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
Julian Reischl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Woody Allen's first appearance in an animated film. Though he didn't particularly enjoy the experience, Antz (1998) went on to become the most successful film he'd ever been involved with. See more »
When Z drops the wrecking ball, it harmlessly bounces and rolls, having no effect on the same types of materials that it smashed right through a moment earlier. 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 »
Fabulous performances by an all star cast with fabulous animation.
Antz is a charming romantic comedy that is better appreciated by adults than children. In fact, there are some scenes that may be a bit too violent or gruesome for small children.
All of the actors perform brilliantly with an excellent script even though the plot is a bit trite. All the actors excel in their roles even the usually bland Stallone and Lopez who are more animated in this film than in most of their other roles.
I found the move to be appealing visually. Apart from some of the backgrounds that seem to be hand painted, the animation is superb.
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