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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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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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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

The Flight Controller saying "Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo," as the plane flies and settles in a bee-like fashion is a reference to the line in Simon and Garfunkel's song "Mrs. Robinson." See more »

Goofs

(at around 36 mins) The windshield-wipers that Barry and the mosquito are riding on, don't move all the way over to the driver's side of the wind-shield. However; the marks made by the wipers do go all the way over to the driver's side of the wind-shield. See more »

Quotes

Adam Flayman: You met someone? Was she beeish? Not a wasp! Your parents will kill you. Is she a cicada?
Barry B. Benson: Nah.
Adam Flayman: Is it a spider?
Barry B. Benson: You know, I've never been attracted to spiders. I know they're the hottest thing around, with the eight legs, but I just can't get past that face.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofed in Mad: Ko-Bee Movie/Law & Ogre (2011) 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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Lighthearted Humor - Fun Movie
4 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a silly movie. It's goal is to make you laugh, and little beyond that. Indeed I laughed for most of the movie. It is hard for me to find much fault when I am laughing that much. That the last act had fewer jokes was a minor misstep. The characters were cute and the story didn't get in the way of the humor. And I kind of enjoyed the story, it was a little odd and funny.

It is unusual among animated movies in that its focus is jokes, kind of like a stand-up act. There are a lot of these jokes and they are quite funny! Does anything feel better than laughing? (OK, well very few things.) The story is mainly there as a vehicle for the jokes. So perhaps slightly different expectations will serve you well with this movie.

Don't go to this for a serious story! It is light humor, and at that game a great success. If you recognize that that is what the filmmakers are going for, then you will enjoy it. If you are expecting an incredible story or thrilling action or amazing animated beauty, then you might be disappointed.

As lighthearted humor with playful animation, and a great ending song, the film is a success.


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