A Bug's Life is a 1998 computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios.
A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by John Lasseter. Co-directed by Andrew Stanton, the film involves a misfit ant, Flik, who is looking for 'warriors' to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers. Flik recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. Randy Newman composed the music for the film, which stars the voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Hayden Panettiere. The film is a retelling of Aesop's fable 'The Ant and the Grasshopper' and began production shortly after the release of Toy Story in 1995. The screenplay was penned by Stanton and comedy writers Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw. The ants in the film were re-designed to be more appealing, and Pixar's animation unit employed new technical innovations in computer animation. During production, the filmmakers became embroiled in a public feud with DreamWorks SKG due to a similar film, Antz.