The Ant Bully
The Ant Bully is a 2006 animated family film directed by John A. Davis. It follows the story of a young boy named Lucas, who is often bullied by a neighborhood girl. Frustrated, Lucas takes out his anger on an ant hill in his yard, only to be magically shrunken down to ant size by a potion created by the ants' wizard, Zoc. As a tiny individual in the ant colony, Lucas learns about the ants' struggles and gains a new perspective on life. With the help of his ant friends, he must battle against an exterminator threatening their home. The film explores themes of empathy, cooperation, and understanding as Lucas bonds with the ants and ultimately helps them face their common enemy.
From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis ("Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius") and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman ("The Polar Express"),"The Ant Bully" tells a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. New in town, friendless and tormented by a neighborhood bully, young Lucas Nickle has been taking out his frustration on the innocent ant hill in his yard. But one day the ants retaliate. Using a magic potion, they shrink Lucas down to ant size and sentence him to live like an ant in their colony. In this strange new world Lucas will learn important lessons about friendship, get a whole new perspective on life and ultimately find the courage to stand up for himself.