PH Animation continues to break into Netflix
Netflix has long been the dream destination of many local directors and producers, both in the live action and animation genres. Having a reach that crosses territories, the streaming giant has been a favorite goto by many Filipinos who are there to binge watch the shows that they can't watch on free TV. With Covid-19 forcing the general populace to stay in, there has been a rise in viewership and consumption of content globally, triggeri
ng a demand for new content that can reach a wider, more global audience.
We've seen earlier successes of Filipino live action content being acquired by Netflix. The announcement of Netflix picking up Trese as a Netflix animated series has given hope and inspiration to local content creators.
This October, we see two more!
BGY143, the first Filipino anime by ASI Media, comes to Netflix on October 1, 2020. Originally airing on GMA7, the series "follows the coming of age story of a young man in search of a father and how he finds an unlikely family in a team of misfits trying to bring glory to their hometown."
Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story is an adult romance comedy story by Avid Liongoren. The animated feature film focuses on Nimfa, a cat, who is torn between two dog lovers. Hayop Ka! comes to Netflix on Oct 29, 2020.
We congratulate both BGY143 and Hayop Ka! for breaking into Netflix, and we are excited to see more Filipino made original animated content get into the streaming giant in the near future as well.