PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.
Some of the characters are named after types of ants: Bala is the name that people in Costa Rica give to bullet ants ("Paraponera clavata" species), Barbatus is named after "Pogonomyrmex barbatus" (red harvester ant) species, Azteca is named after "Azteca andreae" species, Weaver is named after weaver or green ant (genus Oecophylla), and Cutter is named after leaf-cutter ants (genera Atta and Acromyrmex). Also, General Mandible is named after mandibles - ant jaws.
Look, What's-Your-Name, climb that tree and tell me where I am.
Ants never sleep.
The Z in Antz is slightly crooked, and its also the name of the title character.
Non-English international versions omit the credit sequence in the beginning, featuring names of the voice actors through the magnifying glass. This is valid for cinema, video and TV versions. The European DVD contains this sequence, when the English audio track is selected; however, if any other language is selected, the credit sequence also gets skipped on the DVD.
$17,195,160 4 October 1998