'A Bug's Life [Blu-ray]'
(Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, et al / 2-Disc Blu ray / G / (1998) 2009 / Disney)
Overview: Journey inside the world of bugs in this epic of miniature proportions. Crawling with imaginative characters, hilarious laughs, and colorful animation, Walt Disney Pictures Presentation of A Pixar Animation Studios Film, A Bug's Life. In this 2-disc set you'll step behind the scenes for a look at the innovation and teamwork that resulted in this ingenious film.
DVD Verdict: This was the second film Pixar came out with, the first being Toy Story. And it really takes up where Toy Story left off in regards to unique story, and animation technology.
The writers at Pixar just have a way of taking ideas that many people have had before and doing something with them. How many people have ever looked at an Ant hill and wondered what those little bugs are thinking?
Well, Pixar took that question and made a very good movie. The actors are not as well known as the actors in Toy story, but they are great actors, like Kevin Spacey. And of course John Ratzenberger. Did you know that he has a voice character in every Pixar film that has been made up to The Incredibles.
The visuals aren't the only best things about it, but you can't knock down Disney for its timeless heritage of magical fun-filled wizardry. Let's face it, the movie looks so good enough to burst a chuckle or two. Or, if you handle it, say 99! Just as appealing to grown-ups as it is to children, the comedy relief bodes extremely well for an animated movie running on ultra-high speed microchips. It makes a new statement for the term "ladybug", which is sure to fool many! This is the finest example of creativity and delightfulness in a "family" picture sitting next to the original BABE. Sure, we can handle the modernization of its jokes any time!
And so YES, this Blu ray is amazing, amazing, amazing! The transfer (the first ever completely digital transfer), is simply unbelievable. It is like you can reach into the screen and touch the characters. The cinemascope animation is truly stunning, and the transfer expresses it beautifully. The sound is wonderful. You feel like you're in the bugs' world. Truly an outstanding, sure to be groundbreaking disc. Disney, why can't all of your Blu rays be like this! This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the following Special Features:
Filmmakers Round Table with John Lasseter, Kevin Reher, Darla Anderson, Andrew Stanton.
A Bug's Life: The First Draft
Story treatment introduction by John Lasseter, and more!