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A kid who hates ants finds himself living among the six-legged critters in this computer-animated comedy-adventure. Lucas Nickle (voice of Zach Tyler Eisen) is a ten-year-old boy whose family has just moved to a new town, and Lucas isn't enjoying it much -- he hasn't made any friends yet, his big sister ignores him, his parents (voices of Larry Miller and Cheri Oteri) are occupied with their upcoming vacation in Mexico, and his loving but slightly crazy grandmother (voice of Lily Tomlin) is convinced space aliens are casing out the neighborhood. To make matters worse, the local bully has found Lucas and is making his life miserable, so the boy looks for someone he can push around -- and he soon finds a large colony of ants in his yard. Lucas takes out his frustrations by stomping, drowning, and burying the bugs, little realizing the ants see him as a threat to their safety and aren't about take his attacks lying down. Zoc (voice of Nicolas Cage) is a "wizard ant" who creates a formula that shrinks Lucas to the size of an insect, and the tiny boy is brought before the leader of the Ant Council (voice of Ricardo Montalban) and the Queen of the Colony (voice of Meryl Streep) to answer for his crimes against the ants. Showing compassion, the queen sentences Lucas not to death, but to live among them and see how difficult their circumstances can be. Nurse Ant Hova (voice of Julia Roberts) is put in charge of looking after Lucas, and with the help of Scout Fugax (voice of Bruce Campbell) and Forager Kreela (voice of Regina King), Lucas gets an eye-opening picture of how the other half lives -- just in time for Lucas to help the ants in an all-out battle against Stan (voice of Paul Giamatti), a pest-control man brought in to get rid of the bugs. Produced by Tom Hanks, The Ant Bully was written and directed by John A. Davis, who handled the same chores on the film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 28, 2006

Cast

Julia Roberts
as Hova
Nicolas Cage
as Zoc
Meryl Streep
as Queen
Paul Giamatti
as Stan Beals
Regina King
as Kreela
Bruce Campbell
as Fugax
Lily Tomlin
as Mommo
Cheri Oteri
as Doreen Nickle
Larry Miller
as Fred Nickle
Allison Mack
as Tiffany Nickle
Ricardo Montalban
as Head Of Council
Myles Jeffrey
as Steve
Jake T. Austin
as Nicky
Rob Paulsen
as Beetle
Scott S. Bullock
as Glow Worm
Scott S. Bullock
as Wasp Survivor
Mark de Carlo
as Fly
Frank Welker
as Spindle
Frank Welker
as Frog
Frank Welker
as Caterpillar
Paul Greenberg
as Sleeping Ant #1
Paul Greenberg
as Head Lice #1
Paul Greenberg
as Head Lice #2
Paul Greenberg
as Head Lice #3
Paul Greenberg
as Head Lice #4
David Kaye
as Sleeping Ant #2
David Kaye
as Guard Ant #3
David Kaye
as Wrangler Ant
Alfred Jackson
as Slacker Ant
Ken Mitchroney
as Ant #17
Ken Mitchroney
as Guard Ant #2
Denzel Whitaker
as Albert
Casey Masamitsu
as Shigeko
Bryan Fabian
as Fernando
Jake Goldberg
as Helmet Boy
Jake Goldberg
as Nob
Jake Goldberg
as Red Teammate #1
Keith Alcorn
as Ant #18
Keith Alcorn
as Pupa
Keith Alcorn
as Soldier Ant #3
John A. Davis
as Ant #19
Tom Kenny
as Drone Ant
Tom Kenny
as Ant #2
Tom Kenny
as Ant #6
Sarah Mensinga
as Mother Ant
Nika Futterman
as Ant #1
Nika Futterman
as Ant #7
Scott Holst
as Ant #3
Susan Silo
as Ant #4
Paul Rugg
as Ant #5
Larry Cedar
as Ant #8
Nicole Sullivan
as Ant #9
Candi Milo
as Nurse Ant #3
Nissa Alcorn
as Billo
Patrick Fraley
as Ant Council #1
Tyler James Williams
as Blue Teammate #1
Jared Goldsmith
as Blue Teammate #2
Jared Goldsmith
as Red Teammate #2
Austin Majors
as Blue Teammate #3
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
Shane Baumel
as Red Teammate #6
Neil Ross
as Wasp #1
Neil Ross
as Wasp #5
Bob Joles
as Wasp #2
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
Vernée Watson Johnson
as Head Nurse
Tom Kenny
as Ant Dad #1
Billy West
as Ant Dad #2
Laraine Newman
as Ant Mom #1
Earl Boen
as Old Wizard Ant

Crew

John A. Davis
Director
John A. Davis
Producer
Gary Goetzman
Producer
Tom Hanks
Producer
John A. Davis
Screenwriter
John Nickle
Book Author
Shawn Murphy
Composer (Music Score)
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Jon Price
Editor
Barry E. Jackson
Production Designer
Chris Consani
Art Director
Kim Saxon
Co-producer
William Fay
Executive Producer
Thomas Tull
Executive Producer
Scott Mednick
Executive Producer
Diana Choi Sachs
Executive Producer
Keith Alcorn
Executive Producer
Steven Shareshian
Executive Producer
Shawn Murphy
Sound Mixer
Ruth Lambert
Casting
Allison Diamond
Personal Assistant
Mimi Chen
Production Accountant
David Santiago
Visual Effects Supervisor
Christopher T. Welch
Supervising Sound Editor
Chris Consani
Matte Artist
Randall Guth
Sound Effects Editor
Val Kuklowsky
Dialogue Editor
Bret Marnell
Associate Editor
Bruce Tanis
Sound Effects Editor
Jeff Carson
Music Editor
David Tart
Animation Director
John Roesch
Foley Artist
Patrik Puhala
Character Animation
Bernard Weiser
Sound Effects Editor
Riki Johnson
Production Assistant
Mark Nonnenmacher
Matte Artist
Mandy Au
Electrician
Roman Robbins
Electrician
Youngjae Choi
Character Animation
Pei Cheng
Electrician
Jake Patton
First Assistant Editor
John Wahba
Additional Editing
Ernesto Bottger
Character Animation
Rani Naamani
Character Animation
Rick Kline
Re-Recording Mixer
Angie Griffin
Script Supervisor
Rick Franklin
Sound Effects Editor
Kent Culotta
Character Animation
Lee Supercinski
Unit Production Manager
Deanna Molinaro
Character Animation
Dodie Kindred
Personal Assistant
Keith Lango
Character Animation
Scott Lemmer
Character Animation
Chuck Michael
Sound Effects Editor
Julie Shimer
Personal Assistant
Mark Gelfuso
Layout
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Sooki Raphael
Personal Assistant
Eric Hosmer
Foley Recordist
Willard Overstreet
Sound Effects Editor
Joe Beckley
Electrician
David Jobe
Foley Mixer
Joe Gorski
Character Animation
David Parker
Re-Recording Mixer
Yin-Fang Liao
Layout
Alex Fleisig
Character Animation
Alex Johns
Co-Executive Producer
Adel Abada
Electrician
Nathan Schauf
Assistant Editor
Sarah Mensinga
Character Animation
Alyson Moore
Foley Artist
Gary Glover
Matte Artist
Amila Puhala
Character Animation
Alex Urbelis
Production Assistant
Dave Feiten
Storyboard Artist
Jason Hendrich
Character Animation
Andrew Burke
Character Animation
Brian Risner
Dialogue Editor
Richard Oey
Character Animation
Luke Rose
Production Assistant
Hilal Hourani
Production Assistant
David Grimaldi
Sound Effects Editor
Thomas Danen
Character Animation
Tory Haljun
Personal Assistant
Gerhard Borchers
Electrician
Fred Gambino
Matte Artist
Mike Kazaleh
Storyboard Artist
David Lee Fein
Foley Artist
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