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The Ant Bully (2006)

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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.

Director:

John A. Davis

Writers:

John A. Davis, John Nickle (book)
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Cast

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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Helena Bonham Carter were considered for the role of Hova. 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

Doreen Nickle: Where's your brother?
Tiffany Nickle: Still locked in his room, hiding from society.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #37.9 (2007) 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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A daily comment from Midget Emma: The Ant Bully (2006)

A entertaining kids movie. Much better then i thought it would be. I even laughed a few times. This is one to see with the family or if you want a light movie that can be enjoyed.

The voice acting was great and the computer animation was good. This has charm and the must for a family looking for a good kids movie.

This is not a kids movie where you don't have to worry about the content. There was some nudity(kind of). There are some references to genitals and there are some dead ants seen.

A boy who is being bullied seems to take his rage out on the ants in his front yard. But the ants have made a devise that shrinks people and he gets shrunk. Not a very original story it has been used a few times.

I recommend it to the kids out there. It is funny and has charm.

6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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