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A BUG'S LIFE

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After soaring to "infinity and beyond" with the landmark 1995 computer-animated feature, "Toy Story," Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios zoom down to earth and below for an exciting new adventure filled with fun and fantasy with their groun

After soaring to "infinity and beyond" with the landmark 1995 computer-animated feature, "Toy Story," Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios zoom down to earth and below for an exciting new adventure filled with fun and fantasy with their groundbreaking second feature - "A Bug's Life." With its unique blend of outrageous comedy, heartwarming characters and dazzling visual displays, this "epic of miniature proportions" unfolds in a fantastic never-before-seen world populated by bugs of every shape and size. Adding to the excitement, the film is presented in spectacular wide-screen CinemaScope to fully capture the scope and scale of the story and its setting.

A Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, "A Bug's Life" was directed by Pixar's John Lasseter, a two-time Oscar-winner and one of the leading pioneers in computer animation. He received a special achievement Academy Award, in 1996 for "his inspired leadership of the Pixar 'Toy Story' team resulting in the first feature-length computer animated film." "Toy Story" was also the first animation screenplay to ever be nominated in the best screenplay written directly for the screen category. Andrew Stanton, a Pixar veteran who received an Oscar nomination as one of "Toy Story's" screenwriters, was the co-director of "A Bug's Life." Stanton also conceived the original story along with Lasseter and Joe Ranft and wrote the screenplay in collaboration with Donald McEnery & Bob Shaw ("Hercules"). The film was produced by Darla Anderson and Kevin Reher. Acclaimed composer/songwriter Randy Newman, who had previously worked with the filmmakers on "Toy Story," wrote an epic score for the film as well as the end credit song, "The Time of Your Life."

Using the classic Aesop's fable about the carefree grasshopper who comes begging for food from a colony of industrious ants as a point of departure, the creative team has given the traditional tale a wildly imaginative and irreverent new spin. The result is an entertaining and original story rich in humor, adventure and emotion.

Life is no picnic for the ants on Ant Island! Each summer, a gang of greedy grasshoppers - led by the menacing and manipulative Hopper - descends upon the colony to demand a hefty portion of the ants' hard-earned harvest and generally make life miserable for this peaceful community. Our hero Flik, an original thinker out of step with the rest of the more traditionally minded colony, takes it upon himself to get outside help and mistakenly enlists an unemployed troupe of bug performers from a second-rate flea circus to join the fight against the grasshoppers. Working together in their new-found friendship, the ants and the circus bugs prepare for a climactic confrontation with the grasshoppers. When Flik's plan starts to unravel, the action and comedy turn fast and furious as he attempts to save the colony and his reputation.

"A Bug's Life" is the first feature from Disney/Pixar Animation Studios since the enormous critical and commercial success of "Toy Story," which became a worldwide phenomenon, grossing $360 million at the worldwide box office and selling more than 22 million videocassettes in the U.S. alone. In 1997, Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO of Pixar, formalized and<

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