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Postby A113 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:49 pm

I've always wondered about the location of Ant Island and "The City". My best guess is southeastern Texas, but there really is no other clue other than the climate and that whatever nation they're in speaks English (the Casey Jr. cookies). It seems to be somewhere in the United States because of the style of the nutrition facts label, although I'm not sure if that style is used by other nations or not.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Postby Netbug009 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:18 am

Oregon. Only in Oregon could rain come and go like that.
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Postby A113 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:10 pm

You live in Oregon, Netbug009? :lol:
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Postby Netbug009 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:46 pm

Yeah. XD
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Postby A113 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:04 pm

Wow, I was right! XD

Any drought-stricken rivers nearby?
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Postby martini833 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:25 pm

Netbug009 wrote:Oregon. Only in Oregon could rain come and go like that.

Trust me, there's way more places where that happens, example, anywhere in Florida. But I don't think Ant Island was meant to be anywhere specifically...
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:42 am

I think Ant Island is just a fantasy place inspired by a real place that the Pixar people visited, captured the scenery and bam, created An't Island.
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Postby ilikepinatas » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:49 pm

My geography of the US is quite poor I'm afraid, so I'm not sure of the name of the location, but here's my theory..

After reading this article about the Pixar easter eggs..
http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/ ... -for.aspx##

The bug city is located beneath the trailer which is also the same trailer in Monsters Inc. when Randall gets banished into the human world. So in Monster's Inc, we hear the accents of the residents there, so I'm assuming that that accent might give a clue to where about's they might be?
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Postby TS2 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:50 am

It might be Rhode Island, because the island is out in the middle of the water and pretty small, and "The Big City" is pretty close (in human terms) to Ant Island.
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Re: Location of Ant Island

Postby irishman14 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:05 pm

A113 wrote:I've always wondered about the location of Ant Island and "The City". My best guess is southeastern Texas, but there really is no other clue other than the climate and that whatever nation they're in speaks English (the Casey Jr. cookies). It seems to be somewhere in the United States because of the style of the nutrition facts label, although I'm not sure if that style is used by other nations or not.

Anyone have any ideas?



I've also thought about Texas as the location. I was stationed at Fort Sill in Southwest Oklahoma and often crossed the Red River into Texas. The settings in "A Bug's Life" look remarkably like the whole Texhoma area. But who would want to set it in Oklahoma when Texas is more popular. Besides, Grasshoppers are too small to fly from their hideout in Mexico to Oregon, but Texas is right there. I was thinking more like Central Texas, between Austin and Kileen. That's were Ant Island must be.
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Postby TS2 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:02 pm

wow, ilikepinatas, you really like the details!!!
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Postby Remy14 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:40 pm

Well in The Pixar Story, they said they had used the 1 inch bug-cam, which they used to get an idea of what an ant's perspective was, in their own garden... I suppose you could base it off of Pixar's lawn! :lol:
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Postby A113 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:49 pm

irishman14: That's genius. I totally forgot about el grasshoppers' hideout in Mexico. :o You are a genius, dude! :D
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Postby irishman14 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:29 am

TS2 wrote:wow, ilikepinatas, you really like the details!!!


Well, you don't mess with da geography nerd .8)

Where was I when Marlin was trying to find his way to Sydney?
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Postby TS2 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:41 am

you have good comebacks!

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