History Trivia / Antz

26th Jan '18 5:48:02 PM AmuckCricetine
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* AllStarCast: The billing goes ''twelve'' deep before we even see the title. Let's see here: Creator/WoodyAllen, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JenniferLopez, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/JaneCurtin, Anne Bancroft, Creator/DannyGlover, [[Series/{{Frasier}} John Mahoney]], [[Series/MurphyBrown Grant Shaud]], and Paul Mazursky, the guy who directed ''Film/DownAndOutInBeverlyHills'' and ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice''.

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* AllStarCast: The billing goes ''twelve'' deep before we even see the title. Let's see here: Creator/WoodyAllen, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JenniferLopez, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/JaneCurtin, Anne Bancroft, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/DannyGlover, [[Series/{{Frasier}} John Mahoney]], [[Series/MurphyBrown Grant Shaud]], and Paul Mazursky, the guy who directed ''Film/DownAndOutInBeverlyHills'' and ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice''.
15th Jan '18 4:29:00 PM gjjones
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* ShoutOut:
** To ''Film/IndependenceDay'', when the kid with the magnifying glass vaporizes a dumb soldier ant who thinks the light is beautiful, a take-off on a similar dialogue. The sound effects are directly from the original ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''.
** ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', the scene where they try to drown the workers.
** Any resemblance to ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' during the termite battle scene is a coincidence, according to WordOfGod.
** The film also has strong elements from ''Literature/TheRedBadgeOfCourage''.
** There are several subtle shout outs in dialogue to ''Franchise/StarWars'':
*** "I hope you know what you're doing." "Yeah, me too."
*** "The Colonel is not as understanding as I am."
*** "Aren't you a little short for a war hero?"
*** "Who's the bigger idiot, the idiot or the idiot who gets kidnapped by the idiot?"
9th Jan '18 10:32:56 AM cwf123
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* ActorAllusion: There's a reason people consider ''Antz'' a vital part of Creator/WoodyAllen's oeuvre despite his not writing or directing it. Weaver is very much a Stallone type of character as well, especially when he mutters while being tortured, "I ain't tellin' you ''nothin'.''"

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* ActorAllusion: There's a reason people consider ''Antz'' a vital part of Creator/WoodyAllen's oeuvre despite his not writing or directing it.it (though he rewrote it). Weaver is very much a Stallone type of character as well, especially when he mutters while being tortured, "I ain't tellin' you ''nothin'.''"
18th Dec '17 2:45:24 AM AnotherGuy
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* AllStarCast: The billing goes ''twelve'' deep before we even see the title. Let's see here: Creator/WoodyAllen, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JenniferLopez, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/JaneCurtin, Anne Bancroft, Creator/DannyGlover, John Malhoney, [[Series/MurphyBrown Grant Shaud]], and Paul Mazursky, the guy who directed ''Film/DownAndOutInBeverlyHills'' and ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice''.

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* AllStarCast: The billing goes ''twelve'' deep before we even see the title. Let's see here: Creator/WoodyAllen, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JenniferLopez, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/JaneCurtin, Anne Bancroft, Creator/DannyGlover, [[Series/{{Frasier}} John Malhoney, Mahoney]], [[Series/MurphyBrown Grant Shaud]], and Paul Mazursky, the guy who directed ''Film/DownAndOutInBeverlyHills'' and ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice''.
24th Sep '17 10:51:20 AM nombretomado
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* BechdelTest: Passes the original version, fails the updated versions (neither the Queen Ant or Bala's handmaidens are named and their conversations either don't last more than sixty seconds or don't without mentioning a male character).
16th Jun '17 12:46:19 PM Rodangizzardcrusher3
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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/ChristopherWalken, known mainly for being [[LargeHam hilariously over-the-top]] characters, plays the soft-spoken, deadpan Colonel Cutter.
28th Aug '16 11:23:32 AM jameygamer
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* DuelingMovies: Dueled ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', but both ended up being highly critically praised and smash hits at the box office.

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* DuelingMovies: Dueled ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', but both ended up being highly critically praised and smash hits at the box office. This is the duel that, courtesy of ''Series/SiskelAndEbert's'' Creator/GeneSiskel (who sadly died not long after), provides the quote for the DuelingWorks page on TV Tropes.
28th May '16 4:52:23 PM Tightwire
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----** In early concepts, Cutter was going to have a Lady Friend among the ladies-in-waiting, but hesitated to pursue her because of his job. There wasn't enough time for it with the other romances, and it was cut.
13th May '16 11:26:43 AM Larkmarn
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* DuelingMovies: Dueled ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', but both ended up being highly critically praised and smash hits at the box office. Thanks to the far more adult nature of the script, ''Antz'' has aged better, however.

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* DuelingMovies: Dueled ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', but both ended up being highly critically praised and smash hits at the box office. Thanks to the far more adult nature of the script, ''Antz'' has aged better, however.
21st Mar '16 3:25:42 PM Berrenta
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Protagonist Z is played by Creator/WoodyAllen, and he's surrounded by an AllStarCast.
** Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Music/JenniferLopez, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/JaneCurtin, Creator/DannyGlover, Anne Bancroft, [[Series/MurphyBrown Grant Shaud]].
** The Japanese-dubbed version uses many voice actors from action-oriented Anime series in the cast:
*** Z [[Creator/ToshioFurukawa is]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Picollo]], [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Shin]] and [[Anime/{{Patlabor}} Asuma Shinohara.]]
*** Princess Bala [[Creator/MasakoKatsuki is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Tsunade]] and [[Anime/SailorMoon Michiru Kaioh[=/=]Sailor Neptune.]]
*** Weaver [[Creator/TesshoGenda is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kurama]] and [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Takeda Shingen.]]
*** General Mandible [[Creator/KinryuArimoto is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Patrick Zala]] and [[Anime/KillLaKill Dr. Isshin Matoi]].
*** Azteca [[Creator/ChikaSakamoto is]] [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Mei Kusakabe]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterEX Pullum Pulna]]
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