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Bee Movie (2007)

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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:
Barry B. Benson (voice)
Vanessa Bloome (voice)
Adam Flayman (voice)
Ken (voice)
Mooseblood (voice)
Janet Benson (voice)
Martin Benson (voice)
Bee Larry King (voice)
Ray Liotta (voice)
Sting (voice)
Judge Bumbleton (voice)
Buzzwell (voice)
Trudy (voice)
Lou Lo Duca (voice)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Honey just got funny. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Abelha  »


Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,021,044, 4 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the scene in the movie where Barry and Vanessa are at the supermarket, Barry says, "Son of the mighty Hercules!". Rip Torn, who plays the Pollen Jocks general, voiced Hercules' father Zeus in Hercules (1997) 10 years prior, of which was also his first animated movie. See more »


In the court scene, the defendant (or the company representatives) says their opening statement first, when the prosecution (the bees) actually delivers their opening statement first. See more »


Ken: In tennis, you attack at the point of weakness!
Vanessa: It was my grandmother, Ken. She's 81.
Ken: Honey, her backhand's a joke! I'm not gonna take advantage of that?
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Crazy Credits

The following gags appear in the credits:
  • Cinematic Visionary Dinner Companion - Steven Spielberg
  • Deus Ex Machina (Hand of God) - Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • Wife Support System - Jessica Seinfeld
  • Pizza Consultant - Chris Bianco
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #38.8 (2007) See more »


Pomp and Circumstance
Written by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
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User Reviews

6 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

It was a light hearted-animated-comedy-for the whole family. It taught good values, like take pride in what you do as a person. But it was geared in my opinion toward little kids. I took my 3 cousins (3 years to 8 Years) and they loved it but they wanted to get bees as pets.... try to explaining why a 3 year old can't have a bee as a pet. When i saw the parts in the court room the way the bees moved in sync it was amazing. It has nothing on the original computer generated movie "Shrek". It set all kinds of ground work for newer movies like The Bee Movie. The CG of the bees flying was a pretty cool look how they all flew in droves just like it was an actual bees taking flight. I think that there should be more family friendly films like this one. But, all in all it was a good Flick.

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