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

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John A. Davis

Writers:

John A. Davis, John Nickle (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Hova (voice)
Nicolas Cage ... Zoc (voice)
Meryl Streep ... Queen (voice)
Paul Giamatti ... Stan Beals (voice)
Zach Tyler ... Lucas Nickle (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
Regina King ... Kreela (voice)
Bruce Campbell ... Fugax (voice)
Lily Tomlin ... Mommo (voice)
Cheri Oteri ... Doreen Nickle (voice)
Larry Miller ... Fred Nickle (voice)
Allison Mack ... Tiffany Nickle (voice)
Ricardo Montalban ... Head of Council (voice)
Creagen Dow ... Mullet Boy (voice)
Myles Jeffrey ... Steve (voice)
Jake T. Austin ... Nicky (voice)
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Storyline

This is the story of a ten-year-old boy named Lucas Nickle (Zach Tyler), who has just moved to a new neighborhood, has no friends, and is the target for the local bully and his gang. His parents, Fred (Larry Miller) and Doreen (Cheri Oteri), are leaving for a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, so they are too busy to attend to his problems. His sister, Tiffany (Allison Mack), is distracted by her cell phone, and grandmother Mommo (Lily Tomlin) is obsessed with U.F.O.s and aliens. Lucas is constantly being beat up by the neighborhood bully, Steve (Myles Jeffrey). 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 (Nicolas Cage), 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 ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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The battle for the lawn is on. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Julia Roberts (Hova) played another bug, the title role in Charlotte's Web (2006). 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

Mommo: [seeing Lucas through her binoculars] What are you doing out of bed, tiny Lucas?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) 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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Cute Animated Film with Ants
8 January 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'Ant Bully' is another cute animated film with ants. Many might compare it to Dreamworks's 'Antz' and if I'm told to pick one, then 'Ant Bully' is the better one. Of course the story isn't anything new per se but it moves at a steady pace and the characters are very likable. Besides, there's no harm in enjoying some laugh-out-loud moments. For me it was a good 90 minutes spent laughing as I was watching it with my mom and little sister (who enjoyed it too). Voice talents include names like Nicolas Cage, Lily Tomlin, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and many more. All of them do fairly well, though Cage appears to sound a little theatrical urban. The animation is brilliant. I especially like how the aunt 'colonization' was created with vibrant colours and attention to detail. Watch out for some cute shorts of the ants. All in all, this is a cute film to enjoy with the family.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ant Bully See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,432,465, 30 July 2006

Gross USA:

$28,142,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,181,129
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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