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Kurt is a good friend of the bee Maja and a dung beetle who want to be a rose beetle.
Die Biene Maja
Books: Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer (1912)
Cartoons: Die Biene Maja episode 20: Eine anrüchige Geschichte (1975)
Comics: Die Biene Maja (1976)
Games: Maya The Bee - Garden Adventures (2000)
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Kurt was one of the characters in the original story by Waldemar Bonsels from 1912. Like Maja he was adapted into the cartoon version of the book in 1975 (visual design by character designer Susumu Shiraume) and appeared in the twentieth episode of the series Mitsubachi Māya no Bōken/Die Biene Maja
(German voice by Harry Kalenberg). In the original book, he met Maja a couple of times and was the one to save Maja from the devious spider Thekla, who wanted to eat her.
When the cartoon was adapted into comics in 1976, Kurt was also transferred to comics. Later, when the series was transferred to games, Kurt was also transferred to games. The first appearance of Kurt was in the game Maya The Bee - Garden Adventures
for Game Boy Color from 2000.
Only a few figurines with Kurt has been observed so far, but most likely he has appeared on other types of merchandise.