Antz


1h 23m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Z-4195 is just a worker ant--one in a billion--and his odds of landing the beautiful princess Bala, the spoiled daughter of the queen--are about the same. A Central Park inhabitant who's undaunted by the colony's unyielding caste system, Z enlists the aid of his best friend, a soldier ant named Weaver, to get to the Princess on whom he has his sights. When a remarkable twist of fate turns Z from an uncommon drone into an unlikely hero, he unwittingly puts a bug in the ambitious General Mandible's plan literally to liquidate the colony and remake it in his own image. Z soon finds himself leading a revolution that becomes a celebration of individuality in the face of overwhelming conformity. Once the most insignificant of workers, Z may just prove to be the biggest hero of them all.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ants, Fourmiz
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Adventure
Family
Nature
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Palo Alto, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

Z-4195 is just a worker ant--one in a billion--and his odds of landing the beautiful princess Bala, the spoiled daughter of the queen--are about the same. A Central Park inhabitant who's undaunted by the colony's unyielding caste system, Z enlists the aid of his best friend, a soldier ant named Weaver, to get to the Princess on whom he has his sights. When a remarkable twist of fate turns Z from an uncommon drone into an unlikely hero, he unwittingly puts a bug in the ambitious General Mandible's plan literally to liquidate the colony and remake it in his own image. Z soon finds himself leading a revolution that becomes a celebration of individuality in the face of overwhelming conformity. Once the most insignificant of workers, Z may just prove to be the biggest hero of them all.

Crew

Ila Abramson

Other

Edip Agi

Animator

Richard Agren

Visual Effects

Nestor Aguinaldo

Other

Steven Albert

Matte Painter

Todd Alcott

Screenplay

Vinotha Alexander

Accountant

Bryan Allen

Visual Effects

Susan Amar

Special Thanks To

Mitchell Amino

Technical Director

Richard L Anderson

Sound Editor

Guillaume Aretos

Production

Fernando Ascani

Rerecording Assistant

Lisa Atkinson

Production Supervisor

Matt Authement

Lighting

Bob Badami

Special Thanks To

Larry Bafia

Animator

Bruce Balestier

Sound

Ken Ball

Other

Damon Bard

Art Department

Matt Barlow

Visual Effects

Charles Bartlett

Other

John Batter

Other

Joanne Baumsteiger

Other

Alexander J Bell

Production Assistant

John Bell

Production Designer

Steve R. J. Bell

Technical Director

Ryan Bird

Visual Effects

Alicia Bissinger

Wrangler

Jack Blessing

Other

David Blizard

Other

Steve Bloom

Editor

Patty Bonfilio

Production Manager

Jeff Bott

Visual Effects

Cliff Boule

Production

Betsy Brait

Wrangler

John Braunreuther

Technical Director

Graham E Breeze

Other

Karen Schneider Brodine

Other

George Bruder

Technical Director

Thomas Brunelle

Other

James Buckhouse

Layout Artist

Juan J. Buhler

Other

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Mike Cachuela

Storyboard Artist

Sammy Cahn

Song

William Calvert

Other

Richard Cansino

Other

Kyle Carbone

Rerecording Assistant

Kate Carlin

Other

Randy Cartwright

Story By

Denise Nolan Cascino

Production Supervisor

John Christopher Cassisi

Production Assistant

Chung Chan

Animator

Chung Nin Chan

Animator

Peter Chan

Art Department

Michael A Chang

Other

Mike Chang

Other

Tim Cheung

Animator

June Christopher

Other

Kenny Chung

Animator

Terry Claborn

Color Timer

David Coburn

Other

Mark Coffey

Sound

Webster Colcord

Animator

Rhett Collier

Other

John Colt

Assistant

Grazia Como

Rendering Artist

Denis Couchon

Animation Director

Bart Coughlin

Other

Sheigh Crabtree

Assistant

Pat Crane

Special Thanks To

Wendy Crewson

Special Thanks To

Kendal Cronkhite

Art Director

Jennifer Crystal

Other

John Cucci

Foley Mixer

Chanda Cummings

Other

Kevin L. Cureton

Other

Sean Curran

Animation Director

Michael Cutler

Other

Jennifer Dahlman

Production Coordinator

Donnachada Daly

Animation Director

Alex Daniels

Other

Brian J. Danker

Technical Director

Sumit Das

Other

Lorelei David

Assistant Editor

Doris Day

Song Performer

Michael Day

Other

Alain De Hoe

Other

Andre De Oliveira Araunjo

Production Coordinator

Brian Deans-rowe

Chief Modelmaker

David Debry

Lighting

Irene Deery

Technical Director

Emil Degrey

Visual Effects

Philippe Denis

Other

Edward Deren

3-D Artist

Steve Deutsch

Assistant Production Accountant

Gilles Dezeustre

Other

Catherine Dingman

Production Coordinator

Susan Disalvo

Accountant

Gregory A. Dismond

Technical Director

David Doepp

3-D Artist

Sylvain Doreau

Layout Artist

John Dorst

Special Thanks To

Peter Doyle

Other

Grzegorz Duda

Other

Murphy Dunne

Other

Tonia Duvall

Music Contractor

Mark Edwards

Lighting

Chad Einbinder

Other

Ted Elliott

Creative Consultant

Thomas Esmerelda

Matte Painter

Julia Evershade

Sound Editor

Sven E M Fahlgren

Post-Production Coordinator

Rachel Falk

2-D Artist

Dado Feigenblatt

Other

Leslee Feldman

Casting

David Fent

Avid Editor

Jose Fernandez Diaz

Song

Raffaella Filipponi

Animator

Penney Finkelman Cox

Executive Producer

Neil Finn

Song Performer

James Dean Fischer

Other

Jeff Fischer

Other

Frank Fleming

Other

Anne Fletcher

Choreographer

Robin Florence

Other

Rebecca Forstadt

Other

Nick Foster

Other

Barry Fowler

Other

Bruce L. Fowler

Music Arranger

Val Franco

Other

Erica Frauman

Post-Production Supervisor

Heather Freeman

Production Coordinator

Jennifer Freeman

Production Coordinator

Curtis Frelich

Editor

James Fuji

Storyboard Artist

David Gainey

Animator

Curtis Galloway

Other

Michael Garner

Production Coordinator

Nik Gervae

Other Writer

Jonathan Gibbs

Other

Sue Gleadhill

Technical Director

Chris Goehe

Other

Avram D Gold

Dialogue Editor

Anneliese Goldman

Other

Lioudmila Golynskaia

Chief Modelmaker

Keith Goreham

Matte Painter

Lucy T Gorman

Production Supervisor

Mary Grandpré

Other

Ed Granlund

Production Supervisor

Gavin Greenaway

Music Conductor

Gavin Greenaway

Song

Chad Greene

Other

Harry Gregson-williams

Music

Rex Grignon

Animator

Lawrence Guterman

Segment Director

Jonah Hall

Other

Wayne Hammer

Visual Effects

Randall Hammond

Other

John M Hanashiro

Camera

Patricia A. Hannaway

Animator

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Mark Harris

Other

Jane Hartwell

Production Manager

Michelle Belforte Hauser

Avid Editor

Thane Edwin Hawkins Iii

Other

Susan Hayden

Other

Jeff Hayes

Visual Effects

Matthew Head

Other

Todd Heapy

Technical Director

Collin Hennen

Animator

Brian Herskowitz

Other

Kristi Hewitt

Other

Steve Hickner

Storyboard Artist

Anthony Hodgson

Animator

Kitt Hodsden

Lighting

Sandy Holt

Other

David House

Animator

Denise Howard

Other

Sherry Y S Hsieh

Other

Raman Hui

Animator

Raman Hui

Visual Effects

Les Hunter

Special Thanks To

Katie Fishel Intrieri

Assistant

Steve Jablonsky

Music

Danny Jacob

Song

Nina Jacobson

Acknowledgment

Bobby Jacoby

Other

Nick Jameson

Other

Ben Jarvis

Visual Effects

Shannon Jeffries

Production

Ardie Johnson

Visual Effects

Lauri Johnson

Other

Holly Josto-mosser

Casting Associate

Lori Junck

Assistant

Michael Kahn

Special Thanks To

Patty Kaku

Production Coordinator

Holly Kane

Other

Vladmir Kanevsky

Wrangler

Film Details

Also Known As
Ants, Fourmiz
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Adventure
Family
Nature
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Palo Alto, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 2, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 9, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 9, 1999

Began shooting May 20, 1996.

Pacific Data Images (PDI) is partially owned by DreamWorks SKG.

Released in United States Fall October 2, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 9, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 9, 1999