The Ant Bully (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Ant Bully (2006)



Critic Consensus: Sometimes inventive and witty, this animated adventure into an ant-sized world is a pleasant diversion.

Movie Info

"The Ant Bully" tells a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. New in town, friendless and tormented by a neighborhood bully, young Lucas Nickle has been taking out his frustration on the innocent ant hill in his yard. But one day the ants retaliate. Using a magic potion, they shrink Lucas down to ant size and sentence him to live like an ant in their colony. In this strange new world Lucas will learn important lessons about friendship, get a whole new perspective on life and ultimately find the courage to stand up for himself.more
Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor and action)
Genre: Drama, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John A. Davis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2006
Box Office: $28.1M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Meryl Streep
as Queen Ant
Paul Giamatti
as Stan Beals
Zach Tyler
as Lucas Nickle
Cheri Oteri
as Doreen Nickle
Larry Miller
as Fred Nickle
Austin Majors
as Blue Teammate
Ricardo Montalban
as Head Of Council
S. Scott Bullock
as Wasp Survivor
Frank Welker
as Spindle/Frog/Caterpi...
Laraine Newman
as Ant Mom No. 1
Paul Greenberg
as Sleeping Ant #1
David Kaye
as Wrangler Ant
Alfred Jackson
as Slacker Ant
Bryan Fabian
as Fernando
Creagen Dow
as Mullet Boy
Keith Alcorn
as Ant #18, Pupa, Soldi...
Tom Kenny
as Drone Ant
Sarah Mensinga
as Mother Ant
Susan Silo
as Ant #4
Paul Rugg
as Ant #5
Patrick Fraley
as Ant Council #1
Tyler James Williams
as Blue Teammate #1
Jared Goldsmith
as Red Teammate #2
Jaishon Fisher
as Blue Teammate #4
Aaron Michael Drozin
as Blue Teammate #5
Max Burkholder
as Blue Teammate #6
Sam Green
as Red Teammate #3
Colin Ford
as Red Teammate #4
Kendall Sanders
as Red Teammate #5
Sean Donnellan
as Soldier Ant #1
Tress MacNeille
as Old Council Ant
Richard Green
as Wasp Leader
Don Frye
as Soldier Ant
Clive Robertson
as Hova's Wasp
Jake Goldberg
as Red Teammate #1
Candi Milo
as Nurse Ant #3
Shane Baumel
as Red Teammate #6
Neil Ross
as Wasp #5
Bob Joles
as Wasp #2
Earl Boen
as Old Wizard Ant
Creagen Dow
as Mullet Boy
Ken Mitchroney
as Ant #17, Guard Ant #...
Sean Donnellan
as Soldier Ant #1
Clive Robertson
as Hova's Wasp
Zach Tyler Eisen
as Lucas Nickle
Billy West
as Ant Dad #2
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Critic Reviews for The Ant Bully

All Critics (122) | Top Critics (36)

Kiddie-friendly toilet humour, a whiff of suspense and familiar voice actors make it passably entertaining, but there's little warmth or emotional satisfaction to be had from its cynical characters.

Full Review… | August 12, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Cute animated movie with a message for kids.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

It's a fun adventure fantasy, and I was never bored...

Full Review… | October 26, 2007
Cinema Crazed

While the animation, particularly in the action set pieces, is indeed well done, it's nothing revolutionary nor imaginative that stands out from the rest in this CG-feature-a-week marketplace.

Full Review… | August 25, 2007

Isn't clever or inventive enough to make up for its repetitive and lackluster storytelling.

Full Review… | March 24, 2007

One of those animated features you can enjoy even without a kid by your side.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for The Ant Bully

A good movie for the children. Although I enjoyed it too.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer


Stupid in my opinion, really not even a time waster.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

This cartoon is pretty good. Has lessons on being aware of your environment and working together. They didn't bother with trivialities like the ant colony having only female ants, etc.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

The Ant Bully Quotes

Stan Beals: Stan Beals is the name.
– Submitted by Anthony A (4 years ago)
Zoc: Away, monster! Or I shall use my powers to destroy you!
– Submitted by Anthony A (4 years ago)
Zoc: Hova, the potion is supposed to change color. It's not changing color! IT'S NOT CHANGING COLOR!
– Submitted by Anthony A (4 years ago)
Lucas Nickle: What you gonna do about it, ants? Nothin'. Because I'm big, and you're small!
– Submitted by Anthony A (4 years ago)

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