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The Ant Bully
The Ant Bully (2006)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Voice of Julia Roberts
Voice of Meryl Streep
Julia Roberts
Meryl Streep
Nicolas Cage
Paul Giamatti
Regina King
Lily Tomlin
Bruce Campbell
Movie Details
Director John A. Davis
Producer Tom Hanks; Gary Goetzman
Writer John A. Davis
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 88 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.9
Plot
An all-star cast--including such A-list stars as Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, and Meryl Streep--lend their voices to The Ant Bully. Social misfit Lucas gets bullied by the bigger boys in his neighborhood, so he takes out his frustrations on the only things around smaller than him: An ant hill on his front lawn. After being flooded and stepped on, the ants fight back when ant wizard Zoc (Cage, National Treasure) develops a potion that shrinks Lucas down to bug-size. But Zoc's thirst for revenge gets foiled when the beatific ant queen (Streep, The Devil Wears Prada) decrees that Lucas must learn to live like an ant, and Zoc's girlfriend Hova (Roberts, Runaway Bride) takes up the task of teaching the unhappy boy how to value others over himself. The animation of The Ant Bully makes good use of scale as Lucas grapples with the gigantic world around him, but the writing is not so imaginative; the name actors are thrown away on bland characters and lackluster dialogue. The lessons Lucas learns are admirable (and amusingly Communist in flavor), but the way he learns them feels contrived and uncompelling. It's too bad, because there probably won't be many other movies featuring the combined talents of Meryl Streep and Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness). Also featuring Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan), Lily Tomlin (Nashville), and Paul Giamatti (Sideways) as a sleazy exterminator. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 856
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/4/2007
Links Amazon US
IMDB
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.77:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 012569736689
Release Date 11/28/2006
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
7 Hilarious Animated Shorts
Additional Scenes
It Takes A Colony : Explore the Giant Filmmaking Process from a Tiny Perspective
Ant Habitat TV Screensaver