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Princess Atta
Background information
Feature films A Bug's Life
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Julia Louis-Dreyfus (in the film)
Jodi Benson (in the video game)
Mika Doi (Japanese)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality feisty, stubborn, caring, intelligent, responsible, a perfectionist, worrisome
Appearance Slender lavender ant, clear wings on her back, blue eyes, tiara made from grass
Occupation Princess of the Colony (formerly)
Queen of the Colony
Flik's wife
Dot's older sister
Queen's older daughter
Alignment Good
Goal To be a good Queen
Home Ant Island
Relatives Queen of the Colony (mother)
Princess Dot (younger sister)
Flik (husband)
Allies Her partner Flik, her younger sister Dot, her mother the Queen, Circus Bugs, Dr. Flora, Mr. Soil, Thorny, Cornelius, the Blueberries, any ant in the colony, guests at Disney parks
Minions Circus Bugs, the Blueberries
Enemies Hopper, Molt (formerly), Thumper, the grasshoppers, the Bird
Likes Succeeding, her family
Dislikes Failures, danger, Flik's lies, Dot in danger
Powers and abilities Her flight
Her speed
Weapons Her telescope
Her loudspeaker
Fate Becomes Queen, waves goodbye to the circus bugs with Flik and Dot, and becomes Flik's mate.
Quote "You don't think I have offended the warrriors? Do you?"

Atta is the princess (later queen) of the ant colony and the deuteragonist in Disney/Pixar's 1998 film A Bug's Life. She is voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the film and Jodi Benson in the PlayStation video game.


Atta is the crown princess ant, the eldest daughter of the Queen of the ant colony and heir to the throne of Ant Island. During the opening of the film, she is close to inheriting the crown from her elderly mother. She is very nervous throughout the film, regarding her new-found responsibilities, and often worries about what the rest of the colony thinks about her. She's also Flik's love interest.


Regarding her upcoming ruler status of the colony, Atta is incredibly nervous and worries about every detail about the flow of the colony. She is obsessed with perfection, hoping this trait will make her more likable with her subjects. Atta especially worries about the food offering to Hopper and the other grasshoppers. However, as the film progresses, she becomes a bit more relaxed through the words of her mother and her blossoming relationship with Flik, both of which seem to calm her down.


A Bug's Life

During the film, it is shown that she has a small crush on Flik, but it is not obvious at the beginning. At the beginning of the film, she does not show much appreciation for him at all, especially when she gets crushed by a stalk that Flik has cut down with his latest invention. When Flik accidentally destroys a pile of food gathered for the grasshoppers, causing Hopper, leader of the grasshoppers, to double the amount of food offering the ants must gather before the next autumn, Atta initially sentences Flik to dig in the tunnels for one month, but comes to accept his decision of going to the city to recruit some warrior bugs (assuming that Flik will not be around to cause any more trouble).

When Flik returns to the island with the circus troupe he has mistakenly recruited, Atta becomes suspicious of the circus bugs and demands Flik to tell what is happening about them. However, after witnessing a nearly deadly bird attack in which Flik and the circus bugs save the life of her little sister Dot, Atta sees that the circus bugs may be warriors and warms up to Flik (and the circus bugs) as she apologizes to him for mistreatment. When Atta tells Flik that Hopper is afraid of birds, Flik kisses her and she is touched. When the circus bugs present the plan to build a makeshift bird that can be controlled from the inside (an idea passed from Flik), Atta takes this plan and announces to the ants that they will work together to scare away Hopper should he return to the island.

While the ants build the bird model, Atta starts to realize Flik's crush on her when she notices him staring at her in a different way and her feelings for him seem to grow slightly stronger. She later thanks Flik for finding the "Warrior Bugs," getting her antennae tangled with Flik's in the process. However, when P.T. Flea arrives and exposes the truth about the circus bugs, Atta becomes upset with Flik, and seeing him through his craziness and lies, she has him banished for good. After that, she orders the ants to put away the bird model and gather up whatever food they can find on the island, but they are unable to satisfy the quota demanded by Hopper, which leads to him taking control of the island.

That night, Flik, who has returned to the island upon hearing from Dot that the grasshoppers are going to squish the Queen after all the food on the island has been gathered, exposes the truth behind Hopper's need for the colony. Atta and all the other ants listen to Flik's speech after he was beaten by Thumper thanks to P.T. Flea's interfere who accidentally aided Hopper, and they all become astonished to realize what the grasshoppers have been putting them up to. When Flik is beaten up by Hopper, she rushes in to his defense. In support of what Flik has said, Atta demands that the ants pick up the food, the ants keep the food, and the grasshoppers leave. She helps Flik up, expressing her pride toward him for his bravery and outspokenness. When Flik is kidnapped by Hopper who is attempting to fly away with him, the circus bugs attempt to give chase but they only get his antenna, but it is Atta who rescues him from Hopper. Under Flik's instruction, she takes him across the stream where the bird's nest is located and watches worriedly as he deals with Hopper. When the bird catches Hopper who mistaken her for another fake bird and taunts her causing her to shriek angrily at him, Atta pulls Flik to safety and they hide while cringing as the bird lowers Hopper into its chicks' beaks and putting his reign of terror and insult on the ant colony to an end.

Atta later makes up with Flik and allows him back into the colony. At the conclusion of the film, when the circus bugs are about to leave the island, she thanks them for giving back the colony's hope, dignity and lives and receives a rock, which has magically appeared by Manny's tricks, as a gift. When the ants applaud Flik for his heroism, Atta shows her love for him by kissing him. The Queen then gives her crown to Atta as she is made the new Queen. Atta tosses her own tiara to Dot. As Flik says good-bye to his friends, Atta and Dot fly him to a tree root for a better view. There, Atta hold hands with Flik, her chosen mate, as they, along with Dot, wave good-bye to the departing circus troupe.

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Atta at Walt Disney Studios Park

Atta is a walkaround character often found at Disney California Adventure and Disney's Animal Kingdom.


Princess Atta appears as an action figure wearing battle armor and a McDonald's toy laying on a pull-back leaf with a flower wheel. Also, she is a stuffed animal from the Disney Store.


  • Atta is named after the genus of ant of the same name.
  • She has similarity to Vanellope from Wreck it Ralph (film).
    • Both are unofficial Disney princess
    • Both are quite stubborn for their behaviour
    • Both hate their partner's lies (Flik and Ralph)
    • Both have been harmed by manipulative villains (Hopper and King Candy)
    • Those manipulative villains wanted to usurp or kill the leader for their goal
    • In the battle, both rescued their partner
    • In the end, they both became new leader
  • She is the first Pixar character to be a Princess, followed by Merida, although Merida is officially a Disney princess.


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Media: A Bug's Life | Soundtrack | Video Game | Classic Storybook

Characters: Flik | Atta | Dot | The Queen | Aphie | Dr. Flora | Mr. Soil | Thorny | Cornelius | Hopper | Molt | Thumper | Axel and Loco | Grasshoppers | P.T. Flea | Dim | Rosie | Heimlich | Francis | Slim | Gypsy | Manny | Tuck and Roll | The Blueberries | Bird | Chicks

Locations: Ant Island | P.T. Flea's Circus | Bug City | Bug Bar | Hopper's Hideout

Songs: The Time of Your Life

Disney Parks: A Bug's Land | It's Tough to Be a Bug! | Flik's Flyers | Heimlich's Chew Chew Train

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Official Disney Princesses: Snow White | Cinderella | Aurora | Ariel | Belle | Jasmine | Pocahontas | Mulan | Tiana | Rapunzel | Merida

Future Disney Princesses: Moana | Anna | Elsa

Other Princesses: Maid Marian | Leia Organa | Eilonwy | Calla | Kiara | Melody | Kida Nedakh | Ting-Ting, Su and Mei | Giselle | Kilala Reno | Atta | Dot | Kairi | Princess of Gentlehaven | Charlotte La Bouff | Vanellope von Schweetz | Sofia | Elena | Star Butterfly

Other Female Protagonists: Minnie Mouse | Daisy Duck | Faline | Alice | Wendy Darling | Tinker Bell | Shanti | Sally | Nala | Esmeralda | Megara | Jane Porter | Nita | Malina

Video Games: Disney Princess | Disney Princess: Royal Adventure | Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey | Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure | Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks

Home Video: Disney Princess Sing Along Songs - Once Upon a Dream | Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea Party | Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

See Also: Sofia the First | Disney Fairies | Princesses of Heart | Kilala Princess | Palace Pets | Princess Academy

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