Animation Block Party to screen Jerry Seinfeld’s meme-spawning DreamWorks Animation feature ‘Bee Movie’ at the 14th annual edition running July 27-30, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.
Brooklyn’s Animation Block Party, the largest animation festival on the East Coast, will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the theatrical debut of Jerry Seinfeld’s 2007 animated Bee Movie as a special program feature this July.
Seinfeld co-wrote and starred in the film as Barry B. Benson, a honey bee whose disillusionment with the honey-making profession ultimately leads to his lawsuit against humanity for stealing honey.
In recent years, Bee Movie has enjoyed renewed life as an internet meme, which may explain Animation Block’s choice to feature the movie choice despite a 51 percent “rotten” rating on rottentomatoes.com. The viral popularity of the film was acknowledged in the Vanity Fair article “How Bee Movie Won 2016.”
Reactions to the announcement on the Animation Block Party Facebook page ranged from Katy Hargrove’s comment, “Can’t tell if real or if trolling,” to Ron Yavnieli’s desire to know whether Seinfeld would be making a guest appearance. Speaking about sequel potential following the renewed interest in the property, Seinfeld had this to say in a Reddit AMA: “If you have any idea what animation is, you’d never do it.”
Animation Block Party’s special presentation of Bee Movie will take place this July at BAMcinématek. The 14th annual Animation Block Party runs July 27-30, 2017 at Rooftop Films & BAMcinématek.
Submit your work to the 14th annual Animation Block Party at www.animationblock.com/submit. The standard deadline for Animation Block Party 2017 festival submissions is May 19. The late deadline is June 5.
Source: Animation Block Party