History WesternAnimation / Antz

29th Nov '16 8:00:03 AM dangerdan97
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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.

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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 a very tardy TropeNamer.
29th Nov '16 7:57:54 AM dangerdan97
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* DreamWorksFace: The dance sequence sees the birth of this trope. It's [[UnbuiltTrope relatively guileless and appropriate]] here, but one wonders why or how a facial expression inspired by Woody Allen's nervous grin became the marquis "look" of CGI critters.
9th Oct '16 12:07:42 PM BrendanRizzo
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** How Barbados saves Z from a termite.

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** How Barbados Barbatus saves Z from a termite.



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Barbados. TruthInTelevision, however, in that an ant will live a while if reduced to just its head.
-->'''Barbados's head:''' I can't feel my legs.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Barbados.Barbatus. TruthInTelevision, however, in that an ant will live a while if reduced to just its head.
-->'''Barbados's -->'''Barbatus's head:''' I can't feel my legs.
14th Sep '16 6:56:01 AM Lancelot07
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* IdiotBall: The scuffle that leads to Bala and Z being accidentally ejected from the colony together all happened because Bala decided to happily admit to both her mother, the Queen, and her fiancee, that she went to a bar and danced with a worker, the same one standing before them pretending to be a soldier. Poor Z tried shushing her, but to no avail.
9th Sep '16 1:10:13 PM Lancelot07
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** [[spoiler:General Mandible dies by falling on a branch, hitting it with a heavy thud.]] Anyone who knows the slightest about ants know that they have extremely light bodies and thus won't die from a fall.
29th Aug '16 6:16:42 PM gjjones
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* BrooklynRage: Z and Colonel Cutter both sport Brooklyn accents, given that their respective actors Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/ChristopherWalken are from Brooklyn in real-life.

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* BrooklynRage: Z and Colonel Cutter both sport Brooklyn New York accents, given that their respective actors Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/ChristopherWalken are from Brooklyn in real-life.real-life New Yorkers.
29th Aug '16 6:09:54 PM gjjones
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* BrooklynRage: Z and Colonel Cutter both sport Brooklyn accents, given that their respective actors Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/ChristopherWalken are from Brooklyn in real-life.

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* BrooklynRage: Z BigBad: General Mandible wishes to purge the colony of "weaker elements" (i.e. the Queen and Colonel Cutter both sport Brooklyn accents, given that all of the workers) and set up a new colony with his loyal soldiers and Bala as his Queen.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The ants have hands for feet. Four of them.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler:The humans]] aren't "evil" per se, they're simply so ''huge'' they're unaware of
their respective actors Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/ChristopherWalken are from Brooklyn sheer power in real-life.comparison to an ant. The film does a very good job of illustrating this.



* BigBad: General 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 his loyal soldiers and Bala as his Queen.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The ants have hands for feet. Four of them.
* 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.

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* BigBad: General Mandible wishes to purge the colony of "weaker elements" (i.e. the Queen BrooklynRage: Z and all of the workers) and set up a new colony with his loyal soldiers and Bala as his Queen.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The ants have hands for feet. Four of them.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler:The humans]] aren't "evil" per se, they're simply so ''huge'' they're unaware of
Colonel Cutter both sport Brooklyn accents, given that their sheer power respective actors Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/ChristopherWalken are from Brooklyn in comparison to an ant. The film does a very good job of illustrating this.real-life.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Towards the end of the film, Cutter begins to doubt General Mandible's plans. He eventually punches Mandible just as he is about to kill Z.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Towards the end of the film, Cutter begins to doubt General Mandible's plans. He plans and eventually punches Mandible just as he is about to kill Z.pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
29th Aug '16 6:07:56 PM gjjones
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* {{Badass}}:
** Colonel Cutter.
** 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 ''immediately'' goes to single-handedly kill ''another'' one.



* BrooklynRage: Z and Colonel Cutter both sport Brooklyn accents, given that their respective actors Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/ChristopherWalken are from Brooklyn in real-life.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Towards the end of the film, Cutter begins to doubt General Mandible's plans. He eventually punches Mandible just as he is about to kill Z.



* JustFollowingOrders: Two of General Mandible's loyalists can be heard following his plan because "those are the orders."

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* JustFollowingOrders: JustFollowingOrders:
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Two of General Mandible's loyalists can be heard following his plan because "those are the orders.""
** Later, the Foreman



* OhCrap: Z when he finds out that the regiment he snuck into is going off to battle termites.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Z when he finds out that the regiment he snuck into is going off to battle termites.termites.
** Z and the other worker ants get this when they realize that the water is about to trap the colony as part of Mandible's plan.
23rd Aug '16 4:09:34 PM N8han11
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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.

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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.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuPj2baypYk This video proves it all.all]].
16th Jul '16 9:24:33 PM AnotherGuy
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* RedHerring: The picnic is ''not'' Insectopia.
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