The Resource Akeelah and the bee, Spelling Bee Productions, Inc. ; 2929 Productions ; Cinema Gypsy Productions ; Lions Gate Films ; Out of the Blue Entertainment ; Reactor Films ; Starbucks Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison, (videorecording)

Akeelah and the bee, Spelling Bee Productions, Inc. ; 2929 Productions ; Cinema Gypsy Productions ; Lions Gate Films ; Out of the Blue Entertainment ; Reactor Films ; Starbucks Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison, (videorecording)

Label
Akeelah and the bee
Title
Akeelah and the bee
Statement of responsibility
Spelling Bee Productions, Inc. ; 2929 Productions ; Cinema Gypsy Productions ; Lions Gate Films ; Out of the Blue Entertainment ; Reactor Films ; Starbucks Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, Warren Alan Young
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for some language
Language note
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Can be viewed subtitled in English or Spanish
LC call number
PN1995.9.C45
LC item number
A344534 2006
PerformerNote
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael, Sahara Garey, Lee Thompson Young
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Atchison, Doug
  • Palmer, Keke
  • Fishburne, Laurence
  • Bassett, Angela
  • Armstrong, Curtis
  • Mullen, David
  • Zigman, Aaron
  • Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Runtime
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spelling bees
  • School children
  • Self-esteem in children
  • Escolares
  • Amor a sí mismo en los niños (Psicología)
Target audience
juvenile
Technique
live action
Label
Akeelah and the bee, Spelling Bee Productions, Inc. ; 2929 Productions ; Cinema Gypsy Productions ; Lions Gate Films ; Out of the Blue Entertainment ; Reactor Films ; Starbucks Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Making of 'Akeelah and the bee'; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod; Inside the mind of Akeelah; Gag reel; Deleted scenes; Trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398195962
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
19596
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
OCM69953754
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Akeelah and the bee, Spelling Bee Productions, Inc. ; 2929 Productions ; Cinema Gypsy Productions ; Lions Gate Films ; Out of the Blue Entertainment ; Reactor Films ; Starbucks Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Making of 'Akeelah and the bee'; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod; Inside the mind of Akeelah; Gag reel; Deleted scenes; Trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398195962
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
19596
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
OCM69953754
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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