Bug City is a location in the 1998 Disney/Pixar film A Bug's Life. It is the place where Flik travels to find warrior bugs to protect Ant Island from Hopper and his gang.

Background

The Bug City is a place full of littered things under a trailer. The city has buildings made of boxes and cans, sidewalks made of cardboard, and streetlights made of Christmas lights and lightning bugs. While there, Flik encounters several sorts of unusual bugs such as a granddaddy longlegs, snails, beetles, flies, mosquitoes, slugs, a cricket, a mime millipede, wasps, and other sorts of bugs living there.

While exploring, Flik finds a group of recently-fired circus bugs at the Bug Bar and mistakes them as warriors, due to their classic "Robin Hood" act. When P.T. Flea arrives in Ant Island looks for his missing troupe and blows Flik's cover, Princess Atta banishes Flik and the troupe to Bug City. However, this is a fatal mistake to Princess Atta; she puts herself and the entire colony in danger. But thanks to Dot's advice, Flik, the Circus Bugs, and the colony are able to end Hopper's reign on Ant Island after Flik was wrongfully banished.

Official Description

Flik’s epic adventure had to lead to somewhere exciting, and the perfect contrast to a pastoral island was a city teeming with exotic insects. In a rare acknowledgement of human presence, the Pixar team created a bustling metropolis out of a garbage pile. It’s here that Flik encounters P.T. Flea’s Circus Troupe. According to Co-Director Andrew Stanton, the inspiration for a multinational flea circus“was the first thing that really felt like us, felt like Pixar.”

Trivia


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Media
A Bug's LifeSoundtrackVideo GameClassic Storybook
Disney Parks
A Bug's LandBountiful Valley FarmDisney Animation BuildingFlik's FlyersFrancis' Ladybug BoogieGames of Pixar PierHeimlich's Chew Chew TrainIt's Tough to Be a Bug!Princess Dot Puddle ParkPixar Pal-A-RoundTuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies

Entertainment: Once Upon a MouseOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!
Restaurants: Farmer's MarketSam Andreas Shakes
Shops: P.T. Flea Market
Parade: Block Party BashDisney's Party ExpressDisney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicPixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Together Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of ColorWonderful World of Animation
Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Characters
FlikAttaDotThe QueenHopperMoltThumperGrasshoppersP.T. FleaCircus BugsThe BlueberriesBirdThe Fly BrothersAnt Colony
Songs
The Time of Your LifeMain TitleA Place You've Never BeenIt's Tough to Be a Bug!
Locations
Ant IslandP.T. Flea's CircusBug CityBug BarHopper's Hideout
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxFake Bird
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