Maya the Bee (TV series)

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Maya the Bee
Genre
Based on Maya the Bee
by Waldemar Bonsels
Written by Various
Directed by Daniel Duda
Jêrome Muschadet
Voices of
Theme music composer Fabrice Aboulker
Opening theme "Here Comes Maya the Bee"
Composer(s) Fabrice Aboulker
Country of origin Germany
France
United Kingdom
United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 130 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Katell France
Running time 13 minutes
Production company(s) Studio 100 Animation
Release
Original network ZDF
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
First shown in Germany
Original release 1 February 2012 – 23 August 2017
Chronology
Related shows Maya the Honey Bee
External links
Website

Maya the Bee is a computer-animated comedy television series produced by Studio 100 Animation in association with ZDF and TF1.[1] It is based on the character Maya the Bee introduced in 1912. This is the second animated adaptation focused on the character, after the anime Maya the Honey Bee that aired in the 1970s.

Voice cast[edit]

Voice actor Character(s) Description
Andrea Libman Maya A cute and tomboyish young bee girl who loves freedom and lives in the meadow. The season 2 episode "Jealousy" implies she has a crush on Willy.
Rebecca Shoichet Willy A male bee and Maya's best friend. He loves to eat and sleep.
Zoot One of the children at the Bee-School.
Philip Hayes Flip A grasshopper, Maya and Willy's good friend.
Kira Tozer Miss Cassandra Teacher at the Bee-School and Maya's mother figure.
Barry A Fly
Max An Earthworm who dislikes predators (especially Birds). In season 2, he has a crush on Beatrice.
Ellen Kennedy Miss Bosby Chief of the bee-workers. She seems to be absent in season 2.
The Queen She gave Maya permission to live in the meadow. She is the mother of all the young bees in her hive.
Princess Natalie The princess of the Beehive and the Queen’s cousin
Thekla A Spider, Most villainous who always trying to catch and torturing insects for food. Maya's arch-nenemies (but sometimes an anti-hero).
The Blue Tit (Bluebird) Who always poking insects by kidnap them for food.
Brian Drummond Judge Beeswax He was the prime minister of the Beehive who makes rules. In season 1, he would visit the hive occasionally for inspections. But in season 2, he lives in the hive permanently.
Lancelot The guard-bee of the Beehive.
Freddy The guard-bee of the Beehive, He is Lancelot’s partner.
Kurt Dung beetle, who is responsible with keeping the meadow clean. He is never seen without his dung ball.
Barney An Ant soldier, also Arnie’s partner and Paul’s right-hand.
Deez A Wasp. One of Stinger's lackeys.
Ribbit (The Frog) A Green Frog who enjoys catching insects for food. He is Maya’s nemesis.
Croaker (The Frog) A Brown Frog, also teamed up with his brother Ribbit to catching insects for food.
Samuel Vincent Zip "Zig" One of the children at the Bee-School. One of the triplets.
Zap One of the children at the Bee-School. One of the triplets.
Edgar One of the children at the Bee-School, who was feared of everything first, then he becomes brave.
Theo Originally from another hive, he was sent to Maya's hive for bad behaviour. He was born with a disabled wing, but Maya and Willy help him.
Shelby A Snail. Always complaining. He dreams of flying.
Paul An Ant colonel, Maya’s mentor and the leader of the ants.
Anthony An Ant soldier, Who helps out with his boss Paul and also Arnie and Barney.
Arnie An Ant soldier, One of Paul’s right-hand.
Stinger A Wasp, Maya's arch-enemy and the leader of the wasps.
Doz A Wasp, also Stinger’s lackeys and Deez’s partner.
Diana Kaarina Zoe (aka Aiedo) One of the children at the Bee-School. One of the triplets.
Lisby (aka Melody) One of the children at the Bee-School. In the season 1 episode Willy Moves Out she is Zoe's best friend. She does not appear in Season 2.
Hannah One of the children at the Bee-School, who initially dislikes Maya first, but later she became friends with Maya.
Lara A Ladybug, Who thinks very highly of herself. She is Maya's friend but sometimes gets jealous of her.
Beatrice A Butterfly, Who is an excellent dancer.
Rosita A Pink Frog, who likes eating fruits (especially berries), She is Barry’s pet and disliked eating insects.
Tabitha St. Germain Ben A young Dung beetle, Who owns a dung ball calls Bally. He is a Kurt's nephew and Maya and Willy's good friend.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Premiere date Finale date
1 78 26 February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01) April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
26 May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02) July 25, 2012 (2012-07-25)
26 August 1, 2012 (2012-08-01) October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)
2 52 26 March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)
26 May 31, 2017 (2017-05-31) August 23, 2017 (2017-08-23)

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in season Title Directed by Written by Story by Original airdate
Series 1
1
2
The Birth of Maya
Take Off
Daniel Duda Valérie Baranski
Delphine Maury
Christel Gonnard
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
3
4
Judge Beeswax
Willy's Bottle
Daniel Duda Michael Stokes
Joël Couttausse
Olivier Derynck
Sophie Krettly
February 8, 2012 (2012-02-08)
5
6
The Queen's Messenger
Beware of the Bear
Daniel Duda Steven Sullivan
Ursula Ziegler
Nicolas Gallet
Frédéric Vervisch
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
February 15, 2012 (2012-02-15)
7
8
Maya to the Rescue!
Shadow Play
Daniel Duda Valerie Baranski
Louise Moon
Sophie Krettly
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
February 22, 2012 (2012-02-22)
9
10
The Stranger
Misleading Appearances
Daniel Duda John Van Bruggen
Delphine Maury
Yves Montagne
Sophie Krettly
February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29)
11
12
Sleeping Beauty
No Sleeping for Maya
Daniel Duda Phillipe Clerc
Nicolas Chretien
Sophie Krettly
Dorothée Robert
March 7, 2012 (2012-03-07)
13
14
"Philibert / Dancing with Bees"Daniel DudaPascal StervinouJean-Baptiste Cuvelier
Sophie Krettly
March 14, 2012 (2012-03-14)
15
16
"King Willy / Night Blooms"Daniel DudaLouise Moon
Cathy Moss
Yves Montagne
Dorothée Robert
March 21, 2012 (2012-03-21)
17
18
"Powder Power / Royal Outing"Daniel DudaSylvie Riviere
Nicolas Chretien
Joël Couttausse
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
Yves Montagne
March 28, 2012 (2012-03-28)
19
20
"Keep Ball Rolling / Wild Bunch"Daniel DudaMirielle Pertusot
Christophe Poujol
Dorothée Robert
Sophie Krettly
April 4, 2012 (2012-04-04)
21
22
"Bee Clean / Crack"Daniel DudaPhillipe Clerc
Nicolas Chretien
Sylvie Barro
Sophie Krettly
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11)
23
24
"Mrs Hermett Beetle's Journey / Flying Licence"Daniel DudaDoldine Grimaldi
Jean De Loriol
Dorothée Robert
Sophie Krettly
April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
25
26
"No Friend for Dino / Mother Courage"Daniel DudaCendrine Maubourguet
Pierre Migeot
Dorothée RobertApril 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
Series 2
27
28
"Cake for the Queen / Ring-a Ring-a Caterpillar"Daniel DudaJean De Loriol
Sylvie Riviere
Sophie Krettly
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02)
29
30
"Hoverfly Spy / Shelby's Dream"Daniel DudaPhillipe Clerc
Nicolas Chretien
Christel Gonnard
Sophie Krettly
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)
31
32
"The Great Pollen Robbery / Maya's Garden"Daniel DudaLaure-Elisabeth Bourdaud
Johanna Goldschmidt
Henri Dubois
Christel Gonnard
Sophie Krettly
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)
33
34
"Max Has A Crush / Tekla in a State"Daniel DudaPhillipe Clerc
Nicolas Chretien
Eric Rondeaux
Catherine Le Roux
Sophie Krettly
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
May 23, 2012 (2012-05-23)
35
36
"Hive Jive / Sleepless Max"Daniel DudaJean De Loriol
Klaus Döring
Gontran Hoarau
Sophie Krettly
May 30, 2012 (2012-05-30)
37
38
"What a Nice Wasp / Willy Moves Out"Daniel DudaEric Rondeaux
Catherine Le Roux
Delphine Dubos
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
Gontran Hoarau
June 6, 2012 (2012-06-06)
39
40
"Weather on Demand / Follow the Egg"Daniel DudaNicolas Chretien
Sylvie Riviere
Phillipe Clerc
Sophie Krettly
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
June 13, 2012 (2012-06-13)
41
42
"In Search of Lost Dung / Queen of the Solar Eclipse"Daniel DudaPhillipe Clerc
Nicolas Chretien
Adrian Bickenbach
Sophie Krettly
Gontran Hoarau
June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20)
43
44
"Henry's Cabin / The Haunted Hive"Daniel DudaChristophe Poujol
Sandrine Joly
Frédéric Dybowski
Sophie Krettly
June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27)
45
46
"Bee Day / Wings of a Champion"Daniel DudaHeike Sperling
Jean De Loriol
Gontran Hoarau
Sophie Krettly
July 4, 2012 (2012-07-04)
47
48
"The Queen's Scepter / Night of the Giants"Daniel DudaColine Abert
Catherine Guillot-Bonte
Christophe Poujol
Frédéric Dybowski
Patrick Claeys
July 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)
49
50
"Edgar the Fearless / Molly the Miner"Daniel DudaLaure-Elisabeth Bourdaud
Johanna Goldschmidt
Frédéric DybowskiJuly 18, 2012 (2012-07-18)
51
52
"Barry's Glasses / Bless You Miss Cassandra"Daniel DudaPhillipe Clerc
Nicolas Chretien
Laure-Elisabeth Bourdaud
Johanna Goldschmidt
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
Sophie Krettly
July 25, 2012 (2012-07-25)
Series 3
53
54
"Alarm / Maya Commander in Chief"Daniel DudaHeike Sperling
Anastasia Heinzl
Patrick Claeys
Sophie Krettly
August 1, 2012 (2012-08-01)
55
56
"Forbidden Fruit / Thank You Wasps"Daniel DudaDelphine DubosFrédéric DybowskiAugust 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)
57
58
"Sulky Willy / Queen of the Day"Daniel DudaPhillipe Clerc
Nicolas Chretien
Sylvie Riviere
Yoshimichi Tamura
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
59
60
"Harmony in the Meadow / Willy Loses His Memory"Daniel DudaChristophe Poujol
Delphine Dubos
Yoshimichi Tamura
Frédéric Dybowski
August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
61
62
"Rainbow Pollen / Greedy Frogs"Daniel DudaDodine Grimaldi
Sandrine Joly
Nicolas Chretien
Jean-Charles Finck
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)
63
64
"Dragonfly Express / On with the Show"Daniel DudaColine Abert
Catherine Guillot-Bonte
Sylvie Riviere
Nicolas Chretien
Yoshimichi Tamura
Sophie Krettly
September 5, 2012 (2012-09-05)
65
66
"Night Flight / The Outsider"Daniel DudaN/AN/ASeptember 12, 2012 (2012-09-12)
67
68
"A New Shelby / Willy Guards the Hive"Daniel DudaSébastien Viaud
Muriel Achery
Chris Arsonneaud-Sache
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
Diego Zamora
September 19, 2012 (2012-09-19)
69
70
"A Flower to Share /"Daniel DudaPhillipe Clerc
Nicolas Chretien
Camille Hebert
Yoshimichi Tamura
Sophie Krettly
September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)
71
72
"A Friend for the Oak / The Runaway Bee"Daniel DudaAnna ChristienYoshimichi TamuraOctober 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
73
74
"The Big Bad Earwig / Doc Slick"Daniel DudaChristophe Poujol
Pierre Spitzer-Couesnon
Édouard Petit
Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier
Diego Zamora
October 10, 2012 (2012-10-10)
75
76
"The Gift from Above / Once Upon a Slime"Daniel DudaAriane Capet
Pierre Spitzer-Couesnon
Édouard Petit
Sophie KrettlyOctober 17, 2012 (2012-10-17)
77
78
"The Big Eat / A Surprise for Maya"Daniel DudaN/AN/AOctober 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Story by Original airdate
79 1 Roll on the Holidays Jérôme Mouscadet Claire Grimond Sebastien Mainette March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)
80 2 Yes Sir! Jérôme Mouscadet Jean-Rémi François
Bruno Merle
Emmanuel Gorinstein March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)
81 3 The Exile Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette
Frédéric Engel Lenoir
Bruno Issaly March 8, 2017 (2017-03-08)
82 4 Field Trip Jérôme Mouscadet Bruno Regeste Emmanuel Gorinstein March 8, 2017 (2017-03-08)
83 5 The Orchirosa Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette
Bruno Merle
Jean-Rémi François
Sebastien Mainette March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)
84 6 Flip Has Got the Blues Jérôme Mouscadet Nadira Aouadi
Bruno Regeste
Serge Tanguy March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)
85 7 The Meadow Friends Jérôme Mouscadet Claire Grimond
Frédéric Engel Lenoir
Serge Tanguy March 22, 2017 (2017-03-22)
86 8 Ants See Red Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette
Bruno Merle
Jean-Rémi François
Bruno Issaly March 22, 2017 (2017-03-22)
87 9 Rosita Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette
Bruno Merle
Jean-Rémi François
Serge Tanguy March 29, 2017 (2017-03-29)
88 10 Theo Jérôme Mouscadet Frédéric Engel Lenoir Charles-André Lefebvre March 29, 2017 (2017-03-29)
89 11 Treasure for the Ants Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette
Bruno Merle
Jean-Rémi François
Bruno Issaly April 5, 2017 (2017-04-05)
90 12 A Very Peculiar Mother Jérôme Mouscadet Françoise Charpiat
Karine Lollichon
Serge Tanguy April 5, 2017 (2017-04-05)
91 13 Shadow of a Doubt Jérôme Mouscadet Bruno Merle
Jean-Rémi François
Bruno Issaly April 12, 2017 (2017-04-12)
9214"The Honeymunch"Jérôme MouscadetClaire Grimond, Bruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François
Story by: Sebastien Mainette
April 12, 2017 (2017-04-12)
9315"Long Live Freedom!"Jérôme MouscadetBruno Regeste
Story by: Charles-André Lefebvre
April 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)
9416"In the Ranks"Jérôme MouscadetBruno Regeste
Story by: Charles-André Lefebvre
April 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)
9517"Jealousy"Jérôme MouscadetBruno Regeste
Story by: Serge Tanguy
April 26, 2017 (2017-04-26)
9618"Bad Company"Jérôme MouscadetBruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François
Story by: Aurelien Ottenwaelter
April 26, 2017 (2017-04-26)
9719"Lovestruck"Jérôme MouscadetFrançoise Charpiat and Karine Lollichon
Story by: Bruno Issaly
May 3, 2017 (2017-05-03)
9820"Stinger Stung"Jérôme MouscadetClaire Grimond, Bruno Regeste and Nadira Aouadi
Story by: Charles-André Lefebvre
May 3, 2017 (2017-05-03)
9921"Maya the First"Jérôme MouscadetBruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François
Story by: Aurelien Ottenwaelter
May 10, 2017 (2017-05-10)
10022"Blue Tit"Jérôme MouscadetFrançoise Charpiat and Karine Lollichon
Story by: Serge Tanguy
May 10, 2017 (2017-05-10)
10123"A Strike in the Hive"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette, Nicolas Schiavi and Shawn Mahoney
Story by: Serge Tanguy
May 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)
10224"No Harmony for Beeswax"Jérôme MouscadetHervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Marc Riou
May 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)
10325"Fab Four"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette and Frédéric Engel Lenoir
Story by: Aurelien Ottenwaelter
May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)
10426"Big Ball"Jérôme MouscadetHervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Serge Tanguy
May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)
10527"Hive Certificate"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette and Claire Grimond
Story by: Yves Montagne
May 31, 2017 (2017-05-31)
10628"Vote for Me"Jérôme MouscadetHervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Yves Montagne
May 31, 2017 (2017-05-31)
10729"Remind Me To Eat You"Jérôme MouscadetNicolas Schiavi, Shawn Mahoney and Bruno Regeste
Story by: Serge Tanguy
June 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)
10830"Sister Knows Best"Jérôme MouscadetFrançoise Charpiat and Karine Lollichon
Story by: Marc Riou
June 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)
10931"Question of Confidence"Jérôme MouscadetLaure Doyonnax
Story by: Serge Tanguy
June 14, 2017 (2017-06-14)
11032"Flip Save the Queen"Jérôme MouscadetHervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Aurelien Ottenwaelter
June 14, 2017 (2017-06-14)
11133"Ballie Wallie Mystery"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François
Story by: Aurelien Ottenwaelter
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)
11234"On Top Form"Jérôme MouscadetHervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Olivier Poirette
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)
11335"To-Xi-Kant"Jérôme MouscadetNicolas Schiavi, Shawn Mahoney, Jean-Rémi François and Bruno Merle
Story by: Aurelien Ottenwaelter
June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)
11436"For the Love of Max"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette, Hervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Yves Montagne
June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)
11537"Butterfly Effect"Jérôme MouscadetNadira Aouadi and Bruno Regeste
Story by: Marc Riou
July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05)
11638"Willy's Misfortune"Jérôme MouscadetLaure Doyonnax
Story by: Yves Montagne
July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05)
11739"Draw Me a Beeswax"Jérôme MouscadetFrançoise Charpiat and Karine Lollichon
Story by: Serge Tanguy
July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)
11840"Lara's Secret Love"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François
Story by: Serge Tanguy
July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)
11941"Private Property"Jérôme MouscadetHervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Yves Montagne
July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)
12042"The Killer Buzz"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette and Laure Doyonnax
Story by: Olivier Poirette
July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)
12143"The Fortune Teller"Jérôme MouscadetN/AJuly 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)
12244"Willy in the Soup"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François
Story by: Serge Tanguy
July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)
12345"Dung Ball Drama"Jérôme MouscadetFrançoise Charpiat and Karine Lollichon
Story by: Olivier Poirette
August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)
12446"The Plot"Jérôme MouscadetN/AAugust 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)
12547"Cool in the Cooler"Jérôme MouscadetBruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François
Story by: Yves Montagne and Olivier Poirette
August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09)
12648"Second Class"Jérôme MouscadetBruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François
Story by: Louis Musso
August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09)
12749"Little Treasure"Jérôme MouscadetFrançoise Charpiat and Karine Lollichon
Story by: Serge Tanguy
August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16)
12850"Triple Trouble"Jérôme MouscadetSophie Decroisette, Hervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Aurelien Ottenwaelter and Nicolas Besièrre
August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16)
12951"Phobia"Jérôme MouscadetHervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin
Story by: Yves Montagne
August 23, 2017 (2017-08-23)
13052"Maya Don't Go!"Jérôme MouscadetFrançoise Charpiat and Karine Lollichon
Story by: Jordi Valbuena
August 23, 2017 (2017-08-23)

Games[edit]

  • Fly With Maya aka Maya the Bee Flying Challenge[2]
  • Paint With Maya aka Maya Nature Paint[3]

Broadcasts around the world[edit]

Controversy[edit]

In September 2017, Parents had spotted a phallic image in the series' thirty-fifth episode. After the clip went viral on Facebook, Netflix has taken the episode off the website temporarily. The episode subsequently returned with the offending image edited out.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biene Maja (2010)" (in German). fernsehserien.de. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  3. ^ http://www.sproutonline.com/games/paint-maya
  4. ^ Getzler, Wendy (May 1, 2017). "A new age: Sprout to become Universal Kids". Kidscreen. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Nyren, Erin. "Netflix Pulls Episode of Children's Cartoon With Penis Drawing". Variety.

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