The Ant Bully
The Ant Bully (2006)

"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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 28, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sometimes inventive and witty, this animated adventure into an ant-sized world is a pleasant diversion.

Anna Smith
Time Out

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.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

If the Ant Bully story is generic, it is never plodding. It zips along quite nicely, aided by the especially well-constructed action sequences.

Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Cute animated movie with a message for kids.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

... unnecessary ...

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

[It's] a rousing adventure capped with just the right measure of sweetness... John A. Davis shows heaps of invention.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a fun adventure fantasy, and I was never bored...

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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

... The Ant Bully is just a great ride, but all that moralizing diminishes the fun of feeling ant-sized yourself and being immersed in Lucas's incredible adventures.

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Christy Lemire

[T]he movie certainly means well, and its worthwhile message (teamwork is good, selfishness is bad) should penetrate the brains of kids old enough to stay in their seats and pay attention to it.

Michael Dequina

While the animation, particularly in the action set pieces, is indeed well done, it's nothing revolutionary nor imaginative that stands out from the rest in this CG-feature-a-week marketplace.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
A good movie for the children. Although I enjoyed it too.
paul sandberg
The Ant Bully is a nice bit of animation - short and sweet, with good pacing and enough humor to keep you smiling, even though the message is a bit overbearing… More
Jim Careter
Stupid in my opinion, really not even a time waster.
Michael Edwards
a very funny and creative movie, though it borrows heavily from "Antz" it still adds some new things and for that it works
Red Lats
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… More
Candy Rose
Lucas is being bullied and he takes out his frustation on an ant hill. The ants shrink him down to his size and force him to conform and work with them.