This week's feature film is Disney Pixar's A Bug's Life!
|Randy Newman, allmusic.com|
A Bug's Life actually has a very interesting story regarding it's representation in the Walt Disney World theme parks. In mid 1998, Disney CEO Michael Eisner found himself with a predicament regarding an attraction inside the new Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Imagineers wanted to have a show involving all the different animals on the iconic tree, however Eisner thought it would be a better idea to incorporate a movie into the show. He knew that later that year, A Bug's Life would be released in theaters around the world and thought it would be another hit by Pixar. So, in an unprecedented move, Eisner and the Imagineers opened It's Tough to Be A Bug before the movie it was based on even hit theaters. The show itself was a hit introducing the characters Flik and Hopper in amazing Audio-Animatronics while utilizing some eye-popping 3-D visuals and a catchy song thrown in there as well! Shortly after the film released, the characters Flik, Princess Atta, and Princess Dot could be spotted doing special meet and greets around Disney's Animal Kingdom. Today, Princess Atta and Princess Dot are only brought out for special occasions, while Flik can be seen pretty much everyday doing his regular meet and greet!
|It's Tough To Be A Bug, disneyparksblog|