AFM: Buzz Is on Stereoscopic ‘Maya the Bee’

Studio 100 Makes Bow at Loews Beehive with spinoff of TV series

International sales company Studio 100 Film, which is making its debut at the AFM, is adding to a swarm of pre-sales on stereoscopic 3D pic “Maya the Bee.”

The pic is a spinoff from CGI-animated TV series “Maya the Bee,” which has been sold to more than 150 countries.

The company has already sold the rights to the film to Universum Film (German-speaking territories), Monolith Films (Poland) and Karantanija Cinemas (ex-Yugoslavia), Intersonic (Slovakia, Czech Rep.), Shoval (Israel), TMC Film Yapink (Turkey) and Shooting Star (Middle East).

Patrick Elmendorff, managing director of parent company Studio 100 Media, said they are in the process of finalizing several more deals.

Studio 100 Film, which is based in Munich, has a slate of family-oriented toonpics, including “Vic the Viking,” “Heidi” and “Blinky Bill.” Universum has bought German rights to that trio of films.

Its launch reflects Studio 100 Media’s strategic aim to boost its operations in the movie biz.

“Maya the Bee” is an Australian-German co-production between Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios. It is directed by Alexs Stadermann, whose credits as an animator include “Bambi 2,” “Tarzan 2” and “The Lion King.”

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