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The Ant Bully
Directed by John A. Davis
Produced by Tom Hanks
Gary Goetzman
John A. Davis
Keith Alcorn
Thomas Tull
Scott Mednick
William Fay (executive)
Written by John A. Davis
Dave Reynolds
Starring Julia Roberts
Nicolas Cage
Meryl Streep
Paul Giamatti
Bruce Campbell
Myles Jeffrey
Regina King
Cheri Oteri
Clive Robertson
Lily Tomlin
Zach Tyler Eisen
Jake Austin
Ricardo Montalban
Larry Miller
Allison Mack
Music by John Debney
Editing by Jon Price
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures
Release date(s) July 28, 2006
Running time 82 min
Country United States
Language English
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The Ant Bully is a computer-animated film produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone, John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn's DNA Productions and directed by John A. Davis. Released in movie theatres on July 28, 2006 by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, it is based on a book by John Nickle and featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Allison Mack and Paul Giamatti. Concurrently with the general release, the film will be offered in big screen IMAX 3D, the format also used with The Polar Express. For more information on the IMAX 3D experience of The Ant Bully, see The Ant Bully IMAX 3D Experience. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (480x711, 83 KB)[edit] Summary The Poster of the Ant Bully [edit] Licensing This image depicts a unit of currency. ... John A. Davis is an American animator who created the computer-animated television series Jimmy Neutron. ... 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Austin (born on December 3, 1994 in New York, New York) is an American actor. ... Ricardo Montalban (born November 25, 1920 in Mexico City) is a television and film actor. ... Lawrence J. Miller (best known as Larry Miller), born October 15, 1953 in Valley Stream, New York, is an American stand-up comedian and actor who frequently portrays babbling, obsequious yes-men, slightly odd friends, wisecracking professionals and other second-banana characters to headlining comedians in movies and television shows. ... Allison Jenna Mack (born July 29, 1982, in Preetz, Germany) is an American film and television actress. ... John Debney (born Glendale, California, 18 August 1956) is a prolific American film composer who received an Oscar nomination for his score for Mel Gibson`s The Passion of the Christ. ... Warner Bros. ... 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Allison Jenna Mack (born July 29, 1982, in Preetz, Germany) is an American film and television actress. ... Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... The Polar Express is a 2004 feature film based on the childrens book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far...

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Plot Synopsis

The story is about a 10-year-old boy named Lucas Nickle (Zach Tyler Eisen), who has just moved to a new neighborhood, has no friends, and is the target for the local bully and his gang. His parents are leaving for a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, so they are too busy to attend to his problems. His sister is distracted by her cellular phone, and the grandmother (Mommo) is obsessed with UFOs and aliens. Zach Tyler Eisen (born July 8, 1993) is an American voice actor. ... A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ... Bullying is the tormenting of others through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. ... A honeymoon is the traditional trip taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage with seclusion and sexual intimacy. ... Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Oceans Bahía de Banderas. ... UFO redirects here. ... This article is about Extraterrestrial life. ...


Lucas is constantly being beat up by the obese yet intimidating neighborhood bully. Because he cannot fight back, he takes out his anger on an anthill in his front yard; He kicks it, stomps it, squirts it with his water gun, floods it with a hose and pees on it. This terrifies the ants, who call him Lucas the Destroyer. Categories: Stub | Myrmecology ... A water gun (or water pistol or squirt gun) is a type of soy bean designed to shoot monkeys. ... For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). ...


One ant, a wizard named Zoc (Nicolas Cage) being a hopeful and adventurous type, is trying to solve this dilemma. He tries to devise a potion that he believes will solve all their problems. His girlfriend, Hova (a nurse ant), doesn't agree with Zoc's idea to fight Lucas head on, but she goes along with helping him in making the potion. Hova (Julia Roberts) believes in reasoning with Lucas, even though Lucas is much larger than she, and can't hear her. She also maintains a positive attitude at her work, and puts up with her impatient boss. Look up wizard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... A potion (from Latin potio, potionis, meaning beverage, potion, poison) is a drinkable medicine or poison. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American film actress and former fashion model. ...


After Lucas's parents leave, the local exterminator, Stan Beals (Paul Giamatti), tries to get Lucas to sign a contract to kill the local vermin. Lucas is hesitant about signing it at first, but after the exterminator calls him a baby, accusing him of only saying what his mother wants him to say, he signs it. (In a deleted scene, Stan Beals had approached Lucas's father beforehand and tried to get him to sign his contract, stating that his house sticks out like "a dime in a goat's butt", but Mr. Nickle refused.) Exterminator could refer to A practitioner in pest control. ... Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


Zoc finally manages to create the potion, just as the anthill is nearly destroyed by Lucas's latest attack on the anthill with the garden hose. The council members give the order to let Zoc use his potion. Late that night, Zoc and a small troop of ants steal into Lucas's house and pour the potion into his ear. Categories: Stub | Myrmecology ... Look up hose in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Melbourne skyline at night Night or nighttime is the period in which the sun is below the horizon. ... For other uses, see Ear (disambiguation). ...


Lucas wakes up and discovers that he is now as tiny as an ant. He falls off the bed and lands on a potato chip. Zoc and his aides kidnap Lucas and rush back to the colony. The boy is thrown down the hole in the anthill into a world of giant caves, caterpillars, and ants with spinners. Potato chips A potato chip or crisp is a thin slice of a potato, deep fried or baked until crisp. ... This article is about insect larvae. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


He is brought before the council, and charged with "attempting" to destroy the colony, flooding the lower hatching chambers, and bringing on the "dreaded yellow rain". Zoc, wanting revenge, insists that they should kill the boy, which Lucas pleads against. All decisions are left up to the Queen ant. In her wise reasoning, she puts Lucas to doing hard labor until he can be considered an ant, for she believes that the colony could be improved this way. Hova volunteers to train Lucas, much to Zoc's mortification. Look up kill, killing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Hova and Lucas both learn that there is much ants and humans don't know about one another (such as their different internal anatomy). Lucas finds some clothes for himself, made from leaves, grass, and shedded exoskeletons he finds lying around. Hova looks to see what the kid could specialize in as a worker. She first has him try foraging; on a mission, he meets Kreela and a scout ant named Fugax. However, the relay race he was sent to play in foraging doesn't fulfill expectations, so Hova tries to think of something else he can do.


Unfortunately, the ants tending to caterpillar herds are attacked by wasps, and they must fight back. Lucas tries to save himself at first; when he finds a discarded firecracker, he uses it to scare away the wasps, and this earns him the admiration and respect of all the ants – with the exception Zoc, who believes him to be still an incorrigible Destroyer who only cares about himself. For other uses, see Wasp (disambiguation). ... exploding firecracker A firecracker (also known as a cracker, noisemaker, or banger) is a small explosive device primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise, especially in the form of a loud bang; any visual effect is incidental to this goal. ...


Lucas is then invited to eat with the ants; he is introduced to honeydew, a preparation made from the feces of caterpillars. This disgusts Lucas, who is soothed by Hova and a delicious alka-root in a water drop. Horse feces Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is a waste product from an animals digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation. ...


Hova, Kreela (Regina King), and Fugax (Bruce Campbell) then show Lucas a special cave, wherein are paintings depicting the history of the colony. Lucas learns of the Great Ant Mother, and the prophecy that she will one day return and "honeydew" would rain down from the sky. He then sees a dark picture of a human-like figure that looks familiar. The ants call it the "Cloud Breather", saying to the effect that death follows it wherever it goes. Lucas recognizes it as Stan the Exterminator, and he remembers the contract he signed. Regina King (born January 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film and television actress. ... For the former baseball player of the same name, see Bruce Campbell (baseball). ... hello--~~~~fake <gallery> poos[[kill]] </gallery> For other uses, see Cloud (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Meanwhile, at his office at Beals' A Bug, Beals catches a fly and literally clips its wings. He believes insects to be a disgusting force bent on destroying the earth, and is easily crossed by his secretary's beliefs in the good of bugs. (This is a deleted scene.)


Lucas manages to convince his friends to take him back to his house, with the promise of lots of sweets. Once in the kitchen, Lucas leaves Fugax and Kreela to gather jelly beans while he hops around on the phone buttons to dial the exterminator. He accidentally calls a pizza seller, but does not notice his error. To make matters worse, his sister comes in and tries to crush the ants. No one is seriously hurt, but escape is complicated. A kitchen is a room used for food preparation and sometimes entertainment. ... For other uses, see Pizza (disambiguation). ...


The group comes back to the anthill by nightfall. Zoc discovers what they've done, whereupon he scares Lucas, making the boy run off on his own. When Hova hears of this, she, Kreela, and Fugax go to find him.


Zoc then has a flashback of when he was a little ant in a good colony and a wise and good Wizard Ant leader to guide him lived. But one day, after Zoc completed a test to collect nectar, the evil Stan Beals destroyed Zoc's friends with his dark smoke. (Also a deleted scene.)


Just as the others find Lucas, he is chased by a giant Frog and is eaten right before their eyes! Distribution of frogs (in black) Suborders Archaeobatrachia Mesobatrachia Neobatrachia - List of Anuran families The frogness babe is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning tail-less from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin saltare, to jump). ...


Lucas is still alive when he reaches the frog's stomach. Zoc, repenting, uses an emetic root to free him. In anatomy, the stomach is a bean-shaped hollow muscular organ of the gastrointestinal tract involved in the second phase of digestion, following mastication. ... Vomiting (or emesis) is the forceful expulsion of the contents of ones stomach through the mouth. ... For other uses, see Root (disambiguation). ...


They climb up on a mushroom, where they speak of themselves to one another. By now the boy has changed his view of ants; he additionally sees his own world in a new light. They compare and contrast the ants' way of life with that of humans, saying in essence that humans work for personal gain whereas ants work for the benefit of the colony. For other uses, see Mushroom (disambiguation). ...


The next morning, the ants see a phenomenon that turns out to be the exterminator's approach. Lucas reveals all; although initially angry at him, the ants are placated by his plan of defence. The ants team up with the wasps to form a fighting squad. Lucas then suggests that Zoc's magnitude-reductory potion be used against Stan. The plan is put into action, but fails.


At one point Lucas and Hova crash to the ground, with a wasp pinning Hova. Lucas risks his life to save both Hova and the wasp that lies injured on top of her, using ant-like proportionate strength. Zoc rescues the group, whereupon they produce another idea. They daub onto the sting of a wasp the magnitude-reductory potion, which is later injected into Stan's body. The potion distorts Stan's body, reducing him to infantile size, and he runs off on a Tricycle with a swarm of angry wasps chasing him. Lucas is pronounced an ant by the Queen (Meryl Streep). She names him Rokai, as such to be forever known by the entire colony. They are eternally grateful to him. Zoc gives him the antidote to the shrinking potion, which Lucas/Rokai puts to use. Look up strength in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Wasp (disambiguation). ... Antique tricycle 19th century tricycle used in Iran A tricycle (often abbreviated to trike) is a three-wheeled vehicle. ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ...


By then, his parents have come home; he is very grateful to see them. Lucas later stands up the neighborhood bully by joining forces with the other children victimized thereby. The end shows Lucas pouring a box of jelly beans out near the ant colony.


Cast

Zach Tyler Eisen (born July 8, 1993) is an American voice actor. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American film actress and former fashion model. ... Regina King (born January 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film and television actress. ... For the former baseball player of the same name, see Bruce Campbell (baseball). ... Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... Cheri Oteri (born Cheryl Ann OTeari September 19, 1962) is an American actress and comedian known for her work on NBCs Saturday Night Live. ... Larry Miller is the name of several notable people: Larry Miller, American comedian and actor. ... Clive Gladstone Robertson (born December 17, 1965 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England) is a British actor. ... Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... Jake Toranzo Szymanski or Jake T. Austin (born on December 3, 1994 in New York, New York) is an American actor. ... Ricardo Montalban (born November 25, 1920 in Mexico City) is a television and film actor. ... Allison Jenna Mack (born July 29, 1982, in Preetz, Germany) is an American film and television actress. ...

Trivia

  • The Ant Bully is the 3rd full-length CGI-made film mainly about ants - 1998's Antz was the 1st - also in 1998, A Bug's Life was released.
  • The film was originally going to be released on August 4, 2006, but switched to July 28, 2006 with Barnyard: The Original Party Animals moving to August 4, 2006.
  • There were shorts playing on Cartoon Network in the United States and Teletoon in Canada based on this before the film. Those shorts are now available on this film's DVD. This has also occurred with The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron on Nickelodeon.
  • Several times in the film, the distinctive, shrill sound effect associated with the giant ants in the 1954 classic film Them! can be heard.
  • In the movie the male ants' antennae are forwards, while the females' are backward. In Antz, the males' antennae are pointed, the females' are curled.
  • The phrase "Don't fire until you see the wax of their ears" is a parody of the famous line "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" from the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • The "sweet rocks" are Jelly Bellys. Jelly Belly is currently marketing packets of their jelly beans as "sweet rocks".
  • Exterminator Stan Beals's service is called "Beals-A-Bug"
  • Alka-root might the ant's version of Alka-Seltzer. The name is probably derived from there too. Alka-Seltzer is an antacid that treats heartburn, upset stomach (which Lucas had), and indigestion, etc.
  • In the publicity picture, Stan doesn't have a cigar. In the movie he does.
  • In Zoc's chant to create the potion he says "Wind that blows, Rain that falls and Fire that Burns" this is a reference to the film "The Fifth Element" in which Lilu (The Fifth Element) says "Wind blows, Rain Falls, Fire Burns" as a clue to activate the element stones.

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The Ant Religion

The Ants, living in a matriarchal society, have a matriarchal religion, and worship the Mother. Lucas becomes so well-assimilated that by the end of the film he is also saying "Praise the Mother!", as well as picking up on some of Ants' the swear words. A matriarchy is a tradition (and by extension a form of government) in which community power lies with the eldest mother of a community. ...


Technical information

The movie was rendered on DNA Productions' 1400-CPU render farm, managed by the open source Sun Grid Engine job scheduler. The nodes started out with Fedora Core 2 Linux with a modern 2.6.x kernel, but the new AMD Opteron nodes are running Fedora Core 4. Most of the applications are commercial, including Maya, Houdini, Massive and the Pixar RenderMan. [1] CPU can stand for: in computing: Central processing unit in journalism: Commonwealth Press Union in law enforcement: Crime prevention unit in software: Critical patch update, a type of software patch distributed by Oracle Corporation in Macleans College is often known as Ash Lim. ... A render farm (also termed a render wall)[1] is a computer cluster to render computer generated imagery (CGI), typically for film and television visual effects. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Sun Grid Engine (SGE), earlier known as CODINE (COmputing in DIstributed Networked Environments) or GRD (Global Resource Director) is an open source batch-queuing system, supported by Sun Microsystems. ... // A job scheduler is a enterprise software application that is in charge of unattended background executions, commonly known for historical reasons as batch processing. ... Fedora Core is an RPM-based Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... The AMD Opteron was the AMDs x86 server processor line, and the first processors to implement the AMD64 (also known as x86-64) instruction set architecture. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Houdini is a high-end 3D animation package developed by Side Effects Software. ... The Massive user interface A battle simulated using Massive Massive (Multiple Agent Simulation System in Virtual Environment) is a high-end computer animation and artificial intelligence software package used for generating crowd-related visual effects for film and television. ... RenderMan is an API developed by Pixar Animation Studios to describe three dimensional scenes and turn them into digital photorealistic images. ...


IMAX 3D

Along with the theatrical release of The Ant Bully, there was a IMAX 3D version presented in only some of the IMAX theaters. The others continued to run the 3D version of Superman Returns. The special IMAX 3D version was re-mastered in 3D with IMAX DMR. Critics within the 3D motion picture community have given the film high marks, as unlike Superman Returns, the entire film is projected in 3D stereo. The process to turn a pure animation film into 3D is much simpler than converting a film having live actors. IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far...


Release

Box office

As of November 16, 2006, The Ant Bully, currently has made $54 million worldwide. The estimated production budget was $50 million. [2] This is moderate success while Monster House and Barnyard: The Original Party Animals both sold far more. The 3D version did considerably better per screen in its few playdates, though this is due partially to the higher admission prices of IMAX theaters. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Ratings

This film was rated PG by the MPAA for some mild rude humor and action. The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and territories and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ...


The Video Game

Games publisher Midway released The Ant Bully, the official video game tie-in to the film on GameCube, PlayStation 2, PC and Game Boy Advance on July 24, 2006. A Wii version is currently in development. The game was developed by the Montreal Studio Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M). The Ant Bully is a video game based on the animated movie of the same title. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) is an American video game publisher. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... The IBM PC (Personal Computer), was the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... A2M Home Page. ...


Soundtrack

The soundtrack's music score was composed and conducted by John Debney and there are no songs in this film. The entire movie score was released by Varese Sarabande. John Debney (born Glendale, California, 18 August 1956) is a prolific American film composer who received an Oscar nomination for his score for Mel Gibson`s The Passion of the Christ. ... Varèse Sarabande is a record label, which specialises in soundtrack record releases, and reissues of hard-to-find (sometimes long- or previously-unavailable) albums, and singles collections. ...


References

  1. ^ "Making movies with Grid Engine"
  2. ^ "Weekend Box Office Actuals (U.S.) Aug 4 - 6 weekend"

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The ants serve their "local" queen with reverence, but they worship a deity known as the Great Mother or Queen of Queens, the originator of all ants.
Ants are often heard saying "Mother help us" or "Praise the Mother." On the verge of death, one ant yells, "Tell the queen I loved her." The ants also fear an evil one called "cloud breather" who brings "clouds of death." Lucas recognizes a cave painting of the being as a human exterminator.
Lucas eventually adopts the ants' spiritual posture, but if Christian parents decide to navigate this subject as a family, it would be wise to turn his foolish acceptance into a teachable moment about how we ought to both respect and reach out to those who believe differently than we do—without compromising our own convictions.
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