Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Globe Studios and Disney Work Together in Making Dreams Come True for Young Filipinas

(L-R), Quark Henares, Daniel Tan, Leah Salonga, Ernest Cu, Janina Vela, Albert De Larrazabal, and Joe Carilo with the finalists.

Globe Telecom, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, is redefining the landscape of  local entertainment by the recent launch of the Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream, a digital reality-series produced by Globe Studios in collaboration with Disney and Maker Studios.

Inspired by Disney's iconic princesses and their incredible stories and qualities, the 12-episode web series take viewers on a magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors headed by Disney legend, Lea Salonga.  Joining her as mentors are Menchu Lauchenco-Yulo, Efren Penaflorida, Dr. Neilsen Donato, Ttio Romero, Chef Jessie Sincioco, and Charisma Star.  The web series is hosted by Janina Vela.

Albert De Larrazabal, Chief Commercial Officer, Globe Telecom.

"Globe, with focus on enriching the Filipino digital lifestyle is now changing the way Filipinos consume entertainment. Through Globe Studios, we produce local original digital content for our customers that may be shared even with our global partners," said Albert de Larrazabal, Globe Telecom's Chief Commercial Officer.  "This allows the local ecosystem of actors and producers to be part of the rich content offerings of global media creators like Disney," he adds.

Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream puts emphasis on the stories of six young girls in parallel with the stories of the different Disney Princesses.  Selected from a series of auditions last year, the girls aged 9 to 16 years of age with a range of diverse interests, show their journey of discovery and self-confidence in this first-of-its-kind web series. "Inspiration comes from within. These children have big aspirations in life, and we want to support them all the way. We want to be there to see their dreams turn into reality and make it a magical experience, and we want to share it with the public," shares Quark Henares, Head of Globe Studios.

The young contestants composed of Hya Leonardo, Sirach Catipay, Liana San Diego, Jaden Narvios, Staphanie Jordan, and Alexi Tan, are staying in a house where they will be mentored to achieve their dreams. Only one girl will be chosen for a special trip of a lifetime -- to walk down the red carpet at the Tokyo premiere of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic, Beauty and the Beast.

Hya Leonardo wants to be a broadway performer, Sirah Catipay is an aspiring chef, Liana San Diego wants to be a veterinarian, Jaden Narvios dreams to be the nexp president of the Phiippines, Stephanie Jordan aspires to be a newscaster and TV host, and Alexi Tan dreams to be an animator.

Joe Carilo with Leah Salonga.

Watch these talented girls as they go through the last stretch of their journey through an upcoming live concert extravaganza with Lea Salonga, and a star-studded lineup of Filipino music talents on March 22 at the SM MOA Arena. The Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream web series is currently airing on Globe Telecom's YouTube channel and on This will also be aired on Disney Channel and on the Disney Channel mobile app in May.