Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Synopsis: In a vacant corner lot off Broadway (by about a yard) is a place called the Lowlands by the tiny community that lives there. Bugs and insects are neighbors and hang out at the Honey Shop of old Mr. Bumble the bee and his daughter Honey. Hoppity the grasshopper arrives to be with Honey, his sweetie. This bugs the crooked C. Bagley Beetle, so do his bunglers Smack the Mosquito and Swat the Fly. The Beetle wants Honey and the Lowlands for himself. But the Human Ones, with their littering and carelessness, pose a threat of destruction to every Lowland home of bug and beetle alike. Despite the doomsaying of Mr. Creeper, the snail, Hoppity finds hope of a new home behind the house of two Human Ones: Mary, who cares for a beautiful garden; and Dick, a struggling songwriter who puts his own hope on a Broadway hit to save his home.
Production: Paramount Vantage
Rotten Tomatoes:
78 min

There you are Mrs. Ladybug.

Orange blossom with honeysuckle icing.

Will there be anything else now.

No that's all. Thank you Mr. Bumble.

Why where's Honey tonight?


Yes dad.

Come on out here and show

Mrs. Ladybug your new dress.

Good evening Mrs. Ladybug.

Well now...

If you don't look prettier

than a ruffled petunia.

You know... Hoppity's coming back.

Well for daisy's sakes.

You don't say.

My you've changed a lot

since he saw you last.

For the better.

I'm afraid he'll find a lot

of other things changed too.

For the worst!

Those human ones...

Those human ones!

Why the ways they've taken a

tramping through the Lowlands.

It's getting so your life

ain't worth a sunflower seed.


One never knows who's gonna get it next.

Mrs. Ladybug.

Mrs. Laaaadybug.

Mrs. Ladybug.

Mrs. Ladybug, Ladybug.

Fly away home. Your house!

My house!

My house?




It's the humans ones!

The humans ones are always

getting into something!


Tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk. Its a goner.

What'll we do?

There's nothing to do, we're doomed

to go, n' don't forget I told you so.

It's that fence!

Yes, Jeepers Creepers.

For once your right!

At this rate the human one's will

trample us off the face of the ground.

If anything happened to the Honey Shop.

Come on Smack, we gotta'

tell the boss about this.

Yeah, dis' ought to be

mighty inturresting to him.

I tink' your right.


Who is it?

It's us boss.

Swat the fly. And Smack the mosquito.


Nitwits, imbeciles.

What if somebody should see you here.

Now begone before I bash

your bone head skulls!

Yeah, but Mr. Beetul.

You told us to wise you up when

there was trouble in the Lowlands.

And concerning Mr. Bumble and Honey.

Trouble? Ah... what sort of trouble?

From the humans ones boss.

There was a fire.

Mrs. Ladybug's house.

And a lota' houses was busted down.

And they was beefing and squawking.

And saying,

"What in the wings is

the world a-coming to?"

We all be extorminated.

And Mr. Bumble says,


Yeah, and he says,

"Me poor daughter..."

"If anything should

happen to me Honey Shop."

Very interesting.


You know Swat,

the boss ain't no chump.

He grabs off all this property up here

where the human ones don't

never come through.

Sure he's plenty smart.

Full of larceny, full of larceny.

Very interesting.

Good evening dear friends.

I hurried right down to offer poor

dear Mrs. Ladybug my condolences.

Thank you Mr. Beetle.

Oh, um...

Most fortunate it wasn't

your Honey Shop that burned.

Eh Bumble?

Oh and um...

Of course you realise that

this sort of thing couldn't possibly occur

up there on my estate.

No human one ever intrudes up there.

I guess most of us are like

to feel safe and secure.

That's just the point

Bumble, just the point.

Merely reconsider my offer of

marriage to your charming daughter

and we'll all three live up there

just as snug as three bugs in a rug.

Now what do you say to that Bumble eh?

Well I'm sorry sir but it's

just like I said before.

It's my daughters right to listen

to what her little heart says.

And it just don't seem to say, Beetle.

I guess maybe you haven't

just got "oomph" Mr. Beetle.

Anyway Hoppity's coming back.

Hoppity humph!

Bumble your a nincompoop

I warn you,

your walking right into trouble.

I'll sue somebody for this.






and whoops-a-daisy.

La la la la la-la.

There ya' are boss,

all straighten out.

And if you have nothing further to do,

straighten that out!

Hoppity's coming back.

Hay! Gee-wees!

The human ones never

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Dave Fleischer

David Fleischer (; July 14, 1894 – June 25, 1979) was an American film director and producer, best known as a co-owner of Fleischer Studios with his older brother Max Fleischer. He was a native of New York City. more…

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