A Bug's Life

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: 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 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: 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: 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: Geri, who appears in the animated short "Geri's Game" at the start of A Bug's Life, reappears as "The Cleaner" in Toy Story 2.

Trivia: On top of the bar that Flik goes to, you can see the Pizza Planet Mega Gulp from Toy Story.


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: 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: 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: 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.


Trivia: The first Pixar film to feature outtakes.

Trivia: The face of Geri (from the 'Geri's Game' short and Toy Story 2) is molded onto the tree of the ant colony. It's best visualized while Flik is explaining how seeds grow into trees.


Continuity mistake: As Flik is just leaving the island to go find the "tough bugs", he's followed by two young male ants. The two young ants look quite different, one being blue and the other more purple. The blue one says "My dad gives you one hour before you come back crying" and the purple one says something to the effect of "My dad says you're gonna die". But after Flik has hit himself on the rock whilst trying to cross the valley, the purple ant says to the blue ant, "Your dad's right, he's gonna die". Wrong ant.

More mistakes in A Bug's Life

Hopper: If I didn't promise my mother on her deathbed that I wouldn't kill you, I'd kill you!
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