A Bug's Life
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John Lasseter, director of Pixar's movie phenomenon Toy Story, has set new standards in computer animation with this effort, another Disney-released children's epic entitled A Bug's Life. Blending classic Disney storytelling characters and the mysterious underground world of bugs, Lasseter has created a film that can be enjoyed by all audiences, and another franchise in the process. A Bug's Life is a computerized retelling of the Aesop fable The Ant and the Grasshopper, made as a cartoon-short by the one-and-only, Walt Disney, in the mid-'30s. However, A Bug's Life has… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A Bug's Life may be the single most amazing film I've ever seen that I couldn't fall in love with."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Full of adventure, spectacle, light romance, and the kind of suspense that doesn't require an unpredictable outcome to make your spine tingle."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"The colours are vivid, the detail incredible and the vocal performances, led by Foley, are fine. Happily, it works on both a child's and adult's level."
‑ , Film4
"Promotes the classic American ethos of individualism without seeming preachy or narrow-minded, creating characters we enjoy, a story that's fun and visuals that sparkle."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Entertaining computer-animated fantasy epic."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"This animated fable teems with vivid creatures standing on their own countless feet."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Pixel perfect."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"pure joy--whimsical, funny, and downright entertaining"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Doesn't merit much enthusiasm or indignation; it just skitters across your consciousness, leaving no traces except a vague depression."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The plot matures handsomely; the characters neatly converge and combust; the gags pay off with emotional resonance."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"One of the great movies -- a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"The rest of the film has similar fun mixing bug-world givens with anthropomorphism."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Sight and Sound
"A Bug's Life [is] sure to endure as a superb children's entertainment. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A classic. It's better than the last several Disney animated films. PIXAR has stated they want to be the second successful feature animation studio. They're already there."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
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