The Ant Bully

The Ant Bully

John A Davis (2006)

U Certificate


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The communist ethos of an ant hill is a hefty subject for this animated fantasy adventure from the Jimmy Neutron team. Moody ten-year-old Lucas finds himself reduced to the size of the ants that he's been pestering when the local colony decide to get their own back. Then, with the help of kindly mentor Hova (voiced by Julia Roberts), Lucas has to learn to work with the insects rather than against them if he's ever to be returned to his natural size. Sadly, in a film that's been so lovingly animated and acutely observed, the message is too overt to be entertaining. And, after the far superior Antz and A Bug's Life, and the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise, little here seems fresh or appealing.


A friendless, moody 10-year-old spends his free time terrorising ants - until the tiny creatures take their revenge by magically reducing him to their own size and forcing him to learn how to contribute to colony life. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti.

Cast & Crew

Hova Julia Roberts
Zoc Nicolas Cage
Queen Ant Meryl Streep
Stan Beals Paul Giamatti
Lucas Nickle Zach Tyler
Kreela Regina King
Fugax Bruce Campbell
Mommo Lily Tomlin
Doreen Nickle Cheri Oteri
Fred Nickle Larry Miller
Tiffany Nickle Allison Mack
Head of Council Ricardo Montalban
Director John A Davis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 4 Aug 2006
Drama Children's