Maskless Man Escorted From Disney Studios While Misquoting 'A Bug's Life'

A visitor at Disney's Hollywood Studios who was not wearing a mask was escorted from the park Tuesday while shouting distorted lines from the script of the Pixar movie A Bug's Life.

The man was not following the park's mandatory mask-wearing guidance, which caused him to be escorted by the Studios' security guards.

While he was leaving, the man was recorded shouted: "Remember the movie that came out at Walt Disney World? It was called A Bug's Life! Remember Hopper? He said, 'If one guy stands up, one ant stands up...!"

His comments were adapted from a scene from the 1998 Pixar movie, in which Hopper, the movie's grasshopper villain, says:

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"You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up! Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out there goes our way of life! It's not about food, it's about keeping those ants in line".

At the end of the movie, the ants realize that they outnumber the grasshoppers, and the film's main character, Flik, says: "Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. (...) Ants don't serve grasshoppers! It's you who need us! We're a lot stronger than you say we are... And you know it, don't you?"

According to Walt Disney World News Today, which first uploaded the video of the man, witnesses say the man also yelled: "I'm not crazy! I have a wife and two kids!"

The Walt Disney World Resort park in Florida, where the Hollywood Studios are located, was closed from mid-March to mid-July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On the same day the park reopened, July 11, the Florida Department of Health reported 10,383 new coronavirus cases. The Hollywood studios opened four days later.

The new entry requirements at the park include advanced booking, temperature checks, mask-wearing and reduced capacity.

According to the Florida Department of Health, there were 2,701 new cases reported on Tuesday and 77 people died. In Orange County, where the park is based, there were 138 new cases on September 14.

Florida is on a receding line when it comes to coronavirus cases: on September 1 there were 3,952 reported cases and on September 14 there were 2,425

In July, it recorded the biggest rise in cases in any state since the start of the pandemic with more than 15,000 cases.

Florida was one of the last states to impose a stay-at-home order when the crisis hit the U.S. in March, and one of the first to reopen. In May, Governor Ron DeSantis allowed most of the state to move into phase 1 of reopening, which meant that restaurants, gyms and hair salons could reopen and large spectator sporting events with reduced capacity could take place.

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In this handout photo provided by Walt Disney World Resort, guests walk down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort on July 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. A man was recently escorted out of the park for not wearing a mask while shouting A Bug's Life lines. Kent Phillips/Getty Images
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