A Bug's Life


1h 36m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A colony of ants is threatened by a gang of grass hoppers led by the evil Hopper. Flik, a common ant and a misfit, has an uncommon vision when he tries to rise to heroic proportions by enlisting a band of circus fleas to help him defend his colony from the grasshoppers.

Film Details

Also Known As
1001 pattes, Bug's Life, Ett småkryps liv, luizenleven
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Pixar Animation Studios, San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

A colony of ants is threatened by a gang of grass hoppers led by the evil Hopper. Flik, a common ant and a misfit, has an uncommon vision when he tries to rise to heroic proportions by enlisting a band of circus fleas to help him defend his colony from the grasshoppers.

Crew

Mark Adams

Visual Effects

Mark Adams

On-Set Dresser

Maneesh Agrawala

Other

Neftali "el Magnifico" Alvarez

Other

Jessica Ambinder-rojas

Editor

Brad Andalman

Other

Brad Andalman

Lighting

Darla K. Anderson

Producer

John B Anderson

Art Department

Robert Anderson

Layout Artist

Stephanie Andrews

Lighting

Anthony A. Apodaca

Rendering Artist

Nathan Ardaiz

Other

George Bagtas

Other

Kyle Balda

Animator

James Bancroft

Visual Effects

Alan Barillaro

Animator

Steve Barnes

Animator

Bob Baron

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Ronen Barzel

Other

Dana Batali

Other

David Batte

Art Department

Adam Beeman

Other

Phil Beffrey

Other

Michael Berenstein

Animator

Jason Bickerstaff

Lighting

Bryan Bird

Other

Kevin Bjorke

Layout Artist

Sam 'penguin' Black

Other

Malcolm Blanchard

Color

Geefwee Boedoe

Story By

Geefwee Boedoe

Storyboard Artist

Geefwee Boedoe

Other

Rob Bonz

Assistant Editor

Patsy L Bouge

Production Consultant

Kirk Bowers

Rendering Artist

Kirk Bowers

Lighting

Kirk Bowers

Art Department

Maxwell Brace

Storyboard Artist

Susan Bradley

Titles

Colin Brady

Animator

Greg Brandeau

Other

Ash Brannon

Storyboard Artist

Shawn Brennan

Layout Artist

Richard Brodsky

Other

Adam Bronstein

Other

Dylan Brown

Animator

Torbin Xan Bullock

Assistant Editor

James Burgess

Camera

Sharon Calahan

Director Of Photography

Sharon Calahan

Dp/Cinematographer

Jan Forman Campi

Assistant Production Accountant

Jim Capobianco

Storyboard Artist

Tom Carlisle

Other

Trish Carney

Other

Vince Caro

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Loren C. Carpenter

Visual Effects

John K Carr

Sound Editor

Onny P Carr

Art Department

Bill Carson

Layout Artist

Ben Catmull

Animator

Jennifer Cha

Animator

Wei-chung Chang

Visual Effects

Wade Childress

Layout Artist

Jun Han Cho

Lighting

Jun Han Cho

Rendering Artist

Sandra Christiansen

Animator

Donna Cipriani

Production Accountant

Scott Clark

Animator

Ada Cochavi

Assistant Editor

Brett Coderre

Animator

Lindsey Collins

Lighting Director

Kenny Condit

Other

William Cone

Production Designer

Don Conway

Camera

Bruno Coon

Music Editor

Robin Cooper

Cgi Artist

Kathi Cozzetta

Other

Tim Crawfurd

Animator

Jill Culton

Storyboard Artist

Bena Currin

Other

Bena Currin

Lighting

Lawrence D Cutler

Other

Christian Damerow

Other

Lars R. Damerow

Other

Ruieta Dasilva

Lighting

Sarah Jo Daughters

Other

Don Davis

Original Music

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Norm Decarlo

Art Department

Mary Decola

Other

Tom Deering

Other

Tony Derose

Other

Peter Deseve

Visual Effects Designer

David Devan

Animator

David Difrancesco

Photography

Pete Docter

Storyboard Artist

Kevin Donahue

Visual Effects Designer

Nicole Dooley

Assistant

Cynthia Dueltgen

Lighting

Tom Duff

Rendering Artist

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Kevin Edwards

Lighting

David Eisenmann

On-Set Dresser

Amy Ellenwood

Other

Lisa Ellis

Other

Katherine Emery

Other

Lori Eschler

Music Editor

Marty Eshoff

Other

Ian Evans

Other

Ellen Fair

Other

Lou Fancher

Visual Effects Designer

Danielle Feinberg

Rendering Artist

Danielle Feinberg

Lighting

Davey Crockett Feiten

Storyboard Artist

Davey Crockett Feiten

Animator

Ike Feldman

Animator

Heather L Feng

Assistant

Tomoko H Ferguson

Production Assistant

Roman Figun

On-Set Dresser

Kurt Fleischer

Other

Jean Flynn

Production Coordinator

Michael Fong

Technical Supervisor

Michael Fong

Visual Effects

Mark Fontana

Rendering Artist

Erik Forman

Other

Lisa Forssell

Art Department

Lisa Forssell

Lighting

Lisa Forssell

Visual Effects

Lisa Forssell

Other

Deborah R Fowler

Lighting

Deborah R Fowler

Visual Effects

Mark Frazitta

Other

Tom Freeman

Assistant Editor

Damir Frkovic

Visual Effects

Ed Fuller

Assistant Editor

Susan Gatrill

Other

Reid Gershbein

Lighting

Reid Geshbein

Other

Alisa Gilden

Other

Jean Gilmore

Visual Effects Designer

Tim Glass

Other

Ben Gold

Assistant Sound Editor

Craig Good

Layout Artist

Andrew Gordon

Animator

David R Gordon

Visual Effects Designer

Keith B C Gordon

Lighting

Keith B C Gordon

Art Department

Keith B C Gordon

Other

Shalini Govil-pai

Visual Effects

Shalini Govil-pai

Art Department

Shalini Govil-pai

On-Set Dresser

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Brian Green

Visual Effects

Brian Green

Art Department

Brian Green

Lighting

Stephen Gregory

Animator

Nicole Paradis Grindle

Digital Effects Supervisor

Larry Gritz

Rendering Artist

J R Grubbs

Assistant Editor

Patrick Guenette

Other

Thomas Hahn

Other

Kathleen Handy

Other

Rachel Hannah

Other

David R Haumann

Other

Warren Hays

Other

Jimmy Hayward

Animator

Ira Hearshen

Original Music

John Hee Soo Lee

Other

Cece Heimans

Other

Brenda Heins

Music

Jason B. Hendrix

Other

Mark Henn

Other

Mark Henn

Visual Effects

Yvonne Herbst

Cgi Artist

Dan Herman

Other

Mary Hidalgo

Casting Associate

Kitt Hirasaki

Other

Timothy Hittle

Animator

Christian Hoffman

Visual Effects

Christian Hoffman

Other

Lauren Alpert Hoffman

Lighting

Tim Holland

Sound Editor

Mark Cordell Holmes

Art Department

Leo Hourvitz

Other

Patricia A Howard

Assistant Production Accountant

Ling Hsu

Other

Kenneth "yo" Huey

Other

Jason "jayfish" Hull

Other

Steven Clay Hunter

Animator

Bryn Imagire

Cgi Artist

Melinda Jackson

Other

Pat Jackson

Sound Effects Editor

Oren Jacob

Rendering Artist

Oren Jacob

Visual Effects

Victoria Jaschob

Visual Effects

Victoria Jaschob

Rendering Artist

Jeffrey Jay

Other

Jeffrey Jay

Visual Effects

Dennis "dj" Jennings

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
1001 pattes, Bug's Life, Ett småkryps liv, luizenleven
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Pixar Animation Studios, San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Award Nominations

Best Score (Musical or Comedy)

1998

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1999 Artios Award for Animated Voice Over - Feature by the Casting Society of America (CSA).

Nominated for the 1998 award for Best Original Score (Randy Newman) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 1998 award for Best Animated (Feature Length) Film from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 1998 Golden Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture - Animated or Mixed Media from the International Press Academy.

Winner of two 1998 Broadcast Film Critics Association awards, including Best Animated Feature (tied with "The Prince of Egypt") and Best Family Film.

Released in United States Fall November 20, 1998

Wide Release in United States November 25, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 20, 1999

Began shooting spring 1996.

Completed shooting fall 1998.

Theatrically released with the 5 minute Pixar Animation short, "Geri's Game" (Jan Pinkava/USA/1998).

Actor Roddy McDowall died October 3, 1998.

Released in United States Fall November 20, 1998

Wide Release in United States November 25, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 20, 1999

Best Animated Feature