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It's Tough to Be a Bug!


April 22, 1998

Show length

9 minutes

It's Tough to Be a Bug! is a 9-minute long 3-D film based on the Disney-Pixar film, A Bug's Life. The film, created by Rhythm and Hues Studios, is the main component of a theme park attraction at several Walt Disney theme parks. The attraction opened in Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort on April 22, 1998, a full seven months before the actual feature debuted in theaters. Using theater lighting, 3-D filming techniques, Audio-Animatronics, and various special effects, the show gives the audience an idea of what it would be like to be an insect. Flik, from A Bug's Life, hosts the show and educates the viewer on why bugs shouldn't be seen as pests, but more as friends.

Show Description[]

The Bug's Life theater is located inside the Tree of Life. As the queue winds around the tree, visitors can glimpse animal carvings on the tree that aren't visible from other vantage points. The "underground" pre-show area features posters of various bug acts from the show, as well as those for all-insect parodies of Broadway musicals, such as Beauty and the Beast, Web Side Story, Little Shop of Hoppers and My Fair Ladybug.

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