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Thumper
Thumper
Background information
Feature films A Bug's Life
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Actor
Actress
Animators
Voice Frank Welker (movie)
David Lander (outtakes)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration German Shepherds
Rottweilers
Awards
Character information
Other names
Personality Aggressive, psycotic, ruthless, feral, vicious, ferocious
Appearance Slender grasshopper wearing a leash and collar like a dog
Occupation Hopper's "pet"
Alignment
Alignment Evil
Affiliations
Goal To scare Dot and (possibly failed) eat her(all failed)
Home Hopper's Hideout
Friends Hopper
Enemies Flik, Atta, Dot, The Queen, Circus Bugs, Dr. Flora, Mr. Soil, Thorny, Cornelius, the Blueberries, any ant in the colony
Minions
Likes Bullying Dot, food
Dislikes Ants, Dot standing up to him
Powers and abilities
Weapons
Fate Gets scared by Dim and flies away home with the other grasshoppers.
Typical Saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Can we cut? It's just that I don't think I'm coming across. Hmm. Oh! Oh! I know! I know! I could lather up a bunch of spit. Ooh, ohh, that's good. I got it, J.L. All right, one more for me." (outtake)
Thumper is a grasshopper and the secondary antagonist in Disney/Pixar's  1998 film A Bug's Life.

BackgroundEdit

Physical DescriptionEdit

Thumper appears as a grasshopper with pale green skin and sharp teeth.

PersonalityEdit

He does not speak in the actual movie, and is portrayed as animalistic and feral. However, in one of the bloopers, he is revealed to be intelligent and can speak. 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. Can we cut? It's just that I don't think I'm coming across. Hmm. Oh! Oh! I know! I know! I could lather up a bunch of spit. Ooh, ohh, that's good. I got it, J.L. All right, one more for me."

AppearancesEdit

A Bug's LifeEdit

Thumper is Hopper's "pet," so to speak. He is feral, vicious and almost doglike (and also attached to a leash collar). Thumper is somewhat Hopper's main enforcer, brutally beating up any insect who stands up or disobeys Hopper.

When Thumper is first seen, he threatens, scarred and frightens Dot, prompting Flik to defend her, much to Hopper's anger.

Many months later, when the grasshoppers return to Ant Island, Thumper attacks and chases Dot after she bumps into him while attempting to seek Flik for help. Dot, however, manages to escape by tricking Thumper into believing she has died.

Later, Flik stands up to Hopper again and, after admitting that he was the one who came up with the fake bird hoax (when it was set on fire by P.T. Flea), gets violently beaten up by Thumper as punishment. However, Flik manages to survive the ordeal and continues his standoff. As he does, Hopper approaches Flik and violently attacks him, knocking him to the ground. He then tries to squash Flik's head, only to be stopped by Atta. 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. He then angrily roars at her, but Dim appears behind Dot and roars louder than Thumper, making him race off after the other grasshoppers while yelping like a dog.

A Bug's Life (video game)Edit

In the video game, Thumper is the first of four bosses that Flik must defeat, appearing in the "Council Chamber" level.

TriviaEdit

  • He was after Scroop from Treasure Planet, and Toy Monkey, who is one of favorite Disney Villains.
  • Thumper's sound effects was later used one of the creatures in Narnia.

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