Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch
was an anime that ran from April 7, 1970 to September 8, 1971 on Fuji Television for 91 episodes. It was produced by Tatsunoko Production
, and is a very well-remembered anime in Japan.
The story was about Hutch, a bee who was separated from his mother, a queen bee, when her hive was attacked by a swarm of wasps. The series followed him as he searched for his mother, meeting many insects along the way.
The series later had a sequel in 1974 and a remake in 1989. A film adaptation was released in 2010.Saban Entertainment
adapted the show in 1995 for the Western world (as Honeybee Hutch
), cutting the 91 episodes down to 65
. This version ran all over the world, including Fox Kids
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