Studio: Warner Bros.
Cast: John A. Davis (director, writer, producer); John Nickle (writer); Keith Alcorn, William Fay, Scott Mednick, Thomas Tull (executive producers); Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks
Crew: Jake T. Austin as Nicky, S. Scott Bullock as Glow worm, Nicolas Cage as Zoc (voice), Larry Cedar as Ant #8 (voice), Alan Cumming as Fugax (voice), Paul Giamatti as Stan (voice), Myles Jeffrey as Steve (voice), Bob Joles as Wasp #2, David Kaye as Ant (voice), Regina King as Kreela (voice), Allison Mack as Tiffany Nickle (attached), Larry Miller as Father(attached), Ken Mitchroney as Guard ant, Ricardo Montalban as Head of Council (voice), Cheri Oteri as Doreen Nickle (voice), Julia Roberts as Hova (voice), Clive Robertson as Wizard Ant (voice), Meryl Streep as Queen Ant (voice), Lily Tomlin as Mommo (voice), Zach Tyler as Lucas Nickle (voice), Tyler James Williams as Blue Teammate #1
From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (The Polar Express), 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.
Poor 10-year-old Lucas Nickle (Zach Tyler Eisen) can’t get a break.
Recently moved to a new city with his family, he hasn’t made a single friend. He gets nothing but grief from his teenage sister, Tiffany (Allison Mack), and not a whole lot of attention lately from his parents (Cheri Oteri and Larry Miller), who are busy planning their big anniversary weekend trip to Puerto Vallarta. Meanwhile, his loving but kinda kooky grandmother Mommo (Lily Tomlin) spends all her time trying to protect the family from those space aliens she’s been reading about in the grocery store magazines.
To make matters worse, Lucas has become the number one target of neighborhood bully Steve, who never misses an opportunity to push him around.
In turn, Lucas delights in destroying ant hills in his yard—venting his frustration on the defenseless mounds of dirt and their tiny inhabitants by kicking them, stomping them and squirting them with the garden hose.
But, unbeknownst to Lucas, there is a whole world alive and busy just underneath his feet, and what he sees as “just a bunch of stupid ants” are actually members of a complex society, with names and relationships, responsibilities and emotions. They’re getting mighty tired of having their homes trampled by Lucas The Destroyer. And they are ready to fight back.
Production Company: Warner Bros. / Playtone / DNA Production/ Legendary Pictures
Taglines: This Summer It’s Crunch Time.
Official Websites: theantbully.warnerbros.com
Release Dates: AUGUST 4, 2006
Genre: FAMILY / ANIMATION / ADVENTURE / COMEDY