Hayop Ka! Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Hayop Ka!

October 29, 2020
1hr 13min
Status: released

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Hayop Ka! Movie Details:

Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Release dateOctober 29, 2020
Running time1hr 13min
StarringAngelica Panganiban
Robin Padilla
Sam Milby
Directed by Avid Liongoren
Written byManny Angeles
Paulle Olivenza
Produced byAvid Liongoren
Manny Angeles
Joyce Bernal
Piolo Pascual
E Del Mundo
Erickson Raymundo
Edited by Avid Liongoren
Jether Amar
Manny Angeles
Music byLen Calvo
Production CompanyRocketsheep Studio
Spring Films
Distributor Netflix

Hayop Ka! Movie Voice Cast & Characters:

CharactersOriginal voiceNetflix voiceNote
Nimfarella “Nimfa” DimaanoAngelica PanganibanReba BuhrA Somali cat who works as a perfume salesperson.
Roger EuropeoRobin PadillaMick WingertA muscular bulldog mix who works as a janitor, and Nimfa’s boyfriend.
Iñigo VillanuevaSam MilbyTodd HaberkornA wealthy Siberian Husky with a career as a high-profile entrepreneur, and secretly a nymphomaniac.
JerryEmpoy MarquezKyle McCarleyA frog that works as a valet for Iñigo, who constantly calls him “Larry”.
JhermelynArci MuñozTara SandsA pink rabbit who is Nimfa’s best friend.
Linda DimaanoYeng ConstantinoCassandra Lee MorrisNimfa’s sister.
MarieJuliene MendozaCherami LeighA poodle who is Iñigo’s assistant and fiancé.
Papa JorgePiolo PascualRoger Craig SmithA red ox who is a DJ that gives love advice on his radio show.
ManghuhulaEugene DomingoCissy JonesAn elderly octopus fortune teller.
  • Moira Dela Torre as Iñigo’s sister.. Lee Morris also appears as an uncredited voice of Iñigo’s sister
  • Joyce Bernal is a blue owl who appears as a doctor who discovers Nimfa’s pregnancy in the hospital. Sands also appear as an uncredited voice of an owl.
  • Claudia Enriquez as Iñigo’s mother.Jones also appears as an uncredited voice of Iñigo’s mother.


Nimfa Dimaano, the pretty pussycat is a perfume sales kitty at a department store. Her boyfriend, Roger, the macho mongrel is a janitor. Nimfa meets Iñigo Villanueva, the bourgeoisie business dog and their chemistry ignites. Will Nimfa and Roger’s love for DVDs and cheap street food keep them together or will Iñigo’s high society charms tear them apart.

About Hayop Ka! Movie:

Hayop Ka! marks their first adult animated film produced in the Philippines according to Liongoren, it was first conceptualized after the production of the film Saving Sally, serving as its “thematic opposite.”

He also said that it took three years to produce Hayop Ka!, and described it as “light and comical”.

Avid Liongoren, the director of the animation, stated the hope for creating a “Filipino style when it comes to cartoons” and noted that the Philippines has a huge animation industry “that does work for foreign projects.” He also hoped it encourages “more local productions” and work for Pinoy animators.

In September 2020, Hayop Ka! garnered a mixed reception from netizens. Some demanded that Netflix recast Robin Padilla, who voices Roger in the film, due to Padilla’s support of Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte; however, others urged the general public to support the film by watching it for the sake of the Filipino animators and filmmakers behind the project.

Produced by Rocketsheep Studio and Spring Films, the film was released on October 29, 2020, on Netflix in select territories. The film received generally positive reviews from international critics, with praise for animation and voice performances, but criticism for its plot and Padilla’s performance.

Hayop Ka! was announced as an official selection for main competition at the 2021 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and became the first Filipino animated feature film.

CNN Philippines and director Avid announced that the film’s sequel is in development, naming it Hayop Ka Din!