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The Resource Akeelah and the bee, a Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, and Starbucks Entertainment presentation ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Doug Atchison, (videorecording)

Akeelah and the bee, a Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, and Starbucks Entertainment presentation ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Doug Atchison, (videorecording)

Label
Akeelah and the bee
Title
Akeelah and the bee
Statement of responsibility
a Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, and Starbucks Entertainment presentation ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Doug Atchison
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • engspa
  • 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 will 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
CGL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, M. David Mullen ; production designer, Warren Alan Young ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • In English, with optional English or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, Tzi Ma, Lee Thompson Young
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1984-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Atchison, Doug
  • Palmer, Keke
  • Fishburne, Laurence
  • Bassett, Angela
  • Armstrong, Curtis
  • Ma, Tzi
  • Young, Lee Thompson
  • Lions Gate Films
  • 2929 Entertainment (Firm)
  • Starbucks Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spelling bees
  • School children
  • Self-esteem in children
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Akeelah and the bee, a Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, and Starbucks Entertainment presentation ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Doug Atchison, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special Features: making of Akeelah and the bee ; "Inside the mind of Akeelah" ; Keke Palmer "All my girlz" music video ; gag reel ; deleted scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm71157559
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)
Lccn
00458315
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
(Sirsi) l00458315
System details
DVD, Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Akeelah and the bee, a Lionsgate, 2929 Productions, and Starbucks Entertainment presentation ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Doug Atchison, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special Features: making of Akeelah and the bee ; "Inside the mind of Akeelah" ; Keke Palmer "All my girlz" music video ; gag reel ; deleted scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm71157559
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)
Lccn
00458315
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
(Sirsi) l00458315
System details
DVD, Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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