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Circus bugs?! How can you be circus bugs?!
Flik, finding out that the warrior bugs aren't who he thought they were

The Circus Bugs are a group of bugs who are trained to be circus performers, but mistaken as warrior bugs by Flik in the film A Bug's Life.

History

Flik first sees them in the city after they were fired by P.T. Flea, when his "Flaming Death" act went wrong, doing a Robin Hood act, believing them to be warriors, and they believe him to be a talent scout, and then convinces them to come to Ant Island to help him deal with the grasshoppers. They soon discover their misunderstandings, and are angry with Flik for not telling them about actually combating grasshoppers, and attempt to leave, but after a bird attacks them, during which they save Dot, and Francis's leg is broken, they decide to stay. After hearing that even Hopper fears birds, Flik proposes creating a model bird to scare him and his gang, with the circus troupe taking credit for the idea.

Later, P.T. comes to Ant Island looking for his troupe, and inadverently reveals the truth about them. The Queen and Princess Atta banish them from the island, along with Flik as punishment for lying to the colony, however this was a fatal mistake; they put themselves in danger. When Hopper and his gang return and take over the island, Dot eavesdrops on a couple of grasshoppers discussing Hopper's scheme to squish the queen in order to discourage opposition from the ants and follows Flik and the troupe to tell them about the dire situation. Flik is still ashamed of himself for being a screw-up all the time, but some encouragement from Dot and the troupe makes him feel better and motivated to return and stop Hopper. The circus bugs present themselves to Hopper, claiming that Princess Atta invited them as a surprise for his arrival; Hopper initally orders his gang to kill them, but after seeing Tuck and Roll fight, he decides they can use a little entertainment and spares their lives. The circus bugs continue their show until Manny takes the queen for a magic trick, making Hopper demand to know where she is. At that moment, Flik and the blueberries launch the fake bird they constructed to scare the grasshoppers; it works, until P.T. sets it on fire and ends up aiding Hopper and his gang in the process.

After seeing Thumper beat up Flik and hearing Hopper insult the colony and his troupe, P.T. realizes his mistake and teams up with the ants to defeat Hopper and his gang, resulting in Hopper getting killed by the real bird, putting his reign of terror and insult on the ant colony and troupe to an end and indicating that Hopper, not the colony and the troupe, was the real mindless soil shoving loser. Following Hopper's defeat, P.T. and his troupe spend the winter on Ant Island before returning to the circus in the spring after a brief celebration, bringing a group of acrobatic ants and Hopper's younger brother Molt (now called "Tiny" and working as a strongman) with them, while promising to come back and visit in the future and receiving a fond farewell from the colony.

Members

Princess Atta: "You mean you're not warriors?"
P.T. Flea: "Are you kidding? These guys are the lousiest circus bugs you've ever seen, and they're gonna make me rich!"
Princess Atta, shocked to learn the truth about the Circus Bugs from P.T. Flea

The circus bugs consist of:

  

Trivia

  • The circus bugs made a cameo appearance as circus cars during the end credits of Cars.

Gallery


v - e - d
A Bug's Life logo
Media
A Bug's LifeSoundtrackVideo GameClassic Storybook
Disney Parks
A Bug's LandBountiful Valley FarmDisney Animation BuildingFlik's FlyersFrancis' Ladybug BoogieHeimlich's Chew Chew TrainIt's Tough to Be a Bug!Princess Dot Puddle ParkStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseTuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies

Entertainment: One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!World of Color
Restaurants: Farmer's MarketSam Andreas Shakes
Shops: P.T. Flea Market
Parade: Disney On Parade 100 Years of MagicPixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights

Characters
FlikAttaDotThe QueenAphieDr. FloraMr. SoilThornyCorneliusHopperMoltThumperAxel and LocoGrasshoppersP.T. FleaDimRosieHeimlichFrancisSlimGypsyMannyTuck and RollCircus BugsThe BlueberriesBirdChicksThe Fly Brothers
Songs
The Time of Your LifeA Place You've Never Been
Locations
Ant IslandP.T. Flea's CircusBug CityBug BarHopper's Hideout
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box

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