Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

The Collector's Edition of A Bug's Life was announced on November 12, 1999, and was released on November 23.

On February 1, 2003, a re-release was scheduled for May 27, 2003, with a little more bonus material (unlike in the 2000 Gold Classic Collection re-release).


Disc 1:

  • Music-only audio track (Widescreen version only)
  • SFX-only audio track (Full Screen version only)
  • Audio commentary by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich

Disc 2:

  • Pre-Production
  • Research
  • Design
  • Production
  • Sound Design
  • Release
  • Outtakes
  • Geri's Game (the short film from 1997)
  • Finding Nemo: Fishy Facts (2003 re-release only)
  • "A Bug's Land" Game (2003 re-release only)

In the pre-production section of this disc, there are a "Fleabie" reel, the original treatment for A Bug's Life, a storyboard pitch, a comparison between the storyreel and final versions of a scene from the movie, and two abandoned sequences ("Original Museum Opening" and "P.T.'s Office").

In "Design", you can take a look at early sketches of the characters and the locations.

For "Production", there are some featurettes called "Behind the Scenes of A Bug's Life", "Voice Casting", "Early Tests", and a progression demonstration of another scene of the movie in four different angles (storyreel, layout, animation, and shaders and lighting).

Under "Release", you can look at some posters and an ad campaign, watch two trailers, some character interviews, a reframing featurette, and some reframing examples.

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
South Korea April 10, 2002
UK September 9, 2002
Japan September 20, 2002
France November 27, 2002