“Maya the Bee Movie” is a young bee that just wants to live by her own rules. However, the Hive wants to keep her safe and away from the hornets of the Meadow. Maya still wants to make friends with the other bugs, but things go bad when the Royal Jelly is stolen. Maya gets implicated in the crime and now has to clear her name. Can Maya and her friends do it?

For a film that clocks in under 90 minutes, the film feels way longer. I have never seen the show outside of a series of toys that my kid plays with, but I buy the new world that I see. While the animation is CG, it feels on par with Hanna Barbara fare from the early to mid 1980s. It’s G-rated, cute and friendly for all to watch. But, it never feels dumb. The voice acting is impressive with an all-star cast of Australian voice talent.

The Blu-Ray comes with 2D and 3D transfers of the film. The 3D transfer stands on par with the offerings from Pixar. The field of depth, range of colors and actual immersion are insane. You get an interview with Maya, blooper reel, an episode of the TV series and trailers as the special features. The 1080p transfer is stunning as well as the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. Ever since I got this disc, my daughter hasn’t allow me to turn it off. Hence, it’s well worth a purchase to all parents of young kids.

Release Date: 05/19/15

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