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Bee Movie

Promotional film poster
Directed by Simon J. Smith
Steve Hickner
Produced by Jerry Seinfeld
Christina Steinberg
Written by Jerry Seinfeld
Andy Robin
Barry Marder
Spike Feresten
Starring Jerry Seinfeld
Renée Zellweger
Matthew Broderick
John Goodman
Chris Rock
Kathy Bates
Megan Mullally
Patrick Warburton
Larry Miller
Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams
Editing by Nick Fletcher (supervising editor)
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
DreamWorks Animation
Release date(s) November 2, 2007 (US, CAN)
December 6, 2007 (AUS)
December 14, 2007 (UK)
Running time 91 min.
Language English
Budget US $150 million
Gross revenue $286,866,277
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Bee Movie is a 2007 Golden Globe-nominated CGI-animated film starring Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, and Patrick Warburton. Produced by DreamWorks Animation, it is directed by Simon J. Smith and Steve Hickner. Its title is a play on the term "B movie"[citation needed]. Bee Movie Game is video game based on the film Bee Movie. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 405 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (510 × 755 pixel, file size: 48 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... This article is about the comedian. ... Andy Robin is a writer and director who worked on NBCs Seinfeld for several seasons with collaborator Gregg Kavet, penning many episodes, including The Junior Mint, The Jimmy, and The Fatigues, which won the Writers Guild Award for Episodic Comedy. ... Spike Feresten is an American television writer and personality. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off and the adult Simba in Disneys The Lion King. ... For other persons of the same name, see John Goodman (disambiguation). ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... Megan Mullally (born November 12, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a three-time SAG and two-time Emmy Award-winning Irish-American actress, talk show host, singer and comedian, best known for her role as Karen Walker on Will & Grace. ... Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ... Lawrence J. Miller (best known as Larry Miller), born October 15, 1953 in Valley Stream, New York, is an American stand-up comedian and actor who frequently portrays babbling, obsequious yes-men, slightly odd friends, wisecracking professionals and other second-banana characters to headlining comedians in movies and television shows. ... Rupert Gregson-Williams is a British film score composer. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off and the adult Simba in Disneys The Lion King. ... Megan Mullally (born November 12, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a three-time SAG and two-time Emmy Award-winning Irish-American actress, talk show host, singer and comedian, best known for her role as Karen Walker on Will & Grace. ... For other persons of the same name, see John Goodman (disambiguation). ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ... DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... The King of the Bs, Roger Corman, produced and directed The Raven (1963) for American International Pictures. ...


Bee Movie is the first motion-picture script to be written by Seinfeld, who co-wrote it with Spike Feresten, Barry Marder, and Andy Robin. The film was produced by Jerry Seinfeld, Christina Steinberg and Cameron Stevning. The production was designed by Alex McDowell, and Christophe Lautrette was the art director. Nick Fletcher was the supervising editor and music for the film was composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams. The cast and crew include some veterans of Seinfeld's long-running NBC sitcom Seinfeld, including writer/producers Feresten and Robin, and actors Michael Richards (Seinfeld character Cosmo Kramer), Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld character David Puddy), and Larry Miller (who plays the title character on the Seinfeld episode "The Doorman".) Spike Feresten is an American television writer and personality. ... Andy Robin is a writer and director who worked on NBCs Seinfeld for several seasons with collaborator Gregg Kavet, penning many episodes, including The Junior Mint, The Jimmy, and The Fatigues, which won the Writers Guild Award for Episodic Comedy. ... Alex McDowell was born in Borneo to parents of English origin, and he is a production designer. ... Rupert Gregson-Williams is a British film score composer. ... This article is about the television network. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Michael Richards, see Michael Richards (disambiguation). ... Cosmo Kramer is a fictional character on the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), played by Michael Richards. ... Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ... David Puddy, usually just called Puddy, is a fictional character played by Patrick Warburton in the situation comedy Seinfeld. ... Lawrence J. Miller (best known as Larry Miller), born October 15, 1953 in Valley Stream, New York, is an American stand-up comedian and actor who frequently portrays babbling, obsequious yes-men, slightly odd friends, wisecracking professionals and other second-banana characters to headlining comedians in movies and television shows. ...

Contents

Plot

Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) is "just an ordinary bee" who recently graduated from college and is about to enter the hive's Honex Industries (a division of Hones Coporation and owned by Hexagon Group) honey-making workforce. Along with his best friend Adam Flamen (Matthew Broderick) Barry is initially very excited, but his latent, non-conformist attitude emerges upon finding out that his choice of job will never change once picked. This prompts Barry to leave the hive and see the world on a daily run with the macho, elite 'Pollen Jocks', though Adam tries to talk Barry out of it. He thoroughly enjoys his new freedom, and is impressed by the process of nectar collection and pollination, but after being stuck to a tennis ball during a game and flying through a panicky family's car he decides humans are crazy and that he should go home. Unfortunately, it begins to rain and he crash lands on a windowsill. The apartment's occupants have just come home and they close the window before Barry can escape. After freaking out the people inside and nearly being squashed, he is rescued by a female human named Vanessa Bloome (Renée Zellweger) and gently put back outside. This unexpected act of kindness intrigues Barry, who goes back in to thank the woman even though doing so would violate Bee Law #1 - "Don't talk to humans". Despite both of their expectations they develop an instant bond - bordering on attraction - and start hanging out together frequently. Of course all of their friends and family are completely upset by this relationship. This article is about the comedian. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off and the adult Simba in Disneys The Lion King. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ...


While they are going through a grocery store Barry is shocked to discover that the humans have been stealing and eating the bees' honey for centuries, and after venturing to Honey Farms and witnessing the artificial process by which the honey is gathered, he ultimately realizes that his true calling in life is to set the world right by suing the human race for stealing their precious honey. The trial initially goes well, until the main defense lawyer (John Goodman) goads Adam into stinging him in order to show the less lovable side of bees, but Barry counters by producing the smoke-machine used by Honey Farms to drug and subdue their bees. For other persons of the same name, see John Goodman (disambiguation). ...


Barry wins the lawsuit, and all honey in the world is confiscated and returned to the bees. Too late, Barry and Vanessa realize that the sudden, massive stockpile of honey has put every bee out of a job, including the vitally important Pollen Jocks. Without bees pollinating the flowers, all plant life begins dying with the entire food chain close behind. To set things right, he and Vanessa find a way to save all the flowers by going to the Tournament of Roses Parade in California and bringing back with them all the pollen-filled flowers to re-pollinate the world. Barry and Vanessa fly the flowers as luggage on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport. The flight begins to take a detour which would be fatal to the flowers, and in trying to intervene Barry accidentally knocks out terrified pilots. Vanessa joins him and tries unsuccessfully to fly the plane, but in the meantime millions of bees have rallied together and arrive at the last minute to help them safely land. A float from the 2004 Rose Parade A close up of roses used to create a rose bowl parade float. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ...


Armed with the pollen of the last flowers, Barry and the Pollen Jocks manage to reverse the damage and save the world's flowers, also restarting the bees' beloved honey production. Nothing is mentioned about the fate of the existing honey or companies like Honey Farms, though humans and bees are seen treating each other visibly better. Barry becomes a member of the Pollen Jocks, helping to pollinate the plants while also running a law firm inside Vanessa's flower shop, switching the name to "Barry and Vannesa's Flower Store". As the film closes, his office door reads "Insects at Work


Cultural references

The movie contains several references to other film classics. For instance, the scene in which Barry is floating in a pool of honey while his parents ask him what his plans for the future are, is a direct reference to The Graduate in which Dustin Hoffman is facing the same questions from his parents. Also, the scenes in the plane are very much like the scenes in Airplane!, including the line: "Does anyone know how to fly a plane?". A scene where Barry is trying to chase a honey truck has Barry mimicking movements of Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark. When Ray Liotta is at the stand in court, Barry says, "This guy isn't a good fella, he's a bad fella! An evil fella! A bum fella who sucks his own wee", referring to Liotta's role in Goodfellas. Winnie The Pooh can be seen with Piglet as Pooh is tranquilized and his honey (spelled "Hunny") is confiscated. And, the Vincent The Bear of Over the Hedge made a cameo but with no voice. It also contains a reference to George Lucas' company THX. Sting makes a cameo appearance- he is accused of 'casually stealing bee culture'- referring to his stage name "Sting", and is also noted that he isn't a policeman, either. When it is time to shut down honey production, the plant supervisor instructs one of his underlings with the statement "Turn your key sir!" - this is reference to "Turn your key sir! Turn your missile key now sir!" from the movie WarGames. Also, near the end of the film, a flight controller in the JFK Airport control tower exclaims he is "kuckoo-ka-choo", in response to the bees' pulsating flower. Those words are in the lyrics of The Beatles song I Am The Walrus. For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Airplane! is an American comedy film, first released on 27 June 1980, produced, directed, and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... This article is about the film. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is an Academy Award winning 1990 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Pooh redirects here. ... Piglet can refer to: Look up Piglet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A juvenile pig. ... This article is about the comic strip. ... For other uses, see THX (disambiguation). ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... This article is about the 1983 US movie. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Music sample I Am the Walrus Problems? See media help. ...


Cast

Megan Mullally was originally voicing the Queen of the hive and had even recorded her lines, yet due to film cuts, her character was cut.[citation needed] Jerry Seinfeld still wanted her to have a part in the movie, so he gave her the role of the Honex Tour Guide. At one point, Uma Thurman, Rebecca Soler, Robert Duvall, and Tim Blake Nelson were all attached, yet they dropped out for various reasons.[citation needed] This article is about the comedian. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off and the adult Simba in Disneys The Lion King. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... Barry Levinson Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Jewish-American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. ... For other persons of the same name, see John Goodman (disambiguation). ... Megan Mullally (born November 12, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a three-time SAG and two-time Emmy Award-winning Irish-American actress, talk show host, singer and comedian, best known for her role as Karen Walker on Will & Grace. ... Rip Torn (born February 6, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning television and film actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as Artie on the HBO comedy series The Larry Sanders Show. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... For other persons named Michael Richards, see Michael Richards (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television host. ... This article is about the television host. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Lawrence J. Miller (best known as Larry Miller), born October 15, 1953 in Valley Stream, New York, is an American stand-up comedian and actor who frequently portrays babbling, obsequious yes-men, slightly odd friends, wisecracking professionals and other second-banana characters to headlining comedians in movies and television shows. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Rebecca Soler is an American voice actress. ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. ... Tim Blake Nelson (born November 5, 1964) is an American character actor, film director, and singer. ...


Marketing

Trailers

Two teaser trailers have been released for the film that feature Seinfeld dressed in a bee costume, attempting to shoot the film in live-action. Eddie Izzard portrays the director, and Steven Spielberg suggests to Seinfeld in the second trailer to just do it as a cartoon. Upon the release of the first trailer, it was announced that three of the live-action teasers would be released in total. In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by human actors, as opposed to animation. ... Edward John Eddie Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is a double Emmy-winning English[1] stand-up comedian and actor. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... For other uses, see Cartoon (disambiguation). ...


In the second trailer, Steven Spielberg is taking a picture of himself and a pretty female Assistant Director, referencing the camera gag Ellen DeGeneres pulled on him during the 79th Academy Awards. Also in the second trailer, the bear that jumps out at Barry is Vincent the bear from Over the Hedge, another Dreamworks movie. An assistant director (AD) is a person who helps the film director in the making of a movie. ... Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and currently the Emmy Award-winning host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. ... The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... For other uses, see Bear (disambiguation). ... Over the Hedge is a computer-animated film based on the characters from United Media comic strip of the same name. ... This article is about the film studio. ...


The third trailer was released with Shrek The Third, but this was an animated teaser. The fourth trailer was released on the Bee Movie official website, and revealed most of the film's plot. According to a recent trailer, Cinnabon is featured in the movie. This article is about the film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In addition, two weeks before the release, NBC aired 22 behind-the-scenes skits called "Bee Movie TV Juniors", all of which are staged and tongue-in-cheek in nature.


The popular internet site Gaia Online has been featuring a great deal of promotional material for the film.[1] Gaia Online (pronounced // Online) is an anime-themed forums-based website. ...


Books

  • Bee Movie: The Story Book ISBN = Paperback: 0061251798, Hardcover: 978-0061251795
  • Bee Movie: The Honey Disaster ISBN = Paperback: 0061251666, Hardcover: 978-0061251665
  • The Art of Bee ISBN = Paperback: 0811859517, Hardcover: 978-0811859516
  • Bee Movie: Deluxe Sound Storybook ISBN = Paperback: 0696233843, Hardcover: 978-0696233845
  • Bee Movie (Ultimate Sticker Books) ISBN = Paperback: 0756632145, Hardcover: 978-0756632144
  • Bee Movie (I Can Find It) ISBN = Paperback: 0696233851, Hardcover: 978-0696233852
  • Bee Movie: The Junior Novel ISBN = Paperback: 006125178X, Hardcover: 978-0061251788
  • Bee Movie: What’s the Buzz? ISBN = Paperback: 0061251771, Hardcover: 978-0061251771
  • Bee Movie Mad Libs ISBN = Paperback: 0843126752, Hardcover: 978-0843126754
  • Bee Movie: Bee Meets Girl ISBN = Paperback: 0061251747, Hardcover: 978-0061251740

DVD and Blu-ray Disc release

Bee Movie was released on DVD on March 11, 2008 in both Fullscreen and Widescreen formats and a 2 Disc Special Edition DVD. The single-disc extras include Inside The Hive: The Cast of Bee Movie featurette, Tech of Bee Movie featurette, "We Got The Bee" Music Video, Meet Barry B. Benson feature, interactive games, and more. The special edition DVD Extras will include all that, along with a filmmaker commentary, alternate endings, lost scenes with commentary, the live action trailers, and Jerry's Flight Over Cannes. HD DVD version was cancelled after the demise of HD DVD[2]. Paramount released the movie on Blu-ray Disc on 20 May 2008.[3] is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage media format. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Reaction

Critical reception

Critical response was mixed, with 52% on Rotten Tomatoes and 54/100 on Metacritic. Frequent Seinfeld critic Ron Rosenbaum called the message of the film "childishly totalitarian" writing: "The film celebrates not bees who think, but a bee who learns the danger of thinking for himself, abandons his individuality, and becomes part of the hive mind, a cog in the honey-making machine."[4] Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times science writer, Natalie Angier, and Pulitzer Prize winning entomologist, Bert Hölldobler, criticized Bee Movie, as well as the movies Antz and A Bug's Life, for misrepresenting social insect workers as male instead of female.[5] The film was also criticized (http://www.dvdivas.net/movies/reviews/b/beemovie.html) for Mooseblood, Chris Rock's mosquito character, who was widely seen in ads and trailers for the movie and promoted as a major character, getting less than five minutes of screen time in the film. In a lackluster review, People magazine said, "Much of Bee is gently funny, the vocal performances are distinctive and the digital animation glistens, but in the end the characters and story lack—wait for it—sting."[6] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). ... Ron Rosenbaum (born on November 27, 1946, New York, New York) is an American journalist and author. ... The concept of Totalitarianism is a typology or ideal-type used by some political scientists to encapsulate the characteristics of a number of twentieth century regimes that mobilized entire populations in support of the state or an ideology. ... A hive mind (sometimes spelled hivemind) is a form of collective consciousness strongly exhibiting traits of conformity and groupthink. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Natalie Angier is a science writer for the New York Times. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Entomology is the scientific study of insects. ... Bert Hölldobler (born 1936) is a German myrmecologist who is a co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his work on The Ants (1991) with Edward O. Wilson. ... Antz is a 1998 computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks. ... A Bugs Life is a computer animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 25, 1998, in Australia on January 12, 1999 and in the United Kingdom on February 5, 1999. ... Eusociality is the phenomenon of reproductive specialisation found in some species of animal, whereby a specialised caste carries out reproduction in a colony of non-reproductive animals. ...


Bee Movie was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 65th Golden Globe Awards.[7] 65th Golden Globe Awards January 13, 2008 Picture - Drama: Picture - Musical or Comedy: TV Series - Drama: TV Series - Musical or Comedy: Miniseries or TV Movie: The 65th Golden Globe Awards, honouring the best in film and television of 2007, will be given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on 13...


Barry B. Benson was the announcer for Best Animated Short on the Oscars for 2008. But beforehand, he showed the audience some of his "prior" roles, including every bee in the swarm in The Swarm. The Best Animated Short award, is a US academy award given for animated short films. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Swarm, see Swarm (disambiguation). ...


Box office performance

The film opened at #2 with a weekend gross of $38,021,044, behind only American Gangster. On its second week, it surpassed American Gangster with a $25,565,462 weekend gross appearing as #1. As of February 14, 2008, it has grossed $126,631,277 domestically and $160,437,864 overseas for a worldwide total of $287,069,141. For the Jay-Z album inspired by the film, see American Gangster (album), and to see the television series on BET see American Gangster (TV series) American Gangster is a 2007 crime film written by Steve Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards and nominations

The Kids Choice Awards is an awards ceremony hosted by Nickelodeon. ... This article is about the comedian. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Annie Awards are given to an animation award show created by the International Animated Film Society ASIFA-Hollywood, and are animations highest honor[1]. Originally designed to celebrate lifetime or career contributions to animation in the fields of producing, directing, animation, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound...

Jerry Seinfeld Accusation: Plagiarism

Bee Movie was accused to be a rip-off of a concept developed in 2000 by a team of Swedish animation students, which they claim was presented to Dreamworks in 2001 under the name "Beebylon". The animation students say Dreamworks rejected the idea, on the basis of it being "too childish." When Bee Movie was announced in 2003, the students claim they once again contacted Dreamworks to make sure the movie was not similar to their original concept, and was given a reassuring answer. When one of the members of the "Beebylon" team saw a trailer of the movie in 2007, he deemed it a ripoff and attempted to find a U.S. lawyer who could represent them.


Jerry Seinfeld rejected the plagiarism claims during his PR tour for Bee Movie in Sweden. "I'm doing my best not to laugh and I'm taking it as serious as I can. But it's a little bit hard. It is entirely possible that somebody else came up with an idea about making a movie about bees. I knew nothing of this until this very morning and I hope they are not too upset." [8][9][10][11][12][13]


References

  1. ^ Forum :: Main Index | Gaia Online
  2. ^ Paramount Cancels Majority of HD DVD Slate (UPDATED) | High-Def Digest
  3. ^ Paramount officially rejoins the Blu-ray camp on May 20th - Engadget HD
  4. ^ Rosenbaum, Ron (2007-11-02). A Tale of Two Comics: Meet the anti-Seinfeld, Jerry's brilliant, twisted, evil twin.. Slate.
  5. ^ Angier, Natalie (2007-11-13). In Hollywood Hives, the Males Rule.. New York Times.
  6. ^ Rozen, Leah (2007-11-12), "Bee Movie". People, 68 (20):42
  7. ^ HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2007. goldenglobes.org (2007-12-13). Retrieved on 2007-12-13.
  8. ^ Translated from Swedish (original quote not given): "Jag försöker att inte skratta och tar det så allvarligt jag kan. Men det är lite svårt. Det är fullt möjligt att någon annan kommit på en idé att göra en film om bin. Jag visste inget om detta imorse och hoppas att de inte är alltför upprörda. De borde försöka göra en egen film." Seinfelds skämt blev film (Swedish)
  9. ^ Seinfeld förnekar plagiat av filmidé (Swedish)
  10. ^ Har Stephen Spielberg stulit en svensk filmidé? (Swedish)
  11. ^ Svenskar anklagar Spielberg för stöld (Swedish)
  12. ^ Henrik anklagar Spielberg för stöld (Swedish)
  13. ^ Seinfeld ler av svensk søksmål (Norwegian)

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Bee Movie (2007): Reviews (1334 words)
He is shocked to discover that the humans have been stealing and eating the bees' honey for centuries, and ultimately realizes that his true calling in life is to set the world right by suing the human race for stealing the bees' precious honey.
Bee Movie isn't a B movie, it's a Z movie, as in dizmal.
The bees are jewish, reffered to as Bee-ish in the movie.
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Knowing he has to say something to thank her for saving his life, Barry breaks the number one bee rule and talks to Vanessa (the breaking the rules is the bad attitude part).
Bees in a commercial hive are hit with smoke from a smoker and collapse, but are only stunned and later are okay.
Barry points out to bees in a commercial hive that their "queen" (seen in a photo on the wall) is really a guy in drag (with beard stubble, etc.).
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