A Bug's life


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General Note
Disc two. Special features: Preproduction: "Fleabie" reel [featurette] (8 min.); Story and editorial [featurettes and slide show] (20 min); Research [featurette] (5 min.); Design [slide shows]; Production [featurettes] (24 min.); Sound design [featurettes] (13 min.); Release [featurettes and slide show] (16 min.); Outtakes [featurettes] (8 min.); Geri's Game [Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Short film, 1997] (6 min.); "Finding Nemo" fishy facts [featurette] (1 min.); "A Bug's Land" game [interactive feature].
Creation/Production Credits
Music, Randy Newman ; story supervisor, Joe Ranft ; supervising film editor, Lee Unkrich ; supervising technical directors, William Reeves, Eben Ostby ; director of photography, Sharon Calahan ; production designer, William Cone ; art directors, Tia W. Kratter, Bob Pauley ; supervising animators, Glenn McQueen, Rich Quade ; shading supervisor, Rick Sayre ; supervising layout artist, Ewan Johnson.
Dave Foley (Flik), Kevin Spacey (Hopper), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Atta), Hayden Panettiere (Dot), Phyllis Diller (Queen), Richard Kind (Molt), David Hyde Pierce (Slim), Joe Ranft (Heimlich), Denis Leary (Francis), Jonathan Harris (Manny), Madeline Kahn (Gypsy), Bonnie Hunt (Rosie), Michael McShane (Tuck & Roll), John Ratzenberger (P. T. Flea), Brad Garrett (Dim), Roddy McDowall (Mr. Soil), Edie McClurg (Dr. Flora), Alex Rocco (Thorny), David Ossman (Cornelius).
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1998.
"A Bug's Life" is a relatively straight retelling of Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai," except of course that the characters are bugs. Idealistic young ant Flik is a sweet-natured dreamer and inventor. But his innovative thinking makes him an outcast when one of his inventions goes awry and destroys the food sacrifice that the colony makes annually to a gang of grasshopper hooligans led by the sinister Hopper. Disgraced, Flik is sent to look for "warrior bugs," mercenaries to fight them. What he finds--and hires--are a motley crew of circus bugs including a preening master-thespian mantis, a glamorous gypsy moth, a cranky ladybug, a dimwitted beetle, and sundry other dimwitted, craven troupers. The ant colony is inspired by the troupe and mobilizes, but when they discover that the "warriors" are just circus clowns they lose faith. In the end, of course, Flik and crew save the day and free the colony from the oppressive grasshoppers.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Rated G; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated PG.
System Details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby stereo, THX-certified; widescreen presentation in 2.35:1 aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions, or full screen presentation in 1.33:1 aspect ratio reframed for standard televisions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Home use only.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copy protected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH). Standard version: In English or dubbed French; 5.1 surround sound effects only.Widescreen version: In English with optional subtitles ; 2.0 stereo music only.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lasseter, J., Stanton, A., Anderson, D. K., Reher, K., Ranft, J., McEnery, D., Shaw, B., Foley, D., Spacey, K., Louis-Dreyfus, J., Panettiere, H., Diller, P., Kind, R., Pierce, D. H., Leary, D., Harris, J., Kahn, M., Hunt, B., McShane, M., Ratzenberger, J., Garrett, B., Mcdowall, R., McClurg, E., Rocco, A., Ossman, D., & Newman, R. (2003). A Bug's life (Collector's ed.). Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

John. Lasseter et al.. 2003. A Bug's Life. Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

John. Lasseter et al.. A Bug's Life Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lasseter, John., et al. A Bug's Life Collector's ed., Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, , 2003.

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