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For the 1975 TV series inspired by the same work, see Maya the Honey Bee.
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Maya the Bee
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Genre
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
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 130 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Katell France
Running time 13 minutes
Production company(s) Studio 100 Animation
Distributor Studio 100
Release
Original network ZDF, ABC
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
First shown in Germany
Original release 1 February 2012 (2012-02-01) – 23 August 2017 (2017-08-23)
Chronology
Related shows Maya the Honey Bee

Maya the Bee is a French-German computer-animated comedy television series produced by Studio 100 Animation in association with ZDF for Germany, TF1 for France and ABC for Australia. 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

Note: season one only

  • Andrea Libman as Maya
  • Rebecca Shoichet as Willy, Princess Natalie and Zoot
  • Philip Hayes as Flip
  • Kira Tozer as Miss Cassandra, Barry and Max
  • Ellen Kennedy as Miss Bosby, The Queen, Thekla and Hannah
  • Brian Drummond as Judge Beeswax, Kurt, Deez, Zip "Zig" and Edgar
  • Samuel Vincent as Zap, Shelby, Paul, Stinger and Doz
  • Diana Kaarina as Lara, Beatrice
  • Tabitha St. Germain as Ben, Zoe and Lisby

Series overview

Season Episodes Premiere date Finale date
1 39 February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01) October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)
2 26 August 29, 2013 (2013-08-29) October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09)
3 26 January 24, 2014 (2014-01-24) February 5, 2014 (2014-02-05)
4 52 March 11, 2017 (2017-03-11) November 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)

Episodes

Season 1 (2012)

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

Season 2 (2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
79
80
1 "Roll on the Holidays / Yes Sir!" Jérôme Mouscadet Claire Grimond, Jean-Rémi François and Bruno Merle March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)
81
82
2 "The Exile / Field Trip" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette, Frédéric Engel Lenoir and Bruno Regeste March 8, 2017 (2017-03-08)
83
84
3 "The Orchirosa / Flip Has Got the Blues" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François, Nadira Aouadi & Bruno Regeste March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)
85
86
4 "The Meadow Friends / Ants See Red" Jérôme Mouscadet Claire Grimond, Frédéric Engel Lenoir & Sophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François March 22, 2017 (2017-03-22)
87
88
5 "Rosita / Theo" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette and Bruno Merle, Jean-Rémi François & Frédéric Engel Lenoir March 29, 2017 (2017-03-29)
89
90
6 "Treasure for the Ants / A Very Peculiar Mother" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François, Françoise Charpiat & Karine Lollichon April 5, 2017 (2017-04-05)
91
92
7 "Shadow of a Doubt / The Honeymunch" Jérôme Mouscadet Claire Grimond, Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François April 12, 2017 (2017-04-12)
93
94
8 "Long Live Freedom! / In the Ranks" Jérôme Mouscadet Bruno Regeste April 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)
95
96
9 "Jealousy / Bad Company" Jérôme Mouscadet Bruno Regeste, Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François April 26, 2017 (2017-04-26)
97
98
10 "Lovestruck / Stinger Stung" Jérôme Mouscadet Françoise Charpiat, Karine Lollichon & Claire Grimond, Bruno Regeste & Nadira Aouadi May 3, 2017 (2017-05-03)
99
100
11 "Maya the First / Blue Tit" Jérôme Mouscadet Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François, Françoise Charpiat & Karine Lollichon May 10, 2017 (2017-05-10)
101
102
12 "A Strike in the Hive / No Harmony for Beeswax" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette, Nicolas Schiavi & Shawn Mahoney, Hervé Benedetti & Nicolas Robin May 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)
103
104
13 "Fab Four / Big Ball" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette & Frédéric Engel Lenoir, Hervé Benedetti & Nicolas Robin May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)
105
106
14 "Hive Certificate / Vote for Me" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette & Claire Grimond, Hervé Benedetti & Nicolas Robin May 31, 2017 (2017-05-31)
107
108
15 "Remind Me To Eat You / Sister Knows Best" Jérôme Mouscadet Nicolas Schiavi, Shawn Mahoney & Bruno Regeste, Françoise Charpiat & Karine Lollichon June 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)
109
110
16 "Question of Confidence / Flip Save the Queen" Jérôme Mouscadet Laure Doyonnax, Hervé Benedetti and Nicolas Robin June 14, 2017 (2017-06-14)
111
112
17 "Ballie Wallie Mystery / On Top Form" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François, Hervé Benedetti & Nicolas Robin June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)
113
114
18 "To-Xi-Kant / For the Love of Max" Jérôme Mouscadet Nicolas Schiavi, Shawn Mahoney, Jean-Rémi François & Bruno Merle, Sophie Decroisette, Hervé Benedetti & Nicolas Robin June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)
115
116
19 "Butterfly Effect / Willy's Misfortune" Jérôme Mouscadet Nadira Aouadi, Bruno Regeste and Laure Doyonnax July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05)
117
118
20 "Draw Me a Beeswax / Lara's Secret Love" Jérôme Mouscadet Françoise Charpiat, Karine Lollichon & Sophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)
119
120
21 "Private Property / The Killer Buzz" Jérôme Mouscadet Hervé Benedetti & Nicolas Robin, Sophie Decroisette & Laure Doyonnax July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)
121
122
22 "The Fortune Teller / Willy in the Soup" Jérôme Mouscadet Sophie Decroisette, Bruno Merle & Jean-Rémi François July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)
123
124
23 "Dung Ball Drama / The Plot" Jérôme Mouscadet Françoise Charpiat and Karine Lollichon August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)
125
126
24 "Cool in the Cooler / Second Class" Jérôme Mouscadet Bruno Merle and Jean-Rémi François August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09)
127
128
25 "Little Treasure / Triple Trouble" Jérôme Mouscadet Françoise Charpiat, Karine Lollichon & Sophie Decroisette, Hervé Benedetti & Nicolas Robin August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16)
129
130
26 "Phobia / Maya Don't Go!" Jérôme Mouscadet Hervé Benedetti & Nicolas Robin, Françoise Charpiat & Karine Lollichon August 23, 2017 (2017-08-23)

Games

  • Fly With Maya aka Maya the Bee Flying Challenge
  • Paint With Maya aka Maya Nature Paint
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