Maya the Bee (TV)

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© NIPPON ANIMATION CO., LTD. 1975


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Alternative title:
Abeja Maya (Spanish)
Abelha Maia (Portuguese)
Adventures of Maya the Honeybee
Die Biene Maja (German)
L'abella Maia
L'Apemaia (Italian)
Las Aventuras de la Abeja Maya (Spanish)
Maija Mehiläinen
Maja de Bij (Dutch)
Maya l'abeille (French)
Maya the Honey Bee
Mitsubachi Maaya no Bōken (Japanese)
Pszczółka Maja (Polish)
Včelka Mája
Μάγια η μέλισσα
Приключения пчёлки Майи
زينة ونحول (Arabic)
みつばちマーヤの冒険 (Japanese)
小蜜蜂美雅 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: comedy
Objectionable content: None
User Ratings: 123 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:1, others:3
1 Polish dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
)
 Excellent: 4 votes (sub:1, dub:1, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
)
 Very good: 16 votes (dub:4, sub:3, ?:3, edit.dub:1, others:5
2 Arabic dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
)
 Good: 41 votes (dub:11, sub:10, ?:3, edit.dub:2, others:15
3 Spanish dubbed
3 German dubbed
3 Polish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Slovene dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Arabic edited dub
1 German edited dub
)
 Decent: 27 votes (sub:7, dub:6, ?:5, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:7
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 German dubbed
)
 So-so: 11 votes (dub:4, sub:3, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
)
 Not really good: 7 votes (dub:3, edit.dub:1, sub:1, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Weak: 9 votes (sub:3, dub:2, raw:1, others:3
2 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 420 users, rank: #1888 (of 6020)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.244 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.8273, rank: #4006 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 6.266 (Decent+), rank: #3932 (of 6014) (seen all: 6.97 / seen some: 5.51 / won't finish: 4.59)
Bayesian estimate: 6.387 (Decent+), rank: #3371 (of 4525)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 55
Episode titles: We have 55
Vintage:
1975-04-01 to 1976-04-20
1980 (México - TV Azteca)
1987 (TV Azteca, 2nd Time)
1999-04-05 (TV Tokyo)
Opening Theme:
"Maja de bij" by Peter Blanker
"The Adventures of Maya the Honeybee" by Cheetah and the Honeybee Choir
Ending Theme:
"Good night, Maya" by Cheetah and the Honeybee Choir
#2: "Shinju Iro no Waltz" (真珠色のワルツ) by Yoko Maekawa
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Screenplay: Fumi Takahashi
Episode Director: Hiroshi Saitô
Music: Karel Svoboda
Original story: Waldemar Bonsels
Character Design: Susumu Shiraume
Animation Director:
Susumu Shiraume
Takao Ogawa

Animation: Hayao Nobe
Theme Song Arrangement: Yasuhiro Koyama
Theme Song Composition:
Koba Hayashi (ED)
Seizo Ise
Theme Song Lyrics: Seizo Ise
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Top Craft
Development: Tokyo Laboratory
Paint: Studio Killy
Photography: Trans Arts Co.
Production: Nippon Animation
Production ِAssistance: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Scott Page-Pagter
Script: Tim Reid
Music: Shuki Levy
Executive producer:
Haim Saban
Jerald E. Bergh

Art Card: Kevin Murphy
Artistic Direction: Andrea Wagner
Associate producer:
Eric S. Rollman
Editing Supervisor:
Stacy Gale
Tony Rastatter
Executive in Charge of Music: Ron Kenan
Music Coordination: Lesa M. Scharnett
Music Editing: Chris Chilly
Music Engineer: Barron Abaamovitch
Music Supervision: Andrew Dimitroff
Original screenplay: Marty Murphy
Post Production Director: Claudine Carpentier
Post-Production Coordinator: Julie Pelletier
Production Supervision: Paul Campbell
Re-recording: Andre Perreault
Sound Editor: Rene Berudry
Studio Supervisor: Barbara Parker
Supervising Producer: Winston Richard
Title Design: Sam Johnson
Voice Direction: Kathleen Fee
Voice Recording:
Luc Hebert
Pauline Little as Maya
Richard Dumont as Willi

A.J. Henderson as Flip
Anna MacCormack as Grimelda
Jane Woods as Cassandra
English companies
Adaptation: Saban Entertainment
Broadcaster:
Nickelodeon
YTV
Distributor: Saban Entertainment
French cast
French staff
Theme Song Performance:
Brigitte Winstel
Nadine Delanoë
Didier Rousset as Willi
Nadine Delanoë as Maya

Catherine Lafond as
Cassandre
La Fourmi
Claude Rollet as Colonel des Fourmis
Elisabeth Chouvalidzé as Willy(Quebec)
Elisabeth Margoni as La Coccinelle
Erik Colin as
Jean le Taon
Jérôme le mille-pattes
Jacques Lavallée as Flip(Quebec)
Jean-Pierre Rambal as Max le ver de terre
Luc Durand as Alexandre(Quebec)
Marcelle Lajeunesse as
L'Ephémère
Rick
Marie-Françoise Sillière as Melle Papillon
Maurice Baquet as Flip
Pierre Plessis as Le Bourdon
French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal Famille
France 5 (2001)
Piwi
TF1 (1978)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Ruben Arvizu
Dubbing Director: Fernando Mateo (Spain dub)
Producer: Ruben Arvizu

Theme Song Lyrics: Alfredo Garrido García (Spain dub)
Theme Song Performance: Rachelle Cano (OP & ED)
Elvia Gaitan as Maya
Mari Pe Castro as Willi(Spain dub)
Matilde Vilariño as Maya(Spain dub)
Ruben Arvizu as Willy

Alfonso Cornejo as Paul
Ana Díaz Plana as Araña Tekla(Spain dub)
Bertha Shutte as Tekla
Eduardo Calvo as Escarabajo Kurt
Fernando Mateo as Flip(Spain dub)
Ignacio Campero as Capitán Hormiga
Jose Luis Gil as Raton Alejandro(Spain dub)
Marga López as Tecla(Majorcan dub)
Mercedes Barranco as Sra. Abejorro(Spain dub)
Miquel Ruiz as Max(Majorcan dub)
Ruben Arvizu as Flip
Teófilo Martínez as Mosca Puck(Spain dub)
Willy Brand as Puck

Miquel Ruiz(Majorcan dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Boomerang (Spain)
Cadena 2 (Colombia)
Canal Caracol
Canal Panda (2013-03-02)
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Telecinco (Spain)
TV Azteca
TVE (Spain)
Distributor: Planeta Junior (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Intersound Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
Magna (Madrid, Spain)
DVD Distribution: Planeta Junior (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Rino Mencuccini

Theme Song Performance: Katia Svizzero

Fabio Boccanera as Willi
Gino Pagnani as Flip
Sandro Pellegrini as Alessandro

Anna Teresa Eugeni as Libellula
Diego Michelotti as Capo delle formiche guerriere
Francesca Palopoli as
Ape Nutrice
Tecla
Franco Latini as Guardia Alta Dell'Alveare
Massimo Dapporto as Guardia Bassa Dell'Alveare
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Boing (from 2008)
Canale 5 (from 1981)
DeA Kids (from 1 October 2008)
Hiro (from October 2009)
Italia 1 (from 16 March 2004)
Italia1 (since March 2004)
Junior TV
RaiDue (since February 1980)
RaiUno
Dubbing: EDI Film
German staff
German cast
(none)
Eberhard Storeck as Willi

Alice Franz as Schneckenmutter
Berno von Cramm as Ameisenoberst
Bruno W. Pantel as Puck
Christa Häussler as
Kleinste Ameise
Nick
Fee von Reichlin as Schnuck
Gusti Kreissel as Hummel
Harald Baerow as Wächter
Helga Anders as Harald
Horst Sommer as Ameisenoberst
Inge Schulz as Rüsselkäferfrau
Lorley Katz as Kassandra
Michael Rüth as Max
Mogens von Gadow as Johann
Tilly Breidenbach as Thekla(also cred. as Tilly Lauenstein)
Willi Friedrichs as Alter Mann
German companies
Production: ORF 1
Arabic staff
Arabic cast
(none)
Elvira Younis as Zena

Alfera Yonis as Zaina
Jezail Naser as Nahool
Waheed Jalal as Furfoor
Arabic companies
(none)
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Theme Song Performance: Peter Blanker
Dutch cast
Etha Coster as Maja de bij
Hans Hoekman as Willy de bij

Henk Uterwijk as Flip de sprinkhaan
Liesbeth Struppert as Juffrouw Cassandra
Tagalog staff
Tagalog companies
(none)
Broadcaster: TV5
Tagalog cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish cast
Translation: Halina Wodiczko

Song Lyrics: Henryk Rostworowski
Theme Song Performance: Zbigniew Wodecki
Alina Bukowska as
dżdżownica Magda
Tekla
Ewa Złotowska as Maja
Halina Kossobudzka as Królowa
Henryk Lapiński as Dowódca mrówek
Henryk Talar as Aleksander
Jan Kociniak as Gucio
Krystyna Miecikówna as
Klementyna
Urwis
Tadeusz Włudarski as
Bzyk Brzęczymucha
Teodor
Teresa Lipowska as Klementyna
Wiesław Machowski as Dowódca mrówek
Wojciech Szymański as Dowódca mrówek

Polish companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director:
Cláudia Cadima (Portugal)
Rui De Sá (Portugal)
(none)
Portuguese companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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