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December 21, 2018
1hr 54min
Status: released

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Bumblebee Movie Details:

Also known asBumbleBee, Transformers: Bumblebee
Based onTransformers by Hasbro
United States
Language English
Dubbed inChinese
GenreSci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Release datesDecember 3, 2018 (Sony Center)
December 21, 2018 (United States)
Running time1hr 54min
Age ratingPG-13
CastHailee Steinfeld
John Cena
Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
John Ortiz
Jason Drucker
Directed by Travis Knight
Written byChristina Hodson
Produced byLorenzo di Bonaventura
Tom DeSanto
Don Murphy
Michael Bay
Mark Vahradian
Cinematography by Enrique Chediak
Edited by Paul Rubell
Music byDario Marianelli
Production CompaniesAllspark Pictures
Di Bonaventura Pictures
Bay Films
Tencent Pictures
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Bumblebee Movie Cast & Characters:


  • Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson: An 18-year-old girl and former competitive high diver who finds and befriends Bumblebee.
  • John Cena as Jack Burns: A former U.S. Army Colonel and agent of Sector 7.
  • Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Guillermo “Memo” Gutierrez: Charlie’s next-door neighbor who befriends Charlie and Bumblebee.
  • John Ortiz as Dr. Powell: An agent of Sector 7.
  • Jason Drucker as Otis Watson: Charlie’s younger brother.
  • Pamela Adlon as Sally Watson: Charlie and Otis’s mother.
  • Stephen Schneider as Ron: Sally’s fiancé and Charlie and Otis’s soon-to-be stepfather.
  • Len Cariou as Uncle Hank: The owner of a junkyard where Charlie sources car parts.
  • Glynn Turman as General Whalen: Burns’s superior at Sector 7.
  • Gracie Dzienny as Tina Lark: Charlie’s mean-spirited classmate.
  • Ricardo Hoyos as Tripp Summers: Charlie’s classmate and Tina’s boyfriend.
  • Lenny Jacobson as Roy: A trailer park resident.
  • Megyn Price as Amber: Roy’s girlfriend.

Autobots (voices):

  • Dylan O’Brien as Bumblebee / B-127: A young Autobot scout who transforms first into an advanced yellow Cybertronian car.
  • Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime: The leader of the Autobot resistance, who transforms into a 1987 Freightliner FLA semi-truck.
  • Grey Griffin as Arcee: An Autobot communications officer.
  • Steve Blum as Wheeljack: An Autobot scientist, engineer, and inventor.
  • Andrew Morgado as Cliffjumper: One of Bumblebee’s fellow Autobot scouts.
  • Kirk Baily as Brawn: An Autobot commando.
  • Dennis Singletary as Ratchet: An Autobot medic.


On Cybertron, the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are on the verge of losing the Great Cybertronian War to their enemies, the Decepticons, had begin making preparations to leave the planet. The Decepticons led by Shockwave, Soundwave and Starscream ambush them during the evacuation, and Optimus sends a young scout, B-127, to Earth in order to set up a base of operations where the Autobots can regroup. B-127 reaches Earth alone in 1987, crash-landing in California and disrupting a training exercise being conducted by Sector 7, a secret government agency that monitors extraterrestrial activity on Earth. Sector 7 agent Colonel Jack Burns presumes B-127 to be a hostile invader and attacks, driving B-127 into the forest, where he is then ambushed by the Decepticon Blitzwing. When B-127 refuses to reveal Optimus’ whereabouts, Blitzwing spitefully tears out his voice-box and damages his memory core. B-127 manages to destroy Blitzwing before collapsing from his wounds. Before entering stasis, B-127 scans and transforms into a yellow 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.—Paramount Pictures

Bumblebee Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$135,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend$25,000,000
Domestic Collection$127,195,589
International Collection$340,794,056
Worldwide Collection$467,989,645

About Bumblebee Movie:

Bumblebee is an American science fiction action adventure film directed by Travis Knight and written by Christina Hodson. Based on Hasbro’s Transformers toy line, it is the sixth installment of the Transformers film series. Serving as both a spin-off and prequel to the 2007 film, the film stars John Cena, Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Stephen Schneider, and Pamela Adlon. The voice cast also includes Dylan O’Brien as the title character, with Grey Griffin, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, Peter Cullen, and Steve Blum.

On February 12, 2016, it was announced that the sixth film in the Transformers series. Principal photography for the film began on July 31, 2017, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Vallejo, and Mare Island, California, and was scheduled to finish on November 16, 2017, under the working title Brighton Falls. Later in November 2017, the film was revealed to have changed its title to Bumblebee: The Movie (later being called simply Bumblebee), as well as having wrapped up filming.

Bumblebee received positive reviews, with critics praising its action sequences, Steinfeld’s performance, Knight’s direction, visuals, and the 1980s setting.

It was Travis Knight’s first live-action film, as well as the first film in the Transformers series not to be directed by Michael Bay, who instead acted as a producer.

Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime) is the only cast member to appear in every theatrically-released Transformers film. He had voiced the character in The Transformers: The Movie (1986) and reprised the role in live-action films, including this one.

This film is set in 1987, the year the original The Transformers (1984) series ended.

This is the first Transformers film to be shot entirely in a taller aspect ratio (1.85:1), although Revenge of the Fallen, Age of Extinction, & The Last Knight had IMAX-expanded sequences.

In this film, Transformers take on a more classic look of the original cartoon series.

With a budget of $102-135 million, this is the least expensive Transformers movie to date. Despite being the lowest-grossing Transformers film in the series (with a worldwide gross of $468 million), it was still considered a box-office success following the failure of Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), which reportedly lost $100 million.

Bumblebee was released in the United States on December 21, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. The date had initially been set for June 8, 2018. The first trailer was released on June 5, 2018, and two new trailers, including an international trailer, on September 24, 2018. The international trailer showed that Bumblebee was disguised as an old 1941-45 military-style Willys MB before he became a Volkswagen Beetle.

On November 21, 2018, Paramount announced it would hold one-day previews for the film on Saturday, December 8, 2018, similar to the promotions Amazon Prime and Sony Pictures ran with the films, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and to fellow December 2018 release, Aquaman.

Hailee Steinfeld is the first female lead in the Transformers film franchise. She was not born until nine years after the setting of the film and had to be taught how to use some typical items of the ’80s era, such as how to work a Walkman, which was completely foreign to her.

“Bumblebee” is the only movie in the “Transformers” theatrical film series to have a running time under 2 hours (approximately 1 hour, 54 minutes). All previous films clocked in at well over 2 hours.

Travis Knight compared working in live action to his previous work in stop motion and said he treated scenes featuring the robots as if they were animated scenes, making extensive use of storyboards, breaking down the script, and planning out all the details.