[[caption-width-right:190:Up and at 'em, Atom Ant!]]
Creator/HannaBarbera created this cartoon in 1965 as a companion for ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''. Atom Ant is a very strong ant who fights crime, mainly the plots of {{mad scientist}}s.

For his backing segments see ''WesternAnimation/PreciousPupp'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHillbillyBears''.
!!This cartoon provides examples of:
* AlliterativeName: Not only Atom Ant, but also the Ferocious Flea.
* {{Animal Superhero|es}}: An anthropomorphic ant fighting crime.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Atom Ant wears an "A" on his uniform.
* CatchPhrase: "Up and at 'em, Atom Ant!"
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: Played with. Atom Ant gets his powers from lifting weights -- but in much the same way that ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} gets his powers from spinach. Three reps with his giant barbells is enough to replenish his superpowers for the rest of the day.
* ClearMyName: One episode featured the Ferocious Flea commiting crimes while disguised as Atom Ant.
* EvilCounterpart: Ferocious Flea.
* FlyingBrick: Atom Ant is incredibly strong and capable of flight.
* FourLeggedInsect: Atom Ant has two arms and two legs.
* MetronomicManMashing: The tiny Atom Ant hands out pounding in this style.
* MythologyGag: A group of motorcycling ants in one particular episode are named the Ant Hill Mob. That name would be applied to the Runyan-esque gangsters who appeared later on ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Atom may be small but he can pack quite a lot of strength.
* PoliceAreUseless: When two bank robbers hired a female ant to distract Atom Ant during a robbery, [[DaChief the police chief]] had only two officers to send, and he was one of them. Their patrol car was so bad that they were in no condition to stop the robbers.
* PunnyName: "Atom Ant" is a play on "adamant".
** Was this the inspiration for the name of the band "Adam and the Ants"?
* StrongAnts: [[{{Superhero}} Probably not in the way you'd expect from the trope.]]
* ThreeShorts: Atom Ant leads off the show as the A short, B is ''WesternAnimation/PreciousPupp'' and C is ''WesternAnimation/TheHillbillyBears''.