Maya the Bee (TV)

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© NIPPON ANIMATION CO., LTD. 1975 


 
Related anime:
    Shin Mitsubachi Maaya no Bōken (TV) (sequel)

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 German dubbed
1 Polish dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Excellent: 4 votes (dub:1, sub:1, others:2
1 Arabic dubbed
1 German dubbed
)
 Very good: 16 votes (dub:4, ?:3, sub: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 German dubbed
3 Polish dubbed
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 German edited dub
1 Slovene dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Arabic edited dub
)
 Decent: 27 votes (sub:7, dub:6, ?:5, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:7
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
)
 So-so: 11 votes (dub:4, sub:3, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
)
 Not really good: 7 votes (dub:3, edit.dub:1, sub:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German 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: #1898 (of 6072)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.244 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.8273, rank: #4026 (of 6066)
Weighted mean: 6.266 (Decent+), rank: #3941 (of 6066) (seen all: 6.97 / seen some: 5.51 / won't finish: 4.59)
Bayesian estimate: 6.388 (Decent+), rank: #3393 (of 4563)
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 
Sound: Yasuhiro Koyama 
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 
Sound Effects:
Mario Roorigue 
Steve Weiner 
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 

Alberto Vidaurri as Paul 
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 
Antonella Baldini as Maia 

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 
Scarlet Cavadenti as Maja 

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
Broadcaster:
ARD 
Kinderkanal 
ORF 1 
ZDF 
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 
Andrzej Gawroński as Filip 
Ewa Złotowska as Maja 
Halina Kossobudzka as Królowa 
Henryk Lapiński as Dowódca mrówek 
Henryk Talar as Aleksander 
Ilona Kuśmierska as Urwis 
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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