A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.
In an anthill with millions of inhabitants, Z 4195 is a worker ant. Feeling insignificant in a conformity system, he accidentally meets beautiful Princess Bala, who has a similar problem on the other end of the social scale. In order to meet her again, Z switches sides with his soldier friend Weaver - only to become a hero in the course of events. By this he unwillingly crosses the sinister plans of ambitious General Mandible (Bala's fiancé, by the way), who wants to divide the ant society into a superior, strong race (soldiers) and an inferior, to-be-eliminated race (the workers). But Z and Bala, both unaware of the dangerous situation, try to leave the oppressive system by heading for Insectopia, a place where food paves the streets. Written by
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Christopher Walken's voicework was so excellent that Cutter's role was expanded. He was originally a faceless lackey to General Mandible, but Walken brought some unexpected depths to the character. See more »
Z and Barbatus are standing side by side in formation. The platoon then executes a right face and Barbatus encourages Z to move up putting him side by side with Barbatus again. While this is convenient for conversation, it wouldn't have worked because whomever had been in front of Barbatus in formation would now be in that spot. See more »
[Z has broken through to the surface where Mandible and his soldiers wait for them to be drowned]
Let go! Don't you understand? It's for the good of the colony!
What are you saying? We are the colony!
[Mandible is about to strike Z when Cutter knocks his aside]
Cutter, what are you doing?
Something I should have done a long time ago.
[extends his hand to the worker ants]
*This* is for the good of the colony, General.
You useless, ungrateful maggot! *I* am the colony!
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The Z in Antz is slightly crooked, and its also the name of the title character. See more »
Very underrated movie, this is one of Dreamworks' best
Antz is an animated movie that wasn't appreciated very much. After the family friendly movie Toy Story, I feel like people weren't ready for something a little bit darker, and more intense. This movie has death (and a lot of it at that), it has violence, it has gore, it has humor, it has swearing, and it has alcohol in it... pretty epic huh? The movie Antz which actually came out before A Bug's Life by about a month takes the role of what ants do a lot more seriously. The movie A Bug's Life really doesn't seem to understand what ants do or how their colonies work, but the movie Antz does it all. There are the miners, the warriors, the drones, the ones with wings, and others. The voice acting is really good in this movie which really adds to the movie. The animation was also pretty advanced for its time, because it did many things that were hard for that time: Water, large amounts of moving objects, realistic face movement, and realistic body movement, lighting, and many others.
The nice thing about this movie is that it doesn't pretend to be a kids movie. Ants swear in it (the word b****in is used once) and as mentioned there is a lot of violence. Like a very epic scene where the ants are trying to fight a termite colony and the ants are getting attacked by acid, are getting decapitated, and dieing brutally. The thing is that this movie doesn't cover up death. When someone dies, the movie won't hide it. Honestly this movie was really good, it has a good story, it has good characters, it is realistic, and has nice action. One of Dreakworks' best.
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