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A Bug's Life (Collector's Edition)

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There was such a magic on the screen in 1995 when the people at Pixar came up with the first fully computer-animated film, Toy Story. Their second feature film, A Bug's Life, may miss the bull's-eye but Pixar's target is so lofty, it's har

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Codirector Andrew Stanton warmly calls this collector's edition of A Bug's Life the "Super Genius" edition (referring to another animated delight, Wile E. Coyote). That's a better title, since this double DVD set is never as stuffy and boring as many collector's editions. On the second disc, which is jam-packed with details on how the movie was made, there isn't a single boring snippet. There must be a creed at Pixar Animation Studios dictating everything must be fun. When Stanton, director John Lasseter, or any technician comes onscreen, there are jokes, camera muggings, and controlled insanity. But there's a method to their madness. For example, the storyboarding process--sketching out the entire picture before cameras roll--isn't just explained; it's storyboarded itself. Another highlight is an early presentation of the film's subject matter that takes on the flavor of a poorly dubbed Japanese film of the '60s. There's also a wonderful process using the DVD format's rarely used angle feature that allows the viewer to go between pencil sketches, color drawings, and the finished project to see how the art progresses to the screen. The film, presented here in both widescreen and recomposed full-frame (the latter also explained on the disc), is the first DVD created by a digital source for the purest presentation possible. Whatever the presentation, this "Super Genius" edition certainly gives one pause to consider what super geniuses the folks at Pixar truly are. --Doug Thomas

Special Features

  • Pixar's Academy Award-winning animated short "Geri's Game"
  • Background Material: 1) Early Presentation Reel ('Fleabie'), 2) Original story treatment and pitch boards, 3) Character designs, concept art and color script, 4) Early production tests
  • Behind-the-scenes: 1) Featurette on the creation of 'A Bug's Life', 2) Behind-the-scenes look at voice talent, 3) A behind-the-scenes look at how the movie was recomposed from its original Widescreen presentation to a Full Frame presentation for Home Video release, 4) Production progression demonstration, 5) Sound Engineer Gary Rydstrom on the movie's sound design, 6) Storyboard-to-final film split-screen comparison
  • Deleted sequences

Product details

  • Actors: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller
  • Directors: Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter
  • Writers: Joe Ranft, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Bob Shaw, Don McEnery
  • Producers: Darla K. Anderson
  • Format: Widescreen, Full Screen, Digital Sound, NTSC, Dolby
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    General Audience
  • Studio: Disney/Pixar
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,323 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00001U0DR
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,068 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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