2012-08-11

A Bug's Life - Portugal


© Disney Enterprise / Pixar Animation / Jason Katz (concept art)

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One of the characters from the movie A Bug's Life from Disney / Pixar.

"A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by John Lasseter. Co-directed by Andrew Stanton, the film involves a misfit ant, Flik, who is looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers. Flik recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. Randy Newman composed the music for the film, which stars the voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Hayden Panettiere.

The film is a retelling of the Aesop's fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and began production shortly after the release of Toy Story in 1995. The screenplay was penned by Stanton and comedy writers Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw. The ants in the film were re-designed to be more appealing, and Pixar's animation unit employed new technical innovations in computer animation. During production, the filmmakers became embroiled in a public feud with DreamWorks SKG due to a similar film, Antz.

A Bug's Life was released to theaters in November 1998 by Walt Disney Pictures and was a box office success, surpassing competition and grossing $363,398,565 in receipts. The film received positive reviews from film critics, who commended the storyline and animation. The film has been released multiple times on home video, and its first DVD release was first wholly digital transfer of a feature film to a digital playback medium." In: Wikipedia
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