The forthcoming animated film “Dayo sa Mundo ng Elementalia” is the first of its kind in Philippine cinematic history. It is an all-digital, full-length film conceptualized and completed using the combination of 2D and 3D animation. That means the production is completely paperless – there are no hard copies outside of the workstations and no storyboards pasted on the office walls.
The term “Dayo” means stranger and, to sing its theme song, “Lipad,” Dayo’s producers have chosen someone who is no stranger to singing for animated films – Lea Salonga!
Though Lea has been the singing voice in animated films before, however – Princess Jasmine and Mulan in Disney’s Aladdin and Mulan respectively – this is the first time she is singing for a Filipino animated production.
“Dayo” is about a boy named Bubuy who goes to save his grandparents who have been abducted by enchanted beings and are being held prisoner in mystical land called Elementalia. He is aided and abetted by other fantastical and mythical creatures from Philippine mythology in his quest.[Continue Reading...]