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BUG'S LIFE: DVD

SYNOPSIS:
The ants of Ant Island are under siege. Every year, the rapacious grasshoppers led by the mean Hopper (Kevin Spacey) demand a share of their food. But this year, Flik (Dave Foley) an enterprising but bumbling ant ruins everything. He loses the food and when Hopper and his gang arrive, they demand double the food in half the time. Flik sets out to find help. He happens across a troupe of circus bugs, but mistakes them for warriors. They include Francis (Dennis Leary) a male ladybug with an attitude, Slim (David Hyde Pierce) an annoying stick insect and Gypsy (Madeline Kahn) a moth who doubles as a magician’s assistant. Together, this motley bunch, and the ants led by the Queen (Phyllis Diller) and Princess Atta (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), must fend off the grasshopper menace.

"A Bug's Life enhanced by the DVD experience, takes you to a world where the visuals and sound encase you in a whirlwind of sense appreciation. The colours sparkle, the sound zings, the journey from the lounge room to a fantasy world beneath a blade of grass is more immediate, more effective. Details are accentuated and we become easily attached to these lovable characters which make the imagination come alive. Everyone remembers the original out-takes – in addition to these, there are alternate out-takes to enjoy. The inclusion of Oscar winning Animated Short Geri's Game is a bonus; a marvellous introduction to short films for the uninitiated. Technology embraces the digital prowess of A Bug's Life, a delightful adventure for the whole family in any medium."
Louise Keller

A Bug's Life transfers to the small screen with ease - especially with the techno-sparkle of DVD. As the first ever digitally created movie to be released in the digital DVD form, it demonstrates the extraordinary qualitative jump that DVD represents in home entertainment. The only drawback may be that after seeing A Bug's Life on DVD, you will no longer be satisfied with the audio-visual quality of either your tv shows or your video collection. The picture is razor sharp, the sound rich - and the storage space required minimal. As well as the superior images and sound, the DVD format (either widescreen or full frame aspect ratio) enables you to select specific sequences to view, chose subtitle options, and enjoy the bonus inclusdion of Pixar's short animation, Geri's Game, in which n old man plays a game of chess - with a unique opponent. The charm of this film is irresistible, and its technical excellence suspends our incredulity about the character."
Andrew L. Urban



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VOICES: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger, Jonathan Harris, Madeline Kahn, David Hyde Pierce, Denis Leary, Richard Kind, Bonnie Hunt, Brad Garrett, Michel McShane, Hayden Panettiere, Joe Ranft, Phillis Diller, Roddy McDowall, Alex Rocco, David Ossman, Edle McClurg

DVD RELEASE: September 24, 1999

DVD DISTRIBUTOR: Warner Home Video

RRP: $34.95

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