Every year, a bunch of grasshoppers come to the anthill and eat what the ants have gathered for them. The "offering", as the ants call the ritual, is a part of their fate. One day in spring, when the offering's preparation has just been finished, Flik, unliked inventor ant, accidentally drops the whole offered seeds into the river. The grasshoppers come and give the ants a second chance to collect food until fall. Flik sets off to find bugs that are willing to fight the grasshoppers (nobody expects him to succeed anyway) and, due to a double misinterpretation, returns with a circus crew, giving everybody new hope. When the misunderstanding finally gets cleared out, there is only little time left for a new plan, which has to work, or else...
Commentary by: Director John Lasseter, Co-Director and Co-Writer Andrew Stanton and Supervising Film Editor Lee Unkrich
Pixar's Academy Award-winning animated short "Geri's Game"
Early Presentation Reel ('Fleabie')
Original story treatment and pitch boards
Character designs, concept art and color script
Early production tests
Featurette on the creation of 'A Bug's Life'
Behind-the-scenes look at voice talent
A behind-the-scenes look at how the movie was recomposed from its original Widescreen presentation to a Full Frame presentation for Home Video release
Production progression demonstration
Sound Engineer Gary Rydstrom on the movie's sound design