Mr. Soil is a head ant in the colony. He is a thespian: the Queen tells the circus bugs he has played lead roles in colony productions. He is also good at rescuing ants from difficult situations. He helps a group of ants circling a fallen leaf, claiming it is nothing compared to a fallen twig in 1993. He leads the celebration upon the arrival of the circus bugs, demonstrates his ability to play a banjo, and leads the play portraying the future battle between the bugs and the grasshoppers.