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Credit: Ant Bully: Warner Bros.

Years ago, Tom Hanks would read a bedtime book to his son Truman called The Ant Bully, about a kid who got shrunk down to bug level and lived among the ants. ”And Tom thought, ‘Hey! This would make a good movie,’ and sent it to me,” says writer-director John A. Davis. In Hollywood, what Hanks wants, Hanks gets. The movie’s big set piece pits ants against wasps, which was another draw. ”Tom has always been a fan of Ray Harryhausen’s films,” says Davis of the stop-motion-animation legend who made art out of battling beasties. ”That struck me, too, that this was a chance to do my tribute to Harryhausen.”

The Ant Bully
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  • Movie
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  • 88 minutes
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