after finishing the disney marathon i decided i should take on dreamworks and pixar films. i had seen this film before and we owned it so it was a convenient place to start. the writing and animation are really good and jerry seinfeld really rounds the film out nicely. renee zellweger’s voice work is less impressive and actually detracted from the film a bit. i’m not sure if it’s her voice or the fact that it just didn’t seem to go along with the animated character she was voicing. plot-wise the film is cute because it looks at a valuable and overlooked part of the world (honeybees) and imagines how they might feel or live. it’s a topic that is perfectly suited to animation.