Globe Studios and Disney Launches Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream Web Series
Featuring six young Filipino girls in a quest to reach their dreams with internationally acclaimed artist Lea Salonga.
Globe Telecom, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, is redefining the landscape of local entertainment by launching Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream, a first-of-its-kind 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 will bring viewers on the magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors headed by Disney legend Lea Salonga with theater actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Peñaflorida, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato, animator Tito Romero, chef Jessie Sincioco, and YouTuber and host Charisma Star.
Globe Telecom’s Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal said, “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. This allows the local ecosystem of actors and producers to be part of the rich content offerings of global media creators like Disney.”
Part of a wider global Disney Princess initiative, Disney I Dare To Dream, which will start on February 25, puts emphasis on the stories of these six young girls in parallel with the stories of the different Disney Princesses. Selected from a series of auditions last year, the six young Filipino girls aged 9 to 16 years old with a range of diverse interests, will show their journey of discovery and self-confidence, alongside the expert mentors, popular vlogger and host Janina Vela, and Disney legend Lea Salonga in this first-of-its-kind digital reality-series.
“Every Disney Princess is the heroine of a unique adventure story inspiring kids with messages of hope and optimism. What people love about the Disney Princesses are their incredible stories and the qualities that help them achieve their dreams,” says Amit Malhotra, General Manager of Disney Media Networks at The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. “We hope this initiative with Globe will inspire and empower a new generation of girls in the Philippines to pursue their dreams and aspirations,” Malhotra adds.
“Inspiration comes from within. These kids 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 that’s what will make it a magical experience, and we want to share it with the public,” shares Quark Henares, Head of Globe Studios.
In the web series, the girls will be staying in a house where they will be mentored to reach 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.
The six girls are Hya Leonardo, Sirach Catipay, Liana San Diego, Jaden Narvios, Stephanie Jordan, and Alexi Tan.
Hya Leonardo wants to be a broadway actress and a singer. She has always been passionate about performing in front of a large audience; Sirach Catipay is an aspiring chef. The moment she started cooking with her mom, she realized that she wanted to be a chef someday and share her dishes to other people; Liana San Diego is an aspiring veterinarian, saying she wants to try and learn more about her passions; Jaden Narvios wants to be the next president of the Philippines; Stephanie Jordan is an aspiring Newscaster/TV Host, and; Alexi Tan is an aspiring animator.
Watch these girls go through the last stretch of their Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream journey through an upcoming live concert extravaganza featuring songs from Disney Princess movies, with their coach Lea Salonga and a star-studded lineup of Filipino music talent, on March 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream web series will be aired on Globe Telecom’s YouTube channel and on globestudios.ph/series/i-dare-to-dream. This will also be aired on Disney Channel and on the Disney Channel mobile app in May.
In Above Photo: (L-R) Head of Globe Studios Quark Henares; Executive Director of Disney Southeast Asia Daniel Tan; Lea Salonga; President & CEO of Globe Telecom Ernest Cu; I Dare To Dream host Janina Vela; Chief Commercial Officer of Globe Telecom Albert de Larrazabal; and Globe Retail Transformation and Stores Management Head Joe Caliro with the six finalists
Disney I Dare To Dream mentor Lea Salonga and the six finalists
Host and Head of Globe Studios Quark Henares shares the stage with Internationally Acclaimed Artist Lea Salonga talking about the I Dare To Dream webisodes
Internationally acclaimed artist Lea Salonga talks about her journey with the girls of I Dare To Dream
Quark Henares and Lea Salonga shares the stage with the 6 finalists of I Dare To Dream who talks about their dreams and aspirations in life
Globe Retail Transformation and Stores Management Head Joe Caliro and Lea Salonga invites the public to the upcoming finals of I Dare To Dream and concert on March 22 at the SM MOA Arena.
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet, and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and SingTel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Walt Disney Company in Southeast Asia
The Walt Disney Company has been active in Southeast Asia since 1995 when Disney Channel first launched in Malaysia. With six Disney offices in the region including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the Disney brand has a strong affinity with Southeast Asian families and fans.
Disney is one of the largest global entertainment companies in the region with diversified businesses in film, consumer products, publishing, mobile content, television, and family entertainment. The three business segments in the region are:
- Media Networks – Disney Channels, Disney Media Distribution, Disney Interactive, Maker Studios, and ESPN.
- Studio Entertainment – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, and Disney Theatrical Group.
- Disney Consumer Products – Consumer Products and Publishing.
For more information, please visit www.disney.ph.