If there is one company that has changed the way movies are made in the last twenty years, it would have to be Pixar.  They introduced Computer Generated Imagery on a level of technical sophistication that no one else had ever come close to and they continue to push the boundaries.  They have crafted some of the most unique and delightful animated films ever made and the hits just keep coming for them.  Most importantly, they were able to harness just the right style of writing that makes their movies universally applicable to every person who could see them while not losing a bit of their appeal to families.  Now you can see one of their best in a brand new format!

Starting this May 19th, now available on Blu-ray Disc from Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment comes the high-definition story of one brave ant and the friends who end up being brave enough to help him out.  A Bug’s Life – Blu-ray Disc is ready to come cartwheeling through your television screen and swarm into your living room with a whole pile of fun and enjoyment for the entire family.  Bring home this magnificently animated modern classic today!

Somewhere outside, there is a colony of ants which are forced to collect food for a group of evil grasshoppers.  This often doesn’t leave enough food for the ants, so one ant sets out to stop this exploitation.  He is a loner and isn’t appreciated by the others ants, but he hires a group of warriors to protect his colony for when the grasshoppers come back and demand their food.  Only the warriors are circus performers and they think they’re just giving a show.  When they realize they’re in over their heads, they decide to try and stop the grasshoppers anyway.  But once the ants discover this fact and fire them, will anything be able to stop the grasshoppers?  This movie stars Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Denis Leary, David Hyde Pierce, Bonnie Hunt, Brad Garrett, Kevin Spacey, Phyllis Diller and Roddy McDowell.

The special features included in this Blu-ray Disc are a bonus digital copy of this film, a brand new and never before seen collection of animated sequences from the first draft of the movie, a round table discussion with the makers of the movie, the great short film Geri’s Game, an optional audio commentary from the director, a look behind the scenes at the making of this movie, outtakes and so much, much more.

This is a fantastic movie and the animation, even though this movie was made eleven years ago, is still completely breathtaking.  It isn’t the best Pixar movie ever made (that honor currently belongs to The Incredibles, but looks as though they might soon be dethroned by the newest movie), but it’s certainly very close.  Watching it again, I had forgotten just how great of a story it was and how it references both an Akira Kurosawa film and a Steve Martin comedy.  It teaches important lessons and is a whole lot of fun.  Also, it’s amazing just how many big names were a part of the voice acting for this film.  Ashley Tisdale is in it!  Incredible!  Bring it home and see how much better everything is in high definition.

Enjoy your Life, bring this film home today!

This Blu-ray Disc is available at Amazon.com.

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