Maya the Bee Movie follows the charming Maya’s inquisitive desire to escape her heavily regimented existence and experience the freedom to explore, outside the rules…
Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2014
In this adaptation of a 10th-century Japanese folktale, an elderly woodcutter discovers a tiny, doll-like girl inside a shining stalk of bamboo. He takes her home to his wife and in her arms the girl suddenly transforms into a normal-sized baby. She lives with the couple and plays with local children, who call her Little Bamboo because she grows so fast. When a treasure of gold is discovered in the same bamboo grove, the woodcutter is convinced that the child is a princess, and must be raised accordingly. From the countryside to the grand capital city, she beguiles all who encounter her, including five noble suitors.
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