Ang Panday (The Blacksmith) is a popular 1980 Filipino action-fantasy film starring Fernando Poe, Jr. The movie is based on the fictional comic book character of the same name, which was created by Carlo J. Caparas and illustrated by Steve Gan.
The movie was followed by three other sequels, also featuring Poe as Flavio, namely Ang Pagbabalik ng Panday (1981), Ang Panday: Ikatlong Yugto (1982) and Ang Panday IV: Ika-Apat na Aklat (1984). All four films were shown during the Metro Manila Film Festival.
The Animated TV series
An animated TV series, dubbed as the first Filipino animated series, was shown in RPN 9 during the mid-1980s. It was patterned after the story line of the first movie. Only a few clips existed. The only known info is that it started on Nov 21, 1986, and lasted only for 6 months, which is May 1987. However, the Wikipedia page said it ended on 1988.
- 03/13/16 - The intro was found by OPM MTV VIDEO, which is in this link. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIcikp961oE&t=15s). It is also on the comments, NEOSCISSORS JAGUAR, have very interesting facts about the Panday and Captain Barbell.
- May-August 2017 - The promo was found by View on the 3rd - Jojo Bailon, which is above.
- 12/29/18 - Logomaster210 found out that there is a forum about old Filipino cartoons & anime. Featured is Ang Panday. (https://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-107849/filipino-animes-post-in-english-only?pg=85)
said by NEOSCISSORS JAGUAR
- IT WAS BASED ON FPJ MOVIES AND CAPARAS'S COMICS(NEVER SAW THE COMICS SINCE I WAS TOO YOUNG THEN) BUT IT WAS THE VERY FIRST FILIPINO CARTOON SERIES, FOLLOWED BY CAPTAIN BARBELL VOICED BY DOOPHY... I FOUND OUT THAT THIS ANIMATOR WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR OGIE ALCASID AND JOLINA'S ANIMATED SEGMENT IN AN OCTO ARTS MOVIE (FOROGT THE MOVIE) ITS A SHAME THAT HE ALREADY PASSED AWAY AND NO MORE ANIMATED SERIES FOLLOWED...WISH PUGAD BABOY WOULD HAVE ONE.
- SORRY IT WAS DOLPHY... I DONT HAVE ANY OTHER IDEA WHAT INSPIRED IT...I CAN BARELY REMEMBER THE PILOT EPISODE ON RPN 9 BY THE LATE HELEN VELA...I WISH I KNEW HOW TO RECORD BACK THEN... NOT SURE IF IT IS STARTED BY RPN, SINCE RPN DOES HAVE GREAT SHOWS BACK THEN ...AH , THOSE BYGONE DAYS.
- I ALSO REMEMBER THAT FPJ WOULD READ OFF THE KIDDY FANS' NAMES EVERY EPISODE.