Juanita Banana

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For the 1966 American novelty song, see Juanita Banana (song).
Juanita Banana
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Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Created by Pablo S. Gomez
Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian
Starring Bianca Manalo
Opening theme "Mucha Juanita" by Rico J. Puno
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 85
Production
Running time 30-45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25) – February 18, 2011 (2011-02-18)
External links
Website

Juanita Banana is a Philippine comedy drama created by Pablo S. Gomez. It stars Binibining Pilipinas 2009-Universe, Bianca Manalo in the title role.[1][2][3] It aired from October 25, 2010 to February 18, 2011.

Overview[edit]

1968 film[edit]

Juanita Banana had a movie adaptation in 1968, starring Rosemarie Sonora as Juanita, Pepito Rodriguez, the late Ricky Belmonte, German Moreno and Bella Flores which was produced by Pablo S. Gomez.[4]

A young woman tries to catch a teardrop from a banana tree’s heart believing that it gives her magical powers but she gets the fascination of a dwarf prince who uses his own magic to grant her every wish.

Cast[edit]

Villa Family

  • Bianca Manalo as Juanita Villa
  • Lito Pimentel as Val Villa
  • Trina Legaspi as Daldit Villa
  • Aaron Junatas as Bubwit Villa
  • Isay Alvarez as Belen Villa

Buenaventura Family

The Dwarfs

  • Matt Evans as Prinsipe Rikitik
  • Carlos Morales as Haring Bradpitik
  • Kalila Aguilos as Reyna Sirikit
  • Joma Labayen as Ngititik
  • David Chua as Walastik
  • Lui Villaruz as Pepetik

Supporting Cast

  • Bern Josep "Bekimon" Persia as Mario Dimaguiba
  • Rey "PJ" Abellana as Boy Dimaguiba
  • Katya Santos as Margaux Mamaril
  • Bayani Casimiro Jr. as Benjo
  • Martin del Rosario as Chester
  • Raye Bacquirin as Thelma

Special Participation

  • Miles Ocampo as Young Juanita Villa
  • CJ Navato as Young Joaquin Buenaventura
  • Yong An Chiu as Young Mario
  • Bea Basa as Young Daldit Villa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juanita Banana: Feature Article retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 10-23-2010
  2. ^ Bianca Manalo is excited to work with Matt Evans and Rodjun Cruz in Juanita Banana retrieved via www.push.com.ph 10-24-2010
  3. ^ Bianca Manalo on Juanita Banana: ‘Blessed lang po talaga ako’ retrieved via www.push.com.ph 10-16-2010
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343874/ Juanita Banana (1968) on IMDB