Theatrical Release: April 16, 2014
DVD Release: July 22, 2014


Limited Theatrical Release – Ordinary, overlooked 12-year old Pelle is transformed into an extraordinary superhero after he is bitten by a super-ant and inherits its abilities. Overnight, the boy who nobody noticed becomes a local hero as he is dubbed “Antboy”. With the help of his new friend and sidekick, comic-loving Wilhelm, climbing walls, flipping cars, stopping robbers and saving babies all become part of his new dream life. But all this changes when super-villain “The Flea” kidnaps a young girl, the subject of Pelle’s affection and terrorizes the citizens of Middelund. Antboy, with his sidekick Wilhelm and their friend Ida who won’t take no for an answer, must fight this treacherous evil, rescue the damsel in distress, save the town from a super-villain and be home in time for dinner.

Dove Review

Here is a movie for the “super hero” geeks. Bitten by an ant, Pelle turns into a comic book type hero that has amazing powers which takes him on an adventure of saving the town. As Antboy and his sidekick, Wilhelm, try to investigate all his powers a young girl is kidnapped by a villain that they know nothing about. Along with the girl’s sister, the group comes to her rescue and finds out some interesting facts about the girl’s father’s business and Pelle.

In all the comedic fun and adventure there is an important message in this film, no matter what kind of power or strength that you may have, what is important is the friendships that you make and stand by.

This is a family film but due to some content that the viewers should be aware of, we award “Antboy” with the Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12+. See content description.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: D-1
Violence: Two bigger boys bullying a smaller boy; boy throws apple at two boys; boys chasing a boy; ant bites young boy; teacher bullies children; looks like a teddy bear has a gun and boy puts fist through bear and wall; villain kidnaps girl; man steals woman's purse and Antboy tackles purse snatcher; evil Flea destroying school; a fight between evil Flea and Antboy.
Drugs: A discussion regarding experimental drugs.
Nudity: None
Other: A plot of being friends with others that usually go un-noticed.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Ask Hasselbalch
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 77 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe