Maya the Bee will follow a bee that wishes to escape her heavily regimented existence in the hive and explore at her own will. The production will bring together creative talent from Australia and Europe in the first ever animated feature to be produced as an official treaty co-production between the two countries.
“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,” says Jim Ballantine, managing director, Flying Bark Productions.
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