Being forced to harvest food for the grasshoppers every season, a colony of ants sends a misfit ant to find warriors to fight the grasshoppers.
A Bug's Life (1998)
Directed by John Lassetter and Andrew Stanton
Written by Andrew Stanton, Don McEnery, Bob Shaw
Starring Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus,
Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce, Denis Leary, Joe Ranft, Jonathan Harris, Madeline Kahn,
Bonnie Hunt, Brad Garrett, John Ratzenberger
Oscar Nominations - Best Original Score (Randy Newman)
I like A Bug's Life, despite the lack of accolades it received. A lot of Pixar fans consider this to be a weak film, but I disagree. It has a touching story, a scary villain, and a likable hero. What's not to love?
The voice talent in this film overshadows the rest of it. You've got Kevin Spacey playing one of Pixar's best villains, as well as Madeline Kahn, David Hyde Pierce, Brad Garrett, and a host of veteran actors. While it does have incredible talent behind it, A Bug's Life also boasts a solid story and some genuine laughs.
A Bug's Life proves yet again what Toy Story showed the world three years prior, that Pixar is the best in the business when it comes to computer generated family films. While not the best of their films, A Bug's Life is still an enjoyable and funny film for the whole family.