Cast: Voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Denis Leary
Flik is the lone dreamer who sets out to rescue his colony from servitude. He recruits mercenaries for the task of liberation: bold performers from a traveling flea circus. The animation is so minutely miraculous, we could forgive the animators for making villains out of grasshoppers and revealing that the ladybug is, in fact, a man.
What Parents Like: There turns out to be more than a flicker of bravery in Flik, who stands up to his bullies by using his noggin.
What Kids Like: The small details and luminous pastel colors will leave youngsters bug-eyed with joy.