Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)

Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)




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Animation pioneers Max and Dave Fleischer created this tale about Bugtown, an insect community facing destruction when humans plan to build on their land. First titled Mr. Bug Goes to Town.
Animation , Classics , Comedy , Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Stan Freed
as Hoppity
Jack Mercer
as Mr. Bumble/Swat the Fly
Carl Meyer
as Smack the Mosquito
Pinto Colvig
as Mr. Creeper
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Bug Goes to Town

All Critics (6)

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A bizarre mess that fails at every imaginable level.

February 3, 2011
Film Threat

This out of print gem is a reminder of the days when cartooning was a wholly creative process, a form of film language that wasn't solely interested in or guided by marketing, demographics, and maximizing future sell through units.

Full Review… | April 13, 2008

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August 14, 2005

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July 9, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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May 28, 2004
New Times

Audience Reviews for Mr. Bug Goes to Town


It is easy to see why this film is one of the reasons that America entered the decade of absent non-Disney films from that point - the animation is subpar, the story is very weak, the characters have bad, dated designs, the humor is so-so and the direction is lacking. It has its moments, mainly the music, but it is overall a weak film that, not only does it not compare to Disney films of the period, but also not to their previous feature Gulliver's Travels, which was quite solid.

David Lazovic
David Lazovic

Though it has a generic story at the core, Mr. Bug Goes to Town is a reminder of the simpler days of animation.

Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson

Did not age well.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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