Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Barry B. Benson (voice)
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Vanessa Bloome (voice)
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Adam Flayman (voice)
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Ken (voice)
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Mooseblood (voice)
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Janet Benson (voice)
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Martin Benson (voice)
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Bee Larry King (voice)
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Ray Liotta (voice)
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Sting (voice)
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Judge Bumbleton (voice)
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Buzzwell (voice)
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Trudy (voice)
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Lou Lo Duca (voice)
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When the bee Barry B. Benson graduates from college, he finds that he will have only one job for his entire life, and absolutely disappointed, he joins the team responsible for bringing the honey and pollination of the flowers to visit the world outside the hive. Once in Manhattan, he is saved by the florist Vanessa and he breaks the bee law to thank Vanessa. They become friends and Barry discovers that humans exploit bees to sell the honey they produce. Barry decides to sue the human race, with destructive consequences to nature. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for mild suggestive humor, and a brief depiction of smoking | See all certifications »

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A História de uma Abelha  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,565,462 (USA) (2 November 2007)

Gross:

$126,597,121 (USA) (8 February 2008)
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Trivia

The first two movie trailers had Jerry Seinfeld trying to make a live action Bee Movie. After watching the disastrous results, Steven Spielberg asks, "Why don't you just make it a cartoon?" See more »

Goofs

Mooseblood demonstrates that he drinks blood, but only female mosquitoes drink blood. See more »

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Vanessa: Kenneth! What are you doing?
Ken: You know, I don't even like honey! I don't eat it!
Vanessa: We need to talk!
[grabs Ken by the ear and drags him to the hallway]
Vanessa: He's just a little bee, and he happens to be the nicest I've met in a long time!
Ken: Long time? What are you talking about? Are there other bugs in you life?
Vanessa: No, but there are other things bugging me in life. And you're one of them!
Ken: Fine! Talking bees, No yogurt night... My nerves are fried from riding on this emotional rollarcoaster!
Vanessa: Goodbye, Ken.
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Crazy Credits

The Ending Credits drift in a zig zag manner and bees fly about. See more »

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Featured in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 5 (2010) See more »

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Here Comes the Sun
Written by George Harrison
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Produced by Bill Bottrell
Sheryl Crow appears courtesy of A&M Records
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Terrible copy of Antz
15 November 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I was really astonished that the movie makers really dared to copy the entire movie "Antz" from 1998. They not only adapted the context of the film, but they also copied some scenes one to one. First, the story: A perfect working insect society, where everyone is happy to take his or her determined place, except for one. One Ant/Bee does not want to do the same labour for the rest of its life. Both insects decide to flee from their responsibility and try out a different live, not defined by society. Therefore Ant and Bee descide to leave their hive behind. While the Ant is becoming a hero by protecting the hive from an internal thread, the Bee is becoming a hero by protecting the hive from an external thread. But as you can see, apart from that, the plot does not really differ. While "Antz" entertained and really tried to incorporate the biology of ants in the movie, the "bee movie" abandoned everything about bee's, except their morphology and designed an industrial bee society, with cars, trucks, nectar-suction-plasma-injectors. Why the hell would bee's need cars??? Why does the Bee Barry B. Benson have a separate dad and mother??? Why aren't they working, although they claim that every bee will have to work 24/7? This all does not make sense in respect to bee biology and in respect to the films inner logic, which is far worse. I do not have troubles with fantastic movies, but when a movie starts to contradict its inner logic at several points, it just pisses me off.

Because at the point I noted that nothing adds up in this movie, I realized that everything was created in order to boost merchandising. You can sell more, if the bee has a car, if the drones have nectar-suction-plasma-injectors, you can charge an extra of 4,99$.

Watch ANTZ. Woodie Allan is far more funny in the role of the ant!!!!


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