Two technicians obliged by creating a miniature video camera on Lego wheels, which they dubbed as the "Bugcam". Instead, what he got was a talented group of circus performers. "Jeffrey kept asking questions about when it would be released. An inventive idea for a children's film with much of the same humor and ideas that helped to make "Toy Story" an animated classic.  When Katzenberg asked what they were doing next, Lasseter described what would become A Bug's Life in detail. After the Circus Bugs fail to catch them, Atta rescues Flik.  Lasseter recalled that Katzenberg began explaining that Disney was "out to get him" and that he realized that he was just cannon fodder in Katzenberg's fight with Disney. Denis Leary as Francis: A Ladybug clown who is part of P.T. Was this review helpful to you? According to Jobs, Katzenberg came to Jobs after the success of Shrek (2001) and insisted he had never heard the pitch for A Bug's Life, reasoning that his settlement with Disney would have given him a share of the profits if that were so. Looking for movie tickets?  Jobs was furious and called Katzenberg and began yelling. Blazer346. Grosso guaio a Chinatown: "È una questione di riflessi". Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site?  Kevin Spacey met John Lasseter at the 1995 Academy Awards and Lasseter asked Spacey if he would be interested in doing the voice of Hopper.  Although the film was already far along, Stanton concluded that the story needed a different approach. Written by  Lasseter, who claimed to have never seen Antz, told others that if DreamWorks and PDI had made the film about anything other than insects, he would have closed Pixar for the day so the entire company could go see it. Flea arrives, searching for his troupe, and inadvertently reveals their secret. The site's critical consensus reads, "A Bug's Life is a rousing adventure that blends animated thrills with witty dialogue and memorable characters – and another smashing early success for Pixar. The script of Antz was also heavy with adult references, whereas Pixar's film was more accessible to children.  Lasseter, who normally did not use profane language, cursed at Katzenberg and hung up the phone. One day, when Flik, an individualist and inventor, inadvertently knocks the offering into a stream with his latest invention, a grain harvesting device, Hopper demands twice as much food as compensation. Riccardo Scamarcio sarà il pittore Caravaggio in un film di Michele Placido. , A Bug's Life was the final film appearance of actor Roddy McDowall, who played Mr.  On August 1, 2000, these editions were rereleased on VHS and DVD under the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection banner. Flea's circus troupe; she acts like a mother figure to Dim and the younger ants in the colony. Trolls World Tour, inizialmente atteso nei cinema. Chi, nonostante tutto, stentasse a crederlo, potrebbe consultare con profitto L'eroe dai mille volti, scritto più di quarant'anni fa dal mitologo Joseph Campbell (in Italia è pubblicato da Feltrinelli). Quiz: riconosci i film della Pixar da un solo fotogramma? , On May 19, 2009, the film was released on Blu-ray. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and the BAFTA Award for Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects.  The story's scale also required software engineers to accommodate new demands. Richard Kind as Molt: Hopper's well-meaning younger brother. Lasseter and Stanton had two supervising animators to assist with directing and reviewing the animation: Rich Quade and Glenn McQueen. Flea's circus troupe and speaks with a British accent. Collect bonus rewards from our many partners, including AMC, Stubs, Cinemark Connections, Regal Crown Club when you link accounts.  GameSpot gave the PlayStation version a 2.7/10, concluding that it was "obvious that Disney was more interested in producing a $40 advertisement for its movie than in developing a playable game.  Lasseter liked the idea and offered some suggestions. A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. However, he always seems to screw up or get into trouble. It was the second film produced by Pixar. Like his namesake, he molts. Amongst his colleagues, he doesn't enjoy his job as a member because, as a stick insect, he's always the butt of any stick joke, like being a splinter or playing the sword in the Robin Hood act when the troupe were facing against a group of flies. Flea Brad Garrett Dim Roddy McDowall , The casting of Hopper, the film's villain, proved problematic. The first sequence to be animated and rendered was the circus sequence that culminated with P.T. Ogni settimana vi p... È inutile girarci attorno, quando si parla di storia del cinema vengono obbligatoriamente in mente i soliti grandi e immortali nomi. , As the release dates for both films approached, Disney executives concluded that Pixar should keep silent on the DreamWorks battle. Brad Garrett as Dim: A Rhinoceros Beetle who is part of P.T. Flea's circus troupe; acts like a son to Rosie. Regardless, Lasseter publicly dismissed Antz as a "schlock version" of A Bug's Life. Thinking that the bird is another decoy, Hopper taunts it before realizing all too late that it is real. 1 hr 36 min.  Jobs and Katzenberg would not back down and the rivaling ant films provoked a press frenzy. P.Iva: 08723421213. The album is also available for purchase on iTunes. With Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere. Each one of these "universal ants" would later be randomly distributed throughout the digital set. Flea's "Flaming Wall of Death". During a welcome ceremony upon their arrival, the Circus Bugs and Flik both discover their mutual misunderstandings. " Peter Stack of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film four out of four stars, saying "A Bug's Life is one of the great movies – a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation. Flea's circus troupe; has a bad temper due to often being mistaken for a female. Meanwhile, Hopper reminds his gang how greatly the ants outnumber them and suspects that they will eventually rebel against them.  For his part, Katzenberg believed he was the victim of a conspiracy: Eisner had decided not to pay him his contract-required bonus, convincing Disney's board not to give him anything.  Aggregating review website GameRankings gave the Nintendo 64 version 54.40%, the PlayStation version 51.90% and the Game Boy Color version 36.63%. Straordinario... Federica Panicucci a Verissimo, in lacrime, ha ricordato il padre. , Katzenberg moved the opening of Antz from spring 1999 to October 1998 to compete with Pixar's release. Among these was the need to handle shots with crowds of ants. , Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote, "Lasseter and Pixar broke new technical and aesthetic ground in the animation field with Toy Story, and here they surpass it in both scope and complexity of movement while telling a story that overlaps Antz in numerous ways. Several characters and objects were moved closer together to avoid being cut out of frame.  Lasseter grimly relayed the news to Pixar employees but kept morale high. ", When the trades indicated production on Antz, Lasseter, feeling betrayed, called Katzenberg and asked him bluntly if it were true, who in turn asked him where he had heard the rumor.