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

Version of Maya the Bee (1975) 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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Great Kids Movie! You better beelieve it!
20 October 2014 | by heidy-villafaneSee all my reviews

My kids LOVED IT! By kids I mean my Niece and Nephew. They've been recently introduced to Maya the Bee through the TV show, and we were lucky enough to score some tickets to the premiere in Sydney and it was a brilliant day for us. My Niece is 5 and wanted me to find the song on YouTube which we did and she was singing it all the way home in the car - very catchy! This movie is 80 minutes long (I think) and they sat through it with great excitement and really connected to the characters.They loved the ants - won't go into any spoilers but it was a really funny movie and I could hear some cackle from all the grown ups. They went up to the front to dance to the song, although it was too short! The sad moments were quite sad, but needed to form an engaging story. I have German friends who tell me she is their Mickey Mouse and I think she's definitely a character they're growing attached to! So proud this was made in Australia - bring on the Aussie talent!


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