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Thumper
Thumper
Background information
Feature films A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life 2: The Revenge of the Grasshoppers
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Frank Welker (movie)
David Lander (outtakes)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and Thumper from Bambi
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Aggressive, psycotic, ruthless, feral, vicious, ferocious
Appearance Slender grasshopper wearing a leash and collar like a dog
Birthday
Occupation Hopper's "pet" (Deceased)
Grass's new "pet"
Affiliations Bad
Goal To scare Dot and (possibly) eat her
Home Hopper's Hideout
Relatives
Pets
Allies Hopper (Deceased), Molt, Axel and Loco, the other grasshoppers, Grass, Dinamos (formerly), Valian, Flik, Atta, Dot, Circus Bugs, Dr. Flora, Mr. Soil, Thorny, Cornelius, the Blueberries, any ant in the colony
Minions
Enemies Dinamos, (All formerly) Flik, Atta, Dot, Circus Bugs, Valian, Dr. Flora, Mr. Soil, Thorny, Cornelius, the Blueberries, any ant in the colony
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.
Quote "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 A Bug's Life and A Bug's Life 2: The Revenge of the Grasshoppers.

Personality

He does not speak in the actual movie (in which his sounds are provided by Frank Welker). 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." His voice was done by David Lander in this blooper.

A Bug's Life

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

When Thumper is first seen, he threatens Dot, prompting Flik to defend her.

Many months later, Flik stands up to Hopper again and is beaten up by Thumper as punishment. Flik survives the ordeal and continues his standoff. Out of nowhere, Hopper attacks Flik, making him fall to the ground, and then he tries to squash his head, only to be stopped by Princess Atta. Then, the rest of the colony chase off the grasshoppers. Thumper tries to scare Dot, but she smacks him, calls him a bad grasshopper, and tells him to go home. Then, he angrily roars at her, but Dim appears behind Dot and roars louder than Thumper, making him race off after the other grasshoppers yelping like a dog.

A Bug's Life 2: The Revenge of the Grasshoppers

Gallery

Trivia

  • The blooper reel which appears during the credits for A Bug's Life contains a blooper, which is the only time where Thumper actually speaks, and was voiced by David Lander.
  • He was named after Thumper from Bambi, who is one of John Lasseter's favorite Disney characters.



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