History WesternAnimation / Antz

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler:The humans]] aren't "evil" per se, they're simply so ''huge'' they're unaware of their sheer power in comparison to an ant. The film does a very good job of illustrating this.
2nd Jun '16 8:13:57 PM Eagal
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Granted, a ''lot'' of dudes die in the war, but the one Z spends the most time with when he's dying? Danny Glover.
5th May '16 10:56:28 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: The cover shows New York's skyscrapers in the background. The film's location is not revealed until the end, which reveals that the grand adventure took place in a tiny patch in Central Park.
27th Apr '16 6:38:25 AM AnotherGuy
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'''General Mandible:''' ''[frowns, then smiles and replies calmly]'' I believe history will see things differently.

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'''General Mandible:''' ''[frowns, then smiles and replies calmly]'' calmly with an AudibleGleam]'' I believe history will see things differently.
27th Apr '16 6:36:25 AM AnotherGuy
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* VilainousBreakdown:

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* VilainousBreakdown:VillainousBreakdown:
27th Apr '16 6:36:13 AM AnotherGuy
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* VilainousBreakdown:
-->'''Cutter:''' ''This'' is for the good of the colony. ''(extends hand to Z)''
-->'''General Mandible:''' ''You traitorous MAGGOT! '''I AM THE COLONY!'''''
17th Apr '16 3:23:47 PM Snicka
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* BeTheBall: In an early scene, a large numbers of ants join together into a massive wrecking ball. If you're lucky, you're somewhere in the middle of the ball; if you're Z, you're one of the ten or so forming the chain at the top who have to support the weight of the rest of the ants. One ant, who coordinates the action, literally yells "be the ball", making this movie the TropeNamer.
8th Apr '16 8:03:06 PM LtFedora
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Barbados. TruthInTelevision, hwoever, in that an ant will live a while if reduced to just its head.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Barbados. TruthInTelevision, hwoever, however, in that an ant will live a while if reduced to just its head.
31st Mar '16 12:16:11 PM cwf123
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** Also on the ad, Z says "Who the heck is that?" rather than "Who the hell is that?"



** Granted, it's geared towards adults and teens, but nevertheless, aside from swearing, there is also a scene where Z mentions that he wants to place Princess Bala in his wildest erotic fantasies. Ironically, they edited out sexual (the original line being "erotic sexual fantasies") to keep the PG rating despite "erotic" being an even dirtier use of the word. Also, Chip the wasp is clearly drunk at one point.

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** Granted, it's geared towards adults and teens, but nevertheless, aside from swearing, there is also a scene where Z mentions that he wants to place Princess Bala in his wildest erotic fantasies. Ironically, they edited out sexual (the original line being "erotic sexual fantasies") to keep the PG rating despite "erotic" being an even dirtier use of the word. Also, Chip the wasp is clearly drunk at one point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuPj2baypYk This video proves it all.



** "What are you bitching about?" from Weaver talking to Z at the bar.
** "I have some issues with drinking from the anus of another animal." -- Z at that same bar.

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** "What "I've been listening to you complaining. What are you bitching about?" from Weaver talking to Z at the bar.
** "I have some issues with a thing about drinking from the anus of another animal.creature." -- Z at that same bar.
10th Mar '16 8:57:11 PM damus2300
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* GossipEvolution: While Z and Bala are away, the rumors of his standing up to General Mandible, kidnapping the princess, and killing soldiers with a look (actually the fault of a SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass) spread like wildfire through the colony, inspiring the workers to revolt when they hear that it's possible to do something other than take orders.



* 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?"
* ShroudedInMyth: While Z and Bala are away, the rumors of his standing up to General Mandible, kidnapping the princess, and killing soldiers with a look (actually the fault of a SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass) spread like wildfire through the colony, inspiring the workers to revolt when they hear that it's possible to do something other than take orders.
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