Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

On February 8, 1999, A Bug's Life was announced to be Pixar's first film to get an all-digital DVD release, and the first widescreen film to be digitally reformatted for VHS. The first edition of A Bug's Life last sold in 2000, when further copies since then had the film as a Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection title.

Synopsis

Journey inside the miniature world of bugs for bigger-than-life fun and adventure under every leaf! Crawling with imaginative characters, hilarious laughs and colorful, lifelike computer animation, Disney and Pixar's A Bug's Life will "delight everyone -- young, old or six-legged."

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," and inventive ant named Flik hires "warrior bugs" to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by hopper. But when Flik's cavalry turns out to be a ragtag group of flea circus performers, the stage is set for comic confusion...as well as unlikely heroes!

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Company intro + Coming to Video bumper April 20, 1999 Beau Weaver
3 Video preview for The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad April 20, 1999 Mark Elliott
4 Video preview for Alice in Wonderland/Robin Hood March 23, 1999 Brian Cummings
5 Join Us bumper October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
6 Sneak peek at Tarzan April 20, 1999 Mark Elliott
7 Geri's Game November 24, 1997
8 Feature Presentation April 10, 1992 Mark Elliott
9 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
10 THX logo February 4, 1997
11 A Bug's Life November 25, 1998

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Theatrical release

  1. The Little Mermaid (1998 VHS)
  2. The Spirit of Mickey (VHS)
  3. The Black Cauldron (1998 VHS)
  4. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (VHS)
  5. Lady and the Tramp (1998 VHS)
  6. The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (VHS)

1999 VHS

  1. Mulan (1999 VHS)
  2. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (VHS)
  3. 101 Dalmatians (1999 VHS)
  4. Mighty Joe Young (VHS/DVD)
  5. Simon Birch (VHS/DVD)
  6. The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (VHS/DVD)
  7. Flik's Musical Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom

1999

  1. Pinocchio (1999 VHS)
  2. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (VHS)
  3. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (VHS/DVD)
  4. Inspector Gadget (VHS/DVD)
  5. Annie (VHS/DVD)

2000

  1. My Date with the President's Daughter (VHS)
  2. Noah (VHS)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
USA (Spanish dub) VHS May 18, 1999
UK VHS October 1, 1999
Brazil VHS October 10, 1999
Japan VHS/DVD October 29, 1999
France VHS November 10, 1999
South Korea VHS November 22, 1999
South Korea DVD June 9, 2000
UK DVD January 8, 2001
France DVD July 26, 2001

Gallery

Preceded by
101 Dalmatians (1999 VHS/DVD)
A Bug's Life (VHS/DVD) Succeeded by
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1999 VHS)