Studio 100 has signed a distribution deal with Shout! Factory to bring Maya the Bee: Movie to the US and Canada.
Shout! Factory has secured the rights for theatrical, home entertainment, digital distribution and broadcast for cross-platform releases.
The company plans to launch the film in selected theaters, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, electronic-sell-through, television and in all packaged media through Shout! Factory Kids in 2015.
“Following the recent success of Maya the Bee: Movie in Germany, South Korea, Poland, etc., we are very proud to announce the distribution agreement for the North American market," said Patrick Elmendorff, CEO of Studio 100 Film.
"I am delighted to partner with Shout! Factory. They have demonstrated great expertise in distributing feature films.
"Maya the Bee is a worldwide and well-known brand. The books of the little bee were first published over 100 years ago and since then worldwide audiences young and old have loved the brand. “The worldwide sales of the movie to more than 100 countries illustrate the continuous popularity of this well-known and much-loved brand and the rising demand for great family entertainment."
Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, added: “We are incredibly excited about this new relationship with Studio 100 Film. This highly entertaining family movie is the perfect addition to our library of exciting new films.
"We look forward to presenting Maya the Bee movie to North American audiences through a wide variety of entertainment distribution platforms and on family home entertainment shelves,” state Shout! Factory’s founders."