Top 10 Bumblebee Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Bumblebee 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 Bumblebee film message.

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.

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.

Bumblebee Easter Eggs

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

  • A scene in Bumblebee (2018) pays homage to the Transformers G1 Intro.

  • 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 - 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.

Bumblebee Hidden Details

1 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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.
Bumblebee poster
Bumblebee poster

Bumblebee Plot

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Bumblebee. 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 Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Travis Knight
Stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Jason Drucker
IMDB score 6.8