Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games [Blu-ray] 
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- TitleMaya the Bee 2: The Honey Games
- Countries ProducedUnited States
- Duration83 minutes
- Year of Release2018
- Product TagsBlu-ray
- Program TypeMovie
- Sound FeaturesDolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
- Screen FormatEnhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
- Aspect Ratio1.85:1
- StudioShout Factory
- Product NameMaya the Bee 2: The Honey Games [Blu-ray] 
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review(1 Review)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Many Underlying Messages, Strong Personalities, InPosted .
I really enjoyed watching this! This animated film has many underlying messages without becoming confusing. Each of the characters have their own strong personalities which makes their interactions interesting. The plot line is intriguing also. The main character, Maya is a bee who dreams of competing in The Honey Games. One day she has a chance to make her dream comes true, but it will put her entire city at risk. The Empress demands Maya’s city to give up half of their honey to contribute to The Honey Games. They aren’t allowed to participate, but are forced to give up their honey. Maya believes that this is outrageous and challenges the Empress. If Maya wins, she doesn’t have to give up any honey. But if she loses, they have to give up all of their honey and her city will starve. Maya (Coco Jack Gillies) is a well developed character. Coco Jack Gillies makes her voice distinctly sound differently which is good for Maya who goes through a lot of emotions. Gillies can sound distressed, guilty, ecstatic and hopeful. The animation is done really well. The quality is great and all of the little details contribute to make it seem very realistic. The music also is very suitable for the film and sets the mood in the various scenes. My favorite part is when Maya’s best friend Willy realizes that Violet, a bee who is a bully, is trying to sabotage them. Willy has a slight crush on Violet, which blinds him of all the mean things she is doing to Maya. Finally Willy realizes what is happening and stands up for Maya. Even through all these hardships, Maya and Willy find it in their hearts to forgive Violet for everything that she has done. That is one of the messages in this film. Other messages address how everyone has their own special talent, how you should believe in yourself and that no matter how small you are, you can still make a difference. These messages are really important and give kids a lot of self confidence. I love how they incorporate all of these wonderful messages into the story without making the film trivial. I give this DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 10. Reviewed by Jolleen M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth visit kidsfirst dot org.I would recommend this to a friend