Movie Review: Maya The Bee 3: The Golden Orb

Maya is off on another adventure and getting into a lot of trouble in this third Maya the Bee movie. Thrilled by the arrival of Spring, Maya takes her friend, Willy to explore the new growth and blossoms. They find themselves rescuing an ant struggling with some menacing beetles. The ant entrusts Maya and Willy with a very special golden orb and directs them to take it to the Bonsai Mountains. Reviewed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM)

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Rated GThemes: Mild predatory behaviour; Creatures in mild peril.
Not suitable for under 5’s due to due to mild scariness and violence.
In selected cinemas.
Duration: 1h 28min

Maya The Bee 3: The Golden Orb is an animated movie about a little girl bee named Maya who is headstrong, brave and determined. It is a cute movie which shows that insects often vie over territory but concludes that it is better to live and work together in harmony. The movie is suitable for all ages, however, very young children might be concerned that Maya is often in peril, therefore parental guidance is recommended for children under 5.

May Bee 3The main messages from this movie are bravery and courage and to find ways to resolve conflict, other than fighting.

Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:

  • A strong female lead character.
  • Kindness.
  • Forgiveness.
  • Helping those in need, even your enemies.
  • Respect for others.
  • Finding.
  • Teamwork.

This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:

  • Why did the beetles want to prevent Maya and Willy reaching their goal?
  • Maya helped one of the beetles when she was in danger and in return, the beetle persuaded the other beetles to find another way to resolve their differences, rather than by attacking them.

See the trailer here