The Truth About: A Bugs Life & ANTZ

The Truth About: A Bugs Life & ANTZ


Hey, brother. J, Every now and then, it seems like two different animation studios seem to have the same idea, namely Pixar and Dreamworks. Whether it’s Shrek and Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and Shark Tale, Flushed Away and Ratatouille, they always come out within 12 months of one another and always seem to have the same premise. It’s really almost as if someone assigned both studios the same concept and they just gave it their own spin. Now of course this is not the case. Sometimes it’s merely coincidence. Sometimes it’s the studio’s trying to take advantage of popular trends, but never has it been more in contention than when it was between: Antz and A Bug’s Life [THEME MUSIC] The story of a young bumbling ant that tries to impress the princess, and later save the colony is the premise of two movies that came out within a month of each other in 1998. A Bug’s Life from Pixar and Antz from Dreamworks At the time, Toy Story would be the first fully computer animated film, with Antz and A Bug’s Life to follow second and third respectively. Which means at one point in time, 66% of all feature-length computer-animated films were about the same thing, and that thing was ants. Except I’m actually team A Bug’s Life, so really So, what happened? Our story begins with a man named Jeff Katzenberg. Katzenberg would work at Walt Disney studios from 1984-1994, where he actually turned the entire animation department around and in turn the entire animation industry, and if you can believe it, during this time Disney was actually ranked last amongst all major studios at the box office. Under Katzenberg, Disney began to turn out such classics as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Lion King and Aladdin, amongst many others, and he began to foster the relationship between Disney and Pixar, so in 1994 when the position of president became available at Disney Animation, Katzenberg kinda thought he was a shoo-in, but Disney CEO Michael Eisner denied Katzenberg the position, and as a result he left and went on to found Dreamworks SKG I mentioned Pixar earlier, but it’s important to remember that at this point in time, Pixar had not released a feature film yet. It wouldn’t be until the next year in 1995 that Toy Story would be released in November John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Pixar, was extremely excited about the project and had high hopes for Toy Story. So high, that he was telling his animation friends in the industry, including Katzenberg, to get ready. Because if toy story took off the way that he thought it might, it would be just like space movies after Star Wars came out for the computer animation industry. Lasseter’s enthusiasm already had Pixar working on a new feature film: A Bug’s Life in 1995 before the release of Toy Story A new movie concept that he happily shared with Katzenberg, who he saw as a friend and a useful sounding board for creative ideas, even though he no longer had a position with Disney. That conversation would happen in 1995, one month before the release of Toy Story. Well imagine his shock when after Toy Story is released and is a huge success, that Lassater hears through the grapevine that Dreamworks is working on a project on none other than Ants with a Z Naturally and quite fairly if you asked me, Lasseter assumed that Katzenberg had stolen their idea. Lasseter even said Lasseter even called Katzenberg to confirm that the rumor was true that they were making a movie about ants, which he ultimately admitted to but denied the claim that he had stolen their idea. Katzenberg claiming that the idea came from a pitch from a development director long before. and this is where it gets good because, plot twist, Katzenberg was blatantly ripping the concept off, but also was the victim of a conspiracy, but not with John Lasseter or Pixar. Instead, with Disney, more specifically CEO Michael Eisner The same CEO that didn’t promote him Lasseter in A Bug’s Life were kind of just becoming collateral damage. So here’s what happened, after Katzenberg left Disney, Eisner refused to pay him his contracted bonus, then after he founded Dreamworks, Eisner scheduled A Bug’s Life to premiere the same weekend as Dreamworks first animated feature, The Prince of Egypt, A film that was set to release in December of ’98. Here’s where things get much less subtle. Katzenberg then decides to counter by accelerating the development of Antz so that it would beat A Bug’s Life to box-office. Unconfirmed rumors speculating that Katzenberg even offered rich financial incentives to ensure that Antz was ready by October of ’98, when it was originally not scheduled to come out until spring of ’99, well after A Bug’s Life. Ultimately, Disney would push the release date of A Bug’s Life up one month from December to November, getting it out just 43 days after the release of Antz, and at that point, it was really up to the public to decide, and honestly, the winner, not super clear. At the box-office, A Bug’s Life destroyed Antz, actually doubling their revenue. Coming in at $363 Million versus $171 million, but on Rotten Tomatoes, from the critics, Antz actually edges A Bug’s Life out, but only by a slim margin on the other hand, Rotten Tomatoes, public score gives a bug’s life the win by quite a wide margin For my question of the day, have you seen both movies and which do you prefer? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the towel section down below. If you’d like to read up more about the feud between the two studios be sure to check out the links in the description below. Thanks for watching this video be sure to like and subscribe to the channel, if you haven’t already. If you’d like to see some more behind the scenes Pixar production action, you can click right here to figure out why the movie Newt was canceled or click right here to check out the Pixar formula. J, that is everything that I’ve got for you today, man. I will see you on Tuesday.

A Bug’s Life Movie, Everything You Missed


>>Crazy Nate: In my other video I showed my
little theory to Pixar is creating Bugs Life 2, so I thought naturally, it makes sense
that we do bugs life next, apparently Mikal Bird thought so also! Let’s go on a journey and discover all the
little secrets of Bugs Life. [intro music] Hey Gets and Gentlets welcome back, I’m
your host Crazy Nate, and today we are taking a look at the world through a bugs eye. When the leaf falls in the path and the ants
are scared and get lost…>>Ant Worker: I’m lost!!! Where’s the line?>>Crazy Nate: One of the leaders rescues them
and says…>>Ant Leader: Oh, nonsense, this is nothing
compared to the twig of 93.>>Crazy Nate: Now the nightmare before Christmas
was kind of a scary movie, and the main character Jack is kinda twiggy like. AND that movie was also released in 1993… Now this sounds good and all, but they were
actually referring to a horrible earthquake that happened in real life in 1993, and not
the movie, the Nightmare Before Christmas. Hopper, if you didn’t notice, has a big
scar across his eyeball, just like another villain I know, and you probably heard of
him too. You know, Scar from Lion King? Now before all you keyboard warriors start
spitting hatred through your little noses, and try to burn me at the stake, hang on a
second. Scar’s scar was on his left eye, and Hoppers
scar was on his right eye, and hoppers scar was an old injury from that
one time he was attacked by a bird.>>Molt: Hey, like that one that nearly ate
you, you remember, you remember, oh you should of seen it, this blue jay has him half way
down his throat OK, and Hopper, Hopper’s kicking and screaming.>>Crazy Nate: The real question is how did
scar got his scar? Hmmm…>>Hopper: The sun grows the food, the ants
pick the food, the grasshoppers eat the food…>>Molt: and the birds eat the grasshoppers!>>Disney Sings: In the circle, the circle
of… [TV Beeps]>>Circus Fly: Woo Hoo! Wow! Burn him again. [Claps] [TV Beeps]>>Thumper: RAWR! I’m sorry, I’m sorry, can we cut?>>Crazy Nate: Thumper the crazy grasshopper,
turns out to be not so crazy was named after Thumper from Walt Disney, you know… Bambi. Thumper, allegedly is John Lasseter favorite
Disney character of all time. That’s why they named him that, and I’m
sure this is outside of Pixar characters of course. As realistic as Bugs Life is, it’s too bad
that they use these mushrooms that are unrealistic right? I mean, I understand that they needed to figure
out a way to light up the little underground castle and all. But glowing mushrooms? I mean come on… I thought you were going for realism Pixar? [TV Beeps] TV Voice: This rare mushroom found in Brazil
converts energy into light, causing the mushrooms to glow. [TV Beeps]>>Crazy Nate: Wait so there’s actually
mushrooms that really glow in real life?! [Brain explodes] Also it’s a little bit hard to tell, but
when they’re all running into their little ant house, to hide from hopper and his rough
and tough little biker gang… If you look at the carvings on that root,
it almost looks like a drawing of sully from monsters inc is trying to scare an ant. And yes, I know that one is a stretch. But try to let some imagination flow in your
life, it’s much funner that way.>>Flick: Alright, we’ll just use our imaginations.>>Crazy Nate: Speaking of the root…>>Flick: That giant tree.>>Crazy Nate: Look at the tree that’s attached
to that root. This tree is a famous tree. You can see this tree makes an appearance
in Toy Story 2. And, one could argue, that if this tree grew
up, almost 10 years later it would look like the tree from Up. Keep your eyeballs peeled, I bet this tree
is going to be in another Pixar movie soon, maybe it was even in cars…>>Grumpy Fly: Ugh, I have been in outhouses
that didn’t stink that bad…>>Crazy Nate: Now the circus has several
fun little Easter eggs in it. This little red tack is a shout out to the
red tack that got stuck in the table right when Buzz Lightyear fell out the window.>>Mad Fly: I want my money back!>>P.T. Flea: Uh, no refunds after the first two minutes.>>Crazy Nate: Also, Manny the magician uses
an old Chinese restaurant take out box for his disappearing act in his magic show. But, if you look at that Chinese box, and
you will see, it’s the same Chinese restaurant box in the pizza plant trucks glove box in
Toy Story 2. It’s also in the fridge in ratatouille,
and Rileys family eats it for dinner in inside out. And they even show you where the restaurant’s
located at the end of Inside Out. And, something tells me, this isn’t the
last we’ve seen of this Chinese take out box. So keep your eyes open for that in the future
too.>>Old Fly: I only got 24 hours to live and
I ain’t going to waste it here. Come on!>>Crazy Nate: Actually, Your typical house
fly only lives about 28 days, from this guys sounds and looks, he looks like an older fly,
so it’s possible he was speaking literally, not figuratively. The Cookie box that the circus moves around
with is called Casey Jr. Cookies. Casey Junior. is an Easter egg to the train
from a very old movie called Dumbo. The train that moved the circus from town
to town in Dumbo was also Called Casey Junior. Survey time! Have you ever ridden on the Dumbo Ride in
Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Click that little i up there and answer or
comment down below. Now we aren’t done with that cookie box
though. In the corner you see, J. Grant Bakery is
an Easter egg to Joe Grant who co-wrote Dumbo. And as good as Dumbo was back in it’s hay
day, Bugs Life is way better! So, naturally, this cookie box has way more
sugar in it! If you are working out, get these cookies,
they have 92 grams of protein per serving. But, if you are on a diet, you probably won’t
want to eat any of these Casey Junior cookies. They have 620 calories per serving, AND 200
of those calories are from fat! And, that entire box only has one serving
of cookies… One. My bucket of animal cookies has way more servings,
and I’m showing you way more waster eggs than 12… and I’m free!>>Rolly Polly 1: You Fire!>>Rolly Polly 2: You Fire!>>Rolly Polly 1: You Fired!>>President Donald Trump: You’re Fired!>>Rolly Polly 1: Hey!>>Rolly Polly 2: You Fire!>>Crazy Nate: And now for this next east… [Phone Rings] Oh look, look who’s calling!>>John Lasseter: Hi!>>Crazy Nate: Speaking of the Devil.>>John Lasseter: I’m John Lasseter the films
Director.>>Crazy Nate: Hey, we’re getting ready to
show the easter egg right after the circus, do you want to show them the very next one?>>John Lasseter: Yeah!>>Crazy Nate: Alright, here you go, I’ll
let you take it away.>>John Lasseter: Now as the camera pans up
from the umbrella/circus tent, look at the vehicle over next to this trailer, what is
that. That’s the Pizza Planet delivery truck from
Toy Story. We always figured this is where the guy lived.>>Flick: Blend in.>>Crazy Nate: Now most of the Easter eggs
for Bugs Life are probably in the city. Right when Flick enters the city, you will
see on the wall A113, which is famous in the animation world for the well known art school, California Institute of the Arts. and 1195. Referencing to Toy Story. Because Toy Story was the First One released
in 1995. And we see a box for a apple computer, giving
credit to Steve Jobs who made it possible to make this movie, and of course because
Pixar uses Apple computers. And there we can see evil Darla! Well actually a lot of these names were in
reality the names of the kids of creators who worked on Bugs Life. But I like to tell myself that that one is
Darla from Finding Nemo. However, there is a real Easter egg to the
Broadway show Lion King right there, and back in 1993 if you stood in that same spot the
Broadway sign for Lion king would be in that exact spot. Now days all the signs are different of course.>>Server: Here you go Slick, enjoy.>>Slick: Hey! I said no salt.>>Crazy Nate: The joke behind this, is that
salt can actually kill slugs and snails. So apparently they are trying to assassinate
that poor fella. On top of that bar you might recognize that
cup is from Pizza Plant, more specifically Toy Story.>>Flick: What?>>Crazy Nate: Also the bar is inside a old
can of “Low Fat” lard… This is just another joke because lard is
basically just fat. So that would be like saying lets go swimming
in a water free pool… What’s the pool made of then? JELLO?!.. Hey that actually sounds like a good idea
actually. Remember that rock that flick accidentally
hit and it knocked the entire alter over where they stored all the food? That’s kinda like how the death star had
it’s own self destruct button. Well if you look closely when they rebuilt
the alter they put the self destruct button back in the same spot. [TV beeps]>>Jenny: Are you stupid or something?>>Forrest Gump: Mamma says, stupid is as
stupid does.>>Crazy Nate: But even with all the ants
combined, how in the world did they get that giant rock back up on that slab? That thing had to of been super heavy for
ants. That would be like humans trying to lift up
the entire state of Hawaii.>>Flick: This is too good to be true. No! Hahaha, sorry no no see it’s classified in
the DMZ, gotta go ASAP, You know strictly BYOB. Bye.>>Princess Atta: BYOB?>>Crazy Nate: BYOB, doesn’t actually mean
bring your own beer, at least in this movie, it means Bring Your Own Bug. Also when Flick and Princess Atta gets all
romantically tangled up in their antennas…>>Princess Atta: I think I’ll go check on
the bird… Bird’s this way.>>Flick: Bird’s that way.>>Crazy Nate: watch the rolly pollies. Their antennas make a heart. Awe. In the end credits, the did a bunch of bloopers
with the characters. Even Woody shows up, but that wasn’t the
only time we saw Woody in this video.>>Rosie: And… That’s how my 12th husband died, so now I’m
a widow. I mean I’ve always been a black widow, but
now I’m a black widow widow. [Music plays black widow baby]>>Crazy Nate: The moral of the Bugs Life
story, is this: work hard to achieve your dreams, and no matter what or who knocks you
down in life, get back up and keep on fighting. If you found all 5 Easter eggs that I hid
in this very video comment below and include #squished, and I will randomly pick one of
you to get your very own share a smile shirt, absolutely FREE! Thomas Tracey was the winner from my Cars
Easter Egg Video, so they will be getting a free shirt! If you don’t want to try to win a shirt,
and you just wanna get one, you can always go to CrazyNate.com today and get yours now. Thank you for clicking on that like button,
and don’t forget let me know what movie you want to see covered next. And most importantly Gents and Gentlets, remember… Share a smile… they are contagious!>>Dot: Good bye flick!>>Flick: Good bye! Owe!>>Director: And, action.>>Flick: To infinity and beyond! I’m sorry I couldn’t resist, really, can you
blame me? [Studio Beep] [burping contest back and forth]>>Rosie: Ok, can we stop? Get me Cindy on the phone will you?

The Truth About: A Bugs Life & ANTZ


Hey, brother. J, Every now and then, it seems like two different animation studios seem to have the same idea, namely Pixar and Dreamworks. Whether it’s Shrek and Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and Shark Tale, Flushed Away and Ratatouille, they always come out within 12 months of one another and always seem to have the same premise. It’s really almost as if someone assigned both studios the same concept and they just gave it their own spin. Now of course this is not the case. Sometimes it’s merely coincidence. Sometimes it’s the studio’s trying to take advantage of popular trends, but never has it been more in contention than when it was between: Antz and A Bug’s Life [THEME MUSIC] The story of a young bumbling ant that tries to impress the princess, and later save the colony is the premise of two movies that came out within a month of each other in 1998. A Bug’s Life from Pixar and Antz from Dreamworks At the time, Toy Story would be the first fully computer animated film, with Antz and A Bug’s Life to follow second and third respectively. Which means at one point in time, 66% of all feature-length computer-animated films were about the same thing, and that thing was ants. Except I’m actually team A Bug’s Life, so really So, what happened? Our story begins with a man named Jeff Katzenberg. Katzenberg would work at Walt Disney studios from 1984-1994, where he actually turned the entire animation department around and in turn the entire animation industry, and if you can believe it, during this time Disney was actually ranked last amongst all major studios at the box office. Under Katzenberg, Disney began to turn out such classics as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Lion King and Aladdin, amongst many others, and he began to foster the relationship between Disney and Pixar, so in 1994 when the position of president became available at Disney Animation, Katzenberg kinda thought he was a shoo-in, but Disney CEO Michael Eisner denied Katzenberg the position, and as a result he left and went on to found Dreamworks SKG I mentioned Pixar earlier, but it’s important to remember that at this point in time, Pixar had not released a feature film yet. It wouldn’t be until the next year in 1995 that Toy Story would be released in November John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Pixar, was extremely excited about the project and had high hopes for Toy Story. So high, that he was telling his animation friends in the industry, including Katzenberg, to get ready. Because if toy story took off the way that he thought it might, it would be just like space movies after Star Wars came out for the computer animation industry. Lasseter’s enthusiasm already had Pixar working on a new feature film: A Bug’s Life in 1995 before the release of Toy Story A new movie concept that he happily shared with Katzenberg, who he saw as a friend and a useful sounding board for creative ideas, even though he no longer had a position with Disney. That conversation would happen in 1995, one month before the release of Toy Story. Well imagine his shock when after Toy Story is released and is a huge success, that Lassater hears through the grapevine that Dreamworks is working on a project on none other than Ants with a Z Naturally and quite fairly if you asked me, Lasseter assumed that Katzenberg had stolen their idea. Lasseter even said Lasseter even called Katzenberg to confirm that the rumor was true that they were making a movie about ants, which he ultimately admitted to but denied the claim that he had stolen their idea. Katzenberg claiming that the idea came from a pitch from a development director long before. and this is where it gets good because, plot twist, Katzenberg was blatantly ripping the concept off, but also was the victim of a conspiracy, but not with John Lasseter or Pixar. Instead, with Disney, more specifically CEO Michael Eisner The same CEO that didn’t promote him Lasseter in A Bug’s Life were kind of just becoming collateral damage. So here’s what happened, after Katzenberg left Disney, Eisner refused to pay him his contracted bonus, then after he founded Dreamworks, Eisner scheduled A Bug’s Life to premiere the same weekend as Dreamworks first animated feature, The Prince of Egypt, A film that was set to release in December of ’98. Here’s where things get much less subtle. Katzenberg then decides to counter by accelerating the development of Antz so that it would beat A Bug’s Life to box-office. Unconfirmed rumors speculating that Katzenberg even offered rich financial incentives to ensure that Antz was ready by October of ’98, when it was originally not scheduled to come out until spring of ’99, well after A Bug’s Life. Ultimately, Disney would push the release date of A Bug’s Life up one month from December to November, getting it out just 43 days after the release of Antz, and at that point, it was really up to the public to decide, and honestly, the winner, not super clear. At the box-office, A Bug’s Life destroyed Antz, actually doubling their revenue. Coming in at $363 Million versus $171 million, but on Rotten Tomatoes, from the critics, Antz actually edges A Bug’s Life out, but only by a slim margin on the other hand, Rotten Tomatoes, public score gives a bug’s life the win by quite a wide margin For my question of the day, have you seen both movies and which do you prefer? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the towel section down below. If you’d like to read up more about the feud between the two studios be sure to check out the links in the description below. Thanks for watching this video be sure to like and subscribe to the channel, if you haven’t already. If you’d like to see some more behind the scenes Pixar production action, you can click right here to figure out why the movie Newt was canceled or click right here to check out the Pixar formula. J, that is everything that I’ve got for you today, man. I will see you on Tuesday.

The Insect Song for Preschoolers I Bug Songs I Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs I The Teolets

The Insect Song for Preschoolers I Bug Songs I Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs I The Teolets


Learning Objectives: Animal Kingdom-Bugs and Insects Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! The ants go marching, marching for food One by one in the grass The ants go marching, marching for food All day long! Busy bees around the flowers buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Busy bees around the flowers buzz All around the flowers! Crawling spiders spin their web Spin their web Crawling spiders spin their web Crawling and spinning their web! Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves Chomp on the leaves Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves On the yummy leaves! The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Blink, Blink, Blink The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink All around the trees! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! The ants go marching, marching for food One by one in the grass The ants go marching, marching for food All day long! Busy bees around the flowers buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Busy bees around the flowers buzz All around the flowers! Crawling spiders spin their web Spin their web Crawling spiders spin their web Crawling and spinning their web! Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves Chomp on the leaves Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves On the yummy leaves! The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Blink, Blink, Blink The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink All around the trees! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere!