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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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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)
Jacki Weaver ... Buzzlina Von Beena (English version) (voice)
Richard Roxburgh ... Flip (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)
David Collins ... Arnie (English version) (voice)
Cosma Shiva Hagen ... Frau Kassandra (German version) (voice)
Shane Dundas ... Barney (English version) (voice)
Nina Hagen ... Gunilla (German version) (voice)
Fin Edquist Fin Edquist ... Additional Voices (voice)
Constantin von Jascheroff Constantin von Jascheroff ... Eddy (German version) (voice)
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Storyline

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 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 »

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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Connections

Follows Maya the Bee (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Comes Maya the Bee
Written by Johan Vanden Eede, Gert Verthulst and Hans Bourlon
Performed by Myra Maud
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Great fun for the little ones!
27 October 2014 | by Clovis JacobSee all my reviews

Wow what an amazing little movie! So glad my kids got to watch this, it's exactly what you hope it's going to be - it has singing, dancing and a lovely story about friendship and finding yourself. It's really nicely made in 3D with good voice acting. I can't believe this movie is Aussie? Very proud! The story is centred around a little Bee girl called Maya - who my friends tell me is a very popular character in Europe and is showing here on telly. She is really sweet and outgoing and wants to be friends with everyone and assumes the best of everyone. I won't spoil this for you but it's got good humour and some more modern jokes. The little ones followed it enough to figure out what was going on and stayed focused for a change! Definitely recommend this to all parents looking for something safe & fun - and I also got a few laughs myself.


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