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Flik, A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States on November 25, 1998. A Bug's Life was the second Disney·Pixar feature film after Toy Story, and the third American computer-animated film after Toy Story and DreamWorks' Antz. Based on Akira Kurosawa's film Seven Samurai, and Aesop's fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper", it tells the tale of an oddball individualist inventor ant named Flik who hires what he thinks are "warrior bugs" – actually circus performers – to fight off a small band of grasshoppers who have made the ant colony their servants. The film was directed by John Lasseter, and was co-directed by Andrew Stanton.
Flik is an individualist and would-be inventor in a colony of ants. Flik is different and always unappreciated due to his inventions causing trouble.

The colony is constantly oppressed by a gang of marauding grasshoppers who arrive every season demanding food from the ants. However, when the offering that the ants were putting together to appease the grasshoppers is accidentally knocked into a stream by Flik's latest invention, a harvester device, the grasshoppers demand twice as much food at the end of the season. Given a temporary reprieve by the grasshoppers, the ants pretend to agree to Flik's plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. While Flik actually believes in the plan, the other ants see it as a fool's errand to get rid of Flik.

Flik finds his way to the "big city" (a garbage dump), where he mistakes a group of circus bugs, whose act collapses into chaos, for the warrior bugs he's seeking. The bugs meanwhile mistake Flik for a talent agent, and agree to travel with him back to Ant Island.

The bugs earn the ants' respect after they save the Queen's daughter, Dot, from a bird. The bird attack inspires Flik into making a plan to build a fake bird to scare away Hopper, leader of the grasshoppers, who is deeply afraid of bug-eating birds. Eventually, the circus ringmaster, P.T. Flea, arrives searching for the circus bugs. Angered at Flik's deception, the ants exile him.

The ants desperately try to pull together enough food for a new offering to the grasshoppers, but are unable to do so. Dot, upon overhearing Hopper's plan to kill the queen after the offering, leaves the colony in search of Flik and convinces him to return and put his original plans to action to save the queen. The plan nearly works, but P.T. Flea mistakes the model for an actual bird and sets it on fire, causing Hopper to realized that he has been tricked. He orders one of his grasshoppers to attack Flik, whom he then proceeds to finish himself. Before he can do so, Princess Atta steps in and defends Flik, prompting the rest of the colony to stand up to the grasshoppers and fight them out of the colony. In the chaos, Hopper viciously pursues Flik, who leads him to an actual bird's nest, where he is ultimately eaten by baby chicks. Flik is welcomed back to the colony, and the circus bugs join him in a celebration. Princess Atta kisses Flik and is given her mother's, The Queen's, crown, making Princess Atta the Queen.

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