A Bug's Life

Trivia: When Molt sheds his entire skin from being scared of the ants, the skin is the model that they use before they add the color.


Trivia: When they show the trailer where the to bugs go in to the bug zapper you can see the Pizza Planet Truck from Toy Story on the side of the trailer.


Trivia: The train that the circus bugs use is called "Casey Junior", which is also the name of the circus train in "Dumbo."

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.

Trivia: Some of the products in Bug City include Sam's Maraschino Cherries, Bennett's Smork, P.J.'s Soda, Joey's Soup, and Jackson's Jumbo Pretzels, all named after director John Lasseter's children. Also note Ben and Audrey's Frozen Bagels, named after Andrew Stanton's kids.

Trivia: When Flick enters the 'big city,' look at the big "human objects" like the ice-cream carton and such. The names on the carton are named after the director's children and relatives.

Trivia: In the scene where Flick is just arriving at 'the big city' after the one fly gets toasted by the bug zapper. Shortly afterward, in the big city, which is made up of garbage, there is an old Pizza Planet paper cup in this scene.

Trivia: The voices of the two bugs blinded by the light of the bug zapper, right before the "city" scene, are actually the voices of the two directors John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton.

Trivia: The "Hidden Mickey" appears while they are building the bird and Heimlich sits up and puts his feet together to form a Mickey. (He actually makes two, with six of his feet.)


Trivia: The first Pixar film to feature outtakes.

Trivia: A poster for Disney's "The Lion King - On Broadway" can be seen in the upper right-hand corner of the screen when Flik walks through the city traffic in Bug City. The location corresponds to the location of the New Amsterdam Theater on Times Square where the show ran at the time.


Trivia: During the warriors' introduction, Slim whispers to Heimlich, "Wow, they sure are starved for entertainment" - a direct quote from the similarly themed The Three Amigos, a comedy film where the plot involves three out-of-work actors that are hired to defend a town from "real" bandits.


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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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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