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.
The animators spent thousands of hours observing bees to learn how to animate them and then drastically cartoonified them.
Barry B. Benson: Hi!
(at around 1h 16 mins) The lever that Vanessa uses to turn off engine power would actually be a lever to lower landing gear.
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.
RUR 73,015,099 (Russia) (4 November 2007)