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Bee Movie (2007)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  2 November 2007 (USA)
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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

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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Storyline

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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On November 2 Hold on to your honey 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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2 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Abelha  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,281,393 (UK) (14 December 2007)

Gross:

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

Both of Barry's nemeses are voiced by stars of films produced by Dreamworks' rival, Pixar. John Goodman, the voice of the opposing council, had the lead role in Monsters, Inc. (2001). Patrick Warburton, the voice of the human who almost killed Barry, was the title character in Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000). See more »

Goofs

Commercial jet airplanes of that size usually are going faster than 500 miles per hour, and the fastest insect (not the bee) only goes at about 30 miles per hour. See more »

Quotes

Ken: Stand back! These are winter boots!
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Crazy Credits

The fishing boy in the traditional opening DreamWorks logo is replaced by Barry the Bee. See more »

Connections

References Cutthroat Island (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Thinkin' Bee
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Jerry Seinfeld
Performed by Matthew Broderick & Jerry Seinfeld
Produced by Marc Shaiman
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Big disappointment
18 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I took our ten-year-old grandson to see this movie, assuming it would be a delight. It was not. My grandson laughed two or three times; same for me. My husband fell asleep. Boring is the best word I can think of to describe the movie. I will say that some of the writing directed at adults was clever, but it wasn't enough to carry the film. I'm a fan of Jerry Seinfeld, but even he couldn't make this movie something worth seeing. Many children's movies have lovely animation and cute little characters ... that just isn't enough ... they must be entertaining and interesting. Lots of children's movies have succeeded, but this one doesn't. Wait for the DVD rental.


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