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Inside the Industry: Filipino animation and Netflix with ‘Hayop Ka!’

Rappler — 26.10.2020

After bursting onto the film scene with live action-animation hybrid Saving Sally in 2016, Avid Liongoren is back with Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story, the first animated Filipino Netflix film.

So how did a small group of freelancers working in a kitchen animate an entire movie? What drove this boutique studio to make a soap opera satire with cartoon animals?

With the Filipino animation’s long history in outsourced labor, Avid has long wanted to make an animated film specifically for Filipinos by Filipinos.

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