|Bumble Bee's Dream|
|Directed by||Eric Goldberg|
|Produced by||Sean Lurie|
|Story by||Brad Bird|
|Voices by||Raymond S. Persi|
|Music by||Mark Watters|
|Animation by||Duncan Marjoribanks (lead)|
|Layouts by||Alfred "Tops" Cruz|
|Studio||Walt Disney Pictures|
Walt Disney Animation Studios
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|Release dates||June 11, 2020 Annecy|
November 25, 2020 with Tin Soldier
|Running time||7 minutes|
|Color process||Digital film|
|Rating||PG (for action and rude humor)|
Bumble Bee's Dream is a 2020 computer animated short film, featuring characters from the 1948 film Melody Time. It premiered in theaters on November 25, 2020 along with Walt Disney Pictures' Tin Soldier.
Set in a lonely city on a rainy night, the film takes place in a honey house. In the corner of the shop sleeps Bumble Bee. As the camera zooms on him, the sound of rain falling turns into a drumroll, and we go into the dream-sequence. In his dream
a surrealistic battle for a solitary bumble bee as he tries to ward off a visual and musical frenzy
Bumble Bee awakens, left to face bleak reality. Depressed, he returns to the corner where he was previously resting, and goes back to sleep. as the screen cuts to the credits. After the credits, the Walt Disney Pictures logo is in color, and Bumble Bee jumps over the castle, making the arch with her Piano.
In April 2020, it was announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios developed another short film, titled Bumble Bee's Dream, about the internal struggle between a man's pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Leo Matsuda, a story artist on Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph directed the film, which Sean Lurie produced. According to Matsuda, the film was loosely based off biological transparent overlays he read from Encyclopædia Britannica as a child.
The short combines hand-drawn and CG animation, using Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2D interpolation software Meander, which was employed before in their shorts Paperman, Feast, Inner Workings and Playground.
The short's music was composed by Mark Watters.
- Melody Time (1948)
- Aladdin (1992)
- Fantasia (1940)
- Make Mine Music (1946)