Watch The Ant Bully
- 1 hr 22 min
This action-packed animated family adventure flick boasts an all star cast including Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and Lily Tomlin just to name a few. Young Lucas Nickle (Zach Tyler Eisen), just ten years old, has moved into a new neighborhood. Friendless and already the target of a local bully and his gang, he’s having some adjustment issues to say the least. To make matters worse his parents are leaving on their honeymoon out of the country and are seemingly unconcerned about his problems. His older sister is a typical cell-phone obsessed teen and his alien obsessed grandmother just might be losing it. Continuing to take abuse from the obese Steve, Lucas takes his frustrations out on an anthill in his front yard in many hilarious ways, unaware of the havoc he is wreaking on the colony. Squirt gun attacks, kicking, stomping and flooding with a hose finally force the terrified ants to take action. Stan Beals (Paul Giamatti) meanwhile is pressuring Lucas into signing an extermination contract, and he finally agrees. In defense of the colony, Zoc (Nicolas Cage), an eccentric wizard fights back. Hova (Julia Roberts) attempts to communicate with the boy coined ‘The Destroyer’ by the colony and is almost crushed. Zoc rescues her and the leaders of the colony decide to shrink Lucas down to ant size proportions using a magic potion. Lucas awakens tiny and nude and in another world. Zoc, intent on studying then eating Lucas, is disappointed when the Queen (Meryl Streep) merely sentences him to hard labor. Zoc is further insulted when Hova, his girlfriend, volunteers to train Lucas as an ant. Hova, Lucas and Zoc and many other characters will encounter several adventurous trials as they learn about the differences between ants and humans. Written and directed by John A. Davis, The Ant Bully is based on John Nickle’s children's book of the same name released in 1999. The film was produced by Tom Hanks and Playtone and also offered in IMAX 3D.