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Bee Movie

Bee Movie

Date: Jan 09 2008

Themes: Pop Culture

Intro

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Shortly after the final episode Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld was sitting around one day and started thinking to himself…

“What is the deal with bees? Why are they so obsessed with honey? They know the beekeeper is going to come take it away, yet they continue to produce it. I think it’s time the bees did something for themselves for a change. I think they ought to make a bee movie.”

Seinfeld laughed at himself for about five minutes for making such a clever pun on B movies. Then he set to work with Steven Spielberg on Bee Movie, an animated, feature-length film.

Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Mason

Mason

Jason:  So, uh, Seinfeld, you know just did this Bee Movie...

Mason:  Yeah, the Bee Movie thing.

Jason:  I totally didn’t see that coming after his sit-com, that he was going to do an animated film.

Mason:  Yeah, I don’t know…

Jason:  But he said it was actually way harder than doing the sit-com because he said making a movie like that is essentially doing the pilot and the final episode in the same sitting, which is the two hardest things to write for a sit-com.

Mason:  Yeah, honestly, it didn’t seem like a movie I wanted to see. But I remember one of the first trailer kind of things that came out, they had…The live-action dressed up everybody in costumes. Like Jerry Seinfeld dressed in a bee costume.

Jason:  Oh my goodness!

Mason:  And they made this giant windshield and it was like bugs getting stuck on the windshield of a car driving was kind of the set-up. It was really cool. Almost had kind of a Michel Gondry sort of feel. That real set, very stage theater-oriented.

Jason:  They should have done the whole movie like that. I would love to see…

Mason:  That would have been a better movie.

Jason:  ...uh…

Mason:  Jerry Seinfeld?

Jason:  Jerry Seinfeld in a bee outfit. That would be an awesome movie.

 

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Discussion

Like many Seinfeld fans, Jason didn’t guess that after his TV show ended, the comedian would produce an animated movie. Jason has read interviews with Seinfeld that said that the movie was harder to write than the sit-com.

Mason doesn’t think Bee Movie looks very good. But he saw a trailer for it in which Seinfeld was dressed in a bee costume. Jason and Mason agree that Seinfeld in a bee costume would make any movie better.

What actor would you most like to see in a bee costume?

 

Comments

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

nice movie!


i like it.

07:34 AM Jul 07 2014 |

yesil5363

yesil5363

Turkey

This movie is great..I watched it a few times. 

08:45 AM Mar 08 2011 |

crumarina

crumarina

United States

I love this movie. It is just fun.

05:30 AM Jul 29 2010 |

dalia*

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

I Like It Very much

02:38 PM Jul 28 2010 |

Rasha El-badry

Egypt

 In fact i watched this movie, it's so wonderful. I hope all  watch it.

06:09 PM Mar 21 2010 |

DaeNg

DaeNg

Thailand

This is the good lesson that to know Bee Movie.Smile

07:18 AM Nov 19 2009 |

julywidiawati

Indonesia

my daughters love this movie so much, and nice soundtracks..

07:02 AM Nov 19 2009 |

h-a-h

h-a-h

Bahrain

nice lesson

i like it

it's interesting

05:32 AM Sep 30 2009 |

magic1015

magic1015

China

i don’t think it is a flim deserved much expectaion

01:21 PM Jul 29 2008 |

wewiwi0507

wewiwi0507

Viet Nam

I heard about this movie but i have not watched yet. I think i will download it soon. Cool

05:23 PM Apr 22 2008 |

englishbaby2008

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like it very much ,such an interesting Animation it is.Smile

10:29 AM Mar 17 2008 |

englishbaby2008

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like it very much ,such an interesting Animation it is.

10:28 AM Mar 17 2008 |

aymenx25

Tunisia

i can't understand

10:57 AM Mar 11 2008 |

little_fisher

China

i like animated movies, i will have a look at this movie~

12:53 PM Jan 16 2008 |

manjeet shrivastava

India

Icouldn’t understand so what i say

10:57 AM Jan 15 2008 |

Dubai,Jewels

United Arab Emirates

interesting

02:00 PM Jan 14 2008 |

Guess

Guess

China

???

08:06 AM Jan 13 2008 |

thisisbenmo

China

I didn’t enjoy this movie that much, though I love animated movies. It’s not funny! I am crazy about another animated movie called cars! I love it!

05:29 AM Jan 12 2008 |

geryilmaz

geryilmaz

Turkey

I havent watched yet but as I heard, It is good film. and I want to watch it as soon as possible…

09:31 PM Jan 11 2008 |

kangning85

China

GOOD

09:17 PM Jan 11 2008 |

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