|Alyas Batman en Robin|
|Directed by||Tony Y. Reyes|
by Bob Kane and Bill Finger
|Edited by||Eduardo Jarlego|
|Music by||Mon del Rosario|
|Distributed by||Regal Films|
Alyas Batman en Robin (lit. 'Alias Batman and Robin') is a 1991 Filipino musical-comedy film which spoofs the titular superheroes from DC Comics, Batman and Robin. It stars Joey de Leon as Batman, Rene Requiestas as the Joker, Dawn Zulueta as Angelique Legarda, Vina Morales as Vina, de Leon's son Keempee as Robin, and Panchito as the Penguin. Several songs in the film use melodies taken from other pop songs such as "At the Hop" and "Surfin' Safari".
Originally produced by Viva Films, the film was delayed from its original release in early 1989 when Warner Bros. threatened to file a lawsuit for copyright infringement. The film was eventually released on April 6, 1991, albeit by Viva Film's rival studio, Regal Films.
The film was initially an unauthorized production from Viva Films, set to be released in early 1989 to capitalize on the then in-production 1989 Batman film starring Michael Keaton. Shooting lasted into June 1989, with Joey de Leon and Rene Requiestas alleging that Dawn Zulueta was causing delays in the final weeks of shooting due to prioritizing her other commitments. However, Warner Bros. threatened legal action and the release of the film was thus delayed until legal entanglements could be sorted out. The film was eventually released by Regal Films in 1991, two years later than the intended 1989 release.
A sequel was planned, launching Thursday group member and popular matinee teen idol and heartthrob Hector Chua. However, those plans did not materialize.
The "R" on the Robin costume was intentionally stylized to resemble the logo of Regal Films, a rival to the film's original production company Viva Films.
Panchito's Tiyo Paenguin literally means "Uncle Paenguin", which is a portmanteau of the words "Tiyo Paeng" and "Penguin".
Joey de Leon imitates the mannerisms of Fernando Poe Jr. in some scenes of the film. Poe had earlier produced a similar spoof film of Batman in 1965.
After [Tatlong Mukha ng Pag-ibig] is the father-and-son tandem of Joey and Keempee de Leon in Batman at Robin.
Chinkee [Tan] is slated to appear in Viva's 'Batman and Robin'...