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Bee Movie (2007)

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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:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Barry B. Benson (voice)
Renée Zellweger ... Vanessa Bloome (voice)
Matthew Broderick ... Adam Flayman (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Ken (voice)
John Goodman ... Layton T. Montgomery (voice)
Chris Rock ... Mooseblood (voice)
Kathy Bates ... Janet Benson (voice)
Barry Levinson ... Martin Benson (voice)
Larry King ... Bee Larry King (voice)
Ray Liotta ... Ray Liotta (voice)
Sting ... Sting (voice)
Oprah Winfrey ... Judge Bumbleton (voice)
Larry Miller ... Buzzwell (voice)
Megan Mullally ... Trudy (voice)
Rip Torn ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Get the nectar, make the honey, get the pollen, make the honey. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild suggestive humor, and a brief depiction of smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Abelha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,021,044, 4 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,631,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,594,577
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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?" See more »

Goofs

Adam stings Montgomery and ends up in the hospital still living with a plastic sword as a replacement stinger. In reality, once a bee loses its stinger, the bee dies leaving behind not only its stinger, but part of its abdomen and digestive tracts as well as its muscles and nerves. See more »

Quotes

Barry B. Benson: You know, there is a Larry King in the real world.
Bee Larry King: It's a common name.
Barry B. Benson: He has suspenders, a desk, a TV show, different color lights behind him, and a marquee at the bottom of the screen saying what was just said even though you just heard him.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The British version is cut by 20 seconds. Dreamworks were required by the British Board of Film Classification to remove "a potentially dangerous and easily imitated technique involving materials that are readily available in the average household". The "dangerous and easily imitated technique" involved the ignition of an aerosol can to form a makeshift flame-thrower - this is replaced by a shower head in the UK version. They were not given the choice of releasing the film uncensored at a higher age rating because the film was aimed at younger viewers. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 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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Ignore the critics. We had a great time.
4 November 2007 | by rdbergsSee all my reviews

Is the Bee Movie the best animated movie we've ever seen? No. But, defying the critics, I took my 11 year old daughter (who didn't really want to go) and my 5 year old son to see the movie and we all really enjoyed it. Most importantly, the story and humor of the movie operates at multiple levels, so it appealed to all of us at our individual age level.

What is beyond dispute is that the visual feel of the movie is incredible. Some of the bee hive interior and flight scenes were just breathtaking. My kids were spellbound.

To me the best judge of a movie is how fast it moves along. This one kept us all entertained throughout and its 90 minute running time felt like half that. So, ignore the critics, and take your kids. They'll have a great time, and even if you're not a Seinfeld fan, so will you.


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