When the computer-animated film was just a dream, Disney and Pixar came up with a brilliant story narrating ants’ lives and their struggle. Its unique and inspiring storyline left fans yearning for more. But after A Bug’s Life premiere in 1998, its return became a dream for its fans. However, Pixar has recently broken the silence on A Bug’s Life 2. So is it planning to return with its sequel? Well, fans have been eager to know this answer as many want to explore the world of Flix and his beloved friends. So without wasting any time, let’s head straight to know what the future holds for A Bug’s Life 2.
Pixar’s A Bug’s Life follows the struggle a colony of ants faces. Every summer, they were forced to give food to the bullying grasshoppers gang led by Hopper. However, Flik was against this and wanted to fight against injustice. But because of his clumsy demeanor, his friends and family members always doubted him. Still, he was determined to help the colony, leading him to a group of people who worked in a circus. Soon his encounter with them changed everything. Finally, it helped him deal with the bullies.
A Bug’s Life 2: Recent Update
Pixar’s A Bug’s Life premiered back in 1998, and since then, the animation studio hasn’t dropped any news regarding the sequel. But several rumors suggest that A Bug’s Life 2 is on the cards. And do you know Pixar itself started the rumor mill? Indeed! Pixar has recently dropped its plans for its upcoming projects, and its Twitter post hints at a possible A Bug’s Life 2.
A Bug’s Life 2: Renewal Status
It’s been 25 years- indeed TWENTY-FIVE years- since A Bug’s Life premiered on theatre. Can you believe it? And still, there’s no news regarding A Bug’s Life 2. The film gained a massive fan following and was a blockbuster hit soon after it hit the theatre. Its box office performance was enormous, as it made $363.3 million over a budget of $120 million. Not only this, but the film also gained brilliant reception. On Rotten Tomatoes, it gained 92%, while on IMDb, it earned 7.2 stars.
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In fact, the movie brutally beat its rival, Antz, which is said to have a similar concept. Despite this, Pixar hasn’t announced its decision to revisit the film. Do you know A Bug’s Life was the second computer-animated film by Pixar Animation Studios? And its remarkable performance made it stand out even in today’s animated films. Even though the movie ended with a note “to be continued,” Pixar never explored Filk’s world again. Well, its fans have been waiting for the day Filk and his team returns for the next adventure after their revenge with the grasshopper. But will it remain a dream only?
Pixar Gave A Vague Hint
While A Bug’s Life fans have been waiting for an official announcement, Pixar’s post stunned everyone. Back in 2018, Pixar shared a picture of Princess Dot looking down from a petal. Although the studio didn’t give a proper explanation, many doubted that it could be a hint at something more. Even the post captioned: “Try a new perspective” made everyone believe Pixar hinted at A Bug’s Life 2. Soon after the post, many fans started questioning whether A Bug’s Life 2 is on the cards. However, Pixar never confirmed it, and now it’s been five years, and the studio has yet to drop any updates regarding its sequel.
Is A Bug’s Life 2 In The Production Stage?
While Pixar hasn’t confirmed its plan for A Bug’s Life 2, the news suggests the film is in its early production stage. As per the source, the sequel is the upcoming American 3D computer-animated film and will be Pixar’s 25th feature film. But the studio hasn’t confirmed this news. Well, there are plenty of rumors surfacing on the internet hinting at A Bug’s Life 2 release date and its production status. However, it turns out that all the news is a hoax. This is because Pixar never made any official statement regarding A Bug’s Life 2.
Why Pixar Never Revisited A Bug’s Life 2?
There are plenty of reasons Pixar never re-explored A Bug’s Life. Let’s begin with its feud with DreamWorks. When Jobs and his team learned about Jeffrey’s project, a public feud erupted between Pixar’s Steve Jobs and John Lasseter and DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg. The team remained dismayed when they heard DreamWorks was working on the same project as theirs, leading to public actuation for copying their storyline. While Pixar remained firm in its decision and beat its rival film at the box office, this rivalry somewhat affected A Bug’s Life.
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Another big reason for not exploring A Bug’s Life was Pixar’s other film Toy Story. Well, the Toy Story franchise has a huge name in the entertainment industry as it has had four successful movies till now. And somewhat, Toy Story overshadowed A Bug’s Life. As soon after A Bug’s Life premiere, Pixar started working on Toy Story 2. Later on, the studio never revisited A Bug’s Life, while it continued to return with more Toy Story movies.
A Bug’s Life 2: Expected Release Date
For the time being, Pixar hasn’t announced A Bug’s Life 2. So it remains unclear when the animation studio will return with its 1998 film. But considering its vague hints, there’s a slight chance it may return with its sequel sooner. As of now, it is quite tricky to guess when this day will come. But we will update this section as soon as we hear any official announcement. Till then, stay with TechRadar247 for more such updates.