P.T. Flea is the ringmaster of the circus troupe. He loves money and is unwilling to give refunds after his show has lasted two minutes. He starts off as a minor antagonist, but in the end he reforms into a more neutral businessman type.
Role in the film
P.T. is the short-tempered, boisterous, greedy ringmaster of the circus troupe who is unwilling to give refunds after his show has lasted two minutes. He loves money and he would hire the lowest of low-lives and later even go as far as to have himself injured as a result just to make it.
P.T.'s finale consists of an act called "Flaming Death," in which he was almost incinerated. This made him fire his entire troupe, until a foot-long line of flies lined up outside the circus tent wanting to see the Flaming Death act again.
He also ended up ruining a fake bird attack with his Flaming Death act from the circus because he thought the bird was real, and many of his troupe were dead as a result.
In the end, P.T. has reformed to some degree, being less greedy and more flexible, and he and his whole circus troupe say goodbye to Flik, Atta (who's now the new queen), and Dot (who is now a young princess). He leaves Ant Island with new circus members - a group of acrobatic ants, and even a new strongman, the fully reformed Molt (under the nickname "Tiny"), with the promise that he and the circus will return next season.
- P.T. appears during the end credits of Cars as a tiny hopping car.
- He also made a cameo in the short Your Friend the Rat using recycled footage. (He is only called "The Flea".)
- He is clearly a play on words based on P.T. Barnum, a famous circus owner in the early 1800s.
- P.T. is John Ratzenberger's favorite role.
- For more pictures and screenshots of P.T. Flea, click here.
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Characters: Flik | Atta | Dot | The Queen | Aphie | Hopper | Molt | Axel and Loco | Thumper | Dim | Rosie | Heimlich | Francis | Slim | Gypsy | Manny | Tuck and Roll | P.T. Flea | Dr. Flora | Mr. Soil | Thorny | Cornelius | Blueberries | The Bird | Chicks
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