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Saw this on yahoo:

Meanwhile, despite being stung by a lawsuit, life is pretty sweet for Seinfeld.

The comic has written CGI-animated film Bee Movie for DreamWorks, which he will also produce and provide the lead voice for, backed by an all-star cast, including Renée Zellweger, Oprah Winfrey and Uma Thurman.

The pic tells the story of a bee fresh out of college who sues humanity for theft of his species' honey supply.

Bee Movie has been slated for a Nov. 2, 2007 release, DreamWorks said Thursday.


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(hope I'm not risking making too many posts today, haven't been around in a while. If so, sorry Charles!)

A friend of mine showed me his friend's short, "A Bee Movie" starring a bee, 8-10 months ago.

It was all over the net for a while, now I can't google a reference to it.

Wonder if the guy has a lawyer on the phone as we speak? I'm implying nothing, the world is one giant coincidence. But you know how these things go. Someone announces, someone sues.

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Sorry. I'm one of the sizeable percentage of humanity that has never found Jerry Seinfeld funny.

And please, let's not argue over "who has a sense of humor and who doesn't," because there are all kinds of humor, and one size does not fit all. I just know that, of the few times I tried to watch his show, I finally understood the existential concept of nothingness. I sat down, I got up, half an hour had disappeared from my life and it was nothing I could remember.

My point: is it a good thing to have an animated movie written and performed by an exclusively verbal comic? Woody Allen playing Woody Allen as an ant in "Ants" didn't do much; are they trying to have Seinfeld play Seinfeld as a bee that talks and talks and talks? (And at least Allen has written movies before.)

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Comedy is a subjective thing. Either you get it or you don't. I find Seinfeld to be very funny. Will the movie be funny? Dunno. I'll have to see it when it comes out - and I hope they don't dumb it down for the kiddie audience.
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Seinfeld was like most sitcoms that are named after the star of the show - he is the calm center of a hurricane, surrounding himself with funny characters to play off of.
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I like Sienfeld, but I hope his material hasn't been tamed by writing for a childrens audience. I haven't got a problem with a 'talk' heavy character, it worked for Garfield in the old TV series.

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