Some people are sharp. Sharper then others. Some people have urges. More urges than others. Some people see penises. More penises than others. Let’s talk about free penis publicity.
In 1912 the German book Die Biene Maja (Maya the Bee) was published. Waldemar Bonsels wrote the book. During the seventies Maya starred in her own animated television series. Since Mitsubachi Māya no Bōken (“The Adventures of Maya the Honeybee”) originated in Japan no penises were discovered. Willi’s flip was never screened and just like Philip’s willy.
Belgian penises discovered by American moms
That sounds like a corny title of a porn movie. It was not meant that way.
In 2012 Studio 100 from Belgium produced 78 new 3d computer generated episodes of Maya the Bee in their Paris branch. Five years later an American mom watched one of the episodes on Netflix and discovered a penis in a hollow tree.
The Belgians and the French are a passionate bunch. Non of them ever discovered the penis on the tree, because the drawing of the phallus served another purpose.
Studio 100 apologized. Should they be sorry?
I am not sure if no European ever saw the willy. It is possible people saw it, but never made a point of it. After all we are Europeans right? Wrong! Many of us wonder if there ever was the intention of drawing a wiener, but if so to us the gentleman’s sausage fits the circumstances.
Studio 100’s description of Maya
“Non-conformist and thirsty for adventure, she left the hive to live in the meadow and be free like … a bee. The world is just too big and too fascinating to remain confined to the restricted life of the hive.
For Maya, the natural beauty of the world is an endless delight for the senses! Her courage, wit and insatiable curiosity lead her off the beaten track as she wonders at the joys and obstacles of life along the way. Together with her best friends, Flip and Willy, she explores a wonderful world, full of magic and unexpected encounters.”
The Belgians and the Dutch are neighbors. We (the Dutch) love the Belgians. So should you. Studio 100 apologized, but their boss Gert Verhulst was honest enough to tell the listeners of a radio show that the penis spotting meant free publicity (article in Dutch sorry!). Verhulst said: ‘If it really was the intention, then it was a very bad sketch artist. We should have fired him immediately. But it has been a very good advertisement for the series and I am pleased they watch the series this intentive in America.’
No bad publicity
Sometimes it is hard for Europeans to find out what news coming from America is true and what is not. A sheriff that warns against people ‘shooting’ Hurricane Irma makes it even harder.
According to Alan Sorensen, an economics professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, bad publicity is good for start ups no one ever heard off. Studio 100 is not a start up, so this probably was no bad publicity. Or like a smart grasshopper once said: Hupla!
The image above was brightened up.