November 21, 2007 |
Shades of darkness differentiate "Antz," the 1998 DreamWorks Animation movie starring Woody Allen as an ant, and "Bee Movie," the 2007 DreamWorks Animation's movie starring Jerry Seinfeld as a bee. "Antz," DreamWorks' first big animated feature, was practically a polemic against the evils of iron-fisted totalitarianism, with Allen -- whose character first appears on an ant therapist's couch -- moving from existential anonymity to unlikely heroism.
September 9, 2007 |
Not only is Jerry Seinfeld well versed in the mysterious vanishing bee situation, he claims to know the root cause. "The thing is," Seinfeld says in a hushed voice at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, "we're not even supposed to talk about it. But DreamWorks is behind all that. It's a publicity stunt. We vacuumed out all the hives all over the world. We're just trying to get bees in the news! Free publicity is the way we look at it." As if Seinfeld and DreamWorks need any free publicity.