Director: John Lasseter, & Co-Director, Andrew Stanton
Synopsis: This movie is a story about a colony of ants living on a little island in the middle of a dried up creak. This poor colony of ants gets bullied by a colony of grasshoppers that rudely demand a certain amount of food a few times a year. The main character, Flick is a very happy-go-lucky kind of guy and always creating inventions. However, the rest of the colony doesn’t like him.. His latest invention was one to harvest more grain, but on accident he knocked of the colony’s whole harvest and is shamed upon because now the grasshoppers demand twice as much food, which is nearly impossible. The colony tricks Flick into leaving the island to find warrior bugs to defeat the grasshoppers, while Flick believes in this mission the rest of the colony hopes he wont make it and doesn’t return.
A Bug’s Life is a very enjoyable movie, even when you are grown up. It is filled with humor, adventure, and life lessons of never to give up. What I like most about this movie is Flick’s persistence to reaching his goals of finding the warrior bugs, and defeating the grasshoppers. Flick also grows up a lot during the movie, from the beginning when he was trying to trick his colony into believing the circus bugs he brought back were actually warriors, to the point where the princess tells him that the lead grasshopper, Hopper, is actually afraid of birds which gave Flick the idea to scare him off with one. From then on it is a courageous adventure of Flick, the warrior bugs, and rest of the colony to fight for their freedom and defeat the grasshoppers. This movie fits in terrifically with the previous movies Lasseter has directed; The Fox and the Hound, The Brave Little Toaster, Toy Story 1 & 2, Monster’s Inc., The Incredibles, Finding Nemo. and many, many more famous Disney films.