Antz is a computer animated film produced by DreamWorks, released in 1998. It features the voices of well-known actors such as Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Bancroft, Gene Hackman, and Christopher Walken as various members of an ant society. more...
Some of the main characters share facial similarities with the actors who voice them. The movie has come to DVD and VHS.
Its cinematic release was somewhat overshadowed by Pixar's A Bug's Life, which was also a computer animated film based on the adventures of a misfit ant who falls for the princess of the colony. Antz is not as child-centric as A Bug's Life. It deals with slightly more complex themes, including conformity and war, and its imagery is less colorful and more realistic—for example, the ants' coloration is orange-brown rather than bright blue and the ants in Antz have six extremeties (four legs and two arms) rather than four.
The original screenplay to the movie can be obtained at .
The setting for the story is an ant colony in Central Park in New York City. The protagonist (voiced by Woody Allen) is an ant named Z-4195, or Z for short. Z is a neurotic and individualistic soul living in a society that values strength and conformity. Rather than spend his life as just another worker ant, he falls in love with a princess, becomes a soldier (or, at least, gets swept up in a battle), an outlaw, and finally saves his colony from destruction.
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