A Bug’s Life (*** ½) - Computer technology is the true future of animation, in case no one figured that out by now. Since Toy Story (which I have listed in my Top 50 films of all time), the stakes have been raised. Save for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (the most underrated of all recent Disney features) - I haven’t been all that impressed with the Disney animation. I enjoyed both Hercules and Mulan on their own merit, and I loved the battle sequences in Mulan, but some of the animation, especially in Hercules, seemed bush league compared to what we’ve gotten this year alone in both Antz and now, A Bug’s Life.The obvious comparisons are there between the two films, and I’d be remissed if I didn’t say how much more I enjoyed Antz. But that being said, A Bug’s Life is still an extraordinary entertainment. The computer enhanced images are a treat in themselves to be treasured - so good you could almost enjoy the film without any sound and just marvel at the images. The movie is also very funny with a well-written script, although not quite as biting as Antz (no pun intended). The main storyline is kind of a simplification of the Antz story, and seems geared more towards kids. But, unlike the new Rugrats film, this is just as much a film for adults as for kids. I found myself laughing very hard, especially during the early city/circus sequence. The film is basically just a wonder to look at and admire until this sequence (about 20 minutes in) really energizes the humor level. I was also quite impressed once again at the action sequences.We get a couple really well thought out scenes, where like Toy Story (which contains one of my favorite action chases ever) - they are very exciting and imaginative. But, perhaps the funniest part of the movie comes during the closing credits. I won’t spoil it for you, but just remember to stay, because all I can say is - brilliant. And even with a film like Antz out there, A Bug’s Life truly qualifies as one of the year’s best films.