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22. "BEE MOVIE"
Released: Nov. 2, 2007
Directors: Simon J. Smith and Steve Hickner
Voice cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Kathy Bates, Barry Levinson, Rip Torn, Oprah Winfrey
How it stacks up: In theory, a Jerry Seinfeld-scripted animated film voiced by the comedian's recognizable intonations is a home run idea. And indeed, Seinfeld's wit lends a lot to "Bee Movie," yielding more than its fair share of chuckles along the way. But the gags outweigh the story eventually as the visuals strain to emulate what Pixar has managed with ease. It's not on the lowest rung of DreamWorks product by any means, but given the talent involved, it could have been much more.
Memorable moment: In a wink to the "Madagascar" series, the unmistakeable voice of Chris Rock shows up during a brief mid-movie interlude as a big-rig-hitching mosquito bemoaning how hard it is out there for a blood-sucker.