A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life (1998)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 20, 1998
DVD Release Date: April 20, 1999
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92%
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72%

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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Bug's Life is a rousing adventure that blends animated thrills with witty dialogue and memorable characters - and another smashing early success for Pixar.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A Bug's Life may be the single most amazing film I've ever seen that I couldn't fall in love with.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Full of adventure, spectacle, light romance, and the kind of suspense that doesn't require an unpredictable outcome to make your spine tingle.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An entirely beguiling little adventure that advancing technology and a vastly different marketplace haven't robbed of its merits.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

This animated fable teems with vivid creatures standing on their own countless feet.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Pixel perfect.

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Peter T. Chattaway
Patheos

A Bug's Life is a well-crafted and entertaining film - the end credits sequence alone is among the funniest ever done - but, unlike Antz, it doesn't give the adult moviegoer much to think about.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

The plot matures handsomely; the characters neatly converge and combust; the gags pay off with emotional resonance.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

One of the great movies -- a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation.

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Film4

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
for one of the earliest Pixar films it really doesn't show because the art is still fantastic, and the drama and comedy of this movie was fantastic and as… More
Christopher Heim
The story is a bit formulaic but the animation is top-notch, the characters are memorable, and comedy is great. A very good sophomore effort from Pixar.
KJ Proulx
It may not be the best Pixar film out there, without the feel-good story that most of the films in the Disney/Pixar universe have, but "A Bug's… More
Directors Cat
I'ts not Antz but its a refreshingly original Pixar production.
Jim Careter
A Bug's Life is a fantastic piece of animation and storytelling, and is just pure imagination for any kid. Pixar has lived up to the fantastic Toy Story… More
Aj V
A cute and funny movie from Pixar. One of the ones that made them famous. If you like their work, you should see this. It's mostly a fun and… More