PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Dreamworks Animation's 4th film to star Experienced Voice Actor Jim Cummings, after The Road to El Dorado (2000), Shrek (2001) and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003).
Kenneth! What are you doing?
Ken: You know, I don't even like honey! I don't eat it!
Vanessa: We need to talk!
Vanessa: He's just a little bee, and he happens to be the nicest I've met in a long time!
Ken: Long time? What are you talking about? Are there other bugs in you life...
The bees decide to stop making honey because of having too much. However, they had no reason to stop pollinating.
Barry stings the fishing boy, causing him to fall away, and then takes his place on the moon in the DreamWorks Animation logo.
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.
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