“MAYA THE BEE MOVIE”
Featuring All-Star Voice Cast of Coco Jack Gillies, Academy Award® Nominee Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Noah Taylor, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Justine Clarke
BUZZES ONTO DVD AND TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PAC (WITH 2D BLU-RAY + DVD + DIGITAL COPY) AVAILABLE IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 19, 2015 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY KIDS!
Recommended Family Entertainment by The Dove Foundation
Kids and parents across North America will soon be enamored by the world famous little bee named Maya and her insect friends when the international smash hit “MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” makes its buzz-worthy debut on DVD and on two-disc BLU-RAY™ 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and digital) from Shout! Factory Kids on May 19, 2015. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy “MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” on the platform of their choice and includes movie presentation on Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a digital copy of the movie.
Already a great box office success in much of the world, “MAYA THE BEE MOVIE,” based on the well-known children’s novel and popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia, offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. This highly anticipated animated feature brings to life an enchanting story of a little bee named Maya and her exciting adventure of self-discovery and fantastical fun. A must-have for fans of all ages, “MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” is an instant classic that delivers wholesome family entertainment— emphasizing the importance of friendship, freedom and courage. This internationally acclaimed film can also be seen in select theaters in Los Angeles and New York on May 1, 2015.
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.
We love this full length animated movie. Maya the Bee is a delightful movie about a charming and charismatic little bee. She’s full of spunk, curiosity, innocent mischief, and a love for people, life, learning and exploring. She has no fear of anything and accepts everyone as they are. I thought this movie taught a valuable lesson. Many of the adult insects were fearful of a tribe of carnivorous hornets, and passed this fear onto the offspring, along with grudges and prejudge. The Hornets were no better, but Maya just won’t have it. She’s clever, intuitive and senses when something is wrong. Her ingenuity and bravery saved not only the queen, it also saved hundreds of bees and hornets from going to war with each other. The movie has a beautiful storyline, awesome graphics, heartwarming songs and endearing characters. You’ll want to watch it several times, we have.