The Ant Bully (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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.

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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
Allison Mack
as Tiffany Nickle
Austin Majors
as Blue Teammate
Ricardo Montalban
as Head Of Council
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
Jake Goldberg
as Red Teammate #1
Keith Alcorn
as Ant #18, Pupa, Soldier Ant #3
Tom Kenny
as Drone Ant
Sarah Mensinga
as Mother Ant
Susan Silo
as Ant #4
Paul Rugg
as Ant #5
Candi Milo
as Nurse Ant #3
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
Shane Baumel
as Red Teammate #6
Neil Ross
as Wasp #5
Bob Joles
as Wasp #2
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
Earl Boen
as Old Wizard Ant
Billy West
as Ant Dad #2
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Critic Reviews for The Ant Bully

All Critics (118) | Top Critics (43)

Hollywood animation can be boringly formulaic. And this one is all about some self-righteous moralising.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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

March 24, 2007
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.

August 12, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Writer-director John A Davis has one or two nice touches, but the film is disposable.

August 12, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Just another bug movie.

August 12, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As kiddie entertainment it works well, with simple humour and lots of action. But there's not a lot to appeal to any accompanying adults.

August 12, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

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