The Resource Akeelah and the bee, Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, Starbucks Entertainment ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; written and directed by Doug Atchison ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis, Sidney Gan, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Danny Llewelyn

Akeelah and the bee, Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, Starbucks Entertainment ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; written and directed by Doug Atchison ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis, Sidney Gan, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Danny Llewelyn

Label
Akeelah and the bee
Title
Akeelah and the bee
Statement of responsibility
Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, Starbucks Entertainment ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; written and directed by Doug Atchison ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis, Sidney Gan, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Danny Llewelyn
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Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Akeelah and the bee (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Director of photography, M. 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
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.C45
  • PN1997.2
LC item number
  • A344534 2006
  • .A34 2006
NLM call number
Ake
PerformerNote
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, Tzi Ma, Lee Thompson Young
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1984-2013
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  • Atchison, Doug
  • Hult, Nancy
  • Ganis, Sid
  • Fishburne, Laurence
  • Romersa, Michael
  • Llewelyn, Danny
  • Palmer, Keke
  • Bassett, Angela
  • Armstrong, Curtis
  • Ma, Tzi
  • Young, Lee Thompson
  • Mullen, M. David
  • Farr, Glenn
  • Zigman, Aaron
  • Young, Warren Alan
  • Davis, Sharen
  • Lions Gate Films (Santa Monica, Calif.)
  • 2929 Productions (Firm)
  • Starbucks Entertainment (Firm)
  • Out of the Blue Entertainment (Firm)
  • Reactor Films
  • Cinema Gypsy Productions
  • Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Runtime
112
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  • Spelling bees
  • School children
  • Self-esteem in children
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Spanish language materials
  • Escolares
  • Amor a sí mismo en los niños (Psicología)
  • School children
  • Self-esteem in children
  • Spelling bees
  • California
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Akeelah and the bee, Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, Starbucks Entertainment ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; written and directed by Doug Atchison ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis, Sidney Gan, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Danny Llewelyn
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Copyright
Note
  • Special features: Making of Akeelah and the bee ; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod ; Inside the mind of Akeelah ; Keke Palmer "All my girlz" music video ; Gag reel ; Deleted scenes ; Trailers
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm69953754
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398195962
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 19596
  • 19777
  • 19779
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
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, Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, Starbucks Entertainment ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; written and directed by Doug Atchison ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis, Sidney Gan, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Danny Llewelyn
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Special features: Making of Akeelah and the bee ; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod ; Inside the mind of Akeelah ; Keke Palmer "All my girlz" music video ; Gag reel ; Deleted scenes ; Trailers
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm69953754
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398195962
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 19596
  • 19777
  • 19779
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
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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