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Ant Bully, The
Genre: Computer Animation

Reviewed In Issue 116 (Jan 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Zach Tyler Eisen, Regina King, Bruce Campbell & Lily Tomlin

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WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include the 17-minute making-of featurette It Takes A Colony; the following animated shorts: Hot Enough For You? World Wild Web, Please Help, Monster Truck, Turn It Down A Notch, Arrival, and Pea Brains; a not-very-exciting look at different ant habitats (TV screensaver); 11 minutes of additional scenes, including storyboards; the theatrical trailer; and up-front ads. Also, if you can find an easter egg, you

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Bros
(Catalog Number): 73668
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For some mild rude humor and action
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/28/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John A. Davis
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Lucas Nickle (Eisen) is a small boy who is tired of being picked on by the big and mean neighborhood bully. After taking his frustrations out on the ant hill in his front yard, wizard ant Zoc (Cage) decides it

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is spectacular, with brilliant colors, great image depth, and deep blacks. Details are very well resolved, with fine textures looking very realistic. Colors are vibrant and realistic, and the image is so well resolved, at one point I had to check and make sure I wasn

Dialogue is spread across the front three screen channels, and there are some phase issues between the left and right channels. Surround envelopment can be fully engaging, but the surrounds are not used often enough to be a standout. The LFE channel is not incorporated often, and generally there is a lack of deep bass throughout. (Danny Richelieu)