One of our readers who wished to remain anonymous has alerted us to a new trailer for Warner Bros The Ant Bully.
Ant Bully Trailer
Poor 10-year-old Lucas Nickle (voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen) can't get a break. Recently moved to a new city with his family, he hasn't made a single friend. He gets nothing but grief from his teenage sister Tiffany (voiced by Allison Mack) and not a whole lot of attention lately from his parents (voiced by Cheri Oteri and Larry Miller), who are busy planning their big anniversary weekend trip to Puerto Vallarta. Meanwhile, his loving but kinda kooky grandmother Mommo (voiced by Lily Tomlin) spends all her time trying to protect the family from those outer-space aliens she's been reading about in the grocery store magazines.
To make matters worse, Lucas has become the number one target of local bully Steve (voiced by Myles Jeffrey), who never misses an opportunity to push him around.
In turn, Lucas delights in destroying ant hills in his front yard – venting his frustration on the defenseless mounds of dirt and their tiny inhabitants by kicking them, stomping them and squirting them with the garden hose.
The trailer shows how Lucas turns his aggression on the ants and how their wizard-ish ant, voiced by Nicolas Cage, creates a potion that turns Lucas into an ant-sized human. After hugging it out, Lucas is drawn into protecting the ant colony he once so enjoyed destroying.
The graphics look solid and the action sequences remind me of a mixture between Antz (go figure) and Bug's Life.
Check out the trailer for The Ant Bully in Quicktime.
The Ant Bully comes to theatres on July 28th, 2006.
For the promo reel, teaser trailer, posters, movie stills, full synopsis and movie info, go to The
Ant Bully Movie Page.