Can’t say that I’m not overflowing with jealousy right now, because where were shows like this when I was a little girl???, but I’m also super happy to announce that Globe Studios has recently launched the Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream Web Series!
Held at the Sugar Factory in Shangri La, BGC, the press launch was kind of perfect, LOL. I had such an awesome time because, besides being a very big Disney fan myself, the place had been Disney-fied.
Hosted by Quark Henares, Head of Globe Studios, and *gasp* Lea Salonga, THE Disney Princess herself, LOL, we were given a sneak peek and insider look into what went on in the production of the web series.
Taking inspiration from the incredible stories and diversity of Disney’s lovable, iconic princesses, I Dare to Dream will center around six lucky little girls who will be brought through the journey of their lifetime as they pursue their goals and 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.
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, while Alexi Tan is an aspiring animator.
“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, Disney Media Networks, 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.
You can catch these little girls, learn more about their journey, and see what it’s like to develop yourself in a way a Disney Princess should on Globe Telecom’s YouTube channel and on www.idaretodream.ph. The show will also be aired on Disney Channel and on the Disney Channel mobile app in May.
And of course, as a special culminating activity, where we will find who will win a trip to the Tokyo premiere of Disney’s upcoming feature film, Beauty and the Beast, an upcoming live concert extravaganza with their coach Lea Salonga and a star studded lineup of other Filipino music talent and featuring songs from Disney Princess movies will be held on March 22 at the SM MOA Arena, so watch out! 🙂