Antz Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Antz the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Malcontent worker ant, Z (Allen), moans to his therapist about his insignificance and the depressing anonymity of "being born in the middle of five million." But after meeting the colony's princess, Bala (Stone), who is facing her own bleak future thanks to an arranged marriage with the colony's power-hungry General Mandible (Hackman), Z and Princess Bala embark on a dangerous mission to the surface in search of the mythical "Insectopia." Only the second film ever created entirely through computer animation ("Toy Story" being the first), pic is visually amazing. The fact that the ant characters do not resemble their performers' appearances makes the relationship between Z and the princess plausible, and actually adds depth to the characters' personalities. An interesting, rather elaborate storyline, along with excellent voice performances (even Stallone!) make this one fun for all ages.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 83 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Top Grossing Films of 1998, Animation & Cartoons, Romantic Adventures, Dreamworks Animated Movies
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Todd Alcott
Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell
Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Bancroft, Danny Glover, Christopher Walken, Jane Curtin, Jennifer Lopez, John Mahoney, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Mazursky, Gene Hackman
Aron Warner, Brad Lewis, Patty Wooton, Penney Finkelman Cox, Sandra Rabins, Carl Rosendahl, Dreamworks Pictures

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