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Spark Plug Entertainment is a New York-based computer animation company founded by Michael Schelp in 2006. The American equivalent of Vídeo Brinquedo, it specializes in Direct to Video Mockbuster computer-animated features. Its first film was Bug Bites: An Ant's Life, first released in 1998 and later re-released in 2006 as the company was founded. Spark Plug has released 12 titles.


Notable movies include:


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Tropes in these movies include:

  • Bland-Name Product: Krill Cola (Coca-Cola) and PNN (CNN) in Piper Penguin.
  • Broken Aesop: Plan Bee teaches the value of democracy, and yet the heroes fight to restore the old monarch.
  • Filler: An Ant's Life is only 25 minutes long, so to fill time, four classic cartoons from MGM, Famous Studios, and Warner Bros. were added to the DVD.
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  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Diesel in A Car's Life, who is always seen holding a cigarette with her antenna, and is always pointed out as being bad.
  • In Name Only: These cartoons only loosely follow the plot of what they're trying to rip off.
  • Insect Gender-Bender: Played straight in Plan Bee, which features a male worker bee as its protagonist. Averted in An Ant's Life, where all the worker ants are depicted as female.

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