Kat & D
A Bug's Life (1998)."First rule of leadership, everything is your fault."
This week....it is NOT Run Cougar Run....instead we are shrunk down to the size of an ant but are filled with big big laughs. It's a Bug's Life from 1998.
Storyline :At an annual pace, a huge colony of ants is forced to collect every piece of food that grows on their island for a group of menacing grasshoppers. But that all changes when a misfit inventor ant named Flik accidentally knocks over the offering pile thus forcing the grasshoppers' devious leader Hopper to force the ants to redo their gathering of food. Despite the fact that his friends don't believe him and desperate to help save the colony, Flik volunteers to go out into the world and search for a group of 'warrior' bugs. Instead, what he got was a talented group of circus performers. But when the grasshoppers return and take control of the island, Flik must prove himself a true hero before it's too late.
Directors: John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton
Writers: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft
Stars: David Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, and Phyllis Diller.
Awards: 14 Wins & 21 Nominations
Film Budget: $120,000,000
Gross Worldwide: $363,258,859
We were surprised to find this film actually had a few songs. Not typical for our other Pixar movies because it's NOT Randy Newman...SIKE of course Pixar continues it's ride on the Randy Newman train.
An epic of miniature proportions.
In the bloopers shown at the end of the film, Princess Atta is shown cracking up during her scene with Hopper, ruining take after take until Hopper goes to his trailer in frustration. This is a spoof of Julia Louis-Dreyfus being known to do the same.
The Pizza Planet van from Toy Story (1995) that appears in every Pixar film, (except The Incredibles (2004)) is visible around 25 minutes in, just after the circus scene as the camera tilts up.
Molt was created for the film to provide some comic relief out of the more uncomfortable moments with Hopper, but it was decided to make him Hopper's brother when it was realized that Hopper would never allow somebody as witless and annoying as Molt to stay with the gang otherwise.
Gypsy was Madeline Kahn's last voice role before her death in 1999 a year after this movie was released in theaters.
The tunnel in a tunnel joke was made in reference to Steve Jobs' (CEO of Pixar and Apple) plan for Apple's "store in a store". Also, the hand gestures made by Hopper were modeled after gestures made by Jobs.
Enjoy this epic Pixar film right here on Disney+
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