Chef Skinner | Thumper and the grasshoppers then flew to the anthill. Help maintain control over the ants.Kill Dot (both failed). Appeared in: One-Eyed Betty | November 25, 1998 DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg left Disney in 1994 and said the idea for Antz came from a 1991 story pitch by Tim Johnson that was related to Katzenberg in October 1994. However, Disney had been working on developing an ant film since 1988. Thumper is somewhat Hopper's main enforcer, brutally beating up any insect who stands up to or disobeys Hopper. Thumper is Hopper's "pet," so to speak. Full Credits Thumper is the secondary antagonist in A Bug's Life. Thumper is the tertiary antagonist of Disney/Pixar's 1998 film, A Bug's Life. Flea, arrives to retrieve his performers, thereby blowing Flik's cover. Production. $363 million Grasshoppers (Thumper) | Ernesto de la Cruz | Oh! Budget Feral Pet, HomicideChild abuseAttempted pedicideAttempted murder. Pixar refused. Thumper with Dot   Thumper is a minor character in the Disney/Pixar film a bugs life. Flea), gets beaten up by Thumper as punishment. The release date of Antz was moved up from March 1999 to October 1998 in response to Disney's refusal. The ants were then randomly scattered throughout the shot. John LasseterAndrew Stanton (Co-Director) When Hopper was dissatisfied with the food, he orders that every scrap of food on the island be given to him and Thumper is shown growling at the ants. Darla K. AndersonKevin Reher Full Name Alias Hopper's response is to double the food order before flying off with the other grasshoppers. Heroes and Villains Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. As with the other Grasshopers, it is unclear where Thumper and his fellows went after their defeat and Hopper's death at the peak of the bird, but it is likely that they went back to the home where they came from during the middle of the film. Thumper (A Bug's Life) Edit. A Bug's Life is Pixar's second feature film, after Toy Story. Crimes Source Alright, one more for me.". Before he can, he is stopped by Atta. Then, Thumper suddenly screams as he goes for Dot. In order to maintain control over the ants, Hopper captures Dot and brings her really close to Thumper, who was snarling and growling. Soundtrack Enraged, Thumper roars at Dot, but only for Dim to land behind her and roar at him like an obstreperous Tyrannosaurus rex. 1 Background 1.1 Personality 2 A Bug's Life 3 Trivia Thumper isHopper's "pet," so to speak. He is feral, vicious and almost dog-like (and also attached to a leash collar). Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. Powers/Skills Thumper is Hopper's "pet," so to speak. A Bug's Life was a much more complex film than Toy Story because of the more complex character models, so Pixar's computers tended to run sluggishly for the animation process. Thunderclap's Flock | In exchange for a temporary reprieve from the grasshoppers, the ants are given until the end of autumn to produce an offering of twice the usual amount. As he does, Hopper approaches Flik and knocks him to the ground. While the rest of the colony chase off the other grasshoppers, Thumper tries to scare Dot again, but she smacks him, calls him a bad grasshopper, and tells him to go home. As punishment for deceiving the colony, Princess Atta, the older sister of Dot and soon to be queen of the colony banishes Flik, who sadly joins the rest of the circus. It's you who need us! Out of nowhere, Hopper attacks Flik, making him fall to the groun… Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Hmm. It's just that I don't think I'm coming across. group of recently fired circus performers, https://pixar.fandom.com/wiki/A_Bug%27s_Life?oldid=217679. Thumper first appeared at the beginning of the film with the other grasshoppers, held on a leash. Pixar head John Lasseter pitched A Bug's Life the day Katzenberg left Disney in August 1994, and said he felt "betrayed" when he learned Antz was scheduled for release before A Bug's Life. Disney Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Hopper's feral pet & right-hand grasshopper Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Oh! So who's the weaker species? Thumper is the (true) secondary antagonist of A Bug's Life. Chick Hicks | In the film, Thumper acts as the menace in Hopper's gang. Hopper in response shows his men exactly why they are returning by burying the three who questioned him with hundreds of seeds. As he is roaring at Dot, he stops to rethink on how he could do better, in which he says: "I'm sorry, I'm sorry. We're a lot stronger than you say we are...and you know it, don't you?". Saying that the ants and seeds are alike, ants may be puny by themselves but they outnumber grasshoppers a hundred to one. Sharon Calahan SHOW COMMENTS (0) Why Is This One Of Your Favorites? https://pixar.fandom.com/wiki/Thumper?oldid=209546. Castillan and Latin American Spanish Title. Oh! Curse Dragon | Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted. When the council agrees to his proposal, Flik actually believes they have accepted the merits of his plan, whereas the council actually saw it as a convenient way of simply keeping Flik from wreaking any more havoc with their food-gathering activities. Hopper, Molt, Grasshoppers Bad Grasshopper (by Dot) John LasseterAndrew StantonJoe Ranft In the video game, Thumper is the first of four bosses that Flik must defeat, appearing in the "Council Chamber" level. Music by Flik, Dot, Atta, P.T. Kabuto | Henry J. Waternoose III | Ants don't need grasshoppers! However, the rest of the ant colony had become convinced that these newcomers are indeed the warriors for which they had hoped when the circus bugs help Flik pull off a daring rescue of Dot, a young princess ant of the colony, who idolizes Flik and a wounded Francis, a ladybug performer of the circus bug troupe from a bird. It was released in theaters on November 25, 1998. When Thumper is first seen, he is straining at his leash two grasshoppers are holding onto and snarling, wanting to eat the ants. I know! Thumper is the secondary antagonist of Pixar's 2nd full-length animated feature film A Bug's Life. However, Flik manages to survive the ordeal and continues his standoff. Can we cut? Thumper. Goals However, in the outtakes, he was voiced by David Lander, who also played Smarty in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Thumper is the (true) secondary antagonist of A Bug's Life. Syndrome | Hopper brings a crying Dot over to a snarling and screaming Thumper so Thumper can eat Dot. These tools were based on existing "particle systems" that allowed autonomous dust and snow, which would eventually be perfected to allow up to 2 million dust particles on Wheezy's shelf in Toy Story 2 and 3 million hairs on Sulley in Monsters, Inc. DreamWorks Animation's similar film Antz was released a little more than a month before A Bug's Life. Hobby My Reason: Characters left: 140 I Don't Have A Reason / I'll Add One Later. Bad grasshopper. Attack Dog with Built-in-force-field | Then a model bird the ants made is unleashed, scaring the grasshoppers, only for P. T. Flea to set it on fire who accidentally aids Hopper. When the ant's revolt, Thumper tries to scare Dot one last time, only to be slapped in the face by her and being called a "bad grasshopper" and told to go home. Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Joe Ranft, Denis Leary, David Hyde Pierce, Brad Garrett, Bonnie Hunt, Madeline Kahn, Jonathan Harris, Michael McShane, John Ratzenberger, Richard Kind, Phyllis Diller, Roddy McDowall, Edie McClurg, Alex Rocco, and David Ossman fill out the film's ensemble voice cast. David Lander (outtakes) This allowed these shots to be animated much more efficiently and for ants to look different from one another, despite the fact that the programmed motions would be nearly identical. In order to maintain control over the ants, Hopper captures Dot and brings her really close to Thumper, who was snarling and growling. Thumper then flies away, only for Dot to emerge, flying for the first time. Later, Flik stands up to Hopper again and, after admitting that he was the one who came up with the fake bird (when it was set on fire by P.T. It all nearly works, but when a confused P.T. Jump to: navigation, search. Section heading Edit. Bugs. https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Thumper?oldid=4022778. Type of Villain He is known for being primal and animalistic in terms of both mannerisms and intellect. It's just that I don't think I'm coming across. He is a Red Robot ... Antagonists. https://scififantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Thumper_(a_bugs_life)?oldid=4027. But, Flik orders Hopper to leave Dot alone. Lee Unkrich The Bensons | Hollywoodedge, Belch 4 HighpitchedS PE138301 (Heard once in the "Outtakes".) When Thumper is first seen, he threatens Dot, prompting Flikto defend her. A Bug's Life was a much more complex film than Toy Story because of the more complex character models, so Pixar's computers tended to run sluggishly for the animation process. However, in one of the bloopers, he is revealed to be intelligent and can speak. According to Lasseter and Steve Jobs, Katzenberg offered to stop development of Antz if Disney moved the release date of A Bug's Life, which was coming out opposite DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. Alpha | Then Flik yells at Hopper to let her go. Many months later, when the grasshoppers return to Ant Island, Thumper attacks and chases Dot after she accidently bumps into him while attempting to seek Flik for help. Thumper is Hopper's "pet," so to speak. After that, Dot was then saved by Dim in the process. Characters Thumper is Hopper's "pet," so to speak. Trivia Sci fi fantasy Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Restaurants: Farmer's Market • Sam Andreas Shakes His vocal sound effects were provided by Joe Ranft. Bad grasshopper! Thumper is Hopper's "pet," so to speak. The Cleric | I recalled my journey through it and the lessons I’ve learned from the loss of my father twenty-eight years ago. Hopper continues to carry Dot even closer to a screaming and snarling Thumper until Flik orders Hopper to leave Dot alone. As he does, Hopper approaches Flik and knocks him to the ground. Ooh, ohh, that's good. Meanwhile, at the grasshopper's home under a sombrero in a desert, Molt, Hopper's brother is tricked by other grasshoppers into trying to talk Hopper out of returning to Ant Island since they have more than enough food to last and it will rain soon.