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Maya the Bee Movie (2014)

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Maya is a little bee with a big heart! Join her on an epic adventure.

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Credited cast:
... Willy (English version) (voice)
... Crawley (English version) (voice)
... Flip (English version) (voice)
... The Queen (voice)
... Buzzlina Von Beena (English version) (voice)
... Miss Cassandra (English version) (voice)
... Hank (English version) (voice)
... Frau Kassandra (German version) (voice)
... Maya (English version) (voice)
Heather Mitchell ... Thekla the Spider / Nurse (voice)
... Arnie (English version) (voice)
... Gunilla (German version) (voice)
... Barney (English version) (voice)
... Die Bienenkönigin (German version) (voice)
Constantin von Jascheroff ... Eddy (German version) (voice)
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Freshly hatched bee Maya is a little whirlwind and won't follow the rules of the hive. One of these rules is not to trust the hornets that live beyond the meadow. When the Royal Jelly is stolen, the hornets are suspected and Maya is thought to be their accomplice. No one believes that she is the innocent victim and no one will stand by her except for her good-natured and best friend Willy. After a long and eventful journey to the hornets hive Maya and Willy soon discover the true culprit and the two friends finally bond with the other residents of the opulent meadow. Written by Anonymous

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The first version of this story was made in 1925 with its writer, Waldemar Bonsels assisting the production. Produced in Germany and released under the title, "Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer" and released in Britain as "The Adventures of Maya". It used micro-photography of real insects to tell the story. The last remaining nitrate 35mm print of the British version is owned by a Scottish archive who made a super 8mm reprint in 2000. See more »

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When Maya and Willie meet the dung beetle he's standing on his feet and pushing the dung ball as he walks forward. In actuality dung beetles move their dung balls by standing on their hands (or rather their front legs) and pushing it with their hind legs as they walk backwards. I shudder to think how many of our little darlings had the wrong information in school after seeing this movie! (just kidding - great movie for kids) See more »

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Willy: Maya, not so fast! I forgot to tell you the most important bee saying of all: "You should always wait for Willy!"
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Follows Maya the Bee (2012) See more »

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Let Your Feelers Down
Written by Alexia Gates-Foale, Barbara Stephen, Tracy Lenon, and Andrea Bedelis
Performed by Ute Engelhardt, Kevin Jones, Ricky Rock, Franky, and Stravroula Mountzouris
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Bee yourself!
20 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Maya is one of the most delightful and sparkling characters to come out of a kids film in a long time. In a way reminiscent of Miyazaki's youngest heroine's this little bee stands up to authority and keeps just asking questions.

The movie is spectacularly beautiful. There is a rich meadow world that comes alive. My two girls were spellbound for the whole film. The 4 year old can get scared easily in films (the poster of The Boxtrolls was enough to scare her) but she was happily cheering Maya on. The whole bug world comes alive in song and dance that is so charming - the girls were singing all afternoon.

There was enough humour for grownups too. There are a couple of ants (voiced by the Umbilical Bros) that really steal the show. Jackie Weaver as evil Buzzlina had just the right amount of scare and fun in her portrayal. The other voices, Richard Roxburgh and Noah Taylor, etc. did such a great job.

Take your kids, it's a great time at the movies.


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