To celebrate the theatrical release of highly anticipated animated feature Maya the Bee Movie, Shout! Factory Kids and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have teamed up to present a benefit premiere screening of this fun-filled family movie on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills. Shout! Factory Kids will donate all ticket proceeds from this benefit screening to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Studio 100 Media, the film’s production company, and Shout! Factory have offered to match the funds raised at this screening as additional donation to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Moreover, Shout! Factory Kids will be bringing a private advanced screening of Maya the Bee Movie to patients and their families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles before the movie’s May 1st theatrical opening in Los Angeles and New York. Children at CHLA will have the first opportunity to embark on the fantastical cinematic adventure of Maya the Bee Movie by attending a special movie presentation in the CHLA movie screening facilities and through the on-demand entertainment system that is available in each patient room.
The benefit screening of Maya the Bee Movie will begin at 12 noon on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills. Tickets for the screening event are $9.00. Guests may add an additional contribution upon ticket purchase, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. You can purchase tickets here.
Already a great box office success in much of the world, MAYA THE BEE MOVIE, based on the well-known children’s novel and popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia, offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. This highly anticipated animated feature brings to life an enchanting story of a little bee named Maya and her exciting adventure of self-discovery and fantastical fun.
Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure – the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive! Her funny attempts to fit in bring her into trouble with the Queen’s narrow-minded royal advisor, Buzzlina. With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out into the meadow on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery.
While most bees believe that other insects should be feared, Maya can’t help but make friends with Flip the charismatic and eccentric grasshopper, Kurt the dung beetle and even Sting, a young hornet. But when the Queen’s royal jelly is stolen, it will take Maya and all of her bug buddies to figure out who did it and how to save the day!
One of the best-known and beloved children’s brands of all-time, the stories of Maya The Bee have been passed down among generations of families for years. Originally a German children’s novel by Waldemar Bonsels, The Adventures of Maya the Bee was published over a hundred years ago in 1912. Since the original publishing, the book has been translated into many other languages and enjoyed by children all over the world. In addition to the book, Maya The Bee is also a comic book series, appeared in various iterations as animated series and now a major animated feature film.