In an exclusive interview with Stoutonia that took place in early January, Stoutonia reporters were lucky enough to sit down with highly acclaimed comedian Jerry Seinfeld to discuss some of his work. The celebrity was very down to earth and easy to talk to, which made for a very eye-opening conversation on the sequel to what is considered his magnum opus: The Bee Movie.
Jerry was adamant about his plans to create the movie with state of the art 3D animation as seen in the original, but spoke about the compromises he was forced to make. “Basically, what happened was our animator got hit by a truck on his way to work on the first day,” Seinfeld explained through a mouth full of honey. “So we had no animator. You can’t make an animated movie without one of those, right? What’s the deal with that?” Because of his intense desire to make this film, Seinfeld paid out of his own pocket to hire a cast of actors so that it could be done for real with practical effects.
The plot of The Bee Movie 2 is expected to be one of the most complex and perfectly-crafted stories in history. According to Seinfeld, however, it actually happened to him in real life. “When I was a kid, I got stung by a bee and woke up the next morning as a bee myself. No kid is prepared to deal with those responsibilities.” Jerry nearly broke down in tears as he spoke about how the film was actually based on his childhood. “Not to give away too many spoilers, but a boy named Jerry is turned into a bee. I guess you could say he’s my bee-sona.”
The film’s first official trailer is expected to be shown sometime in February, though the actual release date for the movie itself is still unknown. Be sure to go see the movie to support Menomonie as a new cinematic hotspot!