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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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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:

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

Gross:

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

In some areas, release prints were delivered to theaters with fake titles: "Flower" and "Jocks". See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) When Vanessa has just saved Barry and has him under a glass with Ken's brochure underneath the glass. There is a close up and the word "backwards" can clearly be read although upside down. The shot changes to Vanessa opening the window and letting Barry out. Barry and the glass are now over a photo. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: Why don't you just fly everywhere? Isn't it faster?
Barry B. Benson: Flying is exhausting. Why don't you humans just run everywhere, isn't that faster?
Vanessa: I see your point.
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Crazy Credits

Cinematic Visionary Dinner Companion - Steven Spielberg Deus Ex Machina (Hand of God) - Jeffrey Katzenberg Wife Support System - Jessica Seinfeld Pizza Consultant - Chris Bianco See more »

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Spoofs Larry King Live (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar Sugar
Written by Jeff Barry & Andy Kim
Performed by The Archies
Courtesy of Ron Dante
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Take flight and shake off the blues with yellow!!!
5 November 2007 | by (Boston, MA United States) – See all my reviews

I must admit, my first impression was it would be just for kids. I was pleasantly surprised just how much of a kid I still am! The Bee Movie was an adventure in honey heaven. The cheerful animation and very funny script kept me flying high to the very end! I loved this movie. It lifted my spirit and helped me to relate to my own dull working world experience. I see so much potential in this film for sequels and spin-offs. A clever script and comic timing that only Jerry Seinfeld has mastered, this film is sure to take you on a journey. It blends fantasy and reality so delicately they are both interchangeable. Seinfeld was at his best. I also have a new respect for the little buggers (bees)! I recommend this movie to anyone who feels trapped in their routine... set yourself free and see the Bees!


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