A Bug's Life came out around the same time as Antz, another kid's movie about insects. At the time of its release, critics recognized Antz as a very adult movie, chock full of jokes and themes that probably went right over the heads of young audience members. But it wasn't the only insect movie with adult content hidden in material for children. It’s time to shine a light on the grown-up oriented moments in A Bug’s Life, which range from subtle jokes a kid wouldn't understand, to dirty humor, to outright worse-than-G violence and innuendo.
The Fly Who Propositions the Ladybug
At the circus, one of the Fly Brothers catcalls Francis the ladybug, hollering, “Hey, cutie! Wanna pollinate with a real bug?!” A bold proposition of sexual intercourse for a kid's movie.Francis then boldly rebukes gender normative assumptions by daintily buzzing over to the Fly Brother before angrily tossing his headwear aside and yelling, “So, being a ladybug automatically makes me a girl, is that it, Flyboy?”
The Drunk Mosquito
The Snail with Food Allergies
Dr. Flora Tries to Hit on an Ant Then Wants to Use It as a Sex Doll