- Directors: Kevin Tancharoen
- Producers: Mark Canton, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Richard Wright
- Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna, Allison Burnett
- Genres: Musical
- Actors: Paul McGill, Paul Iacono, Debbie Allen, Kelsey Grammar, Charles S Dutton, Kay Panabaker, Megan Mullally
“A reinvention of the Oscar-winning hit film, Fame follows a group of actors, singers, dancers and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame…the kind that only from talent, dedication and hard work.
“In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance and self-discovery.
“As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they’ll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they’ll find out who amongst them will achieve fame.”
- Directors: Simon J Smith, Steve Hickner
- Producers: Jerry Seinfeld, Christina Steinberg
- Writers: Jerry Seinfeld, Andy Robin, Barry Marder, Spike Feresten
- Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family
- Actors: Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Megan Mullally, Patrick Warburton, Larry Miller, Michael Richards
Barry B. Benson (voiced by Jerry Seinfeld) is “just an ordinary bee” in a hive located in Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park in New York City. Barry recently graduated from college and is about to enter the hive’s Honex Industries (a division of Honesco Corporation and owned by Hexagon Group) honey-making workforce. Along with his best friend Adam Flayman (voiced by Matthew Broderick) Barry is initially very excited, but his latent, non-conformist attitude emerges upon finding out that his choice of job will never change once picked. This prompts Barry to leave the hive and see the world on a daily run with the macho, elite ‘Pollen Jocks’, though Adam tries to talk Barry out of it. He thoroughly enjoys his new freedom, and is impressed by the process of nectar collection and pollination, but after being stuck to a tennis ball during a game and flying through a panicky family’s car he decides humans are crazy and that he should go home. Unfortunately, it begins to rain and he crash lands on a windowsill. The apartment’s occupants have just come home and they close the window before Barry can escape. After freaking out the people inside and nearly being squashed, he is rescued by a female human named Vanessa Bloome (voiced by RenÃ©e Zellweger) and gently put back outside. This unexpected act of kindness intrigues Barry, who goes back in to thank the woman even though doing so would violate Bee Law #1 – “Don’t talk to humans”. Despite both of their expectations they develop an instant bond – bordering on attraction – and start hanging out together frequently. Of course all of their friends and family are completely upset by this relationship.
Armed with the pollen of the last flowers, Barry and the Pollen Jocks manage to reverse the damage and save the world’s flowers, also restarting the bees’ beloved honey production. Nothing is mentioned about the fate of the existing honey or companies like Honey Farms, though humans and bees are seen treating each other visibly better. Barry becomes a member of the Pollen Jocks, helping to pollinate the plants while also running a law firm inside Vanessa’s flower shop, as well as helping Vanessa, switching the name from “Vanessa’s Flowers” to “Vanessa and Barry: Flowers; Honey; Legal Advice”. As the film closes, his office door reads “Insects at Law.” Mooseblood also works in his office with him, shown when Barry is interviewing a cow.