Maya The Bee buzzed from a feature film into a series over the last few years. Now the bee is back for another longer adventure. Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games takes her into a risky competition in a chance to save the hive that can also destroy it. The various home video versions arrive May 1. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory Kids:
A Wholesome, Fun-Filled Major Motion Picture
MAYA THE BEE 2: THE HONEY GAMES
BUZZES ONTO BLU-RAY™ + DVD + DIGITAL
MAY 1, 2018 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY KIDS
Maya, the little bee with a big heart, is back for another adventure. Sequel to the wildly popular feature film Maya The Bee Movie, Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games makes its buzzworthy debut on DVD and Blu-ray on May 1, 2018 from Shout! Factory Kids.
Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games is based on the well-known children’s novel and popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia and offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. A must-have for fans of all ages, the film is an instant classic that delivers wholesome family entertainment— emphasizing the importance of friendship, responsibility and courage.
After a slow harvest season, the very survival of the hive is threatened. Maya, and her sidekick, Willy, go to Buzztropolis, where the Empress invites them to participate in the Honey Games. But if they lose, the hive will have to give the Empress all of their summer honey! Needless to say, Maya and Willy’s teammates are neither enthusiastic nor athletic, but Maya remains positive and exclaims that “every bug has a talent!”
Can Maya and Team Poppy win and secure her hive’s future? Only if Maya is able to gain new friends and learn about teamwork, accountability, and overcoming preconceived notions!
Directed by Noel Cleary (Tashi), Sergio Delfino (Chicken Run) and Alexs Stadermann (Maya The Bee Movie, Bambi II), and produced by Studio 100 Media in association with Flying Bark Productions, Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games features the acclaimed voice talent of Coco Jack Gillies, Richard Roxburgh (Mission: Impossible II), Linda Ngo (Top of the Lake)and Justine Clarke (Home and Away).
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 as major animated feature films.
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