"Good job, everybody!"
—Mr. Soil helping the ants go around the fallen leaf

Mr. Soil is a character in A Bug's Life.

A Bug's Life

Mr. Soil is a head ant in the colony. He is a thespian: the Queen tells the circus bugs he has played lead roles in colony productions. He is also good at rescuing ants from difficult situations. He helps a group of ants circling a fallen leaf, claiming it is nothing compared to a fallen twig in 1993. He leads the celebration upon the arrival of the circus bugs, demonstrates his ability to play a banjo, and leads the play portraying the future battle between the bugs and the grasshoppers. He have purple eyes instead of blue.


  • This was Roddy McDowall's last role before his death on October 3rd 1998 a month before the film's release.