Disney will release A BUG'S LIFE - COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD on November 23, 1999. The Disney/Pixarfilm, which crosses the Western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (a remake of AkiraKurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI) with Aesop's THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, isabout an inventive ant named Flik who hires what he believes are "warriorbugs" to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers. Aswith the TOY STORY laserdisc box set, the supplemental features areplentiful:
DISC ONE: THE MOVIE
Direct - digital transfer; two viewing options - widescreen (16x9anamorphic) and full screen (1.33:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surroundsoundtrack; audio commentary featuring John Lasseter (director), AndrewStanton co-director and co-writer) and Lee Unkrich (supervising filmeditor); isolated music track - 2.0 stereo; isolated sound effects track -Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DISC TWO: SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL
Academy Award-winning short, GERI'S GAME; introductions and explanations bythe filmmakers; early presentation reel (FLEABIE); original story treatmentand pitch boards; character designs, concept art and color script; deletedsequences; storyboard-to-final film split-screen comparison;behind-the-scenes featurette on the creation of A BUG'S LIFE;behind-the-scenes look at voice talent; early production tests; productionprogression demonstration; sound engineer Gary Rydstrom on the movie'ssound design; trailers and posters (domestic and international); abehind-the-scenes look at how the movie was recomposed from its originalwidescreen presentation to a full frame presentation for home videorelease; plus both sets of credit sequence outtakes, and abehind-the-scenes look at their production. Retail price is US$49.99.