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(2007)

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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?"
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.
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.
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).
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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. Lastly, they do not have fingers, teeth, clothing or the ability to mimic human speech.
In some areas, release prints were delivered to theaters with fake titles: "Flower" and "Jocks".
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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.
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Two references to The Beatles include the song "Here comes the Sun," and the Flight Controller saying "Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo," as the plane flies and settles in a bee-like fashion.
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The actual address of the fictitious Vanessa's Flower Shop is at the corner of 67th W and Columbus, New York, New York.
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The trams at Barry's graduation say "Winger University" on the front.
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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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The animators spent thousands of hours observing bees to learn how to animate them and then drastically cartoonified them.
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