quite a collection of stars do the voices of this dreamworks animated film…dan akroyd, sly stone, sharon stone, woody allen, anne bancroft, gene hackman, j. lo and others. unfortunately the animation is distractingly bad and the story is formulaic at best. it’s a precursor to bee movie which is about bees instead of ants and they do a much better job in that film of relating the charm of the colony and of squeezing a lot of material out of telling the story from that point of view. here there are some little jokes or bits of material that are gotten from the fact that it takes place in an ant colony, but mostly it either is played straight or the stuff falls flat. the mis-spelling of the title is, i guess, a nod to the protagonist’s name – “z.” so, i suppose it can be read as ant Z as well as the plural of ant, modernized.