Pinoy Animated Film Hayop Ka! Finally Hits Theaters in 2019
It's from the same studio behind Kita Kita and Saving Sally.
(SPOT.ph) The short teaser of an animated film with talking animals probably appeared on your social media feed sometime in 2017. You know the one—there was a slender-looking cat in a relationship with a tough-looking dog. It was enough to get you excited since it's produced by Spring Films, the same studio behind Kita Kita and Saving Sally. Then it resurfaced again when the star-studded cast was announced. The good news is, it's finally set to premiere in 2019, and Rocketsheep Studio released a sneak peek of the movie, entitled Hayop Ka!
In the video, you'll see the sketches and drafts of how the characters are supposed to look. You get a sense that it's going to be a funny movie, too, with establishments like "Mall of Aso," "Cybertiangge," and "Hotel BiSugo." But you can also expect there to be some action scenes, given that some of the sketches have the characters ready for a fight.
Hayop Ka! revolves around the saleslady-cat Nimfa (Angelica Panganiban), who gets caught cheating on her mutt-boyfriend Roger (Robin Padilla) with the ultra-rich business-dog Iñigo (Sam Milby). The cast also includes Empoy Marquez and Arci Muñoz.
Rocketsheep Studio says the film, directed by Avid Liongoren, has been in production since 2017 and that they're finally putting in the finishing touches. "We are very excited about it and are working very hard like ants. We are still a few months away from being able to string [together] a proper trailer as the film is being made like a cake with all its ingredients laid out on the kitchen table being prepped individually. Baking comes in much later, there is no cake slice to taste for the mean time."
There might still be a few months of aniticipation ahead, but an animated Pinoy film isn't something you get every day. Fingers crossed it's worth the wait.