History WesternAnimation / Antz

22nd Feb '17 5:11:41 PM ngh93
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Meanwhile, Weaver, who has fallen for the career girl (and Z's work friend) Azteca (voiced by Creator/JenniferLopez), feels terrible about switching places, even though he too had no idea the army was about to go to war. However when he learns Z is the surviving ant and is now a war hero, he is ecstatic.

When Z meets the Queen (voiced by Creator/AnneBancroft) and Bala again, she recognises him as the worker from the bar. Mandible is furious that a worker danced with his fiancée, and the nervous Z hides behind Bala, but it is assumed that he is taking her hostage. She beats him off quite easily, but in doing so they fall down a garbage chute.

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Meanwhile, Weaver, who has fallen for the career girl (and Z's work friend) Azteca (voiced by Creator/JenniferLopez), feels terrible about switching places, even though he too had no idea the army was about to go to war. However when he learns Z is the surviving ant and is now a war hero, hero (despite not doing anything; left traumatized by the fighting), he is ecstatic.

When Z meets the Queen (voiced by Creator/AnneBancroft) and Bala again, she recognises him as the worker from the bar.bar, unknowingly blowing his cover. Mandible is furious that a worker danced with his fiancée, and the nervous Z hides behind Bala, but it is assumed that he is taking her hostage. She beats him off quite easily, but in doing so they fall down a garbage chute.
17th Feb '17 6:44:02 PM Tightwire
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* NeverSayDie: Averted, and how. Not to mention you see ants with acid boiling away their heads and bodies, poor Muffy squished, and so on.
-->'''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 with ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. It's completely different.

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* NeverSayDie: Averted, and how. Not to mention you see ants with acid boiling away their heads and bodies, poor Muffy squished, and so on.
-->'''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 with ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. It's completely different. But still about bugs.



* 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.

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* PettingZooPeople: While the ants have six limbs, four of them are legs that move together, giving a somewhat moderately bipedal appearance. Other talking insects are similar, while the termite antagonists are monstrous.
6th Feb '17 11:54:26 AM gjjones
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* InformedFlaw: Mandible points out to Cutter that the latter has issues with lower orders, such as closing off the tunnels as part of Mandible's plan.



** 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.

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** Z and the other worker ants get this during the finale when they realize that the water is about to trap the colony as part of Mandible's plan.
22nd Jan '17 7:33:31 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Tagline}} Every ant has his day.]]]]
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.
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