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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} Unknown extension tag "indicator"{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} A Bug's Life (stylized as a bug's life) is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar and was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Andrew Stanton, the film involves a misfit ant, Flik, that is looking for "tough warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, only to recruit a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. Randy Newman composed the music for the film, and stars the voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Ranft, Denis Leary, John Ratzenberger, Jonathan Harris, Madeline Kahn, Bonnie Hunt, Mike McShane and Brad Garrett.

The film is inspired by Aesop's fable The Ant and the Grasshopper.<ref name="gore">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Production began 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 redesigned 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 Animation due to a similar film, Antz.

The film was released to theaters on November 25, 1998, and was a box office success, surpassing competition and grossing $363 million in receipts.<ref name="mojo"/> It received positive reviews from film critics, who commended the storyline and animation. The film has been released multiple times on home video.


A Bug's Life sections
Intro  Plot  Voice cast  Production  Rivaling DreamWorks and Antz  Music  Reception  Home media  Media and merchandise  See also  References  Future reading  External links  

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