Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.
Simon J. Smith,
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>
Originally, this film was going to be composed by Hans Zimmer and David Newman but they were busy with a few films of 1997 and 1998 so this film was instead composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell. See more »
In real life, the situation between ants and termites is reversed from their roles in the movie. Ants prey on termites, which are much smaller - and ants are the ones who secrete acid to kill them. See more »
[Z and Princess Bala have discovered a picnic blanket with food, thinking it is Insectopia, but find that they can't eat the plastic covered food]
It seems to be covered by some kind of force field.
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The Z in Antz is slightly crooked, and its also the name of the title character. See more »
The TV spot edited on Cartoon Network Weaver says "What are you talking about, Z?" See more »
Who'd have expected an animated feature about ants that opens with a Woody Allen monologue expressing his ant angst? While kids will love the effects and there may be enough action to keep them awake, this is classic Woody down to his ant character's hand-wringing gestures. Adults will also be happy with the in-jokes supplied by Sylvester Stallone as a friendly Rambo ant, Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin as WASPs, and Gene Hackman and Christopher Walken playing their classic villain roles. The plot is a small step above the typical good guy vs. bad guy routine with social commentary that you can actually talk about with your kids afterwards. But remember, if you do bring the kids, this isn't Disney kitsch; it's more for the grown-ups.
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