Studio 100 Film has launched the trailer of Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb, the brand-new animated film about the famous little bee Maya which will be released in cinemas in 2020 and 2021.
Produced by Studio 100 Media, in co-production with Australian animation company Studio B Animation and in association with Flying Bark Productions, Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb follows the headstrong little bee, and her best friend Willi, rescue an ant princess. They then find themselves in the middle of an epic bug battle that will take them to strange new worlds and test their friendship to its limits.
“Maya the Bee’s adventures have delighted audiences around the world and this new film will bring old and new characters together in a fun-filled, comedic story which will appeal to younger and older audiences. Recent challenges to working life have led to our Australian and German teams staying at home to work remotely while finishing the film. It’s quite extraordinary that all this could be achieved with only a small delay on delivery,” comments Studio 100 Media producer and Head of Operations Thorsten Wegener.
Munich-based Studio 100 Film is the international sales agency for worldwide rights. Till date Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb has been sold to Australia, the US, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ex-Yugoslavia, CIS Territories and the Baltics, Turkey, Israel, the United Kingdom and South Korea.
Studio B Animation producer Tracy Lenon added, “The Australian/German co-production of Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb has provided yet another fantastic opportunity to tell a story with our much-loved, empathetic Maya who bravely accepts the challenge to help others despite being faced with some tricky obstacles. Her BFF, Willie, truly shines in this adventure to offer an uplifting, funny tale which will have children and their families laughing out loud. The teams in Australia and Germany have worked incredibly hard to ensure that the loyal Maya audience will be inspired with the highest quality animation of which they have come to expect.”
Maya the Bee – First Flight and Maya the Bee – The Honey Games were the first two theatrical films featuring the beloved bee which were sold to more than 130 countries around the globe and both were very successful German animated films according to the international box office in 2015 and 2018.