IMAX Corporation, Warner Bros, Playtone Productions and DNAProductions are teaming up on the simultaneous conventional 2D and IMAX 3Drelease of the animated picture The Ant Bully on Aug 4 2006.

The picture is being directed by Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius director John A Davis and tells the taleof a young boy who floods an ant colony with his water-gun, and is magicallyshrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labour in the ruins.

A veritable firmament of award-winning talent will voice thecharacters including Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti,Lily Tomlin, and Alan Cumming.

The picture will be digitally converted into IMAX 3D and marksPlaytone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's third IMAX project and WarnerBros' tenth.

Warner BrosPictures will be the exclusive distributor of The Ant Bully to IMAX theatres worldwide.