(out of 5)

The sophisticated wit in this computer-animated comedy might go over most little tots’ heads.  Adults, however, will enjoy seeing an ant with a serial number instead of a name speaking with ‘s voice and ruminating on the meaning of life in a world where he’s only one of many billions of others just like him. Allen plays a worker ant who decides that the evil general who runs everything () isn’t good enough to be deciding whether or not people die, and so sets out on a quest to find the paradise of Insectopia.   is warmhearted and zesty as the Princess who unwillingly takes the journey with him. Perfect musical selections, a wonderfully original score by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell and gorgeous animation (especially the picnic scene) don’t make it as imaginative as A Bug’s Life, but they do make for a good movie.

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USA, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by ,

Produced by , ,

Music by ,

Production Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival:  1998



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