Released Year: 1998
Runtime: 83 minutes
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Directors: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Writers: Todd Alcott, Chris Weitz
Casts: Woody Allen, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Bancroft, Jane Curtin, Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Jennifer Lopez, John Mahoney, Paul Mazursky, Grant Shaud, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, Christopher Walken, Jim Cummings, April Winchell
IMDB: Antz (1998) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.7
Rolling Stone -
Refreshingly naughty and nice.
San Francisco Chronicle -
A humongous animation event that ratchets up the level of the computer art that Hollywood is swooning over these days.
San Francisco Examiner -
That's not to say the entertaining Antz" was made by Woody, just that it's full of his personality.
TV Guide -
Adults also are more likely than kids to snicker at jokes.
In an anthill with millions of inhabitants, Z 4195 is a worker ant. Feeling insignificant in a conformity system, he accidentally meets beautiful Princess Bala, who has a similar problem on the other end of the social scale. In order to meet her again, Z switches sides with his soldier friend Weaver - only to become a hero in the course of events. By this he unwillingly crosses the sinister plans of ambitious General Mandible (Bala's fiancé, by the way), who wants to divide the ant society into a superior, strong race (soldiers) and an inferior, to-be-eliminated race (the workers). But Z and Bala, both unaware of the dangerous situation, try to leave the oppressive system by heading for Insectopia, a place where food paves the streets.