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The Prince, the Princess and the Bee 

When Miss Spider's adopted daughter Shimmer learns she may be a long-lost jewel beetle princess, she hatches a plan to fly to Mushroom Glen to discover her true origins.




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Episode credited cast:
Squirt (voice)
Richard Binsley ...
Felix (voice)
Eramelinda Boquer ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Rebecca Brenner ...
Shimmer (voice)
Barbara Budd ...
Betty Beetle (voice)
King Rigel (voice) (as Don Burda)
Ruby (voice)
Miss Spider (voice)
Isabel de Carteret ...
Honey (voice)
Queen Sapphire (voice)
Austin Di Iulio ...
Spinner (voice) (as Austin DiIulio)
Druey - Ruby's Mom (voice)
Pansy (voice) (as Aaron Doyle)
Mitchell Eisner ...
Dragon (voice)
Catherine Gallant ...
Beetrice (voice)


When a new bee princess, Honey, is born in Sunny Patch, Shimmer discovers from visiting beetle royalty that she may be princess. She learns the story of a long lost jewel-beetle princess who was carried away on the wind. Told that she can find out for sure if she attends the Big Beetle Ball in Mushroom Glen, she begs her adopted parents Miss Spider and Holley to let her attend. She gets agreement, but when she learns that the ball is too far away to reach by flying, help arrives in the form of an old friend. Together, Shimmer and her adopted siblings Bounce, Squirt, as well as the frog Felix, learn that you don't have to be true royalty to feel truly royal. Written by Agent0042

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24 July 2006 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
[sounds of bugs gasping from heat]
Shimmer: Phew. I'm pooped.
Snowdrop: And I can't find a single dewdrop to drink. Ugh.
Shimmer: Yeah. I'm a baked beetle.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include an end-tag in which the ants Ned and Ted contemplate eating Stinky the stinkbugs awful cow pies. After the tag has ended, various characters appear, dancing and hopping about throughout the rest of the credits. See more »


Version of Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2004) See more »


If I Were a Princess
Written by Steven Sullivan
Composed by Jeff Danna
Performed by Rebecca Brenner, Philip Williams and Jonathan Wilson
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Fantastic (Or Rather, Bugtastic) in Every Way --- Sparkles With Brilliance
16 November 2006 | by (Dayton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends: The Prince, The Princess and the Bee" is the newest direct-to-video feature from this wonderful, brilliantly animated series featuring Miss Spider, Holley and their buggy charges.

"The Prince, The Princess and the Bee" focuses largely on the character of Shimmer. Fans of the series know that Shimmer is a jewel beetle that was adopted by the Spider family along with Bounce and Dragon. All of these children have lost their original family, but in this one --- Shimmer has a chance to find hers --- and it may just turn out to be royal. Sunny Patch is having its own royal event, with the birthday of Princess Honey of the bees. And when the Beetle Brigade flies by and pays their respects while on their way back to Mushroom Glen, Shimmer hears the tale of the Glen's lost jewel beetle princess. She also learns that there's a big ball soon being held there and she resolves to get to Mushroom Glen to see if she can find out her true history. When travel becomes an issue, she gets some help from an old friend from the first "Miss Spider" film --- Stinky the stinkbug! TPTP&TB is filled with wonderful lessons about bravery, respect, true courage and appreciation for one what has. None of the lessons are overbearing and the plot is quite fun to follow and enjoy.

Everything about this production is top-notch. The CGI animation is very well-formed and they don't skimp on the background artwork either --- with wonderful color textures and scenes. The film features three songs and a great audio and instrumental track to match. The characters are all generally quite likable, or at least amusing/interesting.

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