Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)

Mr. Bug Goes to Town


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Two years after the release of Gulliver's Travels, the Fleischer brothers produced Hoppity Goes to Town, their second feature-length cartoon. The film is based in Bugtown, an insect community, and the insects that populate the picture are a sort of melting pot of the bug world. There is Hoppity the grasshopper, who is the dreamer of the bunch; Mr. Bumble the bee, who operates the honey shop, and his daughter Honey Bee, who loves Hoppity; C. Bagley Beetle, the ruthless businessman who plots … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Animation, Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Izzy Sparber, Graham Place, Bill Turner, Don Gordon, Carl Meyer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 19, 2008
Paramount Vantage - Official Site



as Mr. Bumble Swat the ...

as Hoppity

as Smack the Mosquito

as Mr. Creeper
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Bug Goes to Town

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A bizarre mess that fails at every imaginable level.

Full Review… | February 4, 2011
Film Threat

Pleasant animated feature, but not up to the Fleischers' best.

December 10, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

August 14, 2005

May 29, 2004
New Times

Audience Reviews for Mr. Bug Goes to Town

The animation even gives early Disney a run for it's money and still stands up today. Hoppity is a bug who returns from some nondescript adventure/locale, perhaps he was fighting in the great bug wars, I dunno. Bring on a prequel. Anyway he returns and immediately attempts to get laid. Can't blame him since Honey Bumble is super fit. The rest of the plot plays out as the humans desecrate the land and our buggy friends attempt to find a new place to live. Some sweet songs, nice characters and one of the most racist things I've ever seen in a film involving rice and a Chinese impersonation, which is so innocent and out of the blue I was in stitches for hours. It's a very good, if under-appreciated film. Apparently some small conflict affected it's cinema release but hey, catch it now.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Did not age well.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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