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.

READ  18 More Cartoons That Defined Our '90s Childhood


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.


  • Joylyn Concepcion
    April 29, 2014

    You forgot Blueblink..

  • Jollie Mae Cubillas
    April 29, 2014

    Akazukin Cha cha

  • Cynthia Afable-Bianzon
    April 29, 2014

    nanood din ako nun.

  • Dhesie Chuudokusha
    April 29, 2014

    chinchan???? lol

  • Mary Grace Sulla
    April 29, 2014

    Rafael Bryan favorite ko Little Women

  • Mary Grace Sulla
    April 29, 2014

    ICarl: couldn't agree more.

  • Angelo Mula Gile
    April 29, 2014

    Anong title ba nung cast away family? Gusto ko rin yung grand master chef tuwing hapon

  • Em Yuma Caravaca
    April 29, 2014

    Tama! Hindi ibig sabihin hindi nailagay ng author eh hindi na nya alam yung iba nilang binanggit. Mga tao talaga oh. Dami pa sinasabi. Edi gumawa din sila ng sarili nilang blog.

  • Joey Flores
    April 29, 2014

    Dog of Flanders/My Patrasche was absolutely heart shattering. I think it was the first anime I watched that involved the protagonist dying.

  • Will Cabrera
    April 29, 2014


  • Roypu Francisco
    April 29, 2014

    panghapon si blue blink hehehe

  • Saranghae Hyun Jung
    April 29, 2014

    ano ba title nung cartoons na si jackie tapos may kasamang malaking aso. i remember she died with her dog at the end of story.

  • Isabel Laguitan
    April 29, 2014

    Mga munting pangarap ni Romeo (Romeo's blue skies)

  • enki
    April 29, 2014

    popolocrois (saturday o sunday ata to)..
    magic girls (mikage and tomomi)..

  • Leyn Juan
    April 29, 2014

    I think many would be interested to watch these cartoons again…. than the undying, never ending, as in paulit ulit ulit ulit na anime sa morning shows nowadays… ….forgot to include anne and the green gables and her freckles

  • irees
    April 29, 2014

    Hello, san yung Little Women? Haha

  • Damielle Disuanco
    April 29, 2014

    Ceddie <3 Remi Nobody's Girl and Princess Sarah!! T_T

  • Jeannell Casaje
    April 29, 2014

    Nakalimutan ko ung Title nung bata sa parang kumbento? ung lagi kinakausap si jesus sa atic ata :))

  • Nakalimutan ang idol natin, where's TOM SAWYER? 😀

  • FJ Salvo
    April 29, 2014

    Ang "Princess Sarah" pang hapon po yan every 3:00pm, hahaha

  • Antonio Franco Abad
    April 29, 2014


  • Cot Pagud
    April 29, 2014

    Walang Dog of Flanders? Kulang yung kabataan ng writer.. :3

  • jay nepo
    April 30, 2014


  • MJ Robles
    April 29, 2014


  • Kevin Santos Cayabyab
    April 29, 2014

    Three musketeers

  • Gurli Gabriel
    April 29, 2014

    how bout Candy candy?

  • Ang munting pangarap ni Romeo, Tom Sawyer,

  • Crisanto Espi
    April 29, 2014

    yung Nelo?

  • August Pineda
    April 30, 2014

    Nasaan ang Blue Blink? 😀

  • Maricar Santos Paz
    April 30, 2014

    Ang sarap bumalik sa pagkabata ^___^ mga kwentong may aral at tagos sa puso! 🙂 sana mapanood parin to ng mga kabataan ngayon lalo na ng anak ko

  • Allan Suplado Manzano
    April 30, 2014


  • Mayu Ma Cherie
    April 30, 2014

    These are all anime, not cartoons, because they're all actually from Japan 🙂 The term "cartoons" is usually used for Western-style animation. Nevertheless, great choices 😀

  • Mark Saniel Villa
    April 30, 2014

    Parang pang hapon ang sarah, cedie at ung trapp family… The rest hindi ko na napanuod kasi nasa school nun…

  • Angelie Ann Llameg
    April 30, 2014

    11 out of 12 napanood ko.. In place of bubu chacha na hindi ko napanood, i'll add peter pan, julio at julia, the adventures of huckleberry fin, tom sawyer, little women 1 and 2, A dog of Flanders (nelo at patrasche), munting pangarap ni romeo..

  • A Zhie Cruz
    April 30, 2014

    Peter Pan

  • Rhosyll Gabriel
    April 30, 2014

    Wala din si blue blink?

  • Erliza Badili Tadlip
    April 30, 2014

    may paraan po ba na ma download ng buo yun cedie?

  • Ray Julius Balite
    April 30, 2014

    as in kulang ang pagka 90's neto asan sila ULTRA MAN , MASK MAN ,SHAIDER , MASK RIDER BLACK , sila ang mas astig kahit hindi cartoons hehe time space warp NGAYON DIN!!!

  • Calvin Canete
    April 30, 2014

    hunyo at hunya kambal ng tadhana ;D

  • Dog of Flanders made me cry! Sana next time afternoon cartoons naman! BtX, Thunder Jet, Ghost Fighter!

  • Michael Navidad, RND
    April 30, 2014

    How about Nelo- A Dog of Flanders?

  • shooter_mcgavin
    April 30, 2014

    Why don’t I remember any of these? Where’s Saber Rider, Voltron, Transformers, Duck Tales, Darkwing Duck, Rescue Ranger, TMNT, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs?

  • Paul Nikkolai Arma
    April 30, 2014

    pero ang nkakalungkot eh… nabansagan silang cartoons!! KUYA, ANIME PO SILA !!!! HINDI CARTOONS !!!

    • Vonn Russell Vargas Olfindo
      April 30, 2014

      Basically anime and cartoons are the same…the term anime came from how the japanese pronounce the word animation…it sounded like animeshun…it was eventually shortened to anime.

      So basically any animated material can be technically called anime and it includes western cartoons…but nowadays the term is generally used to describe animated material that came specifically from japan, the country of origin of the term

  • Reijy Samonte
    April 30, 2014


  • Junel Serapion
    April 30, 2014

    Marcelino pano bino. ^^,

  • Chelo Pablo-Norico
    April 30, 2014

    Dog of Flanders wala? 🙁

  • Jehan Mallari Baltazar
    April 30, 2014

    Peter Pan!

  • Julio at julia ang kambal ng tadhana

  • Roderick Bartolay
    May 1, 2014

    Nasaan c peter pan na sikat nung 90's

  • Eric Quintana
    May 1, 2014

    Dog of Flanders???? Munting pangarap ni Romeo???? Peter Pan???? Zenki???? BTX???? Time Quest?????? Dafuq

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