12 Morning Cartoons That Defined Our 90s Childhood

12 Morning Cartoons That Defined Our 90s Childhood

Back in the 90’s, there’s no Disney Channel or Cartoon Network to fill your mornings with children shows. There’s also no traveling young girl with blunt bangs, carrying a violet backpack making you frustratedly point and shout. A sarcastic, geeky sea sponge still hadn’t graced our TV screens to corrupt our childhood. But we had cartoons about brave girls who break conventions and Tagalized cartoon fairy tales. We watched orphans living the life of a soap opera heroine and young boys who go on grand adventures.

We didn’t have cable TV, but we had some pretty amazing cartoons that have equally amazing OSTs. Here are 12 of them:

The Story of Cinderella

1. The Story of Cinderella

This version of Cinderella is quite different. Our Cinderella happens to be best friends with the prince, who pretends to be a commoner. It’s much more interesting than Disney’s version because our heroine and the friends actually know each other pretty well! They get themselves in trouble and fight bandits together in every episode. Good news, you can still watch the Tagalized version on Youtube.


Judy Abbott- Daddy Long Legs

2. Judy Abbott

You wouldn’t forget this girl named Judy Abbott and her Daddy Long Legs. Her life as an orphan sent to study in an elite private school had our eyes glued to the screen. She’s silly and witty, and we couldn’t wait to see what she’ll do next. Her journey to find herself, a family, and a man to love is a classic. For a morning cartoon, it’s one laden with meaning.


Bubu Chacha

3. Bubu Chacha

Before Hachiko made you cry, Randy’s dog-turned-toy-car Chacha has already made you cry buckets. It’s a slice of life cartoon but of course, back then we didn’t know what slice of life means. All we know that a toddler going on adventures with a dog-turned-toy-car was a pretty fun watch.

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Heidi, ABS-CBN

4. Heidi

Heidi made me believe that sleeping in a bed made of haystack is comfortable and learning how to milk cows is a must. Rolling along the hills of the Alps mountain with Peter seemed extra fun. But of course, whose heart didn’t melt when Heidi finally got along with the grumpy Alm?


Ceddie Ang Munting Prinsipe

5. Ceddie: Ang Munting Prinsipe

Cedie’s probably the richest kid ever. Imagine, he owns every land his eyes can see. He seems to be a righteous young lad because according to Wikipedia he teaches his grandpa social justice. Wow, Ceddie! That’s something for a kid with high socks. He’s so popular that a junk food is named after him, and there’s even a movie adaptation. Tom Taus was given the titular role.


Si Mary at ang Lihim na Hardin, Mary and the Secret Garden

6. Si Mary at ang Lihim na Hardin

Mary inspired me to have my own little garden, but I did’t live in a mansion and we didn’t have a vast land. It’s a pretty interesting cartoon because Mary seems to be different from other heroines. She’s grumpy and demanding, but overall she just wants to have friends!


The Legend of Snow White

7. The Legend of Snow White

It’s just like the usual version of Snow White except the Queen attempts to kill Snow White about a hundred times and each time, the dwarves save her. It’s also on Youtube!


Remi Nobody's Girl

8. Remi Nobody’s Girl

This cartoon is the melodrama of all cartoons. It’s so emotionally draining but we couldn’t stop watching. Listen to the gut-wrenching Aking Ina and remember how Remi slayed your emotions when you were a kid.


Georgie cartoons

9. Georgie

The NC-17 of all morning cartoons, Georgie involves a lot of soul-searching and incestuous romance. Apparently, it’s the root of all adoptive siblings falling in love storyline. But we love Georgie and her courage. When she cut her gorgeous locks, we loved her even more. Actually, it’s the only thing I remember from the cartoon.

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Charlotte anime

10. Charlotte

It seems like morning cartoon heroines are destined to go through the most unfortunate events, and Charlotte is no exception. Charlotte grew up without a mother. When her father dies, a woman comes in the picture and introduces herself as Charlotte’s mother. Good thing she’s an optimistic kid that she emerges happy through it all.


Princess Sarah

11. Princess Sarah

The princess among all cartoon princesses, Princess Sarah tells the story of a young girl studying in a boarding school when his father suddenly dies. The evil Miss Minchin turns her into a maid and that’s the start of all of Sarah’s suffering. We cried with her and rooted for her to emerge triumphant and trample Miss Minchin. We were all Becky for Sarah, the ever supported best friend.


Sound of Music, Family von Trapp

12. The Trapp Family Story

The Sound of Music of our weekday mornings, the Family Von Trapp charmed us with music and some family lovin’. It’s loosely based on Maria von Trapp’s memoir, and there are also some changes from the original story. But we loved it for what it is. We definitely loved it for the music.

Nothing brings on the nostalgia as much as these cartoons. Cartoons are different these days. Though there’s no point in comparing, we 90s kid definitely feel like we had something amazing going on back then. Our childhood definitely rocked.

You can read the second part of the story here: 18 More Cartoons That Defined Our ’90s Childhood.

What’s your favorite morning cartoon? What else should be included in the list? Share them here.


  • Archie Chiecharon
    April 28, 2014

    Kevin Eraño Alonzo Maynes hahaha.. oo nga noh?.. XD

  • Isabel Angela Galanga
    April 28, 2014

    The Dog of Flanders

  • Time Quest… yung nagpauso ng mga katagang.. "lilipad… lilipad.. takure..".. pati narin yung Ranma 1/2.. ang lalaking nagiging babae kapag nabasa ng malamig na tubig..

  • Glenn Anthony S Magnayon
    April 28, 2014

    Tom Sawyer wala..nyeta

  • Bhien Edward Belmes
    April 28, 2014

    Tom Sawyer Blueblink dafuq bat wala? xD

  • Glenn Anthony S Magnayon : agree! hahaha

  • Lei Sengson
    April 28, 2014

    Swiss family robinson not on list. Nelo. Tom sawyer bahay ni hack gngwa gngwa gngwa. 🙂

  • Lei Sengson
    April 28, 2014

    The wanderers. Kaso panghapon un.

  • Emman Lanz
    April 28, 2014

    Isama ang adventures nina Tom Sawyer at Huckleberry Fin, pati Dog of Flanders pati na rin Mga Munting Pangarap ni Romeo. 🙂

  • Germaine Ann Igloso
    April 28, 2014

    Little women pa 🙂

  • Ayman Cabotaje
    April 28, 2014

    asan si naruto? hahaha 😀 peace xD

  • JB Raymundo
    April 28, 2014

    Eto pa ang iba pang morning cartoons:

    Julio at Julia (2)
    Marco (7)
    Si Starla at ang mga Jewel Riders (7)
    Mahiwagang Kwintas (2)
    Tico and Friends (2)
    Pollyana (2)
    Little Women (2)
    The adventures of Huck Finn (2)
    Tge Adventures of Tom Sawyer (2)
    Remi (ung male, 2)

    Ung iba kasing nasa isip ko panghapon na.. 🙂

  • Mark Catedral Mamon
    April 28, 2014

    ano ba yung cartoon noon sa abscbn na may submarine ….

  • Omg sobrang LSS ako dati dyan sa ciao marco na theme song nila! Hahahaha nice pick @kevin :))))

  • Flery Ann Portal Robles
    April 28, 2014


  • Saddam Ian Jose
    April 28, 2014

    kulang nmn ung listahan mo!!

  • Klaire Ellise Dulay
    April 28, 2014

    Bakit walang Blue Blink? 🙁

  • Pwnt Frvr
    April 28, 2014

    mahiwagang kwintas wala din. mas maganda yung unang remi "nobody's boy" … pangit na yung sumunod. yung iba 2000 na pinalabas hindi nmn 90's.

  • Pwnt Frvr
    April 28, 2014

    mahiwagang kwintas. si john at nadia. hindi yata tinapos.

    si kapitan nemo at ang nautilus

  • nelo and patrasche, dun ko unang naencounter ang term na hypothermia, meron pa yung tagalinis ng chiminea

  • Mithi Winona Lacaba
    April 28, 2014


  • William Timoteo
    April 28, 2014

    Julio at Julia, Peter Pan +dog of flanders? (Nelo and "patrache")

  • Pwnt Frvr
    April 28, 2014

    Anna Clarissa Cao Regala Melo or Nelo? Patrasche po yun.

  • RJ Perez Villena
    April 28, 2014

    may nalimutan kayo, si Blue Blink…

  • yellowkaj
    April 29, 2014

    san c jeny?

  • Twashung Kulet
    April 28, 2014

    yung BT-X Blue Blink

  • Lee Delos Santos
    April 28, 2014

    little women wala ):

  • Bernice Picazo
    April 28, 2014

    Tom sawyer din

  • Katie Abesamis
    April 28, 2014

    What about Heidi and The Little Women!!!!!!!!!

  • JoJo Lepiten
    April 28, 2014

    Glenn Anthony S Magnayon
    Oo nga eh, dahil kay tom sawyer may mga estudyante noon na nagdala ng palaka…

  • Kathleen Bernadeth Dela Cerna
    April 29, 2014

    Theres one I can't remember the title. It's about a boy with a St Bernard dog. The boy sells milk with his Lolo and is really good at sketching.

  • Jerico Job Bañaga
    April 29, 2014

    Blue Blink

  • Noel Cuenca Nebrao
    April 29, 2014

    it defined my childhood lahat kasi yan nasubaybayan ko kaya lang bakit wal si peter pan kasi panghapon ata yun chaka si nelo wala rin

  • Reiko Camartin
    April 29, 2014

    Romeo's Blue Skies, Nadia:Secret of Blue Water

  • Jester
    April 29, 2014

    Daming kulang sir. di ka 90s child hahaha joke

  • Dan Antonio
    April 29, 2014

    As mentioned sa opening nya, this post was about “Brave Girls”

    pero kung morning cartoons lang naman..

    TIME QUEST! < tama ba? yung mga takure?
    Yung may mga cute na animals na based sa Zodiac (forgot the title)

    • Yela-ssi
      April 29, 2014

      Eto Rangers ung mga zodiac right???

    • Isel
      May 1, 2014

      Sunday mornings lang ang Rayearth. Saturday nang hapon ang Time Quest.

    • lloradt
      May 2, 2014

      ETO Rangers! Diba pang hapon yun?

    • Edgy Dulds
      September 29, 2014

      Gusto ko rin yung Sky Dancers at may palabas pa sa seven na adventure ng isang family na kaback-to-back ng Sky Dancers e.

  • baka di nya naabutan yan, siguro baby pa siya nung pinalabas yan mga yan..

  • John Christian Lara
    April 29, 2014

    Marcelino pan y vino. Nung di pa uso ang batang si santino, sya ang naglapit satin sa Diyos. ':)

  • afternoon cartoons kasi yan in the late 90's…

  • Renier Palma
    April 29, 2014

    That awkward moment when you remember Heidi because Gintama made some parodies of it.

  • Cat Sto Domingo
    April 29, 2014


  • Daniel Jr Caramol Lachica
    April 29, 2014

    Pwnt Frvr Tinapos po. Pumunta sa outer space si Kapitan Nemo at ang Nautilus. Grabe ang twist.

  • Carl Andrew Bianzon
    April 29, 2014

    Kapag may ganitong post, lagi na lang may comment na "bakit wala ang <insert cartoon here>?"

    Alam natin na mahaba ang listahan kung isasama lahat ng gusto nyong idagdag. Malamang ang 12 na to ang nagbigay ng pinakamatinding impression sa nagpost kaya ito lang ang nabasa nyo.

    Makuntento na lang kayo sa nostalgia na dulot ng post.

  • Nate Jan Futalan
    April 29, 2014

    Morning cartoons nga yung title dba. Kaya wala yung mga panghapon. Basa basa rin hahah. Swiss Family Robinson ang wala :/

  • Pwnt Frvr
    April 29, 2014

    Daniel Jr Caramol Lachica ay hindi ko yata naabutan o nakalimutan ko hahaha antagal na kase. ang huling naalala ko yung nalaglag si john at wala na syang malay. imba nga yung twist. parang anak yata ni Kapitan Nemo si Nadia at 3 na lang sila (kasama yung kaaway) na may dugong taga lumang Atlantis?

  • Kirsten Hannah Barriga
    April 29, 2014

    marcelino pan y vino 🙂

  • Tanya Taccad-Urbano
    April 29, 2014

    Saan kaya pede mapanood ulit ang mga ito?

  • Leme Asyu
    April 29, 2014

    Anybody remembered blue blink?

  • Leme Asyu we do, but it was originally showed in the afternoon.

  • Leme Asyu
    April 29, 2014

    Nowell Giuseppe Ma Atienza haha, my bad 🙂

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