ARNOLD ARRE Filipino Fantasy Artist

Milkyboy (Animated Short Film)

Milkyboy (2013)
An animated short film by Arnold Arre

** Winner, Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award, 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – May 1-11, 2014 / Los Angeles, Ca USA
**1st Prize Winner, Animation Category: Ika-25 Gawad CCP Alternatibo Para Sa Pelikula at Video (The 25th CCP Independent Film & Video Festival) — Nov. 15, 2013 / Metro Manila, Philippines
** Best Screenplay, 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival) — Nov. 22, 2013 / Iloilo City, Philippines
** Official Selection, Libelula Animation Festival — Nov. 15-17, 2013 / Barcelona, Spain
** Official Selection, 31st CAAMFest (San Francisco Asian American Festival) – Mar. 13-23, 2014 / San Francisco, Ca USA
** Official Selection, 17th Sacramento International Film Festival – April 27-May 4 2014 / Sacramento, Ca USA
** Finalist, 5th Golden Kuker-Sofia – May 18, 2014 / Bulgaria
** Official Selection, 3rd British Animation Film Festival – June 23, 2014 / London, England
** 5th Anibar International Animation Festival – August 5-10, 2014 / Peja, Kosovo
++ 4th International Film Festival Manhattan – October 23-26, 2014 / New York, NY USA
** 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival – November 6-15, 2014 / San Diego, CA USA

** 4th Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival – February 25-28, 2015 / New York, NY USA

* Follow Milkyboy on Facebook for screening schedules and updates!
* A feature on Arnold Arre & Milkyboy in Adobo Magazine’s Oct.2013 issue

Before I even started working in the comics field, I worked in advertising. This was right after graduating from college and even now, years later, I still remember working late nights and rushing to meet impossible deadlines. I touched on some of those aspects of ad agency life in Milkyboy and infused it with my impressions and a few personal statements about the industry. Right in the center of all of it is the story of a 30-something male who was once a popular child star / product endorser for a milk brand who grew up to be the complete opposite of the “wonder kid” he once portrayed.

This is my first animated short film, my longest one to date (it’s a little under 20 minutes long), and my first attempt at animating dialogue. It took 5 months to complete — you can read my production notes here.

I do hope you enjoy it. :)


Rey played a superhero character called ‘Milkyboy’ in a milk commercial as a child in the 1980s. Fast forward 25 years, he is now working in a declining advertising company with no bright future — nor love life — to speak of. He also can’t seem to break free from the stigma of being a former child star. Can Rey overcome his inner demons and prove his worth to everyone, including himself?

Here’s a 1-minute teaser (with English subtitles):

Voice Cast:
Rey – Mihk Vergara
Jenny – Yvette Tan
Melissa / Girl Officemate – Denise Mallabo
Jun – Chris Costello
Fred / Guy Officemate – Miguel Nacianceno
80s TV host / Tony – RJ Ledesma
TV Commercial Mom – Gang Badoy

Also featuring the voices of Cynthia Arre, Calvin Bauzon, Evangeline Bauzon, and Gian Arre

Full film:

Total running time: 19:48
Animation style: hand-drawn 2D animation (with computer-assisted enhancement)
Story, illustrations, sound editing, music score, art direction, and animation: Arnold Arre
Language: Filipino & English (English subtitled)
Tools: Sony Vegas Pro 10, Photoshop, Magix Music Maker
Dialogue recorded at Independent Mind Productions
Sound Engineer: Mulawin Galang
Produced by 1227 Animation (Arnold & Cynthia Arre) c. 2013 PHILIPPINES

11 Responses to this post
  1. Posted on September 11, 2013 by Andrea Marie

    How can I actually get a password to watch the whole film?

  2. Posted on October 11, 2013 by kevyn montana

    How can I watch the full film? T.T

  3. Posted on October 22, 2013 by Ana

    Hi! I love the concept of this film :3 How can I access it? Thank you!

  4. Posted on November 18, 2013 by arnoldarre

    Kevyn & Anna, thanks for your interest in the film. I’ll be posting screening dates on my Facebook wall. 🙂

  5. Posted on December 14, 2013 by Iya

    Hi Sir! Where can we watch the full movie?

  6. Posted on December 18, 2013 by Walter

    Hey. I’ve always been a fan of your work. How can I watch the full video? 😀

  7. Posted on January 8, 2014 by arnoldarre

    Iya and Walter, you can follow Milkyboy on Facebook for updates & screening schedules 🙂

  8. Posted on January 3, 2015 by Smith

    Hello Sir Anordl. Nagustuhan ko po ang inyong ginawa na animated short film na ito. Ipinaramdam po nito sa akin yung “magic”. I hope mapanuod ko po ito ulit. Sir Arnold you are the best! Best grace po.

  9. Posted on September 29, 2015 by Shelley

    where can I watch the full milky boy? antagal ko na po kasi inaabang kung kalian magkakaroon ng screening schedule dito sa Philippines.

  10. Posted on June 17, 2017 by JUSTIN

    Ano pong password nung sa Vimeo?

  11. Posted on April 19, 2020 by Jonathan

    ano po ang password sa full movie sir ty

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