Oh, c'mon, Z. Help us build a bigger, better colony. And for crying out loud, try to be happy about it!
Azteca is a major character of DreamWorks' 1st full-length animated feature film Antz. She is a kind female worker ant who is the female best friend of Z. She was also the love interest, later girlfriend of Weaver.
She was voiced by Jennifer Lopez who later voiced Shira in the Ice Age franchise.
Azteca is first seen after Z returns to work from seeing a psychologist about feeling insignificant. She tells Z to continue working for the good of the colony as a whole. Azteca, Z and the other worker ants are then are assigned on a wrecking ball. During the wrecking ball sequence Z tries to hang onto the ball but because heights make him nauseous he accidentally drops the ball and causes a major accident which temporarily delays the construction of the megatunnel.
After Weaver took Z's place as a worker (as Z posed as a soldier to get to meet Princess Bala again), Azteca was quickly impressed by Weaver's muscles and the two quickly fell in love. Both are at first sad when they hear that the Queen Ant's most loyal soldiers (which Z was part of) were killed in a battle against termites. However, they are overjoyed when they see that Z survived the battle.
When Weaver was interrogated about the whereabouts of Z and Bala, the latter's fianće and leader of the soldier ants General Mandible threatened to harm Azteca, causing Weaver to reveal the location of Z, which he felt guilty about afterwards.
After Mandible's Mega Tunnel was opened and caused water to enter (as Mandible wished to wipe out the Queen and the worker ants in order to start a new colony), Azteca helped hold up a tower of ants along with Z, Weaver and several others.
After Z realized that there were not enough ants, he and Azteca climbed to the top while Weaver nearly held up the whole tower on his own.
Azteca helped Z reach the ceiling and Z dug his way out.
Z then falls into the flooded anthill along with Mandible (who tried to attack a reformed Colonel Cutter). Z is then brought to the surface by Cutter. Azteca, Weaver and the other ants assume that Z had drowned. However, Bala is able to revive Z with CPR, much to the happiness of Azteca and the others.
Azteca and Z
Azteca and Weaver
Azteca with Weaver, Z and Princess Bala
Tracey Ullman, Carly Simon and Leslie Uggams were considered for the role of Azteca.