|Edited by||Stan Webb|
|Distributed by||DreamWorks Pictures|
|Box office||$171.8 million|
Antz is a computer animated movie made by DreamWorks Animation. It stars Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Bancroft, Danny Glover and Gene Hackman. Some of the main characters share facial similarities with the actors. It is the first movie to be released by DreamWorks Pictures and the third feature-length computer-animated film after Toy Story.
Plot[change | change source]
Z the worker ant strives to reconcile his own individuality with the communal work-ethic of the ant colony. He falls in love with Princess Bala, Z strives to make social inroads, and then must save the ant colony from the treacherous scheming of the evil General Mandible that threaten to wipe out the entire worker population.
Voice cast[change | change source]
- Woody Allen as Z-4195 "Z", an idealistic but anxious worker ant.
- Sharon Stone as Princess Bala, the Queen Ant's daughter, Mandible's fiancée, and Z's love interest.
- Gene Hackman as General Mandible, the mean-spirited and arrogant supreme commander of the ant military. He is also the fianće of Princess Bala.
- Sylvester Stallone as Corporal Weaver, a brave soldier ant and Z's best friend who becomes Azteca's boyfriend.
- Jennifer Lopez as Azteca, another friend of Z's and a worker ant who becomes Weaver's girlfriend.
- Christopher Walken as Colonel Cutter, a flying ant that serves as Mandible's patient and empathetic adviser who becomes disillusioned by the general's actions.
- Danny Glover as Staff Sergeant Barbatus, a soldier ant who befriends Z during the fight against the termites.
- Anne Bancroft as Queen Ant, Princess Bala's mother and the ruler of the ants.
- Dan Aykroyd as Chip the Wasp, a wasp whom Z befriends.
- Grant Shaud as The Foreman, the head of the worker ants.
- John Mahoney as Grebs, the Drunk Ant Scout who talked about Insectopia.
- Jane Curtin as Muffin "Muffy" the Wasp, Chip's wife.
- Paul Mazursky as Z's Psychiatrist
The cast features several actors from movies Allen wrote, starred in and directed, including Stone (Stardust Memories), Stallone (Bananas), Hackman (Another Woman), and Walken (Annie Hall). Aykroyd later co-starred in Allen's The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.
Additional voices[change | change source]
- Jack Angel as Worker Ants, Soldier Ants
- Michael Bell as Worker Ants
- Bob Bergen as Ant Worker #2
- Susan Blu as Female Ants
- Rodger Bumpass as Worker Ants
- Corey Burton as Soldier Ants
- Cathy Cavadini as Female Ants
- Robert Clotworthy as Worker Ants, Soldier Ants
- David Cowgill as Soldier Ants
- Jim Cummings as Soldier Ants, One Worker Ant
- Jennifer Darling as Female Ants
- Debi Derryberry as Female Ants
- Paul Eiding as Ant Worker
- Bill Farmer as Soldier Ants, Worker Ants
- Pat Fry as Worker Ants, Termites
- Don Fullilove as Soldier Ants
- Jess Harnell as Worker Ants
- Richard Horvitz as Worker Ants, Soldier Ants
- Tim Johnson as Worker Ants
- Matthew Labyorteaux as Worker Ants
- Sherry Lynn as Female Ant
- Danny Mann as Worker Ants, Termites
- Mickie McGowan as Female Ants
- Mona Marshall as Female Ants
- Paul Pape as Soldier Ants
- Patrick Pinney as Worker Ants, Soldier Ants
- Phil Proctor as Worker Ants, Termites
- Jan Rabson as Worker Ants, Termites
- Peter Renaday as Soldier Ants
- Jerry Sroka as Bartender
- B.J. Ward as Female Ants
- Jim Ward as Worker Ants
- April Winchell as Ladybug
ADR Group[change | change source]
- Charles Bartlett as Termites
- Jack Blessing as Soldier Ants
- Thomas Brunelle as Soldier Ants
- William Calvert as Soldier Ants
- Richard Cansino as Worker Ants
- Kate Carlin as Female Ants
- June Christopher as Female Ants
- David Coburn as Worker Ants
- Jennifer Crystal as Female Ants
- Alex Daniels as Soldier Ants
- James Dean as Soldier Ants
- Peter Doyle as Soldier Ants
- Murphy Dunne as Soldier Ants
- Chad Einbinder as Worker Ants
- Jeff Fischer as Worker Ants
- Robin Florence as Female Ants
- Rebecca Forstadt as Female Ants
- Val Franco as Female Ants
- Elisa Gabrielli as Female Ants
- Anneliese Goldman as Female Ants
- Brian Herskovitz as Soldier Ants
- Bobby Jacoby as Ladybug Kids
- Nick Jameson as Worker Ants
- Laurie Johnson as Female Ants
- Holly Kane as Female Ants
- Daamen Kraal as Soldier Ants
- Marsha Kramer as Female Ants
- Steve Kramer as Worker Ants
- Katie Leigh as Female Ants
- Anne Lockhart as Female Ants
- Anna Mathias as Female Ants
- Don Maxwell as Worker Ants
- David McCharen as Worker Ants, Soldier Ants
- Christie Mellor as Female Ants
- Jonathan Nichols as Worker Ants
- Julie Payne as Female Ants
- Tony Pope as Soldier Ants
- Al Rodrigo as Soldier Ants
- Michelle Ruff as Female Ants, Ladybug Kids
- Gary Schwartz as Soldier Ants
- Steve Staley as Soldier Ants
- Brian Tochi as Termites
- Arnold Turner as Soldier Ants
- Ruth Zalduondo as Female Ants
References[change | change source]
- "Antz". American Film Institute. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- "Antz". The Numbers. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
- "D'Works, PDI trumpet 'Tusker'". Variety. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
- "Antz". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
Approved Running time 83m 7s
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