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Postby martini833 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:40 pm

You know, you could just say ok..
After all, you started the "off-topic-ness" with your post on the last page.
There's no need to be a hypocrite to make yourself look better. :D
Now that I think of it we were on the topic of ABL's importance... so...
IF no one has anything left to say... let's talk some more about ABL.
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Postby NikChik11 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:37 am

I thought that was on topic... :? Iono, but let's try not to fight guys, I hate it when people fight... (unless somebody's being a total turd and I have to open a can of woop-butt on 'em. xD)

But I think it might be because ABL is one of the oldest (And I know TS is too, but that was Pixar's FIRST film, so people are bound to love it more) and ABL seems shorter too. I don't know for sure if it is or not, but it just seems really short to me. I love it, don't get me wrong. It's my third favorite Pixar film. But that might be the reason it's so underrated.

Ps- Merry late CHRISTmas to whoever I didn't get a chance to tell! :) And lighten up guys, let's not fight. Or argue... Whatever that was. xD
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Postby A113 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:05 pm

Thank you, Nikki! :D I'll go find you those movie lengths, from shortest to longest:

Toy Story: 80 minutes
Toy Story 2: 92 minutes
Monsters, Inc.: 93 minutes
A Bug's Life: 96 minutes
Finding Nemo: 104 minutes
Ratatouille: 110 minutes
The Incredibles: 115 minutes
Cars: 116 minutes

Average length: 101 minutes
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Postby NikChik11 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:58 pm

Wow that's weird... ABL seems shorter than Montser's Inc to me...
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Postby A113 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:12 pm

Probably cause Monsters was so fun.

Not that ABL wasn't fun, it was.

Not that it was more fun than MI, which it was.

Not that I don't like MI.

Not that...never mind. XDDD
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Postby Esmedes » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:46 am

Huh. This was an interesting thread until the oven burner got too hot.

Now that I really get to thinking about it, ABL really gets to showing the "domino effect" of how one individual can bring together an entire group of people and enable them to LIVE as a group and overcome their challenges (Yet another difference between it and its "competitor". A big, humongous difference XD ). It also comes to show that perhaps in some ways, doing things differently is effective in rising above obstacles that prevent them from advancing. In such an act, an individual may not only change life for himself and his own people, but others as well.

I guess that's my thoughts on it.
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Postby Evil_Genius_27 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:01 am

While A Bug's Life isn't my favorite Pixar film, it's the one I remember the most. It was the film that originally got me interested in Pixar, so it's pretty important to me :wink: Also, Hopper was the first villain to actually scare me. His no holds barred beat down of Flik terrified me as a kid :shock:
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Postby Pixarfan91 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:48 am

I think A Bug's Life was the first Pixar movie I saw in theaters. (That or Toy Story) It is close to the bottom of my list but I like it. It should at least have it's own short.
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:44 pm

I don't get why it's so unpopular. It's not my favorite, but I always end up smiling during it. It may be b/c I just watched it for the first time in 6 years a couple of weeks ago, but I really like A Bug's Life.
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Postby Konrad » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:43 am

I just couldn't get into A Bug's Life like I could the others. Maybe it was because the characters were not as lovable, or maybe it was because the plot wasn't as good as say Monsters Inc. It wasn't as funny either.

Not that it is a bad movie though! I like A Bug's Life, but I think PIXAR has done a better job with other movies.
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A BUG'S LIFE!!!!

Postby Blessed Light » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:58 am

When I was growing up as a little girl, "A Bug's Life" was already out on VHS by that time, and it was one of my TOP favorite movies to watch again and again! I was SO captivated by the characters and all the excitment of it all!
As I got older, I realized that I am a LOT like Flick...even to this day, I think I resemble him! If I honestly had to pick ANY character that has ever been created by the geniuses at Pixar, it would definitley be Flick. He tries to think of new ideas that will help, most of the time they're complete failures, he's brave and bold, not afraid to stand up for what is right...despite being akward! LOL! :) That's what is so charming about him, and I think that I'm A LOT like him in that respect.

Because I grew up with "A Bug's Life" and I've always loved Flick, the film will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS remain my second favorite Pixar movie of all time. My first is WALL-E, and I'm afraid that will never change.... ;)

But I have noticed, too, how "A Bug's Life" is very overlooked these days...which is why I was very eager to join the usergroup for this film! I think we should appreciate "A Bug's Life" a little more, and what better place to give it the praise it is due than a website like this one! :)

After all, John Lasseter HIMSELF directed this film! It is truly a shining example of his creative story talents...and my imagination ALWAYS starts flying whenever I watch the trailer for "A Bug's Life" or hear the soundtrack, because the film is SO inspiring!

"A Bug's Life" should be praised and noticed a bit more...I truly agree! What do you all think?
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Postby 1986 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:00 pm

I had ABL on VHS and my siblings would watch it like once a year. It was so different than other movies and we really liked it. Then once the Monsters, Inc. DVD came out and the start of my interest in Pixar began, I found out that ABL too was a Pixar movie. I was surprised but impressed. A Bug's Life was and is important to me, even if it's not as critically beloved as other Pixar films or on the top of fan's minds, including my own.
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"A Bug's Life" will live on forever!

Postby Blessed Light » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:17 am

You know, the more I think about it, the more I believe that if "A Bug's Life" hadn't been released in the 90's and let's say it was just released like THIS year or maybe the next, it probably would be just as popular as "Toy Story 3" or "WALL-E"! I just think more peope need to realize the message, the heart, and the wonderful story of the "older" Pixar films. It doesn't matter when they were released...but I think more people just need to be aware of the greatness of the beginning films that started Pixar's success and laid the foundation of one of the greatest story-telling companies in the world!

The message and the heart of "A Bug's Life" is so wonderful and amazing, it's so sad people don't truly appreciate it!
I think the moral of the story is this: those who dare to be different are sometimes the ones who are right. One person CAN make all the difference in the world because of his heart is pure, good, and brave. Even though he was concidered as an odd-ball, the unlikely friendships he made along his journey and the perserverance that kept his dreams alive, he was finally able to make a difference for those he loved!
Is this not one of the greatest stories ever told or what?

What do you all think?
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Postby Flik-E » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:19 am

I think you're right.
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:52 am

I really like this movie, and wish people would quit citing it and Cars as "Pixar's black sheep". Are these people nuts? :evil:
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