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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 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


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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Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Abelha  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The scene with Barry B. Benson in the pool is a take off on The Graduate (1967). In both scenes the title character's parent's ask what they want to do with their lives. Both characters are unsure what the future will hold. Both are also having a secret affair. See more »


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


Barry B. Benson: ...when he finally gets there, he runs up the steps, into the church, the wedding is on and he says "Watermelon? I thought you said Guatamelan, why would I marry a watermelon?" ha ha ha
Vanessa: Oh! is that uh, a bee joke?
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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 »


References Unlawful Entry (1992) See more »


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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enjoyable as can bee
24 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Sharp, funny animated feature about a beemused young bee and recent college graduate who learns that he's destined to work a routine colony job for the rest of his life. Although his natural instinct is to beeware of humans, his life takes a turn for the better when he meets a saintly florist who not only beefriends him, but helps him quickly file a lawsuit beefore humans can take all the credit for mass production of honey! Occasionally too silly for words, probably by intention, but lots to take in with superb animation, good gags, and quirky, memorable characters. Comedy is uneven at times, but still serves as acceptable entertainment for kids and adults alike. ***

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