The Ant Bully (2006)



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

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"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.
PG (for some mild rude humor and action)
Animation , Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
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Meryl Streep
as Queen Ant
Paul Giamatti
as Stan Beals
Zach Tyler
as Lucas Nickle
Regina King
as Kreela
Lily Tomlin
as Mommo
Cheri Oteri
as Doreen Nickle
Larry Miller
as Fred Nickle
Austin Majors
as Blue Teammate
Ricardo Montalban
as Head Of Council
Rob Paulsen
as Beetle
S. Scott Bullock
as Wasp Survivor
Frank Welker
as Spindle/Frog/Caterpillar
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, Soldier Ant #3
John A. Davis
as Ant #19
Tom Kenny
as Drone Ant
Sarah Mensinga
as Mother Ant
Scott Holst
as Ant #3
Susan Silo
as Ant #4
Paul Rugg
as Ant #5
Larry Cedar
as Ant #8
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
Wally Wingert
as Wasp #3
Leon Morenzie
as Wasp #4
Ken Mitchroney
as Wasp #8
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
Wally Wingert
as Wasp #3
Leon Morenzie
as Wasp #4
Ken Mitchroney
as Ant #17, Guard Ant #2, Wasp #8
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 (115) | Top Critics (35)

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May 12, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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 11, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | August 11, 2006
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

... unnecessary ...

July 28, 2006
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

... The Ant Bully is just a great ride, but all that moralizing diminishes the fun of feeling ant-sized yourself and being immersed in Lucas's incredible adventures.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Miami Herald
Top Critic

If the Ant Bully story is generic, it is never plodding. It zips along quite nicely, aided by the especially well-constructed action sequences.

July 28, 2006
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Ant Bully

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

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer


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

Jim Careter
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
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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