Bee Movie Talent Announced

Posted on May 18, 2005

DreamWorks Animation has announced the roster of voice actors for its upcoming computer-animated comedy, Bee Movie. Jerry Seinfeld co-wrote and is producing and starring in the movie opposite Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger. Bee Movie is the comedic tale of Barry B. Benson, a graduate bee fresh out of college, who is disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice -- honey. On a chance opportunity to go outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by a woman, Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, Barry's eyes are opened to the world of humans and he soon discovers that people partake in the mass consumption of honey. Armed with this information, Barry realizes his true calling in life and decides to sue the human race for stealing the bees' honey. As a result, the bee and human communities get involved in ways they never had before, each one of them pointing a finger at the other. Barry gets caught up in the middle and finds himself with some very unusual problems to solve. Joining Seinfeld and Zellweger in the cast of Bee Movie are: Alan Arkin, Kathy Bates, Robert Duvall, Eric Idle, Larry King, William H. Macy, Tim Blake Nelson, Uma Thurman, Patrick Warburton and Oprah Winfrey.

The producer is Christina Steinberg (National Treasure, The Kid). Collaborating with Seinfeld on the script are writers Barry Marder, Spike Feresten and Andy Robin. Rounding out DreamWorks Animation's 2007 release slate, Bee Movie is slated for release in November 2, 2007, following the May 18, 2007 release of the third Shrek movie.

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