Australia’s Flying Bark Productions announced that it’s working on a new animated feature based on the popular Maya the Bee character. The 3-D stereoscopic feature, co-produced by Studio100 will combine CG environments with natural landscapes and will follow the character’s desire to escape her heavily regimented existence in the hive and experience freedom to explore at her own will.
“Maya the Bee has become a much-loved and revered character throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia, entertaining television audiences with her joyful spirit for over 35 years, so we are thrilled to be going into production on Maya’s highly anticipated film debut,” said Flying Bark Productions’ managing director, Jim Ballantine.
Maya the Bee will bring together the experience and knowledge of outstanding Australian and European creative talent on the first ever animated feature to be produced as an official treaty co-production between Australia and Germany.
The original Maya the Bee television series was first produced in the 1970s, based on the German book written by Waldemar Bonsels. Today a new generation of fans enjoy the tales of Maya the Bee with a 3D HD television series (78 x 13), co-produced by Studio100 and broadcast in several European territories.