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A Bug’s Life – Text Analysis
Synopsis:
A Bug's Life is a 1998 computer-animated Disney/Pixar movie. Inspired by the fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and the classic samurai film The Seven Samurai, it tells the story of an outcast inventor ant named Flick who recruits a group of circus bugs he mistakes for warriors when his colony is threatened by a gang of grasshoppers for their annual feast.
The purpose of A Bug’s Life:
The reason I have chosen this film text it because its purpose expresses moral lessons though animated film. An example of this is; when flick learns that he doesn’t have to be like everyone else in the colony and becomes an independent ant, who then goes in search for his inner-self. This has and does relate to me through my youth as it has always has taught me even if I’m not like everyone else or like or do the same things, that’s okay and that no matter what, I can still be noticed, liked and accepted in society despite how different I may be and stamp a big mark in society if I ever wanted to.
Themes & Ideas:
Several themes and ideas were used throughout the whole film of A bug’s life. The major themes/ideas included:
Co-operation: As an ant colony, co-operation is crucial when showed harvesting food for the colony as well as the greedy gang of grasshoppers for the annual feast. This is a significant theme as it teaches and shows clearly that co-operation is sometimes crucial and is always better working friendly with other people instead of just yourself. This example also shows that with co-operation almost anything can be achieved, no matter how impossible the task may seem.
This example could also express that determination and the fact that believing you can accomplish something is better than saying you can’t do something. A quote by one of the ants in the film was, “now we have to harvest food for the grasshoppers again! And still have enough to feed the colony. We will starve!” Despite this attitude, the ant colony as

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