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- September 8, 2001
A Bug's Life to
Air in HDTV Format on September 23, 2001
A Bug's Life tells the story of Flik (Dave Foley), the smartest ant in his colony. Flik invents a device to harvest grain faster so the colony can build a mountain of food as an offering to a tyrannical band of grasshoppers. Unfortunately Flik spills the offering and Hopper (two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey), the leader of the grasshoppers, makes his great displeasure known - and promises grave consequences if the offering is not restored.
Flik apologizes to the Queen (Phyllis Diller) and is encouraged by Princess Atta (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Emmy Award-winner for "Seinfeld") and Mr. Soil (Roddy McDowall), then sets out on a journey with a plan to hire mercenaries to defend the colony against the grasshoppers. Alas, the nine bugs he hires - believing they are fierce warriors -- are actually discontented flea-circus performers.
Randy Newman, who has received 10 Oscar nominations in music categories since 1985, was nominated in 1999 for his music for A Bug's Life, Pleasantville, and Babe: Pig in the City.The 1998 animated film was directed by John Lasseter (Toy Story, Toy Story 2) and Andrew Stanton (Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, Toy Story 2) from a story by Lasseter, Stanton, Joe Ranft, Don McEnery (Hercules) and Bob Shaw (Hercules). The film is a production Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Productions.
Friday's Box Office
Here are Friday's Top 5 Movies
1. The Musketeer -
Pixar and Disney
Movies Coming to Your Computer Screen
Disney and Fox were encouraged to join a similar service agreed upon by Sony, Universal, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros. Both studios declined, however, deciding upon their own service.
Under the other studios
plans, people will be able to dowload movies to their hard drive for a
period of 30 days for a cost of less than $5 per movie. The new services
are expected to be a direct threat to video store chains like Blockbuster.
News Link of the
Day - Giant Screen Theaters Will Debut in January
"Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc. will debut its new large-format screen theaters in Valencia and two other Southern California locations in January with some help from a Disney animation classic.
The launch of Edwards
Giant Screen Theatres will showcase an enhanced version of Disney's Beauty
and the Beast..."
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