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‘Maya the Bee’ Movie Buzzing to U.S. Theaters

CG-animated film is a co-production of Germany’s Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios in association with Australia’s Flying Bark Productions.

Shout! Factory Kids is bringing the CG-animated Maya the Bee Movie to theaters in Los Angeles and New York on May 1, 2015, according to a report by Screen Daily.

Based on the well-known children’s book by Waldemar Bonsels, the German-Australian co-production from director Alexs Stadermann (Bambi II) offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. Featuring the voices of Coco Jack Gillies, Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Justine Clark, the screenplay was written by Marcus Sauermann and Fin Edquist.

Rated G, Maya the Bee Movie centers on Maya, 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.

Maya the Bee Movie is a co-production of Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios in association with Flying Bark Productions. More information is available at

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.