Marc Anthony's Magnus Studios, a division of his entertainment company Magnus Media, will develop and produce an animated children's series aimed at children ages 4-8, Billboard can exclusively announce. Gloria (doesn’t) Know It All will be produced in partnership with filmmaker and Academy Award winner Juan Jose Campanella's animation studio Mundoloco CGA and Lanugo Media.
The series, which will draw heavily on music and magic realism, tells the story of a 7-year-old little Alpaca sent to visit her grandparents in a magical town.
Anthony and Magnus COO Felipe Pimento, who is also a film producer, will act as executive producers for Magnus Studios. Anthony will also be the series' music executive producer, supervising the creation of all original songs and music for the show.
On their end, Campanella and Mundoloco co-founder Gaston Gorali will act as executive producer and showrunner, respectively. Campanella is best known for his film The Secret In Their Eyes, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009.
"I am thrilled to start the new year with the announcement of a project that will highlight the splendor and diversity of our Latino culture for children everywhere and I am looking forward to inspire families and young generations with this story," said Anthony in a statement.
Gloria (doesn’t) Know It All was co-created by Pimiento and Gorali with Carla Curiel and Roberto Castro. Curiel and Castro, who are co-executive producers for Lanugo Media, said the story was inspired by their twin daughters Adriana and Emilia.
Gloria will be the latest venture for an expanding Magnus Media, which also includes management, publishing and digital and video content divisions in addition to a sports unit and a talent agency. The company’s roster of acts includes Anthony, Gente de Zona, Fonseca and Mau y Ricky in addition to over 60 professional baseball players, including New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero.