Antz Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Antz the Movie

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Visitor rating
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.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 83 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

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