With the streaming platform set to launch in 39 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean in June, HBO Max today announced it plans to develop more than 100 local productions in the region over the next two years, 33 of which are already in production. All these new programs will be exclusive to the HBO Max platform under the Max Originals brand.
“HBO Max is a new platform that is committed to telling the best stories that generate experiences and emotions in our fans across Latin America. Currently, we are working on productions that cover a wide variety of different genres and formats, with all kinds of local stories that are relevant to our consumers, reinforcing our commitment to local communities with our great Latin American talent and most certainly with our audience. And this is only the beginning,” said Tomás Yankelevich, Chief Content Officer of WarnerMedia Latin America.
These authentic and engaging stories will represent a wide variety of genres and formats that entertainment fans will love. From fiction series and documentaries to specials and reality shows, HBO Max programming in Latin America will have something for everyone. Notably, the early slate includes an animated series with a terrifying twist!
Frankelda’s Book of Spooks is an anthology stop-motion animated series about horror stories for children created by Cinema Fantasma (Mexico), a studio specializing in and recognized for this technique. The series will take us to Frankelda’s darkest secrets, alongside her book, her faithful companion, with intense and entertaining stories where not everything is as it seems.
Based in Mexico City, Cinema Fantasma creates animation, special effects, films, commercials, art toys and other creative projects. Oscar winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has described the studio as “creative, free, and full of vitality.” The studio’s credits include creating a stop-motion sequence for Victor and Valentino, as well as numerous IDs and bumpers for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, Nickelodeon 25th anniversary social clip El Tigre to the Rescue! and the half-hour anti-violence film Revoltoso. The studio is currently in pre-production on its original feature film debut, Ballad of the Phoenix.
See more of Cinema Fantasma’s work and links to the studio’s social feeds at www.cinemafantasma.com.
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