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‘Maya the Bee’ Feature and Series Headed to Sprout

Studio 100 Media signs deal with NBCUniversal’s preschool TV network Sprout for the rights to CG-animated series and Stereoscopic 3D feature, ‘Maya the Bee.’

MUNICH, GERMANY -- Studio 100 Media announced that NBCUniversal preschool TV network Sprout has acquired the rights for both the new CGI series and 3D feature of worldwide popular brand Maya the Bee.

Maya the Bee tells the story of Maya, a young bee who left her hive to discover the beauty and mysteries of nature. As she explores the meadow where she lives, she meets other creatures, goes on adventures, and shares her joy with her friends. The series will premiere on Sprout on Saturday, September 26th, with brand new episodes airing Saturdays at 9:00am ET. Maya the Bee will also air Sunday-Friday at 9:00am ET. The movie will air on September 26th at 5:00pm and 9:00pm ET. 

“We are delighted about this collaboration with Sprout and thankful for their trust in our brand,” said Patrick Elmendorff, CEO of Studio 100 Media. “We are happy that now it is possible for Maya the Bee to reach Sprout’s audience.”

Maya The Bee takes preschoolers on exciting adventures filled with humor and action,” said Andrew Beecham, Senior Vice President of Programming at Sprout. “We’re excited to introduce US audiences to this colorful, fresh, and joyful world.”

Studio 100 Media’s CGI series Maya the Bee is a French-German co-production of Studio 100 Animation with TF1 and ZDF. Studio 100 Film presents the Maya the Bee -- Movie as a German-Australian co-production of Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios in association with Flying Bark Productions.

Source: The Studio 100 Group

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.