A Bug's Life

Corrected entry: This may seem like nitpicking, but the drunk mosquito that Flik approaches which drinks a round of blood is a male, when, in reality, only female mosquitos suck blood. Males actually consume flower nectar, like many other insects.

Correction: Really? Just because it looks like a male doesn't mean it's a male. Frances the Ladybug looks like a female, but he's male.

Correction: There's a difference between sucking blood and drinking blood like it's alcohol for a gag. In reality, bugs don't hang out in bars and perform in circuses for other bugs to watch. In real life, the male mosquito's proboscis isn't strong enough to pierce skin, but here, there is no skin to pierce, so the male can easily drink the blood.


Correction: Well the mosquito has to be a male because right after he finishes drinking the blood Flik asks the mosquito if it is all right, and he calls the mosquito "sir."

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie, Hopper gets one of his antennae yanked off by one of the pill bugs. If you look at his head, though, as Flick is yelling for help, you can see both antennae are intact.

Correction: Tuck/Roll broke off only a part of the antennae not the whole thing as you can see when they are playing with it, it isn't that long.

Factual error: The size of the shadow of an object depends upon its distance from the light source, not the surface it falls upon. Lifting the cutout of the bird a few inches closer to the sun as they do would make absolutely no difference to the size of its shadow, yet it quadruples in size.

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Hopper: If I didn't promise my mother on her deathbed that I wouldn't kill you, I'd kill you!
Molt: You know, no-one appreciates that more than I do.

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Trivia: In the movie A Bug's Life, when Flik enters the city, a code on one for the old boxes he passes reads A113-1195. When John, the creator of the movie was in the first year of the Character Animation Program at California Institute of the Arts, the classroom was numbered A113. That number is also on the license plate of Andy's van in Toy Story. John says it will probably be in all his movies. He added 11/95 because that was when Toy Story opened in theaters.

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Question: At the end of the movie, at one point, Francis loses the stick bug. While looking for him, he says, "I'm right here, the only stick with eyeballs!" or something like that. Can he actually be found on the screen or, for comedic purposes, was it impossible to find him?

Answer: For comedic purposes, it's impossible to find him.

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