A Bug's Life

Synopsis: At an annual pace, a huge colony of ants is forced to collect every piece of food that grows on their island for a group of menacing grasshoppers. But that all changes when a misfit inventor ant named Flik accidentally knocks over the offering pile thus forcing the grasshoppers' devious leader Hopper to force the ants to redo their gathering of food. Despite the fact that his friends don't believe him and desperate to help save the colony, Flik volunteers to go out into the world and search for a group of 'warrior' bugs. Instead, what he got was a talented group of circus performers. But when the grasshoppers return and take control of the island, Flik must prove himself a true hero before it's too late.
Director(s): John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton (co-director)
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 20 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

[ Sighs ]

Where were we?

- The food pile, Your Highness.

- Oh, yes, yes.

Hey, Flik! Wait up!

Oh. Hello, Princess.

You can call me Dot.

Here, you forgot this.

Thanks. You can keep it.

I can make another one.

- I like your inventions.

- Really? Well, you're the first.

- I'm beginning to think

nothing I do works.

- This works.

Great. One success.

[ Sighs ]

- I'm never gonna make a difference.

- Me, neither.

I'm a royal ant and I can't

even fly yet. I'm too little.

- Being little's not such a bad thing.

- Yes, it is.

- No, it's not.

- Is too!

- Is not. Is not! Is not!

- Is too. Is too! Is too!

Oh! A seed.

I need a seed. Ahh--


Ah, here, here.

Pretend-- pretend

that that's a seed.

- It's a rock.

- I know it's a rock.

But let's just pretend for a minute it's

a seed. We'll just use our imaginations.

Now, do you see our tree?

Everything that made

that giant tree...

is already contained

inside this tiny little seed.

All it needs is some time, a little bit

of sunshine and rain, and...


This rock will be a tree?

Seed to tree. You've gotta

work with me, all right?

You might not feel

like you can do much now,

but that's just because,

well, you're not a tree yet.

You just have to give yourself

some time. You're still a seed.

But it's a rock.

I know it's a rock!

Don't ya think I know a rock

when I see a rock? I've spent

a lot of time around rocks!

You're weird, but I like you.

[ Horn Sounds ]

[ Gasps ] They're here.

- [ Gasping ]

- [ Horn Continues ]

[ Panicked Chattering ]

- They're coming!

- Run!

- Dot! Dot!

- Mom!

- Mom!

- Thank heavens!

- Food to the offering stone.

- [ Whistles ] Everyone, single file.

Food to the offering stone

and into the anthill. Now let's go!

Go, go, go, go!

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John Lasseter

John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American animator and filmmaker, and former chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the defunct Disneytoon Studios. He was also the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.Lasseter began his career as an animator with The Walt Disney Company. After being fired from Disney for promoting computer animation, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. The Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986. Lasseter oversaw all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer. In addition, he directed Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Cars 2 (2011). From 2006 to 2018, Lasseter also oversaw all of Walt Disney Animation Studios' (and its division Disneytoon Studios') films and associated projects as executive producer. The films he has made have grossed more than $18 billion U.S. dollars, making him one of the most consistently successful filmmakers of all time. Of the seven animated films that have grossed more than $1 billion U.S. dollars, five of them are films executive produced by Lasseter. The films include Toy Story 3 (2010), the first animated film to pass a billion, Frozen (2013), the current highest grossing animated film of all time, as well as Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016) and Incredibles 2 (2018). He has won two Academy Awards, for Best Animated Short Film (for Tin Toy), as well as a Special Achievement Award (for Toy Story).In November 2017, Lasseter took a six-month sabbatical from Pixar and Disney Animation after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with employees. According to various news outlets, Lasseter had a history of alleged sexual misconduct towards employees. In June 2018, Disney announced that he would be leaving the company at end of the year, but is taking on a consulting role until then. more…

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