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As a librarian I like to pride myself on knowing way too much about literature. To discover I knew nothing about a well-known children's novel from around the world, The Adventures of Maya the Bee, left me wanting to know more about it immediately! The book is over a 100 years old and has spun into a popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia. Now it is out on DVD for everyone to enjoy in a wholesome, fun-filled major motion picture, Maya the Bee Movie!
Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure ? the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive! Her funny attempts to fit in bring her into trouble with the Queen's narrow-minded royal advisor, Buzzlina. With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out into the meadow on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery.While most bees believe that other insects should be feared, Maya can?t help but make friends with Flip the charismatic and eccentric grasshopper, Kurt the dung beetle and even Sting, a young hornet. But when the Queen's royal jelly is stolen, it will take Maya and all of her bug buddies to figure out who did it and how to save the day!?One of the best-known and beloved children's brands of all-time, the stories of?Maya The Bee?have been passed down among generations of families for years. Originally a German children's novel by Waldemar Bonsels,?The Adventures of Maya the Bee?was published over a hundred years ago in 1912. Since the original publishing, the book has been translated into many other languages and enjoyed by children all over the world. In addition to the book,?Maya The Bee?is also a comic book series, appeared in various iterations as animated series and now a major animated feature film.
- A Interview With Maya
- ?Dancing With Bees? ? An Exclusive Episode Of The?Maya The Bee?TV Series
- Blooper Reel
Maya is a tiny bee with a big heart. Her heart is so big she befriends all the other bugs around even when she is told that bees don't associate with non-bees. This is a cute movie on friendship and working together as a team. My 6 and 3 year olds love it and the movie thoroughly kept their attention. This makes the perfect family night movie!