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DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images collaborated on this all computer-animated comedy-adventure about the ant angst of misfit worker ant, Z (voice of Woody Allen), who feels trapped by the conformist confines of his totalitarian ant civilization and eventually sets forth in search of Insectopia. After DreamWorks began animating Prince of Egypt June 1, 1995, the company launched Antz in Palo Alto a year later (5/20/96), the same month the DreamWorks/PDI partnership was announced. The screenplay by Chris and Paul Weitz and Todd Alcott has uncredited input by Woody Allen (who matched dialogue to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

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"Kids may be puzzled by rebellious worker ants chanting Marxist slogans, but their parental guides may welcome the relief from the prevailing blandness of family films."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"It's a perfect picnic, without the pesky human interference."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Great effects, but surprisingly violent. Lacks kid appeal."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The artwork is spectacular, vocal performances uniformly capable and the jokes appealing to both adults and children."
‑ , Film4
"Succeeds at pushing the technology as well as and offering intelligent family fare that won't leave adults bored. Great fun."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"Visually striking and dynamically shot, this has strong characters and no shortage of incident."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Antz is refreshingly naughty and nice."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A Engaging and awe-inspiring animation once again elevates Shrek's world to fantastic heights, and the laughs are just as freewheeling as we have come to expect."
‑ Kevin Courrier, Boxoffice Magazine
"Appeals to your daydreams when you were a kid and you wondered about the daily physical hassles of an ant."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"A clever, funny, fascinating to watch film that could have been more."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The filmmakers seem to have deliberately snubbed the traditional audience for animated features."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Antz is brief enough, clocking in at 83 minutes, but its story is too predictable to make an impact even in such a short space."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"By any standard, the film is a remarkable technical achievement."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Though the story is standard formula kids' fare, the Allen presence brings an adult swing to it, making it more than passable for both."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"...the message of Antz is this: Freedom of choice is important, but one should use their freedom to be decent, responsible, humble, and helpful."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
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