Bee Movie (2007) Poster



In the first scene they show a collection of sneakers that Barry owns. In real life, Jerry Seinfeld is said to have a collection of more than 500 sneakers.
The first two movie trailers had Jerry Seinfeld trying to make a live action Bee Movie. After watching the disastrous results, Steven Spielberg asks, "Why don't you just make it a cartoon?"
According to Jerry Seinfeld, while having lunch at Steven Spielberg's house, he first mentioned the idea for the movie as a joke, but Spielberg loved the idea.
The animators spent thousands of hours observing bees to learn how to animate them and then drastically cartoonified them.
The character Martin Benson is a reference to an unseen character in Seinfeld: The Pez Dispenser (1992). "Marty Benson" allegedly died after Kramer poured ice-cold Gatorade on his head after a baseball game.
(at around 3 mins) When Barry and Adam reach their graduation ceremony, Barry says "That's a lot of pomp...under the circumstances". The music playing at the ceremony is the "Pomp and Circumstance" March No. 1 by Edward Elgar. This is a British military march often used in USA graduation ceremonies.
(at around 29 mins) 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.
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(at around 49 mins) The bear featured in the court scene is the Vincent from Over the Hedge (2006).
In some areas, release prints were delivered to theaters with fake titles: "Flower" and "Jocks".
The actual address of the fictitious Vanessa's Flower Shop is at the corner of 67th W and Columbus, New York, New York.
Bees in the real world have a very different biology than the bees in this movie. In the real world, male bees don't contribute at all to the honey-making process, which is done entirely by females. Male bees are drones, and just hang around the hive to mate with the queen. Drones have no stingers - that's the female reproductive organ and self-defense method - though bees do tend to die after stinging, as the stinger (which has tiny barbs on it) rips free of the body as the bee flies away. Also, male mosquitoes do not drink blood, only female mosquitoes do, as a protein source for their eggs, not as sustenance for themselves. Furthermore, insects have 6 legs, not 4. They have compound eyes, not simple ones.
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."
(at around 34 mins) The bit of music used for the brief "sword fight" scene between Barry and Hector was borrowed from the movie Cutthroat Island (1995).
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(at around 3 mins) The trams at Barry's graduation say "Winger University" on the front.
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(at around 1h 3 mins) When the bees shut down honey production, the foreman yells "Turn your key, sir!". This is a reference to the opening scenes of WarGames (1983), which Matthew Broderick stars in.
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LOGO GIMMICK: As the fisher boy was trying to get to the moon, a bee (Presumably Barry) comes up to the fisher boy and he tries to get the bee to leave him alone, but then the bee stungs the fisher boy's hand, and causes him to land on his crotch on the top of the moon and then lands on his head on the bottom, and then he falls off and starts screaming as the bee lands on the moon as the "Dreamworks Animation SKG" logo appears.
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