* 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'.''"
* AllStarCast: The billing goes ''twelve'' deep before we even see the title. Let's see here: Creator/WoodyAllen, Sharon Stone, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JenniferLopez, Creator/DanAykroyd, Gene Hackman, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/JaneCurtin, Anne Bancroft, Danny Glover, John Malhoney, [[MurphyBrown Grant Shaud]] and Paul Mazursky, the guy who directed ''Film/DownAndOutInBeverlyHills'' and ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice''.
* 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).
* 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.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Protagonist Z is played by Creator/WoodyAllen, and he's surrounded by an AllStarCast.
** Gene Hackman, Sharon Stone, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Music/JenniferLopez, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/JaneCurtin, Danny Glover, 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 [[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 [[ChikaSakamoto is]] [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Mei Kusakabe]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterEX Pullum Pulna]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Antz.html According to the original script]], General Mandible was originally called Formica. His ultimate fate, instead of being impaled on a twig, was nearly drowning before being rescued by Z and the others, then becoming a honeydew keg.
** Also, Bala wasn't just [[LockedInARoom locked in Formica's office]] in the original script - she was BoundAndGagged and dumped in the Megatunnel before being rescued by Z.
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