Globe Studios —the team behind the critically-acclaimed Filipino films such as Fangirl, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral, and Dead Kids; along with series such as Gaya sa Pelikula and OTJ: The Missing 8, is rolling its closing credits as it transforms into a new organization.
ANIMA is the new name of Globe Studios, an organization now under the umbrella of Kroma Entertainment, Inc., a new entertainment company backed by the Globe Group of Companies.
“Our new name signifies the changes we will be offering to the public as we venture into a new era of entertainment. We wanted something that feels more apt to the industry and medium we deeply care for. It was so hard for us to let go of the name Globe Studios because we’ve done and achieved so much in our five years of existence, but I believe we can only go onward and upward with ANIMA,” said Quark Henares, Head of ANIMA.
Fans and supporters of Globe Studios are in for more fun and exciting materials from ANIMA. One of the films they can anticipate is Ang Pagbabalik ng Kuwago, the first Filipino feature film to premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in more than 15 years. Box office hit director Antonette Jadaone is also busy working on the Hintayan ng Langit spinoff series “Simula sa Gitna,” starring Maris Racal and Kit Thompson. ANIMA is also strengthening collaborations with One Championship, WeTV, Netflix, and HBO Go.
With ANIMA now a unique brand on its own, there’s reinvigorated energy of anticipation and creative excitement in the new organization. The team is raring to experiment with other formats and genres. It is already visible in the podcasts “Nandito Sila” and “Come Home”. Other podcasts started tackling new themes – cryptocurrency, motherhood, sexual behaviors, to name a few.
“We are always on the lookout for how we can tell Filipino stories better – be it through the silver screen, black box, or handheld devices. It’s the stories that matter, and the way we get them to you. We’re doubling down on that with ANIMA, so you can expect more stuff on YouTube, on Spotify, on TikTok. Wherever!” Henares added.
To learn more about ANIMA, visit anima.ph.