Maya the Bee Movie Review

Disclosure: I received a review copy of Maya the Bee Movie in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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“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 PACK

(WITH 2D BLU-RAY + DVD + DIGITAL COPY)

 

AVAILABLE IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 19, 2015 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY KIDS

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.  Fans can pre-order their copy now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

 

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.

Directed by Alexs Stadermann (Bambi II) and produced by Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios in association with Flying Bark Productions, MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” features the acclaimed voice talent of Coco Jack Gillies, Academy Award® nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook),  Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Babe), Richard Roxburgh (Mission: Impossible II), Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Kodi Smit-McPhee (ParaNorman, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and  Justine Clarke (Home and Away).

 

“MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” Synopsis

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.

 

“MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” Two-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack contains the following special features: Movie presentation on Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film

·         A Interview With Maya

·         “Dancing With Bees” – An Exclusive Episode Of The Maya The Bee TV Series

·         Blooper Reel

·         Trailers

 

“MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” DVD contains the following bonus features:

·         A Interview With Maya

·         “Dancing With Bees” – An Exclusive Episode Of The Maya The Bee TV Series

·         Blooper Reel

·         Trailers

 

Technical Information – BLU-RAY 3D Combo Pack

Street Date: May 19, 2015

SRP: $24.97

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Sound: 5.1 DTSMA 

 

Technical Information – DVD

Street Date: May 19, 2015

SRP: $16.97

Running Time: 79 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.78 Anamorphic Widescreen

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital

Our thoughts: Maya the Bee Movie kept the attention of my 5 year old daughter. That is NOT an easy task. She loses interest easily, yet was able to watch this movie in it’s entirety in one session. Even after the movie, she was talking about all of the characters and the plot, even acting it out with her toys. I believe this is a wonderful movie for young and older children alike. The animation is flawless, and the plot is interesting enough to even capture my attention. We give Maya the Bee Movie a 3.7 out of 5 stars! 

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