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A BUG'S LIFE becomes fourth highest grossing animated film of all time

A BUG'S LIFE, a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar AnimationStudios film, has climbed to $358 million in worldwide box office receiptsto become one of the top-grossing animated films of all time. With itsdomestic gross of $163 million, the film has already become the fourthbiggest animated feature released in the United States (behind THE LIONKING, ALADDIN and TOY STORY). Internationally, A BUG'S LIFE has agross-to-date of $195 million and has set records in the United Kingdom,Mexico, Colombia, Thailand and Hong Kong. Directed by Pixar's John Lasseterand co-directed by Pixar's Andrew Stanton, the film marked its domesticrelease on home video and DVD on April 20 and continues to be the No. 1title -- sales and rental -- in the marketplace. In addition to becomingthe fourth biggest animated feature ever released in the domestic market, ABUG'S LIFE ranks as the sixth biggest release of all time in the UnitedKingdom with a gross to date of nearly $47 million. With equally impressivetallies of $18 million in Germany, $16.9 million in France, $14 million inSpain, $12.2 million in Australia and $13.7 million in Japan in just sevenweeks of release, the film continues to be a top draw in the internationalmarkets.