Bee Movie

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Overview

Barry B. Benson voice of Jerry Seinfeld is your average honeybee. Despite having recently received his diploma from bee college and being virtually guaranteed a bright future in honey, Barry feels he has the skills to pursue a number of different career paths and resents the fact that his employment opportunities are strictly limited to producing the sweet nectar. Upon breaking away from the hive and developing a friendship with an insect-loving New York florist voice of Renée Zellweger, Barry makes the shocking ...
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Overview

Barry B. Benson voice of Jerry Seinfeld is your average honeybee. Despite having recently received his diploma from bee college and being virtually guaranteed a bright future in honey, Barry feels he has the skills to pursue a number of different career paths and resents the fact that his employment opportunities are strictly limited to producing the sweet nectar. Upon breaking away from the hive and developing a friendship with an insect-loving New York florist voice of Renée Zellweger, Barry makes the shocking discovery that human beings eat honey in mass quantities. Having finally found his calling in life, the infuriated Barry decides to sue the human race for stealing all of the honey that his fellow bees work so hard to produce.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "We Got the Bee" music video; Pollination Practice video game; The OW! Meter; The Buzz about Bees; Inside the Hive: The Cast of Bee Movie and a Swarm of fun-filled EXTRAS!
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
If Jerry Seinfeld's TV show was about nothing, then his movie, Bee Movie, can be accused of just the opposite -- or at the very least, of violently changing course every couple minutes. It's an unqualified delight to be reacquainted with Seinfeld's distinctive voice and all the past laughs it calls to mind, but one wishes it were in the service of something sturdier than Bee Movie. While that title is a clever pun, there's nothing second-rate about this enterprise. Its colorful universe pops at every turn, as the DreamWorks animators conjure an intricate hive world where residents are comically temporary cogs in the larger machine, but don't seem any less cheerful for that fact. Bee Movie also makes some wonderful initial strides outside that world, as Seinfeld's Barry B. Benson accidentally meets a human woman, voiced at perfect pitch by Renée Zellweger. Seinfeld and Zellweger have such great chemistry, his pluck matching her loopiness, that their scenes together simply breeze by, making a bee-human pseudo courtship seem almost plausible. This disbelief becomes harder to suspend when Barry decides to sue the human race for wrongful appropriation of the bees' tirelessly wrought fruit: their precious honey. The courtroom trial and the events that follow provide a further strain on narrative fluidity. Ardent Seinfeld fans may blissfully follow his zigzaggy, convention-damning logic, but others will probably scratch their heads. The comedian deserves credit for thinking bigger than the contained bug worlds of Antz and A Bug's Life, but excess ambition didn't serve him well in the finale of his venerable show, either. Maybe he should just stay out of courtrooms. Still, in most respects this is a worthy realization of Seinfeld and friends' own tireless labors, even if its flaws -- like some groan-inducing one-liners -- seep through on a second viewing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • UPC: 097361322841
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Animated
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,544

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jerry Seinfeld Voice Only
Renée Zellweger Voice Only
Matthew Broderick Voice Only
Patrick Warburton Voice Only
John Goodman Voice Only
Chris Rock Voice Only
Kathy Bates Voice Only
Barry Levinson Voice Only
Larry King Voice Only
Ray Liotta Voice Only
Sting Voice Only
Oprah Winfrey Voice Only
Larry Miller Voice Only
Megan Mullally Voice Only
Rip Torn Voice Only
Michael Richards Voice Only
Mario Joyner Voice Only
Jim Cummings Voice Only, Voice Only
Tom Papa Voice Only, Voice Only
Andy Robin Voice Only
David Pimentel Voice Only
Chuck Martin Voice Only
Conrad Vernon Voice Only
David Herman Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
Carol Leifer Voice Only
Jeff Altman Voice Only
Brian Hopkins Voice Only, Voice Only
Tress MacNeille Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
Nathan D. Morrissey Voice Only, Voice Only
Olivia Mattingly Voice Only
Simon J. Smith Voice Only, Voice Only
Geoff Witcher Voice Only, Voice Only
John DiMaggio Voice Only, Voice Only
Barry Marder Voice Only
Sean Bishop Voice Only
Alan Arkin Voice Only
William H. Macy Voice Only
Colin Quinn Voice Only
Renée Taylor Voice Only
Tim Blake Nelson Voice Only
George Wallace Voice Only
Gavin Greenaway Conductor
Alastair King Conductor
Rupert Gregson-Williams Conductor
Technical Credits
Stephen Hickner Director
Simon J. Smith Director
Kevin Andrus Animator
Chris Bancroft Animator
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Christopher Lee Capel Animator
Tony Cosanella Production Manager
Michelle Cowart Animator
Steve Cunningham Animator
Donnachada Daly Animator
Eric Deuel Animator
Bill Diaz Animator
Leslee Feldman Casting
Spike Feresten Screenwriter
Will E. Files Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Fletcher Editor
Tomoyuki Harashima Animator
Willy Harber Animator
Martin P. Hopkins Animator
Steve Horrocks Animator
Jim Hull Animator
Yair Kantor Animator
Morgan Kelly Animator
Serguei Kouchnerov Animator
Christophe Lautrette Art Director
Deven Riley LeTendre Production Manager
James Lopez Animator
Kevin MacLean Animator
Barry Marder Screenwriter
Chuck Martin Screenwriter
Patrick Mate Animator
Alex McDowell Production Designer
Sean McLaughlin Animator
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
Tom Papa Screenwriter
David Pate Animator
Jane Poole Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean-Francois Rey Animator
Andy Robin Screenwriter
Benjie Rush Animator
Jerry Seinfeld Producer, Screenwriter
Sean Sexton Animator
Andrea Simonti Animator
Christina Steinberg Producer
Mike Stern Animator
Cameron Stevning Associate Producer
Mark Swift Co-producer
Mark Swift Co-producer
William Tessier Animator
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Wahl Animator
Alexis Wanneroy Animator
David Weatherly Animator
Greg Whittaker Animator
Rupert Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Scott Wright Animator
Onur Yeldan Animator
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bee Movie
1. Chapter 1 [7:17]
2. Chapter 2 [2:21]
3. Chapter 3 [2:33]
4. Chapter 4 [7:39]
5. Chapter 5 [7:31]
6. Chapter 6 [4:12]
7. Chapter 7 [9:57]
8. Chapter 8 [1:40]
9. Chapter 9 [1:43]
10. Chapter 10 [5:49]
11. Chapter 11 [4:35]
12. Chapter 12 [3:55]
13. Chapter 13 [5:33]
14. Chapter 14 [4:13]
15. Chapter 15 [8:42]
16. Chapter 16 [4:34]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bee Movie
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Tech Of Bee Movie
      Inside The Hive: The Cast Of Bee Movie
      Meet Barry B. Benson
      "We Got The Bee" Music Video
      DreamWorks animation Video Jukebox
         Shrek
         Shrek The Third
         Flushed Away
         Over The Hedge
         Madagascar
         Shark Tale
         Shrek 2
      Previews
         Play All
         Kung Fu Panda
         Madagascar: The Crate Escape
         The Spiderwick Chronicles
         Kung Fu Panda activision Game Trailer
   Set Up
      audio
         english Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         english Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
         French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
      Subtitles
         english
         French
         Spanish
         none
   Dream Works Kids
      The Buzz about Bees
      The OW! Meter
      That's Un-Bee-Lievable
      Be a Bee
      Pollination Practice
      DVD-ROM
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Pollination Power.

    Bee Movie with the voice talents of Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, John Goodman, Matthew B. and several more has a "cool" soundtrack. The storyline explains how insects and flowers assist with producing food as well as beautiful landscapes for humans. In the storyline the purpose of the bee is told. This is a good DVD for parents or adults to watch with children. Some of the behavior & language will hopefully go above the children's heads. *Beautiful, vibrant colors will draw the children's attention and keep them interested in the tale of the bee.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Not B-E-E, but B-O-O (and I'm not trying to scare you)

    If you haven't noticed it already, Dreamworks is (shamelessly) known for following in Pixar's footsteps.
    Pixar came out with A Bug's Life, then Dreamworks came out with Antz.
    Pixar: Monsters, Inc.; Dreamworks: Shrek
    Pixar: Finding Nemo; Dreamworks: Shark Tale
    Then Dreamworks got sneaky and coppied Pixar's Ratatouille and made Bee Movie. A human and an animal communicating in some way in our modern world and help each other out. I'll be brief in my review:
    #1) In Ratatouille, the human can't understand the rat. Pixar took the extra time and effort to make them communicate in more creative ways. In Bee Movie, the bee and the girl simply just talk to each other (and nearly fall in love, of course).
    #2) In Ratatouille, the RAT DOESN'T HOLD A COURT CASE BY SUING THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE.
    The bee does.
    If you want quality entertainment where the movie makers don't treat you and your two year like retards, then watch Ratatouille. If you want a good laugh, read the very first review posted on this thread (titled, "Un-Bee-leivably Funny), then read the one directly after that ("hmmmm"). With the exception of Over the Hedge, (and BARELY Kung-Fu Panda), Dreamworks needs to get their act together.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Bee Movie is a B-

    The Bee Movie is a very good movie if you're a Jerry Seinfield fan. Renee Zellweger is absolutely funny in this cartoon. She defended Barry B. Benson (Seinfield) against store employee by swatting him away with a rolled magazine. John Goodman and feigning death sequences and Patrick Warburton's issues with other people makes want to laugh. Matthew Broderick's character as Barry B. Benson's closest friend is touching.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Bee Movie is Fun AND Educational

    Jerry Seinfeld hit a homerun with this movie. It brings attention to the growing disappearance of bees on the planet. One doesn't realize how very important that bees actually are until you see this movie. Bees affect many aspects of our lives that may be forever changed if we cannot stop the disappearance of bees. This is a good movie for any age even if the little ones don't really understand the unlying message.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sure, It's DreamWorks, But It's Nothing Special

    I found it very simple. And very plain. Maybe good as a kid's movie, but not something that adults will like. You might as well pass on this, thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Un-BEE-lievably funny

    You won't BEE-lieve how funny this movie is. It's anything but a BEE-movie, it's an AAA movie. Jerry Seinfeld is so funny as the Bee. He'll make you want to say "Oh BEE-have" BEE-cause his antics are non-stop. If anyone say they don't like this movie, I wouldn't BEE-lieve them. BEE sure to pick it up soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Depends on Seinfeld!!!!

    If you are a fan of the man Jerry Seinfeld you will surely love this movie. If you are like me and Mr. Jerry Seinfeld is just an ok guy and doesn't knock your socks off your will probabley feel similar about his movie. A lot of the funny lines are held buy supporting bees. I think this movie is worth watching one time but it is not due for a repeat performance. Kids will love it! And I for one would like my kids to be ignorant and have an imagination then be uncreative and smarty pants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hmmmm

    Dan "The Movie Man" Wolfson should be punished somehow for the previous, ridiculous comment. The amount of times you can fit BEE into a paragraph does not showcase creativity, only some sort of mental processing problem. With that said this movie was horrible. There's no way to suspend disbelief when you see an insect arguing a case in the supreme court. Maybe we should think about how ignorant we're making our children with stuff like this. Maybe Dan's parents should have thought of that too. :"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    meh.

    This was no "Bug's Life." The jokes were contrived and most of them fell flat. This movie had so much potential. The inner-workings of the bee hive were fascinating and creative, but the plot felt forced.

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