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The Ant Bully (2006)

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hova (voice)
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Zoc (voice)
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Queen (voice)
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Stan Beals (voice)
Zach Tyler ...
Lucas Nickle (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
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Kreela (voice)
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Fugax (voice)
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Mommo (voice)
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Doreen Nickle (voice)
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Fred Nickle (voice)
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Tiffany Nickle (voice)
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Head of Council (voice)
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Mullet Boy (voice)
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Steve (voice)
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Nicky (voice)
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Storyline

This is the story of a ten-year-old boy named Lucas Nickle, who has just moved to a new neighborhood, has no friends, and is the target for the local bully and his gang. His parents are leaving for a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, so they are too busy to attend to his problems. His sister is distracted by her cellular phone, and the grandmother is obsessed with UFOs and aliens. Lucas is constantly being beat up by the obese yet intimidating neighborhood bully. Because he cannot fight back, he takes out his anger on an anthill in his front yard; He kicks it, stomps it, squirts it with his water gun, and floods it with a hose. This terrifies the ants, who call Lucas the Destroyer. One wizard ant, known as Zoc being a hopeful and adventurous type, is trying to solve this dilemma. He tries to devise a magic potion that he believes will solve all their problems. As the plan to shrink Lucas down to their size with a magic potion and forcing him to live like an ant within the colony--an ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and action | See all certifications »

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28 July 2006 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,432,465 (USA) (28 July 2006)

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$28,133,159 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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Trivia

The first Warner Bros animated movie to be released in IMAX 3D. See more »

Goofs

A glow worm was inside the frog with the beetle and the fly. A glow worm is not like a worm; but rather a species of a beetle. See more »

Quotes

Lucas Nickle: [running] AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Fugax: Does anybody know what an "AHHHHHHHH!" is?
Fugax: [Frog lands behind him and he turns around] I think I just figured it out
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Crazy Credits

The ending credit is in "Chamber of the Ages" style (seen in the movie). See more »

Connections

References Them! (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ants Go Marching
Performed by The Ant Buddies
Traditional Arranged by Ralph Sall
Produced by Ralph Sall
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Don't Step on It.
30 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Elements from several recent computer-generated pictures are truly evident in this animated feature that focuses on a young boy who takes his frustrations out on defenseless ants after being bullied himself by his peers. After he magically gets turned to the size of an ant, the youngster learns how the other half lives and survives. Under-rated picture that has good messages for the kiddies and will keep them occupied on rainy afternoons. A bit slow-moving and old hat for hardened adults, but still more upside nonetheless. Julia Roberts and Nicolas Cage are the two biggest names in a strong cast that lends their voices to their cartoonish alter egos. 4 stars out of 5.


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