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Just zoom in: According to all lenown laws of aviation there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway. Because bees don't care what humans thinic is impossitble." SEQ. 75- "INTRO TO BARRY" INT. BENsON HOUSE - DAY ANGLE ON: Sneakers on the ground. Camera PANS UP to reveal BARRY BENSON'S BEDROOM ANGLE ON: Barry's hand fipping through different sweaters in his closet. BARRY Yellow black, yellow black, yellow black, yellow black, yellow black, yellow black.oolih, black and yellow. ANGLE ON: Barry we arng the sweater he picked, lookmg in the minor. BARRY (CONTD) Yeah, let's shalke it up a little. He picks the black and yellow one. He then goes to the sinkt, takes the top off a CONTAINER OF HONEY, and puts some honey into his hair. He squirts some in his mouth and gargles Then he takes the id off the bottle, and rolls some on like deodorant. CUT TO: INT. BENSON HOUSE KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS Barny's mother, JANET BENSON, yells up at Bary. JANET BENSON Barny, breakfast is ready! CUT TO: "Bee Movie US REVISIONS 8/13/07 1. INT. BARRY'S ROOM CONTINUOUS BARRY Coming! SFX: Phone RINGING. Bary's antennae vibrate as they RING bke a phone. Bany's hands are wet. He looks around for a towel. BARRY (CONTD) Hang on a second He wipes his hands on his s weater, and pulls his antennae down to lus ear and mouth. BARRY (CONT'D) Hello? His best friend ADAM FLAYMAN, is on the other end. ADAM Bary? Son. And a perfect report card, all B's. JANET BENSON (mushing Barry's har) Very proud BARRY Ma! I've got a thing going here. Banry re-adjusts his hair, starts to leave. JANET BENSON You've got some lint on your fuzz. She pecks it off. BARRY Ow, that's me! MARTIN BENSON Wave to us. We'll be in row 118,000. Barry zips off. BARRY Bye! JANET BENSON Bany, I told you, stop flying in the house! CUT TO: SEQ. 750 - DRIVING T0 GRADUATION EXT. BEE SUBURB - MORNING A GARAGE DOOR OPENS. Barry dnves out an his CAR. "Bee Movie" JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 3. ANGLE ON: Bany's friend, ADAM FLAYMAN, standing by the curb. He's reading a NEWSPAPER with the HEADLINE: "Frisbee Hits Hive: Internet Down. Bee-standen "I heard a sound, and next thing I going to tis funeral? BARRY No, I'm not going to lus funeral. Everybody knows you sting s omeone you die, you don't waste it on a squinel. He was such a hot head. ADAM Yeal, I guess he could've just gotten out of the way, The DRIVE through a loop de loop. BARRY AND ADAM Whoa..Whooowheee!! ADAM I love this incorporating the amusement park right into our regular day. BARRY I guess that s why they say we don't need vacations. CUT TO: SEQ. 95- GRADUATION EXT. GRADUATION CEREMONY - CONTINUOUS Bany and Adam come to a stop. They exit the car, and fly over the crowd to their seats. BARRY (re: graduation ceremony) " Boy, quite a bit of pompunder the circumstances. They land in their seats. BARRY (CONT'D) Well Adam, today we are it's just ornentation. The rows of chars change in transformer-like mechanical motion to Universal Studios type tour trams. Buzzwell walies off stage. BARRY (re tramas) Whoa, heads up! Here vee go. "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 6. SEQ. 125 - "FACTORY FEMALE VOICE (V.0) Keep your hands and antennas IRSide the tram at all times. (in Spanish) Dejen las manos y antennas adentro del tram a todos tiempos. BARRY I wonder what it's going to be like? ADAM A little scary. Bany shakes Adam. BARRY AND ADAM AAHHHH! The tram passes under SIGNS READING: "Honex: A Division of Honescor A Part of the Hexagon Group." TRUDY Welcome to Honex, a division of Honesco, and a part of the Hexagon group. BARRY This is rtt The Honex doors OPEN, revealing the factory. BARRY (CONTD) Wow. TRUDY We know that you, as a bee, have worked your whole life to get to the pont where you can work for your whole life. Honey begins vhen our valiant pollen jocks bring the nectar to the hive where our top secret formula is autonmatically color-corected, scent adjusted and bubble contoured into this. Trudy GRABS a TEST TUBE OF HONEY from a technician. "Bee Movie 157 BARRY Yes, we're all cousins. ADAM Riglht. You're nght. TRUDY At Honex, we also constantly strive to improve every aspect of bee existence. These bees are stress testing a new helmet technology. ANGLE ON: A STUNT BEE in a HELMET getting hut vwnth a NEWSPAPER, then a SHOE, then a FLYSWATTER. He gets up, and gives a "thumb's up". The graduate bees APPLA UD. ADAM (rer stunt bee) What do you think he makes? BARRY Not enough. TRUDY And here we have our latest advancement, the Krelman "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 8. BARRY Wow, what does that dol TRUDY Catches that little strand of honey that hangs after you pour it Saves us millions. ANGLE ON: The Kreiman machine. Bees with hand-shaped hats on, rotating around a wheel to catch drips of honey. Adam's hand shoots up. ADAM Can anyone work on the Krelman? TRUDY Of course. Most bee jobs are small ones. But bees enow that every small job, if it's done well, means a lot. There are over 3000 different bee occupations. But choose carefully. because you'l stay in the job that you pick for the rest of your life. The bees CHEER. ANGLE ON: Barry's smile dropping slightly. BARRY The same job for the rest of your life?I didn't lenow that. ADAM What's the difference? TRUDY And you'll be happy to kenow that bees as a species haven't had one day off in 27 million years. BARRY So you'll just work us to death? TRUDY (laughing) We'l sure try. Everyone LAUGHS except Bany. "Bee Movie type steep drop. Cameras flash, as all the bees throw up ther hands. The frame freezes into a snapshot. Bany looks concerned. The tram continues through 2 doors. FORM DISSOLVE TO: SEQ. 175- "WALKING THE HIVE" INT. HONEX LOBBY ANGLE ON: The log-flume photo, as Barry looks at it. ADAM Wow. That blew my mind. BARRY (annoyed) "What's the difterence?" Adam, how could you say that? One job torever7 That's an insane choice to have to make. ADAM Well, I'm relieved. Now we only have to make one decsion in life. BARRY But Adam, how could they never have told us that? ADAM Bany, why would you question anything? We're bees. We're the most pertectly functioning society on Earth. They walk by a newspaper stand with A SANDWICH BOARD READING: "Bee Goes Berserke Strngs Seven Then Self." ANGLE ON. A BEE filling his car's gas tank from a honey pump. He fills his car some, then takes a swig for lumself. NEWSPAPER BEE (to the bee guzzling gas) Hey! Bary and Adam begin to cross the street. "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 10. BARRY Yeah but Adam, did you ever think that maybe things work a little too well around here? They stop in the middle of the street. The traffic moves perfectfy around them. ADAM Like what? Grve me one example. BARRY (thinks)-J don't know. But you lnow wehat I'm talking about. They wallk off. SEQ. 400 - "MEET THE JOCKS" SFX: The SOUND of Pollen Jocks. PAN DOWN trom the Honex statue. J-GATE ANNOUNCER Please clear the gate. Royal Nectar Force on approach. Royal Nectar Force on approach. BARRY Wait a second. Check it out Hey, hey, those are Pollen jocks. ADAM Wow. FOUR PATROL BEES FLY n through the bive's giant Gothic entrance. The Patrol Bees are wearing fighter pilot helmets with blacke visors. ADAM (CONT'D) I've never seen them thus close. BARRY They know what it's like to go outside the hive. ADAM Yeah, but some of them don't come back "Bee Movie- JSs REVISIONS 8/13/07 11. The nectar from the pollen jocks is removed from their backpachs, and loaded into trucks on their way to Honex. A SMALL CROWD forms around the Patrol Bees: Each one has a PIT CREW that takes their nectar. Lou Loduca huries a prt crew along: LOU LODUCA You guys did great! You're monsters. You're sky freaks! I Tove it! I love it! SCHOOL GIRLS are jumping up and down and squealing ne arty. BARRY I wonder where those guys have just been? ADAM I don't lonoVe. BARRY Their day's not planned. Outside the hive, flying wwho lnovs-whete, doing who-fenows what. ADAM You can t just decide one day to be a Pollen Jock. You bhave to be bred for that. BARRY Right. Pollen Jocks cross in close proximity to Barry and A dam. Some pollen falls off, onto Bany and Adam. BARRY (CONT'D) Loolt at that. That's more pollen than you and I will ever see in a lifetime. ADAM (playng with thbe pollen) It's just a status symbol. I think bees make too big a deal out of it. BARRY Pertaps, unless you're wearing it, and the ladies see you wearing it. ANGLE ON: Two girl bees. " Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 12. ADAM Those lades? Aren't they our cousins too BARRY Distant, distant. ANGLE ON: TWO POLLEN JOCKS. JACKSON Look at these two. SPLITZ Couple of Hive Harrys. JACKSON Let's have some fun with them. The pollen jocks approach. Bany and Adam continue to talk to the girls. GIRL1 It must be so dangerous beng a pollen jock. BARRY Oh yeah, one time a bear had me pinned up against a mushroom. He had one paw on my throat, and with the other he was slapping me back and forth across the face, GIRL 1 Oh my. BARRY I never thought l'd knock him out. GIRL 2 (to Adam) And what veere you doing dunng all of this? ADAM Obviously I was trying to alert the authorities. The girl swipes some pollen oft of Adam with a finger. BARRY (re: pollen) I can autograph that if you want. "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 13. JACKSON Little gusty out there today, wasn't it, comades? BARRY Yeah. Gusty. BUZZ You lenow, we're going to hit a sunfloveer patch about six miles from here tomorrow. BARRY Six miles, huh? ADAM (wehispernng) Barry. BUZZ It's a puddle jump for us But maybe you're not up for it. BARRY Maybe I am. ADAM (whispeng louder) You are not! BUZZ We're going. oh-nine hundred at JGate. ADAM (re:j-gate) Whoa. BUZZ (leaning in on top of Banry) What do you think, Buzzy Boy? Are you bee enought BARRY I might be. It all depends on what oh-nine hundred means. CUT TO: SEQ. 450 on the balcony alone, looling out over the city. Martin Benson ENTERS, sneaks up behind Barry and gooses him in his ribs. MARTIN BENSON Honex! BARRY Oh, Daud. You surprised me. MARTIN BENSON (laughing) Have you decided what you're interested in, Son? BARRY Well, there's a lot of choices. MARTIN BENSON But you only get one. Martin LAUGHS. BARRY Dad do you ever get bored doing the same job every day? MARTIN BENSON Son, let me tell you sonething about stirmng. (making the stirming motion) You grab that stick and you just move it around, and you stir it around. You get yourself nto a rhythm, it's a beautiful thing. BARRY You knoww dad, the more I think about it, maybe the honey field just isn't right for me. MARTIN BENSON And you were thinking US REVISIONS 8/13/07 7. TRUDY (CONTD)5oothing, sweet syrup with its distinctive golden glow, you all lenow as. EVERYONE ON THE TRAM (in unison) H-o-n-e-y. Trudy flips the flask into the crowd. and laughs as they all scramble for it. ANGLE ON: A GIRL BEE catching the honey. ADAM (sotto) That girl was tiot. BARRY (sotto) She's my cousin. ADAM She JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 9. The tram drops dov a log-flume THE BALCONY "Bee Movie"- IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 14. INT. BENSON HOUSE BALCONY - LA TER Barry is standing To honey! "Bee Movie" iS REVISIONS 8/13/07 16. BARRY Shack up with a grasshopper, get a gold tootlh, and start calling everybody "Dawg." CUT TO: SEQ. 760 - "JOB PLACEMENT" EXT. HONEX LOBBY - CONTINUOUS ANGLE ON: A BEE BUS STOP. One group of bees stands on the pavement, as another group hovers above thenm. A doubledecker bus pulls up. The hovering bees get on the top level, and the standing bees get on the bottom. Barry and Adam pull up outside of Honex. ADAM I can't believe we 're starting work today. BARRY Today's the day. Adam jumps out of the car. ADAM (0 9 Come on. All the good jobs will be gone. BARRY Veah, night. ANGLE ON: A BOARD READING "JOB PLA CEMENT BOARD. Buzzwell, the Bee Processor, 15 at the counter Another BEE APPLICANT, SANDY SHRIMPKIN is EXITING. SANDY SHRIMPKIN Is it still avatlable? BUZZWELL Hang on. (he looles at changing num bers on the board) Two left. And..one of them's yours. Congratulations Son, step to the side please. "Bee Movie" Inspector No. 7, Chef, Lot Coordinator, Stripe Supervisor, Antennae-ball polisher, Mite Wrangler, Swatting Counselor, Wax Monkey. Wing Brusher, Hive Keeper, Restroom Attendant. ADAM (to Barry) You want to go first? BARRY No, you go. ADAM Ob my, What's available? BUZZWELL Restroom attendant is always open, and not for the reason you think ADAM Any chance of getting on to the Krelman, Sir? BUZZWELL Sure, you're on. "Bee Movie- IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 18. He plops the KRELMAN HAT oto Adam's head. ANGLE ON: The job board THE COLUMNS READ: "OCCUPATION "POSITIONS AVAILABLE", and "STATUS. The middle column has numbers, and the nght column has job openings flipping betvween "open". " pending", and"closed. BUZZWELL (CONT'D) Ol, I'm sorry. The Rrelman just closed out. ADAM Oh! He takes the hat off Adam. BUZZWELL Wax Monkey's always open. The Krelman goes from "Closed" to "Open". BUZZWELL (CONT'D) And the Krelman just opened up again. ADAM What happened? BUZWELL Well, whenever a bee dies, that's an opening (pointing at the board) See that? He's dead, dead, another dead one, de ady, deadified, two more dead. Dead from the neck up, dead from the necit down. But, that's life. ANGLE ON: Barry's disturbed expression. ADAM (feeling pressure to decide) Oh, this is so hard. Heating, cooling, stunt bee, pourer, stirrer, humming, inspector no. 7, lint coordinator, stripe supervisor, antenna-ball polisber, nite wrangler- Bany. Barry, what do you think I should- Barry? Barry? "Bee Movie (V.0) You're cra-- Barry HANGS OR. ANGLE ON: Lou Loduca, LOU LODUCA If anyone's feeling brave, there's a Korean Deli on 83rd that gets their roses today. BARRY (fimidly) Hey guys. BUZZ Well, look at that. SPLITZ Isn't that the leid we saw yesterday? LOU LODUCA (to Barry) Hold it son flight deck's restricted. JACKSON It's okay Lou, we're going to take him up. Sptitz and Jackson CHUCKLE. LOU LODUCA Really? Feeling lucky, are ya? A YOUNGER SMALLER BEE THAN BARRY. CHET, runs up with a release warver for Bary to sign. CHET Sign here. Here. Just initial that. Thank you. LOU LODUCA Okay, you got a rain advisory today and as you all know, bees cannot fly n rain. So be careful. As always. (reading off clipboard) watch your brooms. hockey sticks, dogs, birds. bears, and bats. "Bee Movie" FLIPS their goggles down. Pit crew bees CRANK their wings, and remove the starting blocks. We hear loud HUMMING. "Bee Movie"- S REVISIONS 8/13/07 22. LOU LODUCA (CONT D) LOU LODUCA (CONT'D) Pound those petunia's, you striped stem suckers! All of you, drain those flowers! A FLIGHT DECK GUY in deep crouch hand-signats them out the archway as the backwash from the bee wings FLUTTERS lus jump suit. Barry follows everyone. SEQ. 800 - "FLYING WITH THE JOCKS" The bees climb above tree tops in formation. Barry is euphoric. BARRY Whoaf I'm out! I can't believe I'm out! So blue. Ha ha ha! (a beat) I feel so fast.and free. (re: kites in the sky) Box kute! Wow! They fly by several bicyclists, and approach a patch of flovers. BARRY (CONT'D) Flowers! SPLITZ This is blue leader. We have roses visual. Bring it around thirty degrees and hold. BARRY (sotto) Roses. JACKSON Thirty degrees, roger, bringing it around. Many pollen jocks break off from the maim group. They use ther equipment to collect nectar from flowers. Barry flies down to watch the jocks collect the nectar. JOCK Stand to the side kid, it's got a bit of a kick. The jock fires the gun, and recoils. Bany watches the gun fill up with nectar. "Bee Movie" pinch on that one.see that? It's a little bit of magic, ain't it? The FLOWERS PERK UP as be pollinates. BARRY Wow. That's amazing Wilhy do we do that? JOCK .that's pollen power, Kid. More pollen, more flowers, more nectar. more honey for us- BARRY Cool. The Jock WINKS at Bany. Barry rejoins tihe other jocks in the sky. They swooop in over a pond, kissing the surface. We see ther image reflected in the water: they re really moving. They fly over a fountain. BUZZ I'm picking up a lot of bright yellow, could be daisies- Don't we need those? SPLITZ Copy that visual. VWe see what appeat to be yellow flowers on a green field "Bee Movie" again Are you reporting a moving flower? BUZZ Affirmative. SEQ. 900"TENNIS GAME The pollen jocks tand. It is a tennis court with dozens of temis balls. A COUPLE, VANESSA and KEN, plays tennis. The bees tand right in the midst of a group of balls. KEN (0.C) That was on the fine! The other bees start walking around amongst the ummense, yellow globes. SPUTZ Tius is the coolest. Whatis it? They stop ata BALL on a white line and look up at it JACKSON I don't losow, but I'm loving this color. SPUTZ (smeling tennis ball) Smells good. Not like a flower. But I like it. JACKSON Yeah, fuzzy. BUZZ Chemical-y. JACKSON Careful, guys, it's a little grabby. Bany LANDS on a ball and COLLAPSES. "Bee Movie JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 17. SANDY SHRIMPKIN Yeah! ADAM (to Sandy, leaving) What did you get? SANDY SHRIMPKIN Picking the crud out. Tliat is stellar! ADAM Wow. BUZZWELL (to Adam and Bany) Couple of newbies? ADAM Yes Sir. Our first day. We are ready. BUZZWELL Well, step up and make your choice. ANGLE ON: A CHART listing tihe different sectors of Honex. Heating, Cooling. Viscosity, Krelman, Pollen Counting, Stunt Bee, Pouring, Stirrer, Humming, Regurgitating, Front Desk, Hair Removal US REVISIONS 8/1/07 19. Barry is gone. CUT TO SEQ. 775 LOU LODUCA SPEECH" EXT. J-GATE - SAME TIME Splitz, Jackson, Buzz, Lou and two other BEES are gong through final pre-flight checks. Barry ENTERS. LOU LODUCA Alnght, we've got the sunfloveer patch in quadrant nine. Geranium window box on Sutton Place Barry's antennae nngs, like a phone. ADAM (V.0) What happened to you? Where are you? Barry whaspers throughout. BARRY l'm going out. ADAM (V.0) Out? Out where? BARRY Out there. ADAM (V.0) (putting it together) Oh no. BARRY I have to, before I go to work for the rest of my life. ADAM (V.O) You're going to die! You're crazy! Hello? BARRY Oh, another call coming in. "Bee Movie US REVISIONS 8/13/07 21. Also I got a couple reports of root beer being poured on us. Murphy's in a home because of it just babbling like a cicada. BARRY That's awful. LOU LODUCA And a reminder for all you rookses, bee law number one, absolutely no talking to humans. Alright, launch positions! The Jocks get into formation, chanting as they move. LOU LODUCA (CONT'D) Black and Yellow! JOCKS Hello! SPITZ (to Barry) Are you ready for thus, hot shot? BARRY Yeah. Yeah, bring it on. Barry NODS, temified. BUZZ Windt - CHECK! JOCK #1 Antennae! - CHECK! JOCK #2 Nectar pack! - CHECK! JACKSON Wings!- CHECK! SPLITZ Stinger! - CHECK! BARRY Scared out of my shorts - CHECK LOU LODUCA Okay ladies, let's move it out Everyone IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 23. BARRY Ob, that is one Nectar Collector. JOCK Y ou ever see pollination up close? BARRY No, Sir. He takes ott, and the excess pollen dust falls causing the flowers to come back to lite. JOCK (as he pollmates) I pick some pollen up over here, sprinkle it over here, maybe a dash over there. JS REVISIONS 8/13/07.24. They go into a deep bank and drve. BUZZ Hold on, one of these flowers seems to be on the move. SPLITZ Say Comng in at you like a missile! Ken HITS the ball back. Bary feels the g-forces. ANGLE ON: The Pollen Jocks watching Barry pass by them in SLOW MOTION. "Bee Movie" JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 26. BARRY (in slow motion) Help me! JACKSON You know, I don't think these are flowers. SPLITZ Should vee tell him? JACKSON JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 27. BARRY Yowser!!! SEQ 1000 I think be knows. BARRY (O 5) What is thisH Vanessa HITS a high arcng lob. Ken waits, poised for the retum. We see Barry having trouble maneuvering the ball from tatigue, KEN (overty confident) Match point ANGLE ON: Ken runnng up. He has a loller look in his eyes. He's goung to hit the ultimate overhead smash. KEN (CONT'D) You can just start packing up Honey, because I believe you're about to eat it! ANGLE ON: Pollen Jocks. JACKSON SUV The ball flies through the air, and lands in the middle of the street. It bounces into the street again, and sticks in the gnille of an SUV. INT. CAR ENGINE CONTINUOUS BARRY'S POV: the gille of the SUV suckes him up. He tumbles through a black tunnel, whirting vanes, and pistons. BARRY AHHHHHHHHHHH!! OHHHH! EECHHH! AHHHHHH! Barry gets chilled by the A/C system, and sees a frozen grasshopper. BARRY (CONTD) (re JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 28. FA THER I'm driving! Barry flies by the little girl in her CAR SEAT. She waves hello. LITTLE GIRL Hi, bee. SON He's back here! He's going to sting me! The car SWERVES around the road. Barry flies into the back, where the slobbery dog JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 29. EXT. CITY STREET - CONTINUOUS BARRY Wow. The tension level out bere is unbelievable. I've got to get home. As Barry flies down the street, it grasshopper) Eww. gross. CUT TO: INT CAR - CONTINUOUS The cat is packed with a typical suburban fanuily: MOTHER, FATHER, eight year old BOY, LITTLE GIRL in a car seat and a GRANDMOTHER. A big stobbery DOG is behnd a grate. Barry pops into the passenger compartment, hitting the Mother's magazine. MO THER There's a bee in the car! They all notice the bee and start SCREAMING. BARRY Aaahhlh! Barry tumbles around the car. We see the faces from his POV. MOTHER Do sonetiing "Bee Movie" SNAPS at him. Barry deftly avoids the jaws nd gross, flymg SPITTLE. MOTHER Nobody move. If you don't move, he won't sting you. Freeze! Everyone in the car freezes. Barry freezes. They stare at each other, eyes going back and forth, waiting to see who will make the first move. Bany blinks. GRANNY He blinked! Granny pulis out a can of HAIR SPRAY. SON Spray him, Granny! Granny sprays the hair spray everywhere. FATHER What are you doing? GRANNY It's hair spray! Extra hold! MOTHER Kill it! Bany gets sprayed back by the hair spray, then sucked out of tihe sunroof. CUT TO: "Bee Movie" of himself, and a resume in the middlle, ANGLE ON: Bany liiding behind the curtains, as Ken CLOSES THE WINDOW. "Bee Movie"- J5 REVISIONS 8/13/07 30. BARRY Oh no, more humans. I don't need this. Barry HOVERS up into the air andTHROWS himself into the glass. BARRY (CONT'D) (dazed) Ow! What was that? He does it again, and then multiple more times. BARRY (CONTD) Maybe this timethis time, this time, this time, this time, this tiine, this time, this time. Barry JUMPS onto the drapes. BARRY (CONT'D) (out of breath) Drapes! (then, re: glass) That is diabolical. KEN It's fantastic. It's got all my special skills, even my top ten favorite movies. ANDY What's your mumber one? Star Wars? KEN Ah. I don't go for that, (makes Star WaIS noises), kind of stuff. ANGLE ON: Barry. BARRY No wonder we re not supposed to talk to them They're out of their minds. KEN When I walk out of a job interview they re ffabbergasted. They can't believe the things Isay. Bany loolcs around and sees the LIGHT BULB FIXTURE u the middle of the ceiling. "Bee Movie- J5 REVISIONS 8/13/07 31. BARRY (re: light bulb) Oh, there's the sun. Maybe that's a way out. Bany takes off and heads straight for the light bulb. His POV: The seventy-five watt label grows as he gets closer. BARRY (CONT'D) I don't remember the sun having a big seventy five on it. Bary HITS IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 32. VANESSA Why does his life have any less value than yours? She takes a GLASS TUMBLER and places it over Barry. KEN Why does his fife have Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 33. EXT. WINDOWSILL- CONTINUOUS Barry stares over the window frame. He can't believe what's just happened. It is still RAINING. DISSOLVE TO: SEQ. 1200 - "BARRY SPEAKS" EXT WINDOW SILL - LATER Barry is still staring through the window. Inside, everyone's saying ther good-byes. KEN Vanessa, next week? Yogurt night? VANESSA Uh, yeah sure Ken You know, whatever. KEN You can put carob chips on there. VANESSA Good night. KEN (as he exits) Supposed to be less calories, or something. VA NESSA Bye. She shuts the door. Vanessa starts cleaning up. BARRY I've got to say something. She saved my life. I've got to say sontething. Alight, here it goes. Barry flies in. "Bee Movie APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS Barry hides himseft on different PRODUCTS placed along VANESSA You're talking. BARRY Ves, I know. I know. VANESSA You're talking. BARRY I know, I'm sony. I'm so sorry. VANESSA It's okay. It's fine: It's just. I know l'm dreaming, but I don't recall going to bed "Bee Movie"- 5 REVISIONS B/13/07 35. BARRY Well, you lenow I'm sure this is very disconcerting. VANESSA Well yeah. I mean this is a bit of a surprse to me. Imeanyou're a bee. BARRY Yealh, Iam a bee, and you know I'm not supposed to be doing this, but they were all trying to leill me and if it wasnt for you.Imean, Ihad to thank you. It's just the way 1 was raised. Vanessa intentionally JABS her hand with a FORK. VANESSA Ow! BARRY That was a little weird. VANESSA: (to herself) I'm talking to a bee. BARRY Yeah. VANESSA I'om talking to a bee. BARRY Anyway.. VANESSA And a bee is tallang to me. BARRY I just want you fo kmow that l'm grateful, and l'm going to leave now. VANESSA Wait, wait, wait, wait, hov did you learn to do that? BARRY What? "Bee Movie" BARRY Really? VANESSA It's just coffee. BARRY I hate to impose. "Bee Movie - J5 REVISIONS 8/13/07 37. VANESSA Don't be ridiculous. BARRY Actually, I would fove a cup. VANESSA Hey, you want a little um cake? BARRY I really shouldn't VANESSA Have a little um cake. BARRY No, no, no. I can't. VANESSA Oh, come on. BARRY You lenow, I'm trying to lose a couple micrograms here. VANESSA Where? BARRY Well. These stripes don't help. VANESSA You look great. BARRY I don't lemow if you know anything about fashion. Vanessa starts POURING the coffee through an imaginary cup and directly onto the floor. BARRY (CONTD) Are you alright? VANESSA No. DISSOLVE TO SEQ 1300 - "ROOFTOP COFFEE "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 38. EXT. VANESSA'S ROOF - LATER Bary and Vanessa are drinking coffee on het roof terrace. He is perched on her keychain BARRY .He can' t get a taxi. Hes maling the tie in the cab, as they're ffying up Madison. So he finally gets there. VANESSA Uh buh? BARRY He runs up the steps into the church, the wedding is on VANESSA Yeals? BARRYand he says, watermelon? i thought you said Guatemalan. VANESSA Uh buh? BARRY Why would I marry a watermelon? Bary laughs. Vanessa doesn't VANESSA Oh! is that, uh, a bee joke? BARRY Yeah, that's the lend of stuff that we do. VANESSA Yeals, diffetent A BEAT. VANESSA (CONT'D) So anywaywhat are you going to do, Barry? "Bee Movie" for the hive, but I can't do it the way they want. VANESSA I fnow bow you feel. BARRY You do? VANESSA Sure, my parents wanted me to be a lawyer or doctor, but I wanted to be a florist. BARRY Really? VANESSA My only interest is flowers. BARRY Our new queen was just elected with that same campaign slogan. VANESSA Oh, BARRY Anyway, see there's my hive, nght there. You can see it. VANESSA Oh, you're in Sheep Meadowe. BARRY (excited) Yes! You know the turtle pond? VANESSA Yes? BARRY IF'm right off of that. VANESSA Oh, no way. I lenow that area. Do you lnow I lost a toe-ring there once? BARRY Really? "Bee Movie JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 40. VANESSA Yes. BARRY Why do girls put rings on their toes? VANESSA Why not? BARRY I don't lnow. It's like IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 36. VANESSA The taliang thing. BARRY Same way you did, I guess. Mama, Dada, honey, you pick it up. VANESSA That's very tunny. BARRY Yeah. Bees are funny. It we didn't laugh, we'd cry. With what we have to deal with. Vanessa LAUGHS. BARRY (CONT'D) Anyway. VANES5SA Can L uh, get you something? BARRY Like what? VANESSA I don't lmow. I mean, I don't lnow. Coftee7 BARRY Well, uh, I don't want to put you out. VANESSA It's no trouble. BARRY Unless you're making anyway. VANESSA Oh, it takes twwo minutes JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 39. BARRY About work? I don't know. I want to do my part JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 41. BARRY (a little dreamy) Oh, thanks. VANESSA Yeah. There is an awlward pause. JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 42. LAB COAT BEE 1 This can't possibly work. LAB you're back, you can picik out your job, and everything can be normal. "Bee Mouie" Movie" BARRY It's bread. ADAM Come in here! BARRY and cinnamon, ADAM Be quiet BARRY and frostingthey heat it up- ADAM Sit down! INT. ADAM'S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS BARRY Really hot! ADAM Listen to me! We are not them. We're us. There's us and there's them BARRY Yes. but who can deny the heart that is yearming Barry rolls his chan dovm the corridor. ADAM There's no yearming. Stop yearning. Listen to me. You have got to start thinking bee, my friend. ANOTHER BEE JOINS IN. ANOTHER BEE Thinking bee. WIDER SHOT AS A 3RD BEE ENTERS, popping up over tlhe cubicle wall. 3RD BEE Thinking bee. EVEN WIDER SHOT AS ALL THE BEES JOIN IN "Bee Movie" - 1S REVISIONS 8/13/07 46. OTHER BEES Thinking bee. Thinking bee. Thinking bee. CUT TO: "POOLSIDE NAGGING" EXT. BACKYARD PARENT'S HOUSE- DAY Barry sits on a RAFT in a hexagon honey pool, legs dangling into the water. Janet Benson and Martin Benson stand over hun wearing big, sixties sunglasses and cabana-type outfits. The sun stines bightly behund their heads. JANET BENSON (0.C) There he is. He's in the pool. MARTIN BENSON You know what your problem is, Bany? BARRY I've got to start thinkeing bee? MARTIN BENSON Barry, how much longer is this going to go on? It's been three days. I don't understand why you're not wortung. BARRY Well, I've got a lot of big life decisions l'm thinking about. MARTIN BENSON What life? You have no life! You have no job! You're barely a bee! Barny throves lus hands in the air. BARRY Augh IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 47. JANET BENSON (CONT'D) (muffled) Barry, come out from under there. Your Father's talking to you Martin, would you talk to him? MARTIN BENSON Barry. I'm talking to you. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. PICNIC AREA - DAY MUSIC: "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies. Bay and Vanessa are having a picnic. A MOSQUITO lands on Vanessa's leg. She SWATS it violently. Barry's head whips around, aghast. They stare at each other awewardly in a frozen moment, then BURST INTO HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER. Vanessa GETS UP. VANESSA You coming? BARRY Got 15 REVISIONS 8/13/07 48, BARRY (yelling, anguished) Vanessa! EXT. BARRY'S PARENTS HOUSE - CONTINUOUS ANGLE ON Barry's face bursting through the surface of the pool, GASPING for ar, eyes opening in horror. MARTIN BENSON We're still here, Barry. JANET BENSON I told you not to yell at him. He doesn't respond when you "STREETWALK/SUPERMARKET EXT. VANESSA'S FLORIST SHOP - DAY Vanessa FLIPS the sign to say "Sory We Missed You", and locles the door. ANGLE ON: A POSTER on Vanessa's door for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. BARRY So they have a huge parade of just lowers every year in Pasadena? VANESSA Oh, to be in the Tournament of Roses, that's every florist's dream. Up on a float, surrounded by flowers, crourds cheering. BARRY Wow, a tournament. Do the roses actually compete in athletic events? VANESSA No. Alright, F've got one. How come you don't fly everywhere? BARRY 'S exhausting. Whhy don't you run everywhere? VANESSA Hmmm. BARRY Isnt that faster? VANESSA Yeah, olkay. I see, I see. Alright, your turn. Bany and Vanessa wal/fly down a New York side street, no other pedestrians near them BARRY A! Tivo. You can just freeze live TVI That's insane. "Bee Movie" - I5 REVISIONS 8/13/07 50. VANESSA What, you don't have anything fike that? BARRY We have SEQ. 1500 JANET BENSON Would it kill you to just malke a little honey? Barry ROLLS off the raft and SINKS to the bottom of the pool. We bear his parents MUFFLED VOICES from above the surface. "Bee Movie" a he JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 49. SEQ 1700 Hivo, but it's a disease. It's a hormble, hormble disease VANESSA Oh my. They turn the corner onto a busiet avenue and people start to swat at Barry. MAN Dumb bees! VANESSA You must just want to sting all those jertes. BARRY We really try not to sting. It's usually fatal for us. VANESSA So you really have to watch your temper? They ENTER a SUPERMARKET. CUT TO: INT. SUPERMARKET BARRY Oh yeah, very carefully. You kick a wall, take a walic write an angry letter and throw it out You worke through it like any emotion- anger. jealousy. (under his breath) lust. Barry hops on top of some cardboard boxes in the middle of an aisle. A stock boy, HECTOR, whacks him with rolled up magazise. VANESSA (to Barry) Oh my goodness. Are you oltay? "Bee Movie"- JS VANESSA Is he that actor? "Bee Movie" all of this! He RIPS the label off the Ray Liotta Pivate Select CUT TO: "Bee Movie" JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 53. SEQ. 1800 honey out, with no one around. A BEAT. Hector pretends to exit. He takes a couple of steps in place. ANGLE ON: The honey jar. Barry steps out into a moody spotlight. BARRY You're busted, box boy! HECTOR Ah ha! I lnew I heard something. So, you can tallk. Barry fbes up, stinger out, pushing Hector up against the wal. As Hector backs up. he drops his lenife. BARRY ON, I can talk. And now you're going to start talling. "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 54: Where are you getting all the swweet stuff? Who's your suppier?! HECTOR I don't lnow what you're talking about. I thought we were all friends. The tast thing we want to do is upset any of you. bees! Hector grabs a PUSHPIN. Barry fences with his stinger. HECTOR (CONT'D) You're too late. It's ours now! BARRY You, sir, have crossed the wrong syord. HECTOR You, sir, are about to be lunch for my iguana, Ignacio! Barry and Hector get into a cross-swords, nose to-nose confrontation: BARRY Where is the honey coming from? Barry knocks the puslipin out of lus hand. Barry puts his stinger up to Hector's nose. BARRY (CONT'D) Tell me where HECTOR (pontng to a truck) Honey Farms. It comes from Honey Farmis. ANGLE ON: A Honey Farms truck leaving the parkung lot. Barry tums, takes oft after the truck through an alley. He follows the truck out onto a busy street, dodging a bus, and several cabs. CABBIE Crazy person! He flies through a metal pipe on the top of a trucke. BARRY O0OHHH! "Bee Movie" - J5 REVISIONS 8/13/07 55. BARRY (CONT'D) Barry grabs onto a bicycle messenger's backpack. The honey farms truck starts to pull away. Barry uses the bungee cord to slingshot himselt towards the truck. He lands on the windshield, where the wind plasters him to the glass. He loolks up to find himself surrounded by what appear to be DEAD BUGS. He clinbs across, worikng his way around the bodies. BARRY (CONT D) Oh my. What horible thing has happened here? Look at these faces. They never knew what hit them. And now they're on the road to nowhere. A MOSQUITO opens his eyes. M0OSEBLOOD Pssst! Just keep still. BARRY What? You're not de ad? MOOSEBLOOD Do I look dead? Hey man, they will wipe anything that moves. Now. where are you headed? BARRY To Honey Farms. I am onto something huge here. MOOSEBLOOD I'm 15 REVISIONS 8/13/07 56. M0OSEBLOOD Uh ol. BARRY What is that? MOOSEBLOOD Oh no! It's a wiper, triple blade! BARRY Triple blade? MOOSEBLOOD Jump on. It's your only chance, bee. They hang on as tfie wiper goes back and forth. MOOSEBLOOD (CONTD) (yelling to the truck driver through the glass) Why does everything have to be so dog-gone clean How much do you people need to see? Open your eyes! Stick your head out the windoust CUT TO: INT. TRUCK CAB SFX: Radio. RADI0 VOKE For NPR News in Washington, I'm Carl Kasell. IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 57. Barry slides tovard the end of the wiper, is thrown off, but he grabs the AERIAL and hangs on for dear life. Bany looks across and sees a CRICKET on another velicle in the exact same predicament. They look at each other and SCREAM in unison. BARRY AND CRICKET Aaaaaaaaaah ANOTHER BUG grabs onto the aerial, and screams as well. INT. TRUCK CAB - SAME TIME DRIVER You hear something? TRUCKER PASSENGER Like what? DRIVER Lilte tiny screaming. TRUCKER PASSENGER Tura off the radio, The driver reaches down and PRESSES a button. IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 56. INT. TRUCK HORN - LA TER BARRY and it was just an endless row of honey jars as far as the eye could see. MOOSEBLOOD Wow. BARRY So I'm just assuming wherever this honey truck goes, that's where they're getting it. I mean, that honey's ours! MOOSEBLOOD Bees hang tight. BARRY Well, we're all jammed in there. It's a close community. MOOSEBLOOD Not us, man We're on our own. Every mosqurto is on his JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 59. Mooseblood EXITS the horm, and jumps onto the blood tmobile. MOOSEBLOOD (CONT'D) Hey guys. I knew l'd catch you all down here. Did you bring your crazy straws? CUT TO: SEQ. 1900 - "THE APIARY" EXT. APIARY - LATER Barry sees a SIGN, "Honey Farms" The truck comes to a stop. SFX: The Honey farms truck blares its horn. Barry flies out, lands on the hood. ANGLE ON: Two BEEKEEPERS, FREDDY and ELMO, vallking around to the back of the gift shop. Bany follows them, and lands in a nearby tree FREDDYthen we throw it in some jars, stap a label on it, and it's pretty much pure profit. BARRY Whatis this place? ELMO Bees got a brain the size of a pinhead. FREDDY They are pinheads. The both LAUGH. ANGLE ON: Barry REACTING. They amive at the back of the shop where one of them opens a SMOKER BOX. FREDDY (CONT'D) Hey, check out the new smoker. "Bee Movie" JS REVISIONS B/13/07 60. ELMO Oh, Sweet That's the one you want. FREDDY The Thomas 3000. BARRY Smoker? FREDDY 90 puffs a minute, semi-automatic. Twice the nicotine, all the tar, They LAUGH again, nefariously. FREDDY (CONTD) Couple of breaths of this, and it knocks them right out. They make the honey, and we make the money. BARRY "They make the honey. and vee malke the money? Barry climbs onto the netting of Freddy's hat He climbs up to the brim and looks over the edge. He sees the apiary boxes as Freddy SMOKES them. BARRY (CONT'D) Oh my. As Freddy tums around, Barry junps into an open apiary box, and into an apartment. HOWARD and FRAN are just coming to from the smoking. BARRY (CONTD) What's going on? Are you oltay? HOWARD Yeah, it doesn't last too long. HE COUGHS a few times. BARRY How did you two get US REVISIONS 8/13/07 61. Our queen was moved here, vee lad no choice. BARRY (looking at a picture on the wall) Thes is your queen? That's a man in women's clothes. That's a dragqueen The other wall opens. Barry sees the hundreds of apary boxes. BARRY (CONT'D) What is this? Barry pulls out his camera, and starts snapping. BARRY (CONT D) Oh no. There's hundreds of them. (V.O, as Barny takes pictures) Bee honey, our honey, 15 being brazenly stolen on a massive scale. CUT TO: SEQ. 2100 - "BARRY TELLS FAMILY INT. BARRY'S PARENTS HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - LATER Barry has assembled his parents, Adam, and Uncle Cart. BARRY This is worse than anything the bears have done to us. And I intend to do something about it. JANET BENSON Oh Barry, stop. MARTIN BENSON Who told you that humans are taking our honey? That's just a rumor. BARRY Do these look like sumors? Barry throws the PICTURES on the table. Uncle Cart, cleanng his głasses with his shirt tail, digs through a bowt of muts with his finger. "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 62- HOWARD (CONT'D) UNCLE CARL That's a conspiracy theory. These are obviously doctored photos. JANET BENSON Barry, how did you get mixed up in all thus? ADAM (jumping up) Because he's been tallking to hunans! JANET BENSON Whaaat? MARTIN BENSON Tallong to humans Oh Barry. ADAM He has a human girlfriend and they make out! JANET BENSON loveerng the aenal. EXT. TRUCK WINDSHIELD - SAME TIME Barry and the other bug do a "choose up" to the bottom, Bany wins. BARRY Alal Then he finally has to let go and gets thrown into the truck horn atop cab. Mooseblood is inside, MOOSEBLOOD Hey, what's up bee boy? BARRY Hey. Blood' DISSOLVE TO: "Bee Movie" own. BARRY But what it you get in trouble? MOOSEBLOOD Trouble? You're a mosquito. You're in trouble! Nobody likes us. They're just all smacking. People see a mosquito, smack, smack! BARRY At least you're out in the world. You must meet a lot of girls. MOOSEBLOOD Mosquito girls try to trade up; get with a moth, dragonfly.mosquito don't want no mosquito. A BLOOD MOBILE ppulls up alongside. MOOSEBLOOD (CONT'D) Wlioa, you have got to be kidding me. Mooseblood's about to leave the building. So long bee. "Bee Movie flee in panic. BOB BUMBLE (V.O.) Hive at Five, the hive's only full hour action news source. SHOTS of NEWSCASTERS flash up on screen. BOB BUMBLE (V.0.) (CONT'D) With Bob Bumble at the anchor desk. BOB has a big shock of anchorman hair, gray temples and overly white teeth. BOB BUMBLE (V.O.) (CONT'D)weather with Storm Stinger, sports with Buzz Larvi, and Jeanette Chung. JEANETTE 15 an Asian bee. BOB BUMBLE (CONT'D) Good evening. I'm Bob Bumble. JEANETTE CHUNG And I'm Jeanette Chung. BOB BUMBLE Our top story, a tri-county bee, Bany Benson. INSERT: Bany's gra duation picture. BOB BUMBLE (CONT'D) as sayıng he intends to sue the human tace for stealing our honey, packaging it, and profitmg from it illegally. CUT TO: "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 65. INT. BEENN STUDIO- BEE LARRY KING LIVE BEE LARRY KING, wearing suspenders and glasses, IS interviewing Barny. A LOWER-THIRD CHYRON reads: "Bee Lany King Live" BEE LARRY KING Don't forget, tomorrovw night on Bee Larry King, we are going to have three former Queens all right here in our studio discussing their new book, "Classy Ladies." out this week on Hexagon. (to Barny) Tonight, we're tallking to Barry Benson. Did you ever think, I'm just a kid from the hive, I can't do this? BARRY Lany, bees have never been afraid to change the world. I mean what about Bee-Columbus? Bee-Glandi? Be-geesust BEE LARRY KING Well, where I'm from you wouldn't think of suing humans. We were thinking more like stick ball, candy stores. BARRY JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 66. BARRY No, I mean he looks like you. And he has a show with suspenders and different colored dots belund lim. BEE LARRY KING Next week on Bee Lany King. BARRY Old guy glasses, and there's quotes along the bottom fromm the guest you're watchung even though you just heard them BEE LARRY KING Bear week next week! They re scary, they're hany, and they're here Ive. Bee Larry King EXITS. BARRY Always leans forward, pointy shoulders, squinty eyes. (ights go out) Very lewish. CUT TO: SEQ. 2400 -"FLOWER SHOP INT. VANESSA'S FLOWER SHOP - NIGHT Stacks of law booles are piled up, legal forms, etc. Vanessa is talking with Ken in the other room. KEN Look, in tennis, you attack at the point of weakness. VANESSA But it was my grandmothet, Ken She's 81. KEN Honey, her backhand's a joke. I'm not going to talke advantage of that? "Bee Movie"- J5 REVISIONS 8/13/07 67. BARRY (O.C) Quiet please. Actual work going on here. KEN s that that same bee? BARRY (0.) Yes it is. VANESSA I'm helping him sue the Iuman race. KEN Whhat? Barry ENTERS. BARRY Oh, bello. KEN Hello Bee. Barry flies over to Vanessa: VANESSA This is Ken. BARRY Yeah, I J5 REVISIONS 8/13/07 68. Vanessa ENTERS the back room carrying coffee. VANESSA Oh you poor thing. you two have been at thus for hours. BARRY Yes, and Adam here has been a huge help. ANGLE ON: A EMPTY CINNABON BOX with Adam asleep inside, covered in frosting. VANESSA How many sugars? BARRY Just one. I try not to use the competition. So, why are you helping me, anyway? VANESSA Bees have good JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 69. VANESSA Bees must hate those fake plastic things. BARRY There's nothing worse than a daffodil that's had work done. VANESSA (holding up the lawsuit documents) Well, maybe this can make up for it a fittle bit. CUT TO: EXT. VANESSA'S FLORIST SHOP They EXIT the store, and cross to the mailbox. VANESSA You funow Barry, tihis lawsuit is a pretty beg deal. BARRY I guess. VANESSA Are you sure that you want to go through with it? BARRY Am l sure? (kicking the envelope into the mailbox) When I'm done with the humans, they won't be able to say. "Honey, I'm home," without paying a royalty. CUT TO: SEQ. 2700 - "MEET MONTGOMERY" EXT. MANHATTAN COURTHOUSE - DAY P.0.V SHOT - A camera feed turns on, tevealing a newsperson. "Bee Movie IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 70. PRESS PERSON #2 (talking to camera) Sarah, it's an incredible scene here in downtowm Manhattan where all eyes and eaTs of the world are aniously warting, because for the first time in history, we re going to hear for ourselves if a honey bee can actually speak. ANGLE ON: Barry. Vanessa, and remember you. Timbertand size 10 1/2, Vibram sole I belkeve. KEN Why does he talk again, Hun? VANESSA (to Ken, sensing the tension) Listen, you'd better go because we're really busy working. KEN But it's our yogurt night. VANESSA (pushing him out the door) Oh. bye bye. She CLOSES the door. KEN Why is yogurt night so drfficult? "Bee Movie" qualities BARRY (rowing on the sugar cube like a gondola) Si, Certo. VANESSA And it fels good to talte my mind off the shop. I don't lenow why, instead of flowers, people are giving balloon bouquets now. BARRY Yeah, those are great.if you're 3. VANESSA And artificial flowers. BARRY (re: plastic flowers) Oh, they just get me psychotic! VANESSA Yeah, me too. BARRY The bent stingers, the pointless pollination. "Bee Movie" JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 72. Montgomery, the stenographer, and the jury lean in. CUT TO: EXT. COURTHOUSE - CONTINUOUS Tlie spectators outside freeze. The helicopters angle forward to listen closely. CUT TO: INT. COURTHOUSE BARRY Bzzz bzzz brzz. Ah, I'm kidding. I'm kidding. Yes, your honor. We are ready to proceed. ANGLE ON: Courtroom hub-bub. JUDGE And Mr. Montgomery, your opening statement, please. Montgomery ises. MONTGOMERY (grunbles, clears his throat) Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. My grandmother was a sinple woman. Born on a farm, she believed it was man's divine just an ordinary bee. And as a bee, honey's pretty important to me. It's important to all bees. We invented it, vce make it and we protect it with our Irves, Unfortunately, there are some people in this room who think they can take whatever they want from us cause we're the little guys. And vwhat I'm hoping is that after this is all over, you'll see how by taking our honey, you're not only taking away everything wwe kave, but everything we are. ANGLE ON: Vanessa smiling. ANGLE ON: The BEE GALLERY wiping tears away. CUT TO: INT. BENSON HOUSE Barry's family is watching the case on TV. JANET BENSON Ob, I wish he would dress lifte that all the time. So nice. CUT TO: INT. COURTROOM - LATER JUDGE Call your frst witness. CUT TO: "Bee Movie" JS REVISIONS 8/13/07. 74. INT. COURTHOUSE - LATER BARRY So, Mr. Klauss Vanderhayden of Honey Farms. Pretty big company you have there? MR. VANDERHAYDEN I suppose so, BARRY And I see you also own HoneyBurton, and Hon-Ron. MR. VANDERHAYDEN Yes. They provide beekeepers for our tamms. BARRY Beekeeper. I find that to be a very disturbing term, I have to say. I don't imagine you employ any bee free-ers, do you? MR. VANDERHAVDEN No. BARRY I'm sorry. I couldn't hear you. MR. VANDERHAYDEN (louder) No. BARRY No. Because you don't free bees. You keep bees And not only that, it seems you thought a bear would be an appropriate mage for a jar of honey? MR. VANDERHAYDEN Well, they're very lovable creatures. Yogi-bear, Fozzy bear, Build-a-bear. BARRY Yeah, you mean like thus Vanessa and the SUPERINTENDANT from her building ENTER with a GIANT FEROCIOUS GRIZZLY BEAR. He las a neck collar and chains extending from erther sade, "Bee Moute" - 15 REVISIONS 8/13/07 75. By pulling the chains. they bring tiim directly in front of Vanderhayden. The bear LUNGES and ROARS. BARRY (CONT'D) Bears kill bees! How would you like his big hairy bead crashing into your living room? Biting into your couch, spitting out your throwpillows.rowr, rowr! The bear REACTS. BEAR Rowr!! BARRY Okay, that's enough. Take him away. Vanessa and the Superintendant pull tihe bear out of the courtroom. Vanderhayden TREMBLES. The judge GLARES at him. CUT TO: INT. COURTROOM- A LITTLE LATER Bany questions STING. BARRY So, Mr. Sting. Thank you for being here. Your name intrigues me. I have to say. Where have I heard it before? STING I was with a band called "The Police". BARRY But you've never been a police officer of any kind, have you? STING No, I haven't "Bee Movie- JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 76. BARRY No, you haven't And so, here we have yet another eMample of bee culture beng casually stolen by a human for nothing more than a prance about stage name. STING Oh piease. BARRY Have you ever been stung. Mr. Sting? Because l'm feeling a little stung, Sting Or should I say. (looling in folder) Mr. Gordon M. Sunnert The jury GASPS. MONTGOMERY (to bis aides) That's not lis real name? You idrots! CUT TO: INT. COURTHOUSE- LATER BARRY Mr. Liotta, first may I offer my belated congratulations on your Emmy win for a guest spot on ER. n 2005. LIOTTA Thank you. Thant you. Liotta LAUGHS MANIA CALLY. BARRY I also see from your resumme that you're devilishly handsome, but with a churning inner turmoil that's always ready to blow. LIOTTA I enijoy what I do. Is that a crime? "Bee Movie"- 15 REVISIONS B/13/07 77. BARRY Not yet it isn't But is thsis what it's come to for you, Mr. Liotta? Exploiting tiny helpless bees so you don't have to rehearse your part, and leam your lines, Sir? LIOTTA Watch it Benson, I could blow right now. BARRY This isn'ta goodfella. This is a badfella! LIOTTA (exploding. trying to simash Barry with the Emmy) Why doesn't someone just step on this little creep and we can all go home? You're all thinlcing it. Say it! JUDGE Ordert Order in this courtroom! A MONTAGE OF NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FOLLOWS: NEW YORK POST: "Bees to Humans: Buzz OH. NEW YORK TELEGRAM: "Sue Bee". DAILY VARIETY: "Studio Dumps Liotta Project. Slams Door on Unlawtul Entry 2" CUT TO: SEQ 3175- "CANDLELIGHT DINNER" INT. VANESSA'S APARTMENT Barry and Vanessa are having a candle light dinner. Visble belund Barry is a "LITTLE MISSY" SET BOX, with the flaps open. BARRY Well, I just think that was awtully nice of that bear to pitch in like that. "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 78. VANESSA I'm telling you. I think the jury's on our side. BARRY Are we doing everything nght you know, legally? VANESSA I'nm a flonst. BARRY Right, reglit. Barry raises his glass. BARRY (CONTD) Well, bere's to a great team. VANESSA To a great team. They toast. Ken ENTERS KEN Well US REVISIONS 8/13/07 79. VANESSA Well, there's still a tittle lett. I could heat it up. KEN Yeah, heat it up. Sure, whatever. Vanessa EXITS. Ken and Barry look at each other as Barry eats. BARRY So, I hear you're quite a tenns player. I'm not much for the game myself. I find the ball a fittle grabby. KEN That's where l usually sit. Right there. VANESSA (0.C) Ken, Barry was looking at your resume, and he agreed with me that "eating with chopsticks isn't JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 80. VANESSA Ken, I let Barry borrow your razor for his fuzz. I hope that was alright. Ken luts his head on the table. BARRY I'm gong to go drain the old stinger. KEN Yealh, you do that Barry EXITS to the bathroom, grabbing a small piece of a VARIETY MAGAZINE on the way. BARRY Oh, look at that. Ken slams the IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 81. KEN It's funny. I just can't seem to recall that! Ken WHACKS at Barry with the magazine. He missés and KNOCKS EVERYTHING OFF THE VANITY. Ken grabs a can of AIR FRESHENER. KEN (CONT'D) I thunk something stinks in here. He sprays at Barry. BARRY I love the smell of flowers. KEN Veahl How do you like the smell of flames? Ken lights the stream. BARRY Not as much Barry flies in a circle. Ken tryng to stay with him, spins in place. ANGLE ON: Flames outside the bathroom door. Ken slips on the Italian Vogue, falls baciward into the shower, pulling down the shoveer curtain. The can hits him in the head, tollowed by the shower curtam rod, and the rubber duck. Ken reaches back, grabs the handheld shower head He whips around, looking for Barry. ANGLE ON: A WATERBUG near the dran WATERBU6 Waterbug. Not talung sides. Barry is on the toilet tank. He comes out from behind a shampoo bottle, vearing a chapstick cap as a right to benefit from the bounty of nature God put before us. If we were to live in the topsy-turvy world Mr. Benson magines, just think of what it would mean. Maybe I would have to negotiate with the silk worm for the elastic in my bntches. Tallong bee, How do we know this isn't some sort of holographic motion picture capture Hollywood wizardry? They could be using laser beans, robotics, ventriloquism, clorung. for all we know he could be on steroids! Montgomery leers at Bany, who moves to the stand. "Bee Movie"- JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 73. JUD GE Mr. Benson? Barry makes his opening statement. BARRY Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, there's no trickery here. really a special skill. KEN (to Barry) You think I don't see wihat you're doing7 BARRY Hey look, I know how hard it is trying to find the rght job. We certamly have that in common. KEN Đo we? BARRY Well, bees have 100% employment, of course. But we do jobs like taking the crud out KEN That's just what I was thiniing about doing. Ken holds his table knife up. It slips out of his hand. He goes under the table to pick it up. "Bee Movie champagne down on the table. Ken closes his eyes and bunes his face in fus hands. He grabs a magazine on the way into the bathroom. SEQ. 2800 INT. COURTROOM- NEXT DAY ANGLE ON: Medium shot of Montgomery standing at his table. MONTGOMERY We would like to call ADAM STINGS MONTY Only to losing, son. Only to losing. Montgomery approaches the stand. MONTGOMERY (CONT'D) Mr. Benson Bee. I'l ask you what I think we'd all like to lenow. What exactly is your relationship to that woman? Montgomery points to Vanessa. BARRY We're friends. MONTGOMERY Good frnends? BARRY Yes. MONTGOMERY (softhy in Barry's face) How good? BARRY What? MONTGOMERY Do you live together? BARRY Wait a minute, this isn't about-- "Bee Movie" MONTGOMERY So those aren't even your teal parents' ANGLE ON: Barry's parents. MARTIN BENSON Oh, Barry. BARRY Yes they are! ADAM Hold me back! Vanessa holds him back vath a COFFEE STIRRER. Montgomery porsts to Bany's parents. MONTGOMERY You re an illegitimate bee, aren'tyou Benson? ADAM He's denouncing bees! All the bees in the courtroom start to HUM. They're agitated. MONTGOMERY And don't y'all date your cousins? "Bee Movie JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 86. MONTGOMERY Are you her little. (cleanng throat) bed bug? BARRY (fiustered) Hey, that's not the land of- MONTGOMERY I've seen a bee documentary or two. Now. from what l understand, doesn't your Queen give birth to all the bee children in the live? BARRY Yeal, but- come forward to suck the poison from my heaving buttocks? The JURY recoils. JUD GE Please, I will have order in this court. Order! Order, please! FADE TO: SEQ. 3400 - "ADAM AT HOSPITAL" INT. HOSPITAL - STREET LEVEL ROOM - DAY PRESS PERSON #1 (V.O) The case of the honey bees versus the human race took a pointed turn agaast the bees yesterday, when one of ther legal team stung Layton T. Montgomery. Now here's Don with the 5-day. A NURSE lets Barry into the room. Bany CARRIES a FLOWER. BARRY Thank you. Barry stands over Adam, in a bed. Bany lays the fower down nexct to hiim. The TV is on. BARRY (CONT'D) Hey buddy. ADAM Hey. BARRY Is there much pam? Adam has a BEE-SIZED PA INKILLER HONEY BUTTON near his head that he presses. ADAM (pressing the button) Yeah.I blew the whole case, didn't "Bee Movie" in this world. ADAM What do you think the humans will do to us it they wim? BARRY I don't know. ADAM I hear they put the roaches un motels. That doesn't sound so bad. "Bee Movie - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 90. BARRY Adam, they check in, but they don't check out. Adam GULPS. ADAM Oh my. ANGLE ON: the hosprtal window. We see THREE PEOPLE smoking outside on the sidewallk. The smoke drifts in Adam COUGHS. ADAM (CONT D) Say, could you get a urse to close that window? BARRY Why? ADAM The sinoke. Bees don't smoke. BARRY Right. Bees don't smoke. Bees don't smoke! But some bees are smoking. Adam, that's it! That's our case. Adam starts putting lus dothes on. ADAM It i? It's not over? BARRY No. Get up Get dressed. I've got to go somewhere. Y ou get back the court and stalL. Stall anyway you can. CUT To: SEQ. 3500 - "SMOKING GUN" INT. COURTROOM - THE NEXT DAY Adam is folding a piece of paper into a boat. ADAMand assuming you've done step 29 correctiy, you're ready for the tub: "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 91. ANGLE ON: The jury. all with paper boats of their own JURORS Ooh. ANGLE ON: Montgomery frustrated with Gammil, who's making a boat atso. Monty crumples Gammil's boat, and throws it at him. JUD GE Mr. Flayman? ADAM Yes? Yes. Your Honor? JUDGE Where is the rest of your team? ADAM (fumbling with his swordstinger) Well, your honor, it's interesting. You lnow Bees are trained to fily kind of haphazardly and as a result quite often we don't make very good time. I actually once heard a pretty funny story about a bee MONTGOMERY Vour Honor, haven't these ndiculous bugs taken up enough of this court's valuable time? Montgomery rolls out trom belund hus table. He's suspended in a LARGE BABY CHAIR with wheels. MONTGOMERY (CONT'D) How much longer are we going to allow these absurd shenangans to go on? They have presented no compelling evidence to support their charges agamst my clients who have all run perfectly legitimate businesses. I move for a complete dismissal of thus entire case. JUD GE Mr. Flayman, I am afraid I am going to have to consider Mr. Montgomery's motion. "Bee Movie" I5 REVISIONS 8/13/07 89. BARRY Oh, it doesn't matter. The mportant thng is you're alrve. You could thave died ADAM I'd be better off dead. Look at me. Adam THROWS the blanicet off his lap, revealing a GREEN SANDWICH SWORD STINGER. ADAM (CONTD) (voice crackung) They got it from the cafeteria, they got it from downstairs. In a tuna sandwich. Loolt, there's a little celery still on it. BARRY What was it like to sting someone? ADAM I can't explain it. It was all adrenaline.and thenecstasy. Bany loolks at Adam. BARRY Alright. ADAM You think that was all a trap? BARRY Of course. I'm sorry. I ftew us right into this. What were we thinking? Look at us, we're just a couple of bugs JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 92. ADAM But you can't We have a temfic case. MONTGOMERY Where is your machines in man-made vwooden slat work camps? Living out our tives as honey slaves to the white man? Barry gestures drammatically tovrards Montgomery's racially mixed table. The BLACK LAWYER slowly moves his chair away, GAMMIL What are we going to do? "Bee Movie JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 93. MONTGOMERY (to Pross) He's playing the species card. Barry tands on the scale of justice, by the judge's bench. It balances as he lands. BARRY Ladies and gentlemen, please, FreeThese Bees! ANGLE ON: Jury, chanting "Free the bees". JUDGE The court funds in favor of the bees. The chaos continues. Bany flies over to Vanessa, wits lis hand up for a "high 5. BARRY Vanessa, we won! VANESSA Yay! I knew you could do it. Higlifive! She high 5's Bany, sending tim JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 94. PRESS PERSON 1 Barry, bow much honey do you thinic is out there? BARRY AIinght, alright, one at a time SARAH Bany, veho are you wearing? BARRY Ublih, my sweater is to Ralph Lauren, and I have no pants. The Press follows Barry as he EXITS. ANGLE ON: Adam and Vanessa. ADAM (putting papers away) What if Montgomery's nght? VANESSA What do you mean? ADAM We've been living the bee way a fong time. 27 million years, DISSOLVE TO: SEQ. 3600- "HONEY ROUNDUP" EXT. HONEY FARMS APIARY - MONTAGE SARAH (V.0) Congratulations on your victory. What are you going to demand as a settlement? BARRY (V.0) (over montage) First, we're going to demand a complete shutdown of all bee work camps. Then, we want to get back all the honey that was ours to begın with. Every last drop. We demand an end to the glorification of the bear as anything more than a filthy, smelly, big-headed, bad breath, stink-machne. "Bee Movie TO: EXT. NEW HIVE CITY - MONTAGE The bees tear down a honey-bear statue. CUT TO: EXT. YELLOWSTONE FOREST - MONTAGE POV of a sniper's crosstairs. An animated BEAR character loolca-like, turns his head towards camera. BARRY Wait for my signal. ANGLE ON: Barny lowenng his buoculars. BARRY (CONTD) Take bim out. The sniper SHOOTS the bear. It hits lum in the shoulder. The bear looks at it He gets woozy and the honey jat falls out of his lap, an ATF&H agent catches it. "Bee Movie"- JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 96. BARRY (V.0) (CONTD) ATF&H AGENT (to the bear's pig friend) He 'l lave a little nausea for a few hours, then he ll be fine. CUT TO: EXT. STING'S HOUSE - MONTAGE ATF&H agents SLAP CUFFS on Sting, who is meditating. STING But it's just a prance-about stage name! CUT TO: INT. A WOMAN'S SHOWER - MONTAGE A WOMAN is takting a shoveer, and using honey shampoo. An ATF&H agent pulls the shower curtain aside, and grabs her bottle of shampoo, The woman SCREAMS The agent tums to the 3 other agents, and Barry. ANGLE ON: Barry looking at the label on the shampoo bottle, slaking his head and writing in his clipboard. CUT TO: EXT. SUPERMARKET CAFE - MONTAGE Another customer, an old lady having her tea with a little jar of honey, gets her face pushed down onto the table and turned to the side by two agents. One of the agents as a gun on her. OLD LADY Can't breathe. CUT TO: EXT. CENTRAL PARK - MONTAGE An OIL DRUM of honey is connected to Barry's hive. "Bee Movie" REVISIONS 8/13/07 97. BARRY Bring it m, boys CUT TO: SEQ. 3650 - "NO MORE WORK" INT. HONEX - MONTAGE ANGLE ON: The lhoney goes past the 3-cup hash-mark, and begins to overflow. A WORKER BEE runs up to BuZzwell. WORKER BEE 1 Mr. Buzzwell, vee just passed 3 cups, and there's gallons mores coming. I think we need to shutdovm. KEYCHAIN BEE (to Buzzwell) Shutdown? We've never shutdown. ANGLE ON: Buzzwell overlooking the factory floor. BUZZWELL Shutdown honey production! Stop making honey! ANGLE ON: TWO BEES, each vith a KEY. BUZZZWELL (CONTD) Turn your key, Su! They turn the keys simuitaneously, War Games-style, shutting down the honey machines. ANGLE ON: the Taffy-Pull machine, Centifuge, and Krelman all slovwly come to a stop. The bees look around, be wildered. WORKER BEE S WIhat do we do nove? A BEAT. WORKER BEE 6 Gannon ball! He jumps into a HONEY VAT, doesn't penetrate the surface. He looks around, and slowly sinks down to his waist. "Bee Movie" - IS REVISIONS 8/13/07 98, EXT. HONEX FACTORY THE WHISTLE BLOWS, and the bees all stream out the exit. CUT TO: INT. J-GA TE - CONTINUOUS Lou Loduca gives orders to the pollen jocles. LOU LODUCA We're shutting doven honey production. Mission abort. CUT TO: EXT: CENTRAL PARK Jackson recerves the orders, mid-pollimation. JACKSON Aborting pollination and nectar detail. Returning to base. CUT TO: EXT. NEW HIVE CITY ANGLE ON: Bees, putting sun-tan lotion on their noses and antennae, and sunning themselves on the balcories of the gyms. CUT TO: EXT. CENTRAL PARK ANGLE ON: THE FLOWERS starting to DROOP. CUT TO: INT. J-GATE J-Gate is deserted. CUT TO: "Bee Movie" - JS REVISIONS 8/13/07 99. EXT. NEW HIVE CITY ANGLE ON: Bees sunning themselves. A TIMER DINGS, and they all turn over. CUT TO: EXT. CENTRAL PARK TIME LAPSE of Central Park turning brown. CUT TO: EXT. VANESSA'S FLORIST SHOP CLOSE-UP SHOT: Vanessa wntes "Sony. No more flowers." on a "Closed" sign, an turns it facing out. CUT TO: SEQ. 3700- "IDLE HIVE EXT: NEW HIVE CITY - DAY Barry flies at bigh speed. TRACKING SHOT into the luve, through the lobby of Honex, and into Adam's office. CUT TO: INT. ADAM'S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS Bany meets Adan m lus office. Adam's office is in disanay. There are papers everywhere. He's filling up his cardboard hexagon box. BARRY (out of breath) Adam, you wouldn't believe lhow much honey was out there. ADAM Oh yeaht BARRY What's going on around here? Where is everybody? Are they out celebrating? "Bee Movie" of making it. ANGLE ON: Adam's desk on it's side in the ball. ADAM (CONT'D) Thus was my new desk. This was my new job. I wanted to do it really well And now.and now I can't Adam EXITS. CUT TO: SEQ. 3900 CONTINUOUS Barry sees Vanessa's flower pots and small garden have all turned brown. BARRY What happened here? VANESSA That is not the half of it. Vanessa turns Barny around with her two fingers, revealing the view of Central Park, which is also all broun. BARRY Oh no. Oh my. They're all wiftng. VANESSA Doesn't look very good, does it? BARRY No. VANESSA And wbo's fault do you think that is? "Bee Movie So, you take away the produce, that affects the entire anumal kungdom. And then, of course. BARRY The human species? VANESSA (cfearing throat) Ahem! BARRY Oh. So, if there's no more pollination, it could all just go south here, couldn't it? VANESSA And I know this is also partly my fault. Barry takes a long SIGH. BARRY How about a suicide part? VANESSA (not sure if he's joling) How would we do it? BARRY I'I stng you, you step on me. "Bee Movie" STREET - CONTINUOUS Vanessa gets into a cab. Barry ENTERS. BARRY Vanessa. Why are you leaving? Wbere are you going? VANESSA To the final Touruament of Roses parade in Pasadena: They moved it up to this weekend because all the flowers are dymg. It's the last chance I'll ever have to see it. BARRY Vanessa. I just want to say I'm sorry. I never meant it to turn out like this. VANESSA I lnow. Me nerther. Vanessa cab drives away. "Bee Movie" INT. TAXI - CONTINUOUS Barry motions for her to roll the window down She does so. BARRY Roses VANES Just zoom in
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the failure of the titanic: books-and-cookies after rewatching Titanic a few days ago, I've fallen into a wikipedia wormhole and oh my god the entire Titanic tragedy is a textbook lesson on "how to majorly fuck up repeatedly again reloaded 2.0" the crew didn't know how to properly operate the lifeboats (there weren't enough lifeboats to begin with, but the Titanic had complied with maritime law regulations at the time) the crew only went through one drill before sailing out, which involved lowering 2 lifeboats and rowing them around for a bit about half of the life boats were loaded waaaaay way under capacity (think 20 people in a boat meant for 65) poor information dissemination- there were crew members who didn't even know the ship was sinking until more than an hour after the iceberg was hit Captain Smith effectively shut down emotionally/mentally the second he realised the scope of the disaster and basically left the crew to organise evacuation he also failed to properly acknowledge iceberg warnings (Titanic received around 5 or 6 warnings throughout the day before the tragedy happened), which, get this, at the time were taken as 'advisory and not as "fuck shit we need to be careful fam Titanic was speeding at almost her top possible speed (21 knots- her top speed was 24), in spite of, I repeat, big blocks of ice in the ocean that nobody was apparently scared of "smh* *there was a ship literally 5 miles away that saw Titanic's deck lights and distress rockets, but her captain didn't do shit because he wasn't sure what the rockers meant(wtf boy wtfff); he didn't even wake up the wireless radio operator so they could at least radio the ship and see if they were okay only one or two of the 20 lifeboats launched came back to search for survivors: there were 1500 people in the water and only a couple of boats returned because of the way the ship was constructed, a lot of 3rd class passengers couldn't make it on the decks were lifeboats were loaded (very non-coincidentally, first class passengers had no issues getting there) sure, there was a fair amount of bad luck involved (coldest April in 50 years, that caused a lot of ice to form in that area - Titanic was literally passing through what is now known as Iceberg Alley, the night was clear, the ocean was calm, which made spotting icebergs a lot harder because there were no waves to crash into them; the lookouts had no binoculars???) but shit son, human error played a huge part in this. I know it was a different time, changes were made towards a lot more safety for passengers and it's very easy for us to judge something that we weren't a part of, but it's still shocking to see so many things go wrong at once. books-and-cookies this is what i do instead of reading smh booksforthoughts Yes Mary, share your history knowledge I LOVE THIS! This is so interesting. I've been to museums about the Titanic and I never knew that there was a ship so close, or that the crew was so clueless and they had so many warnings books-and-cookies About the ship that was close, SS Californian there's a bit of controversy. Her captain maintained throughout both U.S. and British inquiries that his ship was about 20-30 miles (his testimony changed several times, from what I've read) away and that the Titanic itself wasn't visible from their position, they just saw the distress rockets and they didn't know what they meant (back then, apparently, ships would use different coloured rockets to greet/signal ships from the same line, so they didn't know Titanic was signaling that there was trouble). What he failed to do was wake up the guy in charge of the wirelesa radio, so they could signal the Titanic and see what happened. His testimony was contested by crew members. Now, what I've read today is that the captain maintained his innocence up to and including on his death bed (he died in 1962). A few months after his death, though, the nephew of a different dude, the captain of an industrial ship called Samsun, found his uncle's journal from 1912, where his uncle claimed that his ship was the one that was 5 miles away from the Titanic, but they were smuggling seals and had a loooot of dead animals onboard. They thought Titanic's distress rockets were actually signals froma patrol of the U.S. Coast Guard, so they switched off the lights on the entire ship, to hide. They didn't have a radio, so they couldn't hear the distress messages and only found out about the tragedy en route to Iceland Idk if this is really true, but if it is... books-and-cookies ALSO The captain of the Carpathia, the only ship that answered Titanic's distress calls was a bad ass motherfucker oh my god So, the dude in charge of manning their wireless radio was about to turn in for the night (there wasn't 24 hour radio support back then), but decided to listen for a bit more before bed because why not and heard Titanic's message. He rushed to the captain, woke him up and told him about the disaster. Captain Rostron ordered the ship to stop its course and turn toward the Titanic. Only after doing that did he confirm with the radio guy that the emergency was real. He pushed the ship to more than its rated speed and rushed as much as he could, talking to the chief engineer and asking for more stokers. He put out more lookers to spot ice and navigate through it as fast as possible. He stopped the heating and warm water so that more steam power could go into the engines. He ordered his crew to prepare hot drinks, soup, clothes and rooms for the survivors. He had nurses ready to treat injuries. Dude pulled all the stops, I'm in awe. This is how you handle shit. mylordshesacactus I have an emotional breakdown about how goddamn much I love RMS Carpathia and her crew like. Every three months. The above summary doesn't even begin to do it justice. What Carpathia pulled off was an actual miracle. Please, please, I hope y'all take a few minutes and do some googling because...god, it takes my breath away The reason there's never been a movie about Carpathia is that no one would believe it the failure of the titanic
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