Antz

Every ant has his day
Every ant has his day
ANTZ (PG)
D: Eric Darnell & Tim Johnson
Dreamworks (Brad Lewis, Aron Warner & Patty Wooton)
USA 🇺🇸 1998
83 mins
 
Animated
 
W: Todd Alcott, Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz
Mus: Harry Gregson-Williams & John Powell
 
voices of: Woody Allen (Z), Sharon Stone (Princess Bala), Sylvester Stallone (Cpl. Weaver), Gene Hackman (Gen. Mandible), Jennifer Lopez (Azteca), Christopher Walken (Col. Cutter),


Dreamworks opened their computer animated feature account with this enjoyable story about a worker ant who falls in love with a princess and prevents a military coup by an overbearing general of the soldier ants.         
The animation itself is excellent, following the good work done in Toy Story, the birth of the computer animated feature film.
The story itself is incredibly similar to Pixar's A Bug's Life, released the same year and some of the jokes would appeal to adults rather than children.  The voice talents are all on song and the characters have stunning resemblance to their voice actors. Good family fun. 
6/10

Antz
Antz
Did You Know:
Christopher Walken's voicework was so excellent, that Cutter's role was expanded. He was originally a faceless lackey to General Mandible, but Walken brought some unexpected depths to the character.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: 1 (Best Animated Film)

Nominations: 1 (Best Original Musical or Comedy Score)


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: 1 (Best Special Effects)


OTHER WINS:

Golden Reel Awards (Best Sound Editing); OFTA (Best Voiceover Performance, Best Family Actor)