The ground-breaking series, which premiered in 2015, features Philippine myths and legends that mirror Filipino culture. It also celebrates the talent of some of the world’s sought-after Pinoy animators who worked in the biggest animation studios such as Disney, Hanna Barbera, and Cartoon Network.
On Monday, viewers of all ages get to relive “Alamat ng Bayabas”, which featured the voice of veteran actor Pen Medina as Haring Barabas. The episode gave the country its first-ever “Best of Festival Award” during the 2016 US International Film & Video Festival (USIFVF) after earning a Gold Camera Award in the Entertainment: Children category. In “Alamat ng Bayabas”, Haring Barabas seems to have all the things he wants: power, wealth, even the food hard-earned by his men. Will he be able to change his ways and be a better leader?
Meanwhile, airing the following day (September 1) is another favorite childhood story that tackles the value of being industrious, “Juan Tamad”. Juan is known as the laziest man in their barrio. Will he be given a chance to prove them wrong? What should Juan Tamad do so that he’ll never feel lazy again? Mike Tan, Maey Bautista, Love Añover, and Louise de los Reyes lent their voices for this episode.
Stories to watch out for include “Ang Langgam at Ang Tipaklong”, “Mariang Sinukuan”, “Ang Unang Bahaghari”, “Ang Mahiwagang Singsing”, “Alamat ng Sampaloc”, “Ang Bakunawa at Ang Pitong Buwan”, “Alamat ng Gagamba”, “Alamat ng Dama de Noche”, “Alamat ng Saging”, and “Alamat ng Matsing”.
Other actors who were part of Alamat include Glaiza de Castro, Benjamin Alves, LJ Reyes, Bianca Umali, Betong Sumaya, Leo Martinez, Kylie Padilla, Gabby Eigenmann, Pekto, Bea Binene, Jeric Gonzales, Roi Vinzon, John Feir, Zymic Jaranilla, and Miggs Cuaderno, among others.
Catch Alamat every Monday and Tuesday at 8:25 a.m. on GMA 7 starting August 31.