'A Bug’s Life' Turns 20 Today And, I Feel Super Old

Plus a list of equally classic films that hit the two decade mark this year
'A Bug’s Life' Turns 20 Today And, I Feel Super Old
My reaction to the news

How are you feeling today? You good? You counting down the nano seconds to the long weekend? Same, girl. I’ve been mentally chilling on a pineapple floaty for about 30 minutes. Only took a break to write this and my boss was starting to look at me for a bit too long. So, work time.

I remember when I was younger and wanted to work like my parents, I was so silly wasn’t I? Literally rushing through life to be an adult *face, palms*.

Should have enjoyed playing with my crayons and watching cartoons for as long as I could.

Speaking of cartoons, someone just told me that 'A Bug's Life' turns 20 today (November 25). I know, scary, which is exactly why I decided to take a mini-break on my inflatable pineapple. Not because steam was starting to appear from my editor's ears – hehe, soz. 

Anyway, it’s true. The Pixar animation, which despite being a kid’s film, had a lot of quotes about life.

Don’t believe me? Read some of the quotes below:

Hopper: "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess. One of those Circle of Life kind of things. Now let me tell you how things are supposed to work: The sun grows the food, the ants pick the food, and the grasshoppers eat the food..."

Molt: "And the birds eat the grasshoppers."


Here’s another:

Hopper: “Let this be a lesson to all you ants! Ideas are very dangerous things! You are mindless, soil-shoving losers, put on this Earth to serve us!”

Flik: “You're wrong, Hopper. Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. I've seen these ants do great things, and year after year they somehow manage to pick food for themselves *and* you. So-so who is the weaker species? Ants don't serve grasshoppers! It's *you* who need *us*! We're a lot stronger than you say we are... And you know it, don't you?”

No comment.

Before I leave you to digest those quotes and how 20 years has been and gone, here are three films that also pass the two decade mark this year:


Ahhhh, this movie. A true classic and, can we just acknowledge how subtly (not) gender inequality was addressed in it?

Favourite scene:

'The Parent Trap'

Lindsay Lohan did wonders in this role. Not a fan of gingers (I can say that, I am one), but it was a super cute film about acceptance, sacrifice and protecting your loved ones from money hungry monsters. Also, that British accent, nice one.  *Sips tea with pinky pointed*.

Fun Fact: Scarlett Johansson auditioned for the Lohan’s role. I don’t think she’s too bitter about it these days. I mean, hello The Avengers?

'You’ve Got Mail'

I think the founders of a few online apps owe this movie some money.

Fun Fact: You can read all of Joe and Kathleen’s emails on this website. Yep, there’s an official website. Might be good to get that conversation going, if you catch my drift.

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