History WesternAnimation / ABugsLife

5th Aug '16 6:35:54 PM Doug86
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''A Bug's Life'' (1998) is the second computer-animated film from {{Pixar}}. It's something of a twist on the [[Literature/AesopsFables fable]] "Literature/TheGrasshopperAndTheAnts" meeting ''Film/TheSevenSamurai'' with a bit of ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' thrown in for good measure.

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''A Bug's Life'' (1998) is the second computer-animated film from {{Pixar}}.Creator/{{Pixar}}. It's something of a twist on the [[Literature/AesopsFables fable]] "Literature/TheGrasshopperAndTheAnts" meeting ''Film/TheSevenSamurai'' with a bit of ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' thrown in for good measure.



'''Atta:''' I said, even Hopper's afraid of birds…

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'''Atta:''' I said, even Hopper's afraid of birds…birds...



** Hopper's demise bears some resemblance to General Woundwort's end in ''WatershipDown''.

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** Hopper's demise bears some resemblance to General Woundwort's end in ''WatershipDown''.''Literature/WatershipDown''.
16th Jun '16 5:49:21 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* AllLowercaseLetters: The title of the film was promoted as such in marketing and on the title card.



* AllLowercaseLetters: The title of the film was promoted as such in marketing and on the title card.
* AssholeVictim: Ironically, [[spoiler:Hopper]] ends up falling victim to an actual bird in the end.


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* AssholeVictim: Ironically, [[spoiler:Hopper]] ends up falling victim to an actual bird in the end.
16th Jun '16 5:48:25 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* AllLowercaseLetters: The title of the film was promoted as such in marketing and on the title card.
9th Jun '16 1:15:38 PM Shadowgazer
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* AlasPoorVillain: As how vile as he may have been, it's hard not to feel a bit of sympathy for Hopper given [[spoiler: how gruesome his demise (being eaten alive by birds) is]]. Even Flik and Atta are visibly disturbed when [[spoiler: he is about to die.]]



%% * AntWar: Naturally.
* AnyoneCanDie: Played with in the form of the junior ants. First they make a painting of the good warrior bugs and bad grasshoppers battling, and they painted one of the good guys dead because their teacher said it would be more realistic that way. Then they perform a play of the battle, in which apparently everyone dies.

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%% * AntWar: Naturally.
Naturally. [[spoiler: Once it openly starts, it ends rather quickly.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: Played with in-universe in the form of the junior ants. First they make a painting of the good warrior bugs and bad grasshoppers battling, and they painted one of the good guys dead because their teacher said it would be more realistic that way. Then they perform a play of the battle, in which apparently everyone dies.



%% * FourLeggedInsect

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%% * FourLeggedInsectFourLeggedInsect: The ants in order to be relatable and doesn't make them as unrecognisable as Rosie eg would be.
28th May '16 7:57:42 AM Iampureevil
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* PsychoForHire: Thumper is more than enough to fix this trope.

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* PsychoForHire: Thumper is more than enough to fix fit this trope.
25th May '16 6:37:33 PM Someoneman
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** Flik, whose desperation to prove himself has [[CharacterDevelopment slowly been turning into true self-confidence]], stands up against Hopper for [[spoiler:Princess Atta]] the way he did for Dot at the beginning of the movie. And this time, despite the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown he gets for it, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he stays there]]. [[spoiler:And goes on to defend/inspire the entire colony.]]

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** Flik, whose desperation to prove himself has [[CharacterDevelopment slowly been turning into true self-confidence]], stands up against Hopper for [[spoiler:Princess Atta]] the way he did for Dot at the beginning of the movie. And this time, despite the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown he gets for it, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he stays there]].there. [[spoiler:And goes on to defend/inspire the entire colony.]]
11th May '16 1:31:55 AM axle-k89
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Hopper when he sees the Goldfinch, not realizing that it's a real one, [[TooDumbToLive but thinks it's another one of Flik's tricks. Cue an OhCrap when it screeches at him and he realises it's real]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Hopper when he sees the Goldfinch, not realizing that it's a real one, [[TooDumbToLive but thinks it's another one of Flik's tricks. Cue an OhCrap when it screeches at him and he realises it's real]].tricks]].
11th May '16 1:26:03 AM axle-k89
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* AlasPoorVillain: As how vile as he may have been, it's hard not to feel a bit of sympathy for Hopper given [[spoiler: how gruesome his demise (being eaten alive by birds) is]]. Even Flik is visibly disturbed when [[spoiler: he is about to die.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: As how vile as he may have been, it's hard not to feel a bit of sympathy for Hopper given [[spoiler: how gruesome his demise (being eaten alive by birds) is]]. Even Flik is and Atta are visibly disturbed when [[spoiler: he is about to die.]]



'''Ant''': How brave!\\

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'''Ant''': '''Mr Soil''': How brave!\\



* DisneyVillainDeath: Noticably averted with Hopper, as he is capable of flight.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Noticably Noticeably averted with Hopper, as he is capable of flight.



%% * ThirdPersonPerson: Dim.

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%% * ThirdPersonPerson: Dim.Dim refers to himself this way: "Dim don't wanna go."



* UglyGuyHotWife: Manny and Gypsy, respectively. Not hard to see why, given that Manny is older than Gypsy and Gypsy is possibly the most attractive character in the film.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Hopper when he sees the Goldfinch, not realizing that it's a real one, [[TooDumbToLive but thinks it's another one of Flik's tricks]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Hopper when he sees the Goldfinch, not realizing that it's a real one, [[TooDumbToLive but thinks it's another one of Flik's tricks]].tricks. Cue an OhCrap when it screeches at him and he realises it's real]].
7th May '16 4:53:20 AM axle-k89
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* TheLoad: At the start of the film, Flik is this to the rest of the colony, with a bit of AllOfTheOtherReindeer thrown in as well. Subverted by about the middle of the film when he returns with the circus bugs and averted by the end.



* TheMillstone: Flik is this for most of the film.

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* TheMillstone: Flik is this for most of the film.film, with a bit of AllOfTheOtherReindeer thrown in as well. .
7th May '16 4:30:56 AM axle-k89
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Flik to the rest of the colony. They actually cheer his departure, ''while he's still within earshot'', when he leaves at the start of the film to find warrior bugs in the city. This is averted by the end.


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* TheLoad: At the start of the film, Flik is this to the rest of the colony, with a bit of AllOfTheOtherReindeer thrown in as well. Subverted by about the middle of the film when he returns with the circus bugs and averted by the end.
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