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Maya the Bee 

Mitsubachi Mâya no bôken (original title)
The story of a young bee named Maya and her adventures.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Doris Jensen Doris Jensen 104 episodes, 1975-1980
Kurt Zips Kurt Zips ...  Alexander the Great 52 episodes, 1979-1980
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ...  Alexander 36 episodes, 1980
Werner Abrolat Werner Abrolat 35 episodes, 1975
Leo Bardischewski Leo Bardischewski 35 episodes, 1975
Peter Capell 35 episodes, 1975
Monika John 35 episodes, 1975
Harry Kalenberg Harry Kalenberg 35 episodes, 1975
Charlotte Kerr 35 episodes, 1975
Walter Reichelt Walter Reichelt 35 episodes, 1975
Margit Weinert Margit Weinert 35 episodes, 1975
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The story of a young bee named Maya and her adventures.

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Details

Country:

Austria | Japan | West Germany

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(55 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title song is sung by Karel Gott. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wunderland (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Shinjuiro no Waltz
(Second Japanese Ending song)
Music by Koba Hayashi
Lyrics by Haruki Tango
Performed by Yuuko Maekawa
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Good quality children's TV - "Biene Maya" or "Maya the Bee"
24 February 2008 | by nichtssagendSee all my reviews

In German, this series was called "Biene Maya", in English "Maya the Bee". It features two young bees having adventures out and about, discovering new things and helping other insects. Among their friends are a wise grasshopper, they also encounter ants, beetles, earthworms, and some not so nice wasps and the spider Thekla.

I would say the target audience is 2 - 8 year old children. The animation is good for its age, but you do notice that the series is over 25 years old, however, it holds up very well compared to modern children's TV series, especially as the characters and story lines are well thought through.

Most 20 minute long episodes will convey values such as friendship, helping others, etc., but the messages are never too blatant.


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