Bee Geniuses: Buzz Mania
Fly along for a buzz-tastic learning adventure with Zip and Zap, as they quench their thirst for knowledge with the help of the smartest bee they know: Queen Buttercup! No topic is too sticky, and no answer escapes their never ending curiosity! Some bees live to make honey, but these young bees live to learn! Join Bee Geniuses Zip and Zap for their most fun and educational experience yet!
Bee Geniuses: Buzz Mania is an educational film from the perspective of two young bees’ intent to learn more about their species and others like them. The movie consists of four different adventures in which Sunny and Petal must discover pertinent information for the future generation of bees. Queen Buttercup gives them a quick debriefing for each mission and a “Bee Smart Question” to answer along the way and then sends them to meet their adventure guide, Captain Billy Bee.
While the film is well made and full of great information, some of the language used is too advanced for young learners. For example, phrases such as “lush foliage” and “run a foul” are used throughout the movie. It also used advanced medical terms such as “anaphylactic” and “antibiotic.” Parents should be prepared to help their children understand what these words mean and how they impact the lives of others.
The movie itself is a bit repetitive. Before each mission it almost looks like the director used the same scenes and just changed the words around a little bit. The queen describes each mission as their most challenging mission yet and the introduction for Captain Billy Bee is the same for all four missions. And, in addition to this, the audio doesn’t always line up with the characters’ mouths.
Overall, Bee Geniuses: Buzz Mania is a great movie for parents to show to their children. It will not only be very interesting to them, but it will teach them many great facts about bees and the environment.
Bee Geniuses: Buzz Mania is Dove approved for all ages.
The Dove Take:
Bee Geniuses: Buzz Mania teaches children about bees and their importance to the environment.