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 have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers
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
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
Language note
  • English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael, Sahara Garey, Lee Thompson Young
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Atchison, Doug
  • Palmer, Keke
  • Fishburne, Larry
  • 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
  • Feature films
  • Children's films
Target audience
pre adolescent
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
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
057373171554
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MAP174459
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbg00082442
  • 577206
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
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
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
057373171554
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MAP174459
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbg00082442
  • 577206
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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