Regal Entertainment, Inc. (Philippines)
Regal Entertainment, Inc. is a Filipino film company founded by Lily Monteverde in 1962 in Quezon City, Philippines, having produced films of all genres. It has no relation to the American cinema chain named Regal Entertainment.
1st Logo (1976-1985)
Nicknames: "The Sitting Lion Wizard", "The King Lion"
Logo: On a blue background, we fade in on a king’s throne (adorned with a red carpet and some steps leading up to it) with a white curtain hanging behind it. The camera zooms out a little as an animated, anthropomorphic lion, wearing a small yellow crown and a robe, appears from the right, slowly walking toward the throne. Upon reaching it, he turns to face us, revealing that he is holding a wand in his right paw (although it looks more like a baton or a drumstick). The lion raises his arms and proceeds to swoop the wand above his head from left to right, leaving behind a line of sparkly magic dust which quickly dies down and morphs into the golden words “REGAL FILMS, INC.” Pleased with his work, the lion, with the wand still in his right paw, sits down on his throne, just like a king. Not too long after, the white word “PRESENTS” appears in a smaller font under the company name.
FX/SFX: Traditional 2D animation.
Music/Sounds: A few pizzicato notes as the camera zooms out, and then a few more as the lion walks up to the throne. There is a pause as the lion turns to face us, immediately followed by a brief swelling of strings that, as the lion waves its wand, crescendos into a bright, regal-sounding fanfare (the melody of which sounding bizarrely similar to that of “London Bridge is Falling Down”) that ends on a long note.
Availability: Very rare. You might want to check on VHS tapes of Regal Films releases from the 1970s to the mid-1980s. Spotted on Dear Mama (1984) and Ang Leon, Ang Tigre at Ang Alamid (1979).
Editor's Note: A unique logo from the company's history, and quite calm compared to some others. The animation is quite decent for its time and country.
2nd Logo (1985-1993, 2012)
Nicknames: "R from Hell", "R of Doom", "The Revolting Regal R", "The Renaissance Hotel Logo", "V of Doom's Distant Cousin", "King R"
Logo: Red clouds move in the background, and thunderbolts appear. The words "REGAL FILMS" (in the Windsor font, colored white and having a 3D effect) are revealed when the clouds move away. A moon fades in, and clouds (represented as black silhouettes) move behind it. A red fat capital "R" (that looks similar to the Renaissance Hotels logo from 1989-2002), with a yellow crown on top of it, fades in. The entire background fades out except for the "R", which then rapidly zooms towards us in a fashion similar to the infamous Viacom V of Doom, filling the entire screen with red.
- A warped version exists.
- Sometimes, the logo is seen more dark and scratchy.
- A version with more whiter clouds also exists.
- In 1991, the sky was blue instead of red. On some films with this variant, the R was also darker.
- On Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa (1987) and 1 + 1 = 12 + 1 (1987), the logo is extended.
- Strangely, on Shake, Rattle, and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion (2012), the logo fades out without King R logo zooming in before the then-current logo.
FX/SFX: The clouds moving, the words being revealed, the capital "R" fading in, and the "R" zooming in.
Music/Sounds: From 1985 to 1987, this film used a dramatic synth fanfare. Starting in 1987, a horror-themed synth piece (with a few odd sounds thrown in) was used; also, you can hear the thunderbolts/"castle thunder" at the beginning of the logo.
- On Abandonada (1989), the opening theme was used.
- On Sgt. Clarin: Bala Para sa Ulo Mo (1990), you can hear synth zaps and whooshes.
- On Tiyanak (1988), you can hear thunder at the end, which turns out to segue into the opening theme.
- On Isang Araw Walang Diyos (1989), it starts with a loud thunder noise, then followed by a dramatic choir which segues into the opening theme of the movie.
- On Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko (1987), you can hear a loud gong sound when the "R" zooms in was heard.
- In the 1991 variant, we hear the same loud thunderclap sound effect (sampled from the BBC Sound Effects Library) from the Southern Star, Ismail Production, and Lightning Video logos.
Availability: Probably ultra-rare in the United States, but uncommon in the Philippines; this logo was seen on some Filipino films released by the company from this time period like Scorpio Nights (1985), Tiyanak (1988), and Secrets of Pura (1991).
Editor's Note: The logo is known in the community for its unsettling qualities, being the dark red sky, synth music, and R zooming in. In addition, this is the first use of the Regal R.
3rd Logo (1993-1998, February 9 2000)
Nicknames: "The Forming Crown", "Another Crown In Space Logo", "That Logo Without the King R"
Logo: On a space background, there is a golden filmstrip taking up most of the screen. The filmstrip then starts moving very fast to start the transformation of the crown. Gold squares fill up the holes and fly off the filmstrip as it starts to form a circle. As the filmstrip forms the circle, the crown starts to form, the points expand to finish the crown's main structure. The gold squares return to finish the crown. As the crown is still spinning, the squares form the bottom ring and the crown's top point tops. The crown stops spinning as a large ray of light shines out of the bottom void of space. The ray of light fills up the whole screen and disappears, leaving behind the text "REGAL FILMS", displayed in a thin, white, and spaced-out font.
- Sometimes, the logo is on a black outer space background.
- A short version exists.
- A warped version exists.
FX/SFX: The crown forming, the flash. Good animation considering its provenance.
Music/Sounds: A dramatic piano tune, along with some whooshes, which ends on a long orchestral note.
- On Baby Love (1995), the opening theme of the film was used.
- Some early films that use this logo use the MAQ Productions Inc. theme music instead.
- A version without whooshes exists.
- On The Myrna Diones Story: Lord Have Mercy! (1993) and Humanda Ka Mayor!: Bahala na ang Diyos (1993), a majestic fanfare that contains the elements of long orchestral note before whooshes from the normal fanfare is used; this music carries over to Golden Lions Films. If you listen closely, you can hear the normal fanfare play in reverse.
- On Guwaping Dos (1993) and Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo (1993), a wind sound is heard on the normal logo.
- On Ms. Dolora X (1993), it starts with a loud jet engine-like sound before the main music plays as normal.
- On Sa’yo lamang (1995), a dreamy piano tune followed by whoosh sound and synth drone is heard.
- It is found on movies like Duwelo (1996), Walang Katumbas Ang Dugo (1998), and Lisensyado (1998).
- The version with the MAQ Productions Inc. theme appears on Dugo ng Panday (1993) and Gascon... Bala Ang Katapat Mo (1993, the first movie to use this logo while the trailer uses the 1985 logo).
- The last theatrical appearance to use is Sambahin ang ngalan mo (1998)
- It made a surprise appearance is Mahal Kita Walang Iwanan (2000).
Editor's Note: Another logo that doesn't use the Regal R, and really nice animation for the time, even if its a bit simple.
4th Logo (1998-2009)
Nicknames: "The Regal Filmstrips", "Fireballs and Filmstrips", "King R II", "The King R Returns"
Logo: On a black background, while many fireballs surround the screen, a filmstrip moves in a pattern while we move up towards it. The filmstrips become an "R", the fireballs disappear, and the "R" turns from gold to lime green. As the logo zooms toward the center of the screen, five fireballs fly to the top of the "R" and form the crown, which makes the Regal "R" logo complete. The words "REGAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC." (in a font that looks somewhat like Matisse ITC) fade in. A fireball flies across this text, which turns a light gold/brown. The finished logo shines.
- On Tiyanaks (2007), the "R" with the company name are frozen and seen through the lens. This follows the Regal Multimedia, Inc. logo also customized for the film.
- A short version exists.
- On Gigil (2006), the "R" is colored pink where fireworks flys on the top forms the crown the word "REGAL ENTERTAINMENT INC." in a different font and shines.
FX/SFX: Everything, done in very good CGI just like the previous logo.
Music/Sounds: A majestic fanfare, or the opening theme of the movie.
- On Eskort (2000), it uses a different and more dramatic fanfare.
- On a home video release of The Fatima Buen Story (1994) (not sure if on VHS or DVD), the 1993 logo was accidentally plastered over by this logo, but keeping the former logo's fanfare.
- Sometimes, the logo is silent.
- On Hari ng Sablay (2005), a dreamy calm theme is heard. This would be later used on the 2008 logo.
- On Cool Dudes 24/7 (2001), an ascending fanfare was heard.
Availability: Rare in the United States, but common in the Philippines; seen on films the company released there.
Editor's Note: The animation is pretty smooth and high-quality compared to its other companies in the Philippines, and the whole thing is rather epic.
5th Logo (2008-2010)
Nicknames: "King R III","48 Years of Regal I"
Logo: We start off with a light flare on a purple background, which turns out to be a purple rectangle with a black square underneath. The R from before swivels and places itself on the rectangle, with the crown placing on top of the R, as if it were crowned. The text "REGAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC". also places underneath the completed logo, while the number "48" places under the text. Sparkle dusts create the white outline of the logo, then "YEARS" appears with an orange flare under the number "48". The finished product flashes a few times.
- On Shake, Rattle, and Roll X (2008), the logo is on fire.
- There is a warped version with blue-ish rectangle appeared on Nandito Ako, Nagmamahal Sa'Yo (2009).
Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Can be found on One True Love (2008), Desperadas 2 (2008), OMG (Oh, My Girl!) (2008), When I Met U (2009), and Shake, Rattle, and Roll X (2008).
Editor's Note: TBA
6th Logo (2010-2018)
Nicknames: "King R IV", "50 Years of Regal I", "Why are they still using the 50 Years celebratory mark?"
Logo: On a red/white blurred background, the Regal logo from before, now golden, appears, moves and rotates to the center, with its crown spinning. When the R places itself, the crown stops rotating after a few seconds. The text "REGAL ENTERTAINMENT INC." and "50 Years" fades in below.
- In 2013, the logo was remade and it now features a purple light/filmstrip background. Also, the company's name is in the Times New Roman font.
- A warp speed version for the 2013 variant also exists.
- On White House (2010), the "R" is made of stone, the text is white and "50 Years" is in a script font. The only animation here is the camera movement. This follows the customized RMI logo for the film.
- Pridyider (2012) has the logo without "50 Years" and it's frozen (not like the Tiyanaks variant of the previous logo).
- OnSuper Inday And The Golden Bibe (2010),the "R" and the Crown are pink.
- On Die Beautiful (2016), the logo is still
FX/SFX: Everything done in awesome CGI.
Music/Sounds: None, or the opening theme of the movie.
Music/Sounds Variant: On You're Still The One (2015), a dreamy calm theme is heard.
Availability: Common. The early version is featured on films like Aswang (2011). The current version appears on films like Pagpag - Siyam Na Buhay (2013) and the warp speed version is seen on trailers like on the one from Status: It's Complicated (2013). It's still used as a 50th anniversary logo.
Editor's Note: The animation is notably more choppy compared to the previous logos, and it's still a 50th anniversary logo for some reason.
7th Logo (September 12, 2018-present)
Nicknames: "The Crown II", "Shiny Jeweled Crown", "That Logo Without the King R II", "Red Crown Productions' Distant Brother"
Logo: On a black background, we zoom out to a golden crown with red and white jewels a la the Red Crown Productions logo. The text "REGAL" places itself under the crown letter by letter as it spins. When it finishes, a light flare appears, making the logo shine, and "Entertainment, Inc." wipes in upward underneath the text.
- Some films use the logo in a white background, with the text in red.
- On The Hopeful Romantic (2018), a prototype version where the crown and text are now in shiny gold and the word “Regal Entertainment” without “Inc.” text was used.
FX/SFX: The zooming out of the crown and the letters that make up the word "REGAL", then the "Entertainment, Inc." text fading in upward, all done in CGI.
Availability: Brand new. The standard variant of this logo debuted in the trailer of Recipe for Love (2018) (albeit without animation), then on the film itself. The prototype variant debuted on The Hopeful Romantic (2018) (the first movie to use this logo while the trailer uses the 2010 logo).
Editor's Note: Decent CGI, even if it's simple.