Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends

Season 2 Episode 10

The Prince, The Princess and the Bee

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Aired Daily 10:00 AM Jul 24, 2006 on Treehouse
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The Prince, The Princess and the Bee
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All of Sunny Patch is excited when the Bee Brigade announces the birth of Beetrice's princess daughter, Honey. As Miss Spider's children go to pay their respects, they find that beetle royalty from Mushroom Glen have stopped by as well. Shimmer hears a tale of their King and Queen's lost princess and finds that it's possible that she may be that princess. She's told that she'll be able to find out if she comes to the Big Beetle Ball. Meanwhile, Squirt and his frog friend Felix have a competition to see who can become the Ultimate Prince of Sunny Patch. They all come together when an old friend, Stinky, offers to lend his balloon for transit to the ball. Along the way, Shimmer and the others realize that you don't have to be a prince or a princess to feel like royalty.moreless

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  • Fantastic (Or Rather, Bugtastic) in Every Way --- Sparkles With Brilliance

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    "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends: The Prince, The Princess and the Bee" is the newest direct-to-video feature from this wonderful, brilliantly animated series featuring Miss Spider, Holley and their buggy charges.



    "The Prince, The Princess and the Bee" focuses largely on the character of Shimmer. Fans of the series know that Shimmer is a jewel beetle that was adopted by the Spider family along with Bounce and Dragon. All of these children have lost their original family, but in this one --- Shimmer has a chance to find hers --- and it may just turn out to be royal. Sunny Patch is having its own royal event, with the birthday of Princess Honey of the bees. And when the Beetle Brigade flies by and pays their respects while on their way back to Mushroom Glen, Shimmer hears the tale of the Glen's lost jewel beetle princess. She also learns that there's a big ball soon being held there and she resolves to get to Mushroom Glen to see if she can find out her true history. When travel becomes an issue, she gets some help from an old friend from the first "Miss Spider" film --- Stinky the stinkbug! TPTP&TB is filled with wonderful lessons about bravery, respect, true courage and appreciation for one what has. None of the lessons are overbearing and the plot is quite fun to follow and enjoy.



    Everything about this production is top-notch. The CGI animation is very well-formed and they don't skimp on the background artwork either --- with wonderful color textures and scenes. The film features three songs and a great audio and instrumental track to match. The characters are all generally quite likable, or at least amusing/interesting.moreless
Barbara Budd

Barbara Budd

Betty Beetle

Guest Star

Donald Burda

Donald Burda

King Rigel

Guest Star

Alessandra Cannito

Alessandra Cannito

Ruby

Guest Star

Richard Binsley

Richard Binsley

Felix

Recurring Role

Cara Pifko

Cara Pifko

Eunice Earwig

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The closing credits include an end-tag in which Ned and Ted contemplate eating Stinky's awful cow-pies. This tag was not seen on Nick Jr.'s airing of this special, as they aired a promo over the credits.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Miss Spider: We brought honey.
      Ned: Oh, goody-goody! We love honey.
      Ted: Especially royal honey.
      Miss Spider: Oh, this honey is royal all right, Ted.
      Honey: (giggles)

    • Shimmer: Around Sunny Patch, I always feel like a princess.

    • Miss Spider: Ouch!
      Holley: Oh, sorry honey. I've got eight left feet tonight.
      Miss Spider: It's okay, sweetheart. I have seven to spare. (They kiss.) I'm feeling like a princess.

    • Shimmer: I'm just a plain old beetle. These heat sensors are useless.
      Miss Spider: That's not true. Your heat sensors make you a very special bug.

    • Queen Sapphire: It must be heard for you to think of Shimmer finding her hatchday mother.
      Miss Spider: Yes. But Shimmer really wanted to find out if she's your lost daughter. And above all, I want her to be happy.

    • Holley: (singing) It's fun to ride in a big balloon
      Squirt: Riding the wind all the afternoon
      Shimmer: Waving your wings to a buggy tune.

    • Miss Spider: When you're grateful for who you are and what you have, you can't help but feel happy.
      Kids: We're happy!
      Bounce: Happy, happy, happy!

    • Miss Spider: (singing) So listen and look and take in Mother Nature's show / You are much richer than you know / You have much more than just silver and gold.

    • Miss Spider: Princess or not, you still have to be good to bugs. Even if they are your brothers and sisters.

    • Honey: Me go ball too.
      Beetrice: Not until you're a bigger buglet.
      Honey: Me go! Me pwincess.
      Beetrice: Even princesses don't get to do everything they want.

    • Shimmer: (singing) If I were a princess
      Ted and Ned: Then life would be great
      Ned: Then it's off to the ball to discover your fate.

    • Shimmer: She's wearing a crown. Do you think that she's a real princess?
      Bounce: Are you a real princess or just a pretend one?!
      Shimmer: Bounce.
      Bounce: What? What did I do?

  • NOTES (4)

    • The special airs for the first time on Noggin on November 3, 2008 at 7 P.M. eastern.

    • "The Prince, The Princess and the Bee" won the 21st annual Gemini Award in the category of Best Original Music Score for an Animated Program or Series for its score by Jeff Danna and Steve Sullivan.

    • The DVD includes promos for Arthur's Missing Pal, Care Bears: The Nutcracker, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends and The Doodlebops, all of which play when the disc is inserted. Also available only from the menu are trailers for Akeelah and the Bee and Spookley: The Square Pumpkin.

      The DVD includes Sing-Alongs for "If I Were a Princess" and "Heigh Ho Away We Go." Other special features include "Inside the Studio with Margo Timmins: The Making of You Are Much Richer Than You Know," Mission Mushroom Glen Interactive Game and a bonus story, "A Sticky Situation." The DVD also features close-captioning and a Spanish audio track.

    • This special first aired on Nick Jr. on July 24, 2006. It was released on DVD on August 1, 2006.

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