Movies and TV shows like Maya the Bee

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Maya the Bee (1975)
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Maya the Bee (1975)
Original name: Mitsubachi Mâya no Bôken
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Austria, Japan, West Germany
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Maya the Bee is an anime television series produced by Zuiyo Enterprise in Japan. The series consisted of 52 episodes and was originally telecast across Japan from April 1975 to April 1976 on the TV Asahi network. Based on the classic children's book Maya the Bee by Waldemar Bonsels, the anime series has become extremely popular in Europe and has been rebroadcast in countries and languages all around the world since its premiere. Two English-dubbed versions of the series exist, a British version, using a translated version of the original theme tune, and featuring British accents for the characters; and a United States version with an entirely new theme tune, produced by Saban Entertainment, which was broadcast from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1992 on the children's television channel Nickelodeon. Maya the Bee aired alongside other juvenile-targeted anime such as Adventures of the Little Koala, Noozles and The Littl' Bits as part of Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block of programming for young children. A second Maya the Bee series, Shin Mitsubachi Māya no Bōken, was a co-production made in 1979 by Wako Productions and Austrian/German Apollo Film, Wien. The second series first premiered in Germany from September 1979 to September 1980. The very different and cartoon-like second series, which lasted for 52 episodes, wasn't very popular and did not premiere in Japan until October 1982, on TV Osaka, and aired through September 1983. Ten episodes from this series were added to 45 from the original for the U.S. broadcast run, bringing the total of Maya episodes aired on Nickelodeon in the U.S. to 55.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: youth, friendship, family, heroes, friends, rebellion, adventurer, danger, animal life, escapades, young heroes, save the day, save the kingdom, in the woods, against the rules, insect, bee, flowers, frog, brother sister relationship, animal protagonist, flower

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Most similar movies to Maya the Bee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and exciting films and TV series with plots about friends, family, friendship, escapades, youth, heroes and young heroes mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Maya the Bee: Raven the Little Rascal (2012), Go, Diego! Go! (2005), Clifford's Puppy Days (2003), The Backyardigans (2004), My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Raven the Little Rascal (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A children’s animated feature film based on an internationally bestselling book series for a main target audience of 3 to 8 year olds telling a universal story about friendship, loyalty and honesty in which Little Raven and his friends have to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: friends, friendship, mischievous children, best friends, animal life, family, young heroes, escapades, save the day, youth, disorder, danger ...
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95%
Go, Diego! Go! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Go, Diego, Go! is a children's television series created by Chris Gifferd and Valerie Walsh, and is a spin-off of Dora the Explorer. The show premiered on September 6, 2005 and ended on September 16, 2011 on Nickelodeon. It also aired as part ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventurer, friendship, mischievous children, young heroes, best friends, disorder, animal life, danger, youth, escapades, human animal relationship, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Clifford's Puppy Days (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Talk about going to the dogs! Everyone's favorite fire engine red puppy, Clifford, is back in a series of fun new adventures. In "Helping Paws," Clifford proves that although he's kind of little, he can be a big help to his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: animal life, friendship, family, pets, island, friends, disorder, cartoon dog, puppy, dog
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Backyardigans (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Meet five lively animal friends who love to sing, dance and use their imaginations to embark on outrageous adventures to magical places.
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, young heroes, mischievous children, heroic mission, animal life, escapades, unlikely partners, rescue, parallel world, computer animation, imagination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a human named Megan in a world of magical ponies and their adventures together in Pony Land.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: youth, escapades, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, imaginary, friends, animal life, family, heroes, imaginary kingdom, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wonder Pets! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Wonder Pets! is an American animated children's television series. It debuted on March 3, 2006, on the Nick Jr. block of the Nickelodeon cable television network and Noggin on the same day. It won an Emmy Award in 2008 for Outstanding ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, toddlers
Plot: guinea pig, adventurer, save the day, young heroes, disorder, animal life, escapades, pets, partners, danger, friends, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Maya the Bee Movie (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshly hatched bee Maya is a little whirlwind and won't follow the rules of the hive. One of these rules is not to trust the hornets that live beyond the meadow. When the Royal Jelly is stolen, the hornets are suspected and Maya is thought to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, bee, friendship, young heroes, anthropomorphism, animal life, escapades, best friends, anthropomorphic animal, youth, heroes, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Seabert (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Seabert is an animated television series from 1985. It was created by BZZ films in Paris and originally aired in French before being translated into different languages around the world. In the United States, the show aired on HBO starting in 1987. ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, family, heroes, youth, save the planet, animal life, environmentalism, friends, adventurer, escapades, adventure, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Franklin (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Franklin is an Canadian educational animated television series, based on the Franklin the Turtle books by Brenda Clark and Paulette Bourgeois. The television series was named after its main character, Franklin the Turtle. It was produced by PolyGram ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: turtle, parents and children, friendship, best friends, escapades, youth, heroes, young heroes, family, friends, family relations, animal life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Penn Zero is not your average kid - every day he's zapped into another dimension with his friends to save the world.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: heroes, friendship, adventurer, heroic mission, danger, youth, save the day, escapades, space travel, distant planet, young heroes, outer space ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Adventures of Peter Pan (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Peter Pan is an anime series by Nippon Animation, and directed by Takashi Nakamura and Yoshio Kuroda, which first aired in Japan on the Fuji TV network between January 8, 1989 and December 24, 1989. It is an adaptation of the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, friendship, imaginary kingdom, uninhibited rivalry, island, disorder, friends, mermaid, pirate, imaginary, adventure, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Moshi Monsters: The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, Ireland, South Korea
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Join Katsuma, Poppet, Mr. Snoodle, and the other Moshi Monters in an action-packed, song-filled race against time! Together they must stop evil Dr. Strangeglove and his incompetent Glump sidekick Fishlips from pulverising the recently discovered ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, heroes, adventure, save the day, escapades, rivalry, danger, young heroes, youth, race against time, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Actress Shelley Duvall presents charming animated versions of some of the most beloved children's stories in this superb Emmy-nominated collection featuring 26 tales narrated by famous actors and musicians. The stories by Mercer Mayer, Virginia ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, family, friends, bedtime story, storyteller, storytelling
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Peter and the Wolf (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Sergei Prokofiev's symphonic masterpiece, first performed in Russia in 1936, has been lauded not only for the spectacular musical score, but also for the story itself--of a young boy who outwits a wily wolf. George Daugherty brings this ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, escapades, danger, rescue, youth, friendship, family life, family relations, disorder, animal life, disobey, friends ...
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Peppa Pig (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 9 min.
TV show
Story: Peppa Pig is an energetic piggy who lives with Mummy, Daddy, and little brother George. She loves to jump in mud puddles and make loud snorting noises.
Style: humorous, colourful, entertaining, captivating, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, toddlers
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Wind in the Willows (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Wind in the Willows is a TV series that was originally broadcast between 1984 and 1987, based on characters from Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows and following the 1983 film The Wind in the Willows. It was made by ...
Style: witty, stylized, humorous, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: A crew of kid pirates - leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby - and their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Smee.
Style: semi serious, entertaining, sincere, tense, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, pirate, friends, adventurer, imaginary, adventure, rivalry, friendship, children, imaginary kingdom, danger, youth ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The 7D (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The 7D is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation loosely based on the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney Productions where The 7D must defend the land of Jollywood from the magical ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, save the day, escapades, save the kingdom, mine, kingdom, dwarf, witchcraft, in the woods, imaginary kingdom, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Littles (1983)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Littles is an animated television series based on The Littles characters in a series of children's novels by American author John Peterson, the first of which was published in 1967. This cartoon was produced by a French/American/Canadian ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: young heroes, orphan, friends, family relations, disorder, adventure, rescue, youth, family, danger, mischievous children, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Zambezia (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" where he discovers the truth about his ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, sincere, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, adventure, bird, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, danger, heroes, friends, wilderness, family, save the day, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Angelo Rules (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: France, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Angelo is a problem child and, with his two best friends, causes a lot of trouble in the neighborhood.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: teenage life, friendship, youth, school, escapades, buddies, young heroes, nothing goes right, family, family relations, disorder, boy genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Wilbur the pig knows how important friendship is - he learned that from a spider named Charlotte. So when Wilbur meets Cardigan, a lonely lamb, Wilbur immediately makes him his friend.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 42K
Happy Feet 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: penguins, animal life, adventure, danger, heroes, escapades, couples, friendship, save the day, goofy hero, computer animation, animal protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, hawaii, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dora the Explorer (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried on the Nickelodeon cable television network, including ...
Style: humorous, educational, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: little girl, adventure, friendship, friends, adventurer, best friends, pets, young heroes, imaginary, monkey, studying, explorer ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds is an animated cartoon adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas story of d'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers. Most of the characters are anthropomorphizations of dogs, hence the title of the cartoon; ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: musketeer, friendship, state affairs, rivalry, heroes, love and romance, romance, adventurer, danger, imaginary, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Casper and Friends (1990)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Follow the adventures of the world's friendliest ghost, Casper, and his friends Wendy the Good Little Witch, Baby Huey, Little Audrey and more, in this spook-tacular cartoon collection!
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, anthology
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, imaginary, young heroes, supernatural, heroes, family, supernatural ability, mischievous children, escapades, youth, disorder, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1950s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends is a British animated television series based on the works of Beatrix Potter, featuring Peter Rabbit and other anthropomorphic animal characters created by Potter. It was originally shown in the U.K. on BBC ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, escapades, friends, solace, disorder, animal life, youth, family, mischievous children, family life, rabbit, farmer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pippi Longstocking (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Sweden, Germany, Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Pippi is a little girl who lives in her house with her horse and her monkey, while her father is sailing the seas.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, village life, imaginary kingdom, family, escapades, pirate, coming of age, rescue, treasure hunt, vengeance, village ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
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DuckTales (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The series is a dramatization of the Duck universe comic series created by Carl Barks. The viewer follows the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his three grandnephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Important secondary characters, that often take part in ...
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cartoon duck, adventure, treasure, friendship, heroic mission, young heroes, treasure hunt, mischievous children, imaginary, family, good versus evil, gold ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Thomas and Friends: The Adventure Begins (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: All aboard for Thomas' very first adventure! A little tank engine discovers a big new world when he arrives on the Island of Sodor. Escapades abound as Thomas explores his new home and meets some Really Useful new friends. Finding the true blue ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: adventure, escapades, friends, friendship, imaginary, disorder, heroes, young heroes, best friends, train, anthropomorphic train, thomas the tank engine ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%