Parents' Guide to

A Real Bug's Life

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Funny nature docuseries has a little insect peril.

A Real Bug's Life TV Poster: a spider, ladybug, ant, and other insects are perched on leaves

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Nature's tiniest creatures live them all. Get ready on a documentary nature drama series 'A Real Bug's Life' narrated by Awkwafina on National Geographic Productions.

age 8+

Voice actor

I loved the show I never review on shows, but I specifically wanted to note that the voice actor that you chose for the show was perfect for it and I would really like to see her in the second season if possible, she really live in up the show so much so that I watched all of it at once and wanted more immediately

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A Real Bug's Life is great fun, and kids into science and animals will love it. By giving the tiny creatures inner lives and stories, Awkwafina's funny narration helps make the amazing world of bugs more relatable to kids. Grown-ups may have a small quibble with the series: some of the scenes are shot on film sets instead of in nature. Some scenes are even hyperrealistic animation trying to be passed off as "real." The movie magic is used in service of trying to get kids (and adults) more engaged in learning about bugs, so the truth-bending is probably forgivable. A Real Bug's Life is entertaining and easy to watch, feeling less like homework and more like any other character-focused show in Disney+'s catalog.

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