* AnimationAgeGhetto: Sort of averted, sort of not. The film was highly successful both financially and critically despite being rated PG. But nowadays, [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerized]] versions of it get aired on TV channels geared toward children.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beVc8z5bSM4 One of the best]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZD350m-X_w and most criminally]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOdrk3RHBo overlooked soundtracks]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnppS_-Tx4Y in animated film]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aHIKJYmnHc history]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHWJkOmJMs4 Seriously.]]
* CompleteMonster: [[GeneralRipper General Mandible]], a megalomaniac ant soldier [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain who views worker ants as inferior vermin and soldiers as superior]]. He manipulates the Queen into rejecting peace negotiations with a hostile colony of Termites and sends all the soldiers loyal to her on a suicide mission to attack the Termites and secure his power. Both sides are completely destroyed in the fight except for a single ant named Z, which irritates him to no end. He engineers a new dig for the miners so they will hit a water source that will drown every ant in the colony including the Queen, except for his small faction of army loyalists who will be blindly obedient to him. He tortures Z's best friend Weaver to find Princess Bala after Z took her away, threatens to kill Weaver's girlfriend if he doesn't comply, then orders Z killed seconds after he promised not to do so and arranges Weaver's death as well. To start his new ideal colony he plans to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force Princess Bala to marry him]] after he has killed her mother and everyone else.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Cutter, probably because he's voiced by Creator/ChristopherWalken.
* FauxSymbolism: It very well might be symbolic.
* MemeticMutation: "Who the hell is [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln THAT]]?!"
* {{Narm}}: For some people, casting Creator/ChristopherWalken as Cutter.
--> '''Cutter''': "''Strong''. Colony. Sir. Colony... we can be ''proud'' of."
** NarmCharm: For some.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: An odd case: whether ''Antz Extreme Racing'' was good or not, it was released ''three years after the film was released''.
* {{Squick}}: In-universe, Z sees the ants drink aphid beer out of the anuses of live aphids this way.
** When Weaver was drinking one, the aphid was squirming.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: JohnLasseter felt doublecrossed when he heard about this film being produced, considering he discussed the general idea of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' with Jeffery Katzenberg before he left to form Dreamworks. The fact that Katzenberg then offered to stop production if Disney rescheduled the Pixar film away from his major film, ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', ticked him off more as blackmail.
** It should be said though that despite some very few similarities the two films are overall incredibly separate movies. They have Almost Nothing in common.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Barbatus, one of the few few soldiers loyal to the Queen and bites the dust after finally being reduced to a head]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The movie may have a few bouts of slapstick and action, but dialogue-wise, this is a Woody Allen flick.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Whose idea was it to cast Walken as the sane and hyper-competent Cutter?
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