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It's Tough to Be a Bug! is a 3D movie attraction based on the Pixar film A Bug's Life created for the Disney Theme Parks.

The show is hosted by Flik, hoping to teach the audience how insects survive in the wild. Throughout the show he introduces different insects, who demonstrate their skills for the audience. The show is eventually interrupted by Hopper, and things take a turn for the terrifying.

It opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom in April 1998 and at Disney's California Adventure in February 2001. The California Adventure version later closed in March 2018, as the land that it was a part of, A Bug's Land, closed to make way for Avengers C.A.M.P.U.S., which opened in 2021. The Animal Kingdom version is planned to close as well, with a new 3D movie based on Zootopia taking over the Tree of Life Theater at an unknown date.

The attraction provides examples of:

  • Adapted Out: Flik and Hopper are the only characters from A Bug's Life to show up - no Atta, no Dot, no circus bugs, nobody else. This is because the attraction was developed at the same time as A Bug's Life and the only character designs that had been approved at the time were Flik and Hopper (in fact, the Animal Kingdom version opened BEFORE A Bug's Life was released).