Geoff T's Pixar Marathon #2
A Bug's Life (1998)
So after Toy Story, there was no stopping Pixar from continuing on, and so came their second feature film. With John Lasseter directing again, A Bug's Life had the unfortunate luck of coming out around the same time as Dreamworks' similarly-themed Antz. Whenever one film was inspired by the other has been a subject of much debate, but to hell with that.
A Bug's Life is essentially a retelling of the Seven Samurai tale, but done with insects. A colony of ants reside on an island, and are threatened by a group of angry grasshoppers when local inventor Flik accidentally dumps a large supply of food in a river. In order…