enforcer"
- Rodger Bumpass as Harry, a mosquito
- Ashley Tisdale as the leader of the Blueberry Scouts, a troop of ant children that Dot belongs to
- Jan Rabson and Carlos Alazraqui as Axel and Loco, a duo of grasshoppers from Hopper's gang
- Bob Bergen as Aphie, the Queen's pet aphid
- Phil Proctor as Slick, a slug
- Jennifer Darling as fly mother
- Roll to Me by Del Amitri
- Basket Case by Green Day
- Loser by Beck
- Love in an Elevator by Aerosmith
- Baba O'Riley by The Who
- I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys
- La Cucaracha by Santana
- Hey World! by Ziggy Marley
- Blister by Jimmy Eat World
- Born to Be Wild by Bruce Springsteen
- The Time of Your Life by Lionel Richie
A Bug's Life was first considered in 1988, as a short movie to be based on Aesop's fable, but it was delayed by Toy Story. Almost a year after its release, Disney made an agreement with Pixar to make movies together. John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Doctor and Joe Ranft brought up the idea of the project, A Bug's Life in late 1994. The ideas for Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and WALL-E were also brought up and the three decided to have the grasshoppers demand food instead of begging for it, as it is in the fable. Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai helped influence the project. A basic story treatment was completed in 1995 and production began soon after. The movie had many technical challenges. One of the biggest technical triumphs was the simulation of crowds of ants. It would be impossible for an animator to animate every single ant in a crowd of thousands. So the technical supervisors came up with a computer program that would make every single ant in the crowd different in small ways; for example, different eye colour, skin colour, weight, or height. They would also build a several ants that could be animated. When randomly distributed through the crowds, these ants would appear to be blinking, talking or looking in different directions.
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