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Hayop Ka! creators hope film will inspire more Pinoy-made animation

Phil Star — 30.10.2020

MANILA, Philippines — Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story is the first-ever animated Netflix film from the Philippines, a feat that was three years in the making.

Available across Asia in Taglish and English as You Animal!, this adult animation comedy is a look at societal expectations, personal aspirations and the classic teleserye love triangle. Animated and produced by Rocketsheep Studio and Spring Films, Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story is directed by Avid Liongoren and written by Manny Angeles and Paulle Olivenza.

Here’s the synopsis of the movie: “Nimfa Dimaano (Angelica Panganiban), the pretty pussycat is a perfume sales kitty at a department store. Her boyfriend, Roger (Robin Padilla), the macho mongrel is a janitor. Nimfa meets Iñigo Villanueva (Sam Milby) the bourgeoisie business dog and their chemistry ignites.

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