Life as a bug is pretty tough. It's even tougher if you're Flick, an ant who is an idealist, inventor, and ever the optimist. Life becomes more difficult when the grasshoppers come to feast on what they have forced the ants to prepare for them. Shortly before their arrival, a mishap occurs that sends "the offering" into the waters surrounding ant island. When the grasshoppers arrive and find their food gone, they give the ants one last chance. Instead of having him stick around, the queen of the colony sends Flick away on a journey that was his idea. Will he be able to find help? Will the grasshoppers return to find their normal banquet?