According to Mainichi news, an anime movie of Konchuu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch
was announced to be premiered on July 31st 2010.
Hutch, the honey bee official website
Minashigo Hutch was first aired in 1970 - 1971, 1974 and a remake series was aired in 1989 - 1990. The new movie will be produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary by Koyama Kundo, the script writer of the 2009 Oscars winner Departures
. The producers want to draw public attention to the recent diminishment of honey bees in Japan.