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The Ant Bully (2006)
Director: John A. Davis
Starring (voices): Paul Giamatti, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Regina King, Ricardo Montalban, Bruce Campbell and Lily Tomlin
After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.
Directors: Eric Darnell and Tim Johnson
Starring (voices): Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone, Dan Ackroyd, John Mahoney, Anne Bancroft, Christopher Walken, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Curtin and Danny Glover
A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.
Directors: Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith
Starring (voices): Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick and Patrick Warburton
A young bumble bee is disillusioned at his lone career path - making honey - until he meets a florist in New York City.
Bugs in Love (1932)
Directed by Burt Gillett
Story: Earl Duvall
A Silly Symphony Production
Insects have made a playground/carnival out of the cast-offs on a rubbish dump, including "ice skating" on mirrors.
Two love bugs head off to a more private area. But their fun is interrupted when a crow comes by. He bottles up the male bug and chases the female into her home. The male bug escapes in the nick of time and another bug notices the battle and rallies the rest of the bugs to attack, which they do, using false teeth, an eggbeater, a mousetrap, castor oil and other things.
Directed John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton
Starring (voices): Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce and Joe Ranft
A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.
Charlotte's Web (1973)
Directors: Iwao Takamoto and Charles A. Nichols
Based on the novel by E.B. White
Starring (voices): Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Rex Allen, Martha Scott, Dave Madden, Donny Bonaduce, Don Messick, Herb Vigran and Agnes Moorehead
A spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter.
Maya the Bee Movie (2014)
Director: Alexs Stadermann
Starring (voices): Coco Jack Gillies, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Joel Franco, Richard Roxburgh, Justine Clarke, Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, Noah Taylor and Andy McPhee
Maya the bee is born in a world of rules but, when she discovers villainous Buzzlina Von Beena's plot to steal the Queen's royal jelly, Maya is banished from the hive and into the meadow. With her best friend Willy tagging along, Maya meets a young hornet named Sting. Together they have to stop the plot and the fight between bees and hornets before it's too late.
Directors: Marie Pérennou and Claude Nuridsany
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas (narrator)
A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography. It includes bees collecting nectar, ladybugs eating mites, snails mating, spiders wrapping their catch, a scarab beetle relentlessly pushing its ball of dung uphill, endless lines of caterpillars, an underwater spider creating an air bubble to live in, and a mosquito hatching.
Directors: Thomas Szabo and Helene Giraud
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned sparks warfare between two tribes of ants.
Director: Ishirô Honda
Starring: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa and Ken Uehara
Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru, an island previously used for atomic tests. Amazingly free of radiation effects, they believe they were protected by a special juice given to them by the natives.
A joint expedition of Rolithican and Japanese scientists explores Beiru and discovers many curious things, including two women only a foot high. Unscrupulous expedition leader Clark Nelson abducts the women and puts them in a vaudeville show. But their sweet singing contains a telepathic cry for help to Mothra, the gigantic moth worshipped as a goddess by the island people. Mothra seeks the women in Tokyo, wreaking havoc on the city.
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)
Directors: Dave Fleischer and Shamus Culhane
Starring (voices): Kenny Gardner, Gwen Williams, Jack Mercer and Tedd Pierce
The happy tranquility of Buggsville is shattered when the populace learns that a colossal skyscraper is to be built over their tiny town.
Director: David Soren
Starring (voices): Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph and Samuel L. Jackson
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
Woodland Café (1937)
Director: Burt Gillett
Production: Walt Disney Silly Symphony
A nightclub, staffed and frequented entirely by insects. Lighting provided by fireflies, card games dealt by centipedes. The stage show has a good-girl beetle resisting the advances of a bad-boy spider. Everyone dances, even the snails, as the orchestra plays jazz on their instruments made of flowers.
A list of my favorite films featuring insects, spiders, snails etc.
They are listed in alphabetical order.
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list by kathy
Published 4 years, 6 months ago
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