Yesterday, Jerry Seinfeld participated in another Reddit AMA, fielding questions from one of the largest internet communities about comedy and jokes and bees.
In 2007, Seinfeld scripted and starred as the lead in Bee Movie, a film in which Barry B. Benson sues the human race for exploiting bees, and enters into a romantic relationship with a human female. This was a kid’s film.
On Reddit yesterday, Seinfeld was asked if we’ll ever see a Bee Movie 2. We gotta know what happened to Barry! But Seinfeld declined.
I considered it this spring for a solid six hours. There’s a fantastic energy now for some reason, on the internet particularly. Tumblr, people brought my attention to. I actually did consider it, but then I realized it would make Bee Movie 1 less iconic. But my kids want me to do it, a lot of people want me to do it. A lot of people that don’t know what animation is want me to do it. If you have any idea what animation is, you’d never do it.
Thank you, Jerry, for standing up for this “iconic” film and defending true art. The show was about nothing, but Bee Movie is about everything.