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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
Jean-Christophe Poulan
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
Country United States
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.


Bumble Bee's Dream was released on November 25, 2020 along with Walt Disney Pictures' Tin Soldier .

See also

  • Melody Time (1948)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Make Mine Music (1946)