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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.

Director:

Alexs Stadermann

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Waldemar Bonsels (characters), Fin Edquist | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Willy (English version) (voice)
Noah Taylor ... Crawley (English version) (voice)
Richard Roxburgh ... Flip (English version) (voice)
Jacki Weaver ... Buzzlina Von Beena (English version) (voice)
Miriam Margolyes ... The Queen (voice)
Andy McPhee ... Hank (English version) (voice)
Justine Clarke ... Miss Cassandra (English version) (voice)
Coco Jack Gillies ... Maya (English version) (voice)
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Thekla the Spider / Nurse (voice)
Cosma Shiva Hagen ... Frau Kassandra (German version) (voice)
David Collins ... Arnie (English version) (voice)
Nina Hagen ... Gunilla (German version) (voice)
Shane Dundas ... Barney (English version) (voice)
Constantin von Jascheroff Constantin von Jascheroff ... Eddy (German version) (voice)
Glenn Fraser ... Kurt (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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Country:

Australia | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abelha Maia - O Filme See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Flip is introduced to Maya and it cuts to the scene in which he shows Maya the meadow, his antennae are missing. In the next scene they are back again. See more »

Quotes

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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Bee Yourself
Written by Ute Engelhardt, Stavroula Mountzouris, and Alexia Gates-Foale
Performed by Richard Roxburgh, Robyn Loau, Luke Jurevicius, and Angelina Meneses
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FANTASTIC animated movie for big and little kids alike!
20 October 2014 | by stephmountzourisSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to attend the Australian premiere of Maya the Bee Movie and cannot express how much my kids (aged 7 and 4 years old) and I ADORED this movie.

It's a beautiful story about a feisty little bee called Maya who doesn't fit in with the other bees in the hive. Maya goes on a journey of self- discovery, meeting lots of insect friends along the way. The main message of the movie is the importance of BEE-ing yourself: something which is important for kids to see from a strong female character who is neither a princess or a wizard (thank goodness!).

My little ones were fully captivated for 80 minutes straight (shock horror) and talked about their favourite scenes and characters in the car on the way home. The filmmakers did a superb job making the film colourful and appealing with gorgeous CG animation, and the story is really something special that everyone can relate to.

I strongly urge all parents who have little ones to go see Maya the Bee Movie - the 'buzz' surrounding the film is well deserved!


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