Antz script
Antz (1998)
Synopsis: Z the worker ant (Woody Allen) strives to reconcile his own individuality with the communal work-ethic of the ant colony. He falls in love with ant-Princess Bala (Sharon Stone), Z strives to make social inroads, and then must save the ant colony from the treacherous scheming of the evil General Mandible (Gene Hackman) that threaten to wipe out the entire worker population.

CLOSE on a clump of DIRT being passed from hand to hand.

PULL OUT TO REVEAL

AZTECA, a feisty, cynical, female worker ant, who stands

there, waiting to pass the dirt on. Z is daydreaming behind

her, with clumps of dirt starting to pile up in front of him.

AZTECA:

Hello?! Earth to Z! You better snap

out of it, or there's gonna be a lot

of pissed off ants!

Z looks back, and sees the ants behind staring at him angrily.

Z:

(snapping out of it)

Sorry Azteca. Here you go, fellas!

Fresh dirt! Alley oop!

(looking at the dirt)

Shouldn't we be wearing gloves? I

mean this dirt is very...dirty.

Doesn't anyone think of hygiene?

(Z's stomach growls)

Boy am I hungry. I'm so hungry I'm

seeing double. It looks like there's

two million ants in here. When's

lunch? Tomorrow, or the day after?

AZTECA:

(sweetly)

Z, old pal...

(shouts)

SHUT UP!!! It's bad enough there's

a food shortage without you

complaining about it every day.

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Paul Weitz

Paul John Weitz (born November 19, 1965) is an American film producer, screenwriter, playwright, actor, and film director. He is the older brother of filmmaker Chris Weitz. He is best known for his work with his brother, Chris Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, for which the brothers, who co-directed, were nominated for an Oscar. more…

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