A Bugs Life

As much a potshot in the market share war as a movie, intended to topple the previous heights set by Dreamworks' Antz. A klutzy worker ant, Flick, ruins everything when it comes time for the mean grasshopper band to come and collect their yearly protection bribe. e stumbles into the big bad world to recruit a force to fight the grasshoppers off, and comes back with an assortment of bugs from a circus.

The usual Hollywood lessons and cliched values ensue, but the triumph here are the seamless digital animation and voice characterisations. While the whole thing lives up to Pixar's first world-beating effort (Antz.

Part of the slew of movies from the late 90's ratcheting up the technological ante and offering kids movies that adults can enjoy as much because of sly adult jokes.

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