Disney is hoping customers will want to put bugs on their computers.
It?s releasing a trio of software titles to coincide with the release of its computer animated film - ?A Bug?s Life? in February next year.
All the titles will centre around the film?s hero, Flik the ant. Active Play is a games and puzzle package aimed at children from 3 to 7 years. It includes a virtual bug camera, which lets children take a closer look at the real lives of the bugs they find during their adventures. Bug snapshots are stored in a virtual photo album, where kids can learn facts about real bugs, with colour photos and voice-over narration by "A Bug's Life" characters.
"A Bug's Life: Print Studio", features all the main characters from the film including Flik, the villain Hopper and Princess Atta. This package lets children create anything from posters to greeting cards.
Finally, in a title aimed at older children and teenagers, there's "A Bug's Life: Action Game" ($29.99). It's a 3-D, arcade-style adventure that closely follows the plot of the film, sending Flik on a dangerous overland journey to defeat the grasshoppers. These are all PC titles, although according to sources there will also be bug games for the Playstation.
?A Bug?s Life? is the second computer-animated feature from the wizards at Pixar, who made "Toy Story" in 1995.
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