Top 39 Bee Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Bee facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Bee film message.

In The Bee Movie, after the bees win the court case and honey becomes a "controlled substance" the ATF becomes the ATFH (which stands for alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and honey)
In The Bee Movie, after the bees win the court case and honey becomes a "controlled substance" the ATF becomes the ATFH (which stands for alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and honey)
In the Bee Movie, all the male bees have 'buzz cut' hairstyles
In the Bee Movie, all the male bees have 'buzz cut' hairstyles

Bee Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. While filming the "Day-O" scene in Beetlejuice (1988) it was Dick Cavett's suggestion that they shoot the attacking shrimp hands in reverse because the guy's under the table couldn't tell when or where to grab the actor's faces, they missed altogether or occasionally poked some eyes.

Bee Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Barry bring a bear into the courtroom; this is the same bear "Vincent" from Over the Hedge.
    Barry bring a bear into the courtroom; this is the same bear "Vincent" from Over the Hedge.
  • A scene in Bumblebee (2018) pays homage to the Transformers G1 Intro.

  • 1 - Drew Barrymore's character Josie joins the math team, The Denominators who clearly don't know any of the numbers of Pi after 3.14.
    Drew Barrymore's character Josie joins the math team, The Denominators who clearly don't know any of the numbers of Pi after 3.14.
  • 1 - Teletraan 1, the computer used by the Autobots in the original Generation 1 series, can be seen on the launch pad in Cybertron.
    Teletraan 1, the computer used by the Autobots in the original Generation 1 series, can be seen on the launch pad in Cybertron.
  • 1 - - Bee's redesigned battle mask, in addition to having segmented 'insect eyes', is inspired by the face of his original 80's toy, which he shares a vehicle mode with in the movie
    - Bee's redesigned battle mask, in addition to having segmented 'insect eyes', is inspired by the face of his original 80's toy, which he shares a vehicle mode with in the movie
  • 1 - The bees in Bee Movie (2007) only have eye colors of Blue or Brown because they begin with the letter B
    The bees in Bee Movie (2007) only have eye colors of Blue or Brown because they begin with the letter B
  • 1 - Memo was reading a GoBots comic book. GoBots were a competing franchise to Transformers in the 1980's but eventually became an alternative universe after GoBots' creator, Tonka, were acquired by Hasbro.
    Memo was reading a GoBots comic book. GoBots were a competing franchise to Transformers in the 1980's but eventually became an alternative universe after GoBots' creator, Tonka, were acquired by Hasbro.
  • Barry asks Vannessa "Ya like jazz?" Vanessa is voiced by Ren?e Zellweger, who played Roxie in the movie adaption of the jazz musical "Chicago".

Bee Hidden Details

1 - The bridge in the model town has a hole in it from where Adam and Barbara crashed through the wall to their deaths.
The bridge in the model town has a hole in it from where Adam and Barbara crashed through the wall to their deaths.
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1 - Otho jokes those who commit suicide become civil servants in the afterlife. The receptionist slit her wrists.
Otho jokes those who commit suicide become civil servants in the afterlife. The receptionist slit her wrists.
1 - The legs that Beetlejuice is caressing are actually the legs of the director Tim Burtons girlfriend at the time.
The legs that Beetlejuice is caressing are actually the legs of the director Tim Burtons girlfriend at the time.

The rows of beehives are meant to look like rows of gravestones.

1 - When Juno the case worker exhales her cigarette, the smoke comes from the gash in her neck.
When Juno the case worker exhales her cigarette, the smoke comes from the gash in her neck.

The waiting room has a sign that says "No Exit". "No Exit" is a 1944 existentialist play by Sartre about people in an afterlife waiting room.

1 - Akeelah was given a 100% on her spelling test despite the third word reading "bacause"
Akeelah was given a 100% on her spelling test despite the third word reading "bacause"

Bumblbee is unable to speak so he communicates by cycling through different radio stations. At the end of the film when he says "My name is Bumblebee" all the words are from radio broadcasts except for the word "Bumblebee" which is a recording of Charlie calling him by that name.

1 - Charlie is wearing overalls with the letters "BFG" on the back, as in Roald Dahl's book "The BFG", about a girl who befriends a giant; together they defeat other, more malevolent giants. Bumblebee is the Big Friendly Giant in this scenario.
Charlie is wearing overalls with the letters "BFG" on the back, as in Roald Dahl's book "The BFG", about a girl who befriends a giant; together they defeat other, more malevolent giants. Bumblebee is the Big Friendly Giant in this scenario.

Otho says "You know what they say about people who commit suicide. In the afterlife, they become civil servants." Before this scene it showed all of the workers in the afterlife with self-inficted wounds.

Baron Wolfhausen is goaded into taking the final bet. He then orders Spectator #1 be killed which is the name of his character.

There is an obviously missing door close sound effect in the final film.

1 - Once Josie becomes popular, Gibby, Kirsten, and Kristen wear pilot wing pins too
Once Josie becomes popular, Gibby, Kirsten, and Kristen wear pilot wing pins too

Landfill goes to jail and turns Muslim. Later, he's woken up by his wife and eats ham.

During the U-Boat scene, Baron von Wolfhausen (J?rgen Prochnow) mentions "...I had a bad experience in one of these once." This is a nod to Prochnow's role in Das Boot.

1 - The screen at the Hive's airport control tower is actual representation of the Unoted States DEFCON Level in real life.
The screen at the Hive's airport control tower is actual representation of the Unoted States DEFCON Level in real life.

- During the tandem bicycle ride home, Fink's glasses accidentally fall off his face when they pull up to Todd's house. He deftly catches them, briefly surprising himself.

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When Bee and Dropkick are fighting in the shipyards, Bee gets thrown by Dropkick and as he is in midair he transforms to vehicle mode and turns around and Superman punches Dropkick which is an homage to the original G1 cartoon where Jazz did that exact thing in the intro to the show

1 - Barry exclaims that there's "quite a bit of pomp under the circumstances." This happens while "Pomp and Circumstance" is playing.
Barry exclaims that there's "quite a bit of pomp under the circumstances." This happens while "Pomp and Circumstance" is playing.
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The realtor's daughter rolls up the car window when Lydia approaches to ask what happened to the Maitland's.

Could this be because of Joker and Shazam releasing next year or Market Strategy

1 - Is small reference to Meatloaf song "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear". Michael Bay directed music video for this song in 1994.
Is small reference to Meatloaf song "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear". Michael Bay directed music video for this song in 1994.
1 - In Bumblebee (2018), it is explained that Charlie's father had died of a heart attack. When Bumblebee is tortured and briefly dies, Charlie attempts to send an electric shock through him with a taser gun as a defibrillator. Bumblebee soon regains consciousness, unlike Charlie's father.
In Bumblebee (2018), it is explained that Charlie's father had died of a heart attack. When Bumblebee is tortured and briefly dies, Charlie attempts to send an electric shock through him with a taser gun as a defibrillator. Bumblebee soon regains consciousness, unlike Charlie's father.
1 - You can see Shatter and Dropkick, the main villains of the film, rush towards Optimus Prime.
You can see Shatter and Dropkick, the main villains of the film, rush towards Optimus Prime.
Bee poster
Bee poster

Bee Plot

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Bee. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director Simon J. Smith
Stars Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton
IMDB score 6.1