History WesternAnimation / Antz

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.
3rd Mar '16 2:53:56 AM Snicka
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* GoodLipsEvilJaws: The Large-jawed Termites are evil, whereas the ants with lips are good. Though the termites aren't actually evil (the Queen mentions that they have been at peace with them for years, the battle in the film was all Mandible's doing), they're definitely meant to be scary.

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* GoodLipsEvilJaws: The Large-jawed Termites Subverted: while the large-jawed termites are evil, monstrous and antagonistic, whereas the ants with lips are good. Though those the audience sympathizes with, but the true antagonist of the story, Mandible, is an ant who has lips (although his ''name'' suggests otherwise), and the termites aren't actually evil (the Queen mentions that they have been at peace with them for years, the battle in the film was all Mandible's doing), they're definitely meant to be scary.doing).
23rd Feb '16 10:17:11 AM ngh93
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* DisneyVillainDeath: General Mandible. Subverted, as unlike most Disney villain deaths, they do show the aftermath (General Mandible is impaled on a root).

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* DisneyVillainDeath: General Mandible. Mandible as he falls to his death on an upturned root, killing him on impact. Subverted, as unlike most Disney villain deaths, they do show the aftermath (General Mandible is impaled on (although it's from a root).fair distance)
22nd Jan '16 8:06:09 PM HeraldAlberich
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* AnAesop: Z runs away from the colony because he hates being an insignificant part of some huge thing. In the end of the film, he realizes the colony is able to survive because while individually insignificant, the ants are ''mighty'' when they all work together.

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* AnAesop: AnAesop:
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Z runs away from the colony because he hates being an insignificant part of some huge thing. In the end of the film, he realizes the colony is able to survive because while individually insignificant, the ants are ''mighty'' when they all work together.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: No, termites do NOT look like that. They are small and white, with large orange heads, and do not shoot acid, are not bigger than ants, and way more.
** There's some TruthInTelevision here, as some species of termites have a facial appendage called a "fontanellar gun" that sprays a noxious substance, though it's more of a toxic glue rather than acid.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: No, termites do NOT look like that. They are small and white, with large orange heads, and do not shoot acid, are not bigger than ants, and way more.
** There's some TruthInTelevision here, as some
more. Some species of termites do have a facial appendage called a "fontanellar gun" that sprays a noxious substance, though it's more of a toxic glue rather than acid.



** Water surface tension is depicted at the ant level (when Z is trapped inside a droplet), but later, it behaves on a human scale when the colony is flooded. WordOfGod acknowledges this in the DVDCommentary, but stated the change was for RuleOfCool and RuleOfDrama.

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** Water surface tension is depicted at the ant level (when Z is trapped inside a droplet), but later, it behaves on a human scale when the colony is flooded. WordOfGod The DVDCommentary acknowledges this in the DVDCommentary, this, but stated states the change was for RuleOfCool and RuleOfDrama.



* AttackAttackAttack: Said word-for-word by Z when trying to impress Bala and the Queen.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Z, Weaver, Mandible, Bala, Cutter, Barbatus, Azteca... no-one here has a normal name.
** Weaver, Bala, Barbatus and Azteca are the names of [[PunnyName species of ants]]. Cutter probably refers to leafcutter ants.

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* AttackAttackAttack: Said Standard soldier ant tactics, and said word-for-word by Z when trying to impress Bala and the Queen.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Z, Weaver, Mandible, Bala, Cutter, Barbatus, Azteca... no-one here has a normal name.
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name. Weaver, Bala, Barbatus and Azteca are the names of [[PunnyName species of ants]]. Cutter probably refers to leafcutter ants.ants, and Mandible's name in prior versions of the script was Formica (another species).



** Barbatus also counts, as he's able to single-handedly take down a termite, which is in his own words ''five times his size''. When Z thanks him with no end of amazement, he just shrugs, tells him not to get sappy, picks up a spear and ''immedaitely'' goes to single-handedly kill ''another'' one.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: At the beginning of the movie, Z said that he would've preferred to be a soldier. 20 minutes later, he gets his chance - [[WarIsHell and it's not pretty]].

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** Barbatus also counts, as he's able to single-handedly take down a termite, which is in his own words ''five times his size''. When Z thanks him with no end of amazement, he just shrugs, tells him not to get sappy, picks up a spear and ''immedaitely'' ''immediately'' goes to single-handedly kill ''another'' one.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: At the beginning of the movie, Z said says that he would've preferred to be a soldier. 20 minutes later, he gets his chance - [[WarIsHell chance--[[WarIsHell and it's not pretty]].



* {{Bowdlerize}}d: Whenever it is shown on TV, all the swear words are edited out. And there's quite a lot of petty swearing in the movie, so some of the dialogue is almost completely out of context. This is all to keep it in the AnimationAgeGhetto.
-->'''General Mandible:''' We ''will'' finish this tunnel, ''on schedule.'' Come [[labelnote:-]]hell or[[/labelnote]] high water.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}d: {{Bowdlerize}}d:
**
Whenever it is shown on TV, all the swear words are edited out. And there's quite a lot of petty swearing in the movie, so some of the dialogue is almost completely out of context. This is all to keep it in the AnimationAgeGhetto.
-->'''General --->'''General Mandible:''' We ''will'' finish this tunnel, ''on schedule.'' Come [[labelnote:-]]hell [[labelnote:*]]hell or[[/labelnote]] high water.



-->'''Mandible:''' [[labelnote:-]]Damn[[/labelnote]]! [[LastSecondWordSwap ...good!]] [[labelnote:-]]Damn[[/labelnote]] good!
** The cover of the movie also used to feature the World Trade Center quite prominently, until 2001.
** The television ad had Z saying "drinking from the ''caboose'' of another insect", not "anus".
* BigBad: General Mandible.
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Boxes Always Spoil]]: The DVD case shows Z with New York City in the background.

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-->'''Mandible:''' [[labelnote:-]]Damn[[/labelnote]]! --->'''Mandible:''' [[labelnote:*]]Damn![[/labelnote]] [[LastSecondWordSwap ...good!]] [[labelnote:-]]Damn[[/labelnote]] [[labelnote:*]]Damn[[/labelnote]] good!
** The cover of the movie also used to feature the World Trade Center quite prominently, until 2001.
** The television ad had Z saying "drinking from the ''caboose'' of another insect", insect," not "anus".
"anus."
* BigBad: General Mandible.
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Boxes Always Spoil]]: The DVD case shows Z
Mandible wishes to purge the colony of "weaker elements" (i.e. the Queen and all of the workers) and set up a new colony with New York City in the background.his loyal soldiers and Bala as his Queen.



* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive

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* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLiveTheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Z only actually goes looking for Insectopia after soldiers attempt to kill him for "kidnapping" Princess Bala.



* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Bala uses it on Z. Also a case of ArtisticLicenseBiology, since ants don't have lungs, and their heart is very different from a human's.
* DeadpanSnarker: {{Deconstructed|Trope}} with Z, who only deadpan-snarks when he is nervous.

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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Bala uses it on Z.Z--he wakes right up after one breath and no chest compressions. Also a case of ArtisticLicenseBiology, since ants don't have lungs, and their heart is very different from a human's.
* DeadpanSnarker: {{Deconstructed|Trope}} with Z, who only deadpan-snarks snarks when he is nervous.



* DescriptionCut:When Weaver fills in for Z and starts falling in love with Azteca. Azteca coyly states she's glad Z's "takin' a breather." Cut to Z walking among the bodies of dead soldiers from the termite war.

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* DescriptionCut:When DescriptionCut: When Weaver fills in for Z and starts falling in love with Azteca. Azteca Azteca, she coyly states she's glad Z's "takin' a breather." Cut to Z walking among the bodies of dead soldiers from the termite war.



* DisneyVillainDeath: General Mandible. Subverted, as unlike most Disney villain deaths, they did show the aftermath (General Mandible was impaled on a root).

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* DisneyVillainDeath: General Mandible. Subverted, as unlike most Disney villain deaths, they did do show the aftermath (General Mandible was is impaled on a root).



** The wasps are wasps both literally and [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant figuratively.]]
** Certain elements are very reflective of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' by Creator/AynRand.

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** The wasps Chippy and Muffy are wasps both literally and [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant figuratively.]]
** Certain elements are very reflective of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' and ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' by Creator/AynRand.



* FantasticRacism: Or rather, Fantastic Caste-ism between the soldier ants and the worker ants.

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* FantasticRacism: FantasticRacism:
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Or rather, Fantastic Caste-ism between the soldier ants and the worker ants.



* GaussianGirl: PlayedForLaughs during Z and Bala's romantic moment at Insectopia; Bala has the blur as Z goes in for a kiss, before he is rudely interrupted by the other insects around the fire.

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* GaussianGirl: PlayedForLaughs during Z and Bala's romantic moment at Insectopia; Bala has the blur Bala's face is blurred as Z goes in for a kiss, before he is rudely interrupted by the other insects around the fire.



* GentleGiant: The wasps, Chip and Muffy (hey, they're giant from an ant's point of view!)
** Well, Muffy more so than Chip, who mildly admonishes her for her charity towards "lowly" crawling insects like ants when they first met Z and Bala.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Granted, it was geared towards adults and teens, but nevertheless, aside from swearing, there was 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.
** The scene where Azteca is briefly tortured off-screen comes across as disturbingly rapey.
*** WordOfGod says they're actually grabbing her antennae.

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* GentleGiant: The wasps, Chip and Muffy (hey, they're giant from an ant's point of view!)
** Well,
view!). Muffy more so than Chip, who mildly admonishes her for her charity towards "lowly" crawling insects like ants when they first met Z and Bala.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
**
Granted, it was it's geared towards adults and teens, but nevertheless, aside from swearing, there was 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.
** The scene where Azteca is briefly tortured off-screen comes across as disturbingly rapey.
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rapey. WordOfGod says they're actually grabbing her antennae.



*** "I have some issues with drinking from the anus of another animal." - Z at that same bar.
* GoodLipsEvilJaws: The Large-jawed Termites are evil, whereas the ants with lips are good.
** Though the termites aren't actually evil (the Queen mentions that they have been at peace with them for years, the battle in the film was all Mandible's doing), they're definitely meant to be scary.

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*** ** "I have some issues with drinking from the anus of another animal." - -- Z at that same bar.
* GoodLipsEvilJaws: The Large-jawed Termites are evil, whereas the ants with lips are good.
**
good. Though the termites aren't actually evil (the Queen mentions that they have been at peace with them for years, the battle in the film was all Mandible's doing), they're definitely meant to be scary.



* HiveCasteSystem
* HumansAreCthulhu: A plastic-wrapped sandwich is "surrounded by SomeKindOfForceField", and an unseen sadistic human with a magnifying glass becomes a Flying Saucer with DeathRay (complete with ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' sound effects) in a clear take-off of the "It's beautiful" scene in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. Also the human at the picnic, who is practically a living mountain compared to the insects (all we ever see are his feet and legs). A kid's sneaker is the size of a battleship (the scale according to WordOfGod).

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* HiveCasteSystem
HiveCasteSystem: Soldiers are about twice the size of workers and have {{Heroic Build}}s.
* HumansAreCthulhu: HumansAreCthulhu:
**
A plastic-wrapped sandwich is "surrounded by SomeKindOfForceField", and an unseen sadistic human with a magnifying glass becomes a Flying Saucer with DeathRay (complete with ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' sound effects) in a clear take-off of the "It's beautiful" scene in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. Also the human at the picnic, who is practically a living mountain compared to the insects (all we ever see are his feet and legs). A kid's sneaker is the size of a battleship (the scale according to WordOfGod).



* IAmTheNoun: General Mandible's response to Cutter's HeelFaceTurn "for the good of the colony" is "[[LargeHam I AM the colony!]]" Which also qualifies as an IronicEcho, coming soon after Z says "we are the colony" when Mandible tries to claim that drowning the workers is a public good.



** General Mandible, after his DisneyVillainDeath, fell straight onto a root.

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** General Mandible, after his DisneyVillainDeath, fell falls straight onto a root.



* InkSuitActor: Nearly everyone has some resemblance to their voice actor, of course turned into anthropomorphic ants. It is actually quite unnerving watching Weaver channel the expressions of SylvesterStallone. The irony is that, according to the DVDCommentary, the characters were all designed *before* the actors were cast, as was the decision to give Weaver "Stallone-esque" lips.

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* InkSuitActor: InkSuitActor:
**
Nearly everyone has some resemblance to their voice actor, of course turned into anthropomorphic ants. It is actually quite unnerving watching Weaver channel the expressions of SylvesterStallone. Creator/SylvesterStallone. The irony is that, according to the DVDCommentary, the characters were all designed *before* ''before'' the actors were cast, as was the decision to give Weaver "Stallone-esque" lips.



* LeafBoat: This was used once.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The DVD case shows Z with New York City in the background.
* LeafBoat: This was used once.Z and Bala cross the lake on a leaf in search of Insectopia. They spend the night using the leaf as a lean-to on the other side.



-->'''Z:''' Great, nothing like a little manual labor on the most romantic night of my life!
** Muffy is smacked with a flyswatter and killed while she and Chip... uh... made Z lose his appetite.

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-->'''Z:''' --->'''Z:''' Great, nothing like a little manual labor on the most romantic night of my life!
** Muffy is smacked with a flyswatter and killed while she and Chip...Chip are... uh... made making Z lose his appetite.



* MouseWorld

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* MouseWorldMouseWorld: Insectopia is a landscape of discarded food and other garbage on the ground next to a trash can.



* NeverTrustATrailer: Despite what the trailer tells you, ''Antz'' is not a comedy flick for kids or a direct contender for WesternAnimation/ABugsLife. It's completely different.

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-->'''Marching soldiers:''' The ants are marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah/We'll all be dead before we're through, hurrah, hurrah!
* NeverTrustATrailer: Despite what the trailer tells you, ''Antz'' is not a comedy flick for kids or a direct contender for WesternAnimation/ABugsLife.with ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. It's completely different.



* OhCrap: Z when he finds out that the regiments he snuck into is going off to battle termites.
* OneLetterName: Guess who. No the first twenty-five guesses don't count.

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* OhCrap: Z when he finds out that the regiments regiment he snuck into is going off to battle termites.
* OneLetterName: Guess who. No No, the first twenty-five guesses don't count.



* PettingZooPeople
* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler:Bala, to Z.]]

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* PettingZooPeople
PettingZooPeople: While the ants have six limbs, four of them are legs that move together, giving a somewhat bipedal appearance. Other talking insects are similar, while the termite antagonists are monstrous.
* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler:Bala, to Z.Z, followed by a quick [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable mouth-to-mouth resuscitation]].]]



* PunchClockVillain: Colonel Cutter. Probably a decent guy, if he wasn't taking orders from the BigBad.
** In an early script, Cutter was going to have a lady friend among the palace workers, who would double as Bala's best (and only) friend, and probably have replaced the two serving girls. But this would have taken attention away from the main romances, which were Z and Bala, and Weaver and Azteca.
* ThePurge: Mandible's EvilPlan is to wipe out all the workers and the queen, so he could make a new colony filled with soldiers. Wiping out the soldiers loyal to the queen was the first step.

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* PunchClockVillain: Colonel Cutter. Probably a decent guy, if he wasn't taking orders from the BigBad.
**
BigBad. In an early script, Cutter was going to have a lady friend among the palace workers, who would double as Bala's best (and only) friend, and probably have replaced the two serving girls. But this would have taken attention away from the main romances, which were Z and Bala, and Weaver and Azteca.
* ThePurge: Mandible's EvilPlan is to wipe out all the workers and the queen, so he could make a new colony filled with soldiers. Wiping out the soldiers loyal to the queen was in a pointless war with termites is the first step.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilifiedTheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Following Z's ([[ShroudedInMyth exaggerated]]) example, the workers stage a strike and peaceful protest, which is quickly subdued by Mandible using nothing more than a RousingSpeech.



* 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''.

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* ShoutOut: 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''.



** WordOfGod states any resemblance to ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' during the termite battle scene is a coincidence.

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** WordOfGod states any Any resemblance to ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' during the termite battle scene is a coincidence.coincidence, according to WordOfGod.



** There are several subtle shout outs in dialogue to Star Wars:

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** There are several subtle shout outs in dialogue to Star Wars:''Franchise/StarWars'':



* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: "[[LargeHam I AM the colony!]]"
** Which also qualifies as an IronicEcho, as this was stated to Colonel Cutter when he helps the colony escape immediately after Z tells Mandible that they are the colony in response to Mandible's claims that letting the colony drown was for the good of the colony.

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: "[[LargeHam I AM ShroudedInMyth: While Z and Bala are away, the colony!]]"
** Which also qualifies as an IronicEcho, as this was stated
rumors of his standing up to Colonel Cutter 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 he helps the colony escape immediately after Z tells Mandible they hear that they are the colony in response it's possible to Mandible's claims that letting the colony drown was for the good of the colony.do something other than take orders.



* SlidingScaleOfLibertarianismAndAuthoritarianism: this film lies somewhere in the middle. [[spoiler:Closer to the authoritarian end -- Insectopia exists only because the ant colony allows it, but cannot resist General Mandible.]]

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* SlidingScaleOfLibertarianismAndAuthoritarianism: this film lies somewhere in the middle. [[spoiler:Closer to the authoritarian end -- Insectopia end--Insectopia exists only because the ant colony allows it, but cannot resist General Mandible.]]



* SomeKindOfForceField: [[TropeNamer Word-for-word]], even, when Z and Bala encounter a picnic lunch...covered in Saran Wrap.

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* SomeKindOfForceField: [[TropeNamer Word-for-word]], even, when Z and Bala encounter a picnic lunch...covered lunch--covered in Saran Wrap.



* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: DorisDay belting out "High Hopes" at the end.
* TalkToTheFist: When Cutter arrives in Insectopia, he is immediately greeted by a hippie bug.
--> '''Hippie:''' Hey, man, welcome to Insec-'''WHACK!''' ''* groan* ''-topia.

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: DorisDay Music/DorisDay belting out "High Hopes" at the end.
* TalkToTheFist: TalkToTheFist:
**
When Cutter arrives in Insectopia, he is immediately greeted by a hippie bug.
--> ---> '''Hippie:''' Hey, man, welcome to Insec-'''WHACK!''' ''* groan* ''-topia.Insec-- ''['''WHACK!'''; groan]'' --topia.



--->'''Eric Darnell:''' Ooh, look out, Weaver! '''''(WHACK!)'''''

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--->'''Eric Darnell:''' Ooh, look out, Weaver! '''''(WHACK!)'''''''['''WHACK!''']''



* TooDumbToLive: Z stopped the workers from digging because they're near water. But the worker foreman wants them to continue digging because those are orders.
-->'''Z:''' What if someone told you to jump off a bridge? I mean-\\
[Foreman puts hand to chin and contemplates]\\

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* TooDumbToLive: Z stopped stops the workers from digging because they're near water. But the worker foreman wants them to continue digging because those are orders.
-->'''Z:''' What if someone told you to jump off a bridge? I mean-\\
[Foreman
mean--\\
''[Foreman
puts hand to chin and contemplates]\\contemplates]''\\



* TortureAlwaysWorks: While beating up tough ant SylvesterStallone doesn't work, bring in his new girlfriend Azteca and start implying pain on her part and he sings like a bird.

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: While beating up tough ant SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone doesn't work, bring in his new girlfriend Azteca and start implying pain on her part and he sings like a bird.



* UriahGambit: The termite war is a large-scale gambit; General Mandible sends all of the soldiers who are more loyal to the Queen than himself, and only Z survives.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: General Mandible

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: General MandibleMandible is excellent at {{Rousing Speech}}es that inflate his reputation at the cost of his foes.



* YoureInsane: Said by Bala to General Mandible after she learned the true purpose of the Mega Tunnel.

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* YoureInsane: Said by Bala to General Mandible after she learned learns the true purpose of the Mega Tunnel.



'''General Mandible:''' ''(smiles and replies calmly)'' I believe history will see things differently.
** Surprisingly appropriate, since the winners of a war are the ones who ''make'' history - obviously Mandible believes he will win.
* ZergRush: (Ants really do fight like this, minus the tiny spears obviously.)

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'''General Mandible:''' ''(smiles ''[frowns, then smiles and replies calmly)'' calmly]'' I believe history will see things differently.
** Surprisingly appropriate, since the winners of a war are the ones who ''make'' history - obviously Mandible believes he will win.
* ZergRush: Soldier ant tactics amount to overwhelming the enemy with superior numbers. (Ants really do fight like this, minus the tiny spears obviously.)
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