actually has many scenes in the film completely reanimated (such as minor tweaking of certain characters, props, and even entire scenes) so that its quality remains true to the widescreen release even on a smaller TV screen. The process would continue until 2006s
Woodys cameo in one of the alternate outtakes in A Bugs Life
This is the firstPixarfilm to receive a fullscreen home release. Unlike most fullscreen viewings, which cut off huge portions of the image to make it fit on a smaller screen,
This is so far the only Pixar film whereJohn Ratzenbergervoiced more than one character, not countingCars, where he voiced carified versions of the characters he voiced in other pixar films as an inisde joke.
This is the first Pixar film to have The End word, followed byFinding Nemowith the loving memory ofGlenn McQueen(1960-2002).
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In a game of Props on an episode of improv-show
This is the firstPixarfilm to not feature any humans, followed by
This is the firstPixarfilm to both use the normal customized Walt Disney Pictures logo up until 2007s
On average it took 3 hours to render each frame of the film. Compare this to the average of 17 hours it took for each frame of
, regular performerWayne Brady, held a big V shaped figure that looked like the antenna of a bug, put the figure on top of his head and said, Maybe youve seen me in Bugs Life, referring toFlik.
. And the bakery that makes Casey Jr. Cookies according to the box is the J. Grant Bakery, named after Joe Grant, one of the storyboard artists on Dumbo.
, Katzenberg was furious. In retaliation, he brought forward the release date of
One of the boxes in Bug City is marked Darla. This is most likely a reference toDarla K. Anderson, a Pixar employee.
In one blooper that plays during the end credits,FlikyellsBuzz Lightyears lineTo infinity and beyond! as he is about to take flight.
to be released in the same week as DreamWorks first feature
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In one of the additional bloopers,Woodyfrom
The Lion King logo and Darlas name among the cereal boxes
This is the firstPixarfilm to be produced in anarmorphic widescreen aspect ratio (2.35:1); all of that companys previous films were produced in 1.85:1/1.78:1, followed by
This is the firstPixarto be closing logos with music, followed by
. It should also be noted that the fullscreen version is exclusive only to the US original home releases, all of the international versions contain only the widescreen version.
enters the frame as a crewman, holding a clapper-board upside down, to mark the end of a scene gone wrong.
(although Katzenberg claimed that the film came from an independent pitch that had nothing to do with Disney). When Pixar scheduled
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The circus wagons are made of boxes of animal crackers called Casey Jr. Cookies. This is also the name of the toon circus train in Disneys 1941 animated film
as absent from the theatrical release but was added onto the end of the VHS.
The ants tree is used again in other Pixar movies. For example, in
, it is the tree inJessies flashback and in
This is the onlyPixarfilm to actually retain its widescreen viewing format in its Blu-ray release.
A drink cup from Pizza Planet can be seen on top of the restaurant can in Bug City.
used almost 10 times the computing power that
It is also the only Pixar film so far rather than the
can be seen amongst the posters in Bug City at the 0:26:49 mark in the film.
by five months to ensure it was released ahead of
This is the first Pixar movie with bloopers at the end, followed by
Atta, the elder ant princess, is named after the scientific genus name for the leafcutter ants of Central and South America.
A113 and 95 are visible in the back.
The Pizza Planet Truck near the trailer.
Cameos, in-jokes, re-used animation and other trivia from
This movie bears many similarities to
This is the firstPixarfilm promoted byMcDonalds.
(both films feature a colony of ants with a member who thinks differently to the others and wishes to gain the feelings of the princess), a movie released by DreamWorks Animation a month beforehand. This was due toJeffrey Katzenbergleaving Disney due to a bitter dispute between himself and the company. Katzenberg then co-founded DreamWorks SKG with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen and, knowing that Disney was making an movie about ants, instantly started production on
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, it is the treeCarl FredricksenandElliego to.
This is the firstPixarfilm to released on DVD.
The story of the film is based on the Aesops fable
and to have the Pixar logo appear at the very beginning.
ThePizza Planet truckappears next to the mobile home when abugflies into a bug zapper.
. This may seem counter-intuitive given the large increase in computer processing power between the two movies. But it demonstrates how much more detail is going into the film. In addition, computers are being used to do things that the animators used to do by hand such as ray tracing (for reflections).
(with a rumor that was never confirmed that he offered rich financial incentives to the production team to get their film out first despite Pixars head start). In the end,
made $200,000,000 more at the cinema thanks to better promotion and being more aimed at kids, although both films were praised by critics and audiences.
A cereal box inBug Citybears the code A113-1195. It marks the appearance ofPixars in-jokeA113, while 1195represents the release date of