All of Your Favorite Stars Frolic in DreamWorks' "Antz"
Completely CGI animation, "Antz" cost $105 million and was a major bet by the studio that the public was hungry for films made with the new technology. The bet paid off handsomely and established the fledgling studio as a major player.
|Woody Allen stars as Z.|
Disney was the distributor for Pixar's films at that time, and Katzenberg had a good relationship with John Lasseter at Pixar. Katzenberg pumped Lasseter for information about Pixar's next project after "Toy Story," which was "A Bug's Life." Soon, DreamWorks was rushing its own story about bugs to the screen, which Lasseter did not feel was a coincidence and which led to a lot of hard feelings in the industry.
|Some of the visuals in "Antz" are quite striking.|
|New York City before 9/11.|
Z only realizes at the last moment that Mandible has sent the army to its doom in a battle against acid-shooting termites, and he is the sole survivor. Barbatus manages to encourage Z to question authority before he dies.
|Barbatus and Z.|
|Z and Princess Bala.|
|Trying to eat through a plastic wrapper.|
|Z and Weaver.|
|Jennifer Lopez as Azteca.|
|The death of Barbatus.|
|Weaver and Azteca become an item.|
Below is the trailer for "Antz."