You read that correctly! Hi-5 Philippines, with an all-Filipino cast singing the songs in English and Filipino is here!
My two girls are soooo in love with the Australian group. They consume this program on cable almost three times a day. Kahit ako, napapakanta at medyo memorize ko na rin ang ibang kanta! So imagine how thrilled they were when they found out that there will be a local version of the show the love so dearly.
TV5 will launch this local version of the award-winning Australian children’s edutainment program on Monday, June 15, 2015. It will air during weekdays every 8:30 in the morning and 3:45 in the afternoon. Ang mga bagets na pang-umaga sa school, may chance pang makisayaw at makikanta sa Hi-5 gang sa hapon! Ang cool nun diba?
It is my pleasure to introduce the cast to you.
The dynamic new quintet all boast of extensive backgrounds in performing arts and will now channel that energy to engage kids in music, imaginative play, social interaction, and developmental growth in a fun way.
“With Hi-5 Philippines, we are very excited to bring the world-class edutainment experience closer to more Filipino kids. This is our way of not only showcasing world-class Filipino talent, but more importantly, helping shape our country’s future generations,” said Noel Lorenzana, TV5 president and CEO.
“We are proud to partner with Hi-5 World in introducing to millions of Filipino kids a local version of this highly interactive edutainment show. We are up to the challenge of producing the show that is at par with global standards,” said Jane Basas, Media 5 Corporation president.
Launched in Australia in 1999, Hi-5 rapidly grew in popularity over the years. It has won three Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Children’s Program, five ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album and five Australian DVD and Video Industry Awards, among other achievements. It was then that Hi-5 started expanding its reach by franchising the show across North America, Europe, Australasia, Latin America, and Asia.
Alam niyo ba, first time ito na nag assemble ng entirely new cast ang Hi-5 World. Currently, there are only two sets of Hi-5 cast: the Australian group and our very own Filipino group! Nakakaproud diba!
M and I were fortunate to be invited to the Hi-5 Philippines media launch. Ay grabe, starstruck ata si M! Pero she danced and sang her heart out together with the all-Filipino cast noong nahimasmasan na siya! At alam niyo ba, gusto pa niya imbitahin si Fely Irvine sa birthday celebration niya bukas!
Oh yes, M met Fely! She introduced the Hi-5 Filipino cast.
Here is the Hi-5 Philippines cast after their first song.
They sang many of the popularized songs by the Australian group and in the photo below, the kids were invited to join them. Sobrang game ng mga kids!
Here are some photos after the first live performances of the all-Filipino Hi-5 Philippines cast.
Oh mga inay, huwag po ninyong kalimutan ang ating mga bagong kabarkada sa Happy Network TV5, ang Hi-5 Philippines gang! Araw-araw, Monday to Friday, 8:30am and 3:45pm.