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.


  • Eric Quintana
    May 1, 2014

    Tom sawyer????? Akazukin Chacha???? Oh men..

  • tiko and friends,itim na magkakapatid!

  • James Israel Balceta-Beltran
    May 1, 2014

    chimeneya boys!hahaha si alfred jubani at romeo!

  • Jofel Estrella
    May 1, 2014

    One does not simply exclude Zorro, The Three Musketeers(with a female Aramis) and Blue Blink.

  • Hardy Alarcon de Leon
    May 1, 2014

    Ceddie ang munting prinsipe, Remi tsaka yung Judy Abott

  • Dhoua Avila
    May 1, 2014

    lets put them together in 1pic

  • Mervin Langcauon
    May 1, 2014

    Flying house, voltes v and daimos

  • Saturnino Diamzon
    May 1, 2014

    awesome! gawa nalang din po kayo ng sarili niyong list, hehe,

  • Smile Hearty
    May 1, 2014

    Dog of Flander….. Romeo ang batang chimeneya…. Super Book at Flying House….

    @Billy … corrected by….. Kulang… madami pang namiss out… 🙁

  • Ricardo Dela Torre
    May 1, 2014

    ciao, Marco ciao. ciao Marco! saan sya? >.<

  • Rene Redilla
    May 1, 2014

    chao marco chao . . chao chao chao marco 🙂

  • Chery May Remalla
    May 1, 2014

    I agree with others. There are still other cartoons that are not included in the list. But i really love watching them all when i was a kid.

  • lloradt
    May 2, 2014

    Diba panghapon si Princess Sarah nung 90’s? After Buboy Garovillo’s Mr. Kupido Show? Tapos Ang TV na ata next or hoy gising.

  • Armi Llora Dagsa Trinidad
    May 2, 2014

    I remember dati ginagamit kong parang lalagyan ng gatas yung AA size ng eveready battery ala nello from dog of flanders. Tapos yung panungkit ng sampay ng lola ko ala cetro/magic wand ng lola ni Prinsesa Luna from peter pan. Lol

  • Tissa Carrin de Belen
    May 2, 2014

    Grabe ibang iba n tlga ngayon..di tulad ng palabas dati,,khit cartoons yan pero gnda ng kwento,di tulad ngayon puro koreanvoela nag aagwan ng asawa haha

  • Mariz Reyes
    May 2, 2014

    swiss family robinson

  • Omg! I remember Julio at Julia!

  • John Domingo
    May 4, 2014

    Asan ang "Mga munting pangarap ni Romeo"?

  • Leme Asyu
    May 5, 2014

    This made my childhood complete.. i missed being young.. i want to be young again.

  • Elaine Mae Peralta Brinas
    May 5, 2014

    Thr musketeers, peter pan, julio at julia, mga munting pangarap ni romeo, tom sawyer,

  • Felimon Glima
    May 5, 2014

    mga munting pangarap ni romeo hahaha

  • Aiza Malabag
    May 6, 2014

    Ang mga munting pangarap ni romeo!, blue blink, Btx, wedding peach..

  • Shereen San Miguel
    May 7, 2014

    forgot to include Heidi?

  • Shereen San Miguel
    May 7, 2014

    yan ba ung batang lalaki na magaling mgdrawing? noel ba ung name nya?

  • She Na
    May 8, 2014

    Tom sawyer….grabe lahat to lagi ko inaabangan every morning… nakakamiss maging bata..yong wala kang paki alam sa mundo…

  • Hannah Parambita
    May 8, 2014

    I think Lady Lady should also be included in the list. It also tells the story of a young heroine named Lynn. This also cute and nostalgic. 🙂 And also Jenny, an abs-cbn cartoon.

  • Rv Udasco
    May 8, 2014

    I honestly liked the male version of Remi rather than 'Nobody's Girl.'

    Juilo't Julia, Peter Pan, Dog of Flanders, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Little Women 2 and Mga munting Pangarap ni Romeo are some other morning cartoons. Those were the good old days.

  • joseph
    May 18, 2014

    kulang yan bat walang Hulyo at Hulya ang kambal ng tadhana, Blue Blink,Tom Sawyer,ETO Ranger po yung cute na animals na based on sa zodiac sir^^,zenki,BTX,Thunder Jet,Adventure of Die,Dragon quest,Umaga hanggang Gabe^^

    • Edgy Dulds
      September 29, 2014

      Panghapon naman yung iba. Dati binibiro kami ng kapaitabahay ko na babae na Julioa t Julia pinagpalit ng tadhana kasi she’s a lesbian and i’m a gay

  • Bartolo Vi
    August 27, 2014


  • dakilangduca
    September 1, 2014

    Hetong mga classics na to, kung mapapansin niyo, mabagal ang phasing at may isa at simpleng story plot. Pero gayun paman, they really worked for us 90s kids. Life is so simple back then. Walang internet or iPads, but we really really had an awesome time!!

    • Edgy Dulds
      September 29, 2014

      At nagtuturo sila ng good morals sa bata.
      I saw you on twitter, dakilang duca. #walalang

  • Bingcai
    September 2, 2014

    The Dog of Flanders. Asan na? 🙁

  • levi'sJEns
    September 13, 2014

    i don’t know lang ha, but does anybody remembers “SOPHIE” here? the maldita little lady that is soo stubborn and grows up to be a beautiful woman?

    • Edgy Dulds
      September 29, 2014

      Oo, napanood ko rin yun. Kaso hindi ko maalala ang kwento.

    • John
      September 30, 2015

      Endi ko matandaan kung sino yun.

    • Ai
      January 12, 2017

      Oo tanda ko 🙂 Yung pasaway na bata na parating inaasar ng pinsan nya pero support pa rin sa kalikohan nya. Tapos namatay yung mama nya sa ship wreck at nag pakasal ulit papa nya sa mataba at plastic/salbaheng babae. Tapos namatay din, kaya napunta sya sa tita nya ata. Eventually nakita nya din yung pinsan nya ulit at ang ending may mga asawa na sila, pero silang mag kakababata din.

  • Edgy Dulds
    September 29, 2014

    I love Georgie! It’s so romantic and dramatic.

    I remember when she was able to draw a better “goat” (or sheep, I can’t remember the animal) than his brothers and her mom said, that’s so because she is different. That’s the start of the discovery that she was adopted.

  • ron
    January 14, 2015

    HE MAN!

  • dhee
    September 22, 2015

    kawawa c sophie nun.. nakakaiyak yun kwento nun.

  • John
    September 30, 2015

    Hey Guys. Saan pwede panoorin etong mga ato online for free??

  • BatangAnime
    January 23, 2016

    Sino po na kaka recall ng ending ng Charlotte at Daddy Long Legs
    Hindi ko talaga makita sa web kasi luma na masarap kasi balik balikan kahit ung story lang.. Thanks

  • Hazel Arga
    October 5, 2016

    may napapanuod din ako dati, babae siya tapos lagi siyang may naiisip na lalaking silhouette, tapos later on nalaman niya na tatay niya pala yun. kilala niyo? hahaha hindi ko na kasi maalala yung title ee.

  • Janssen
    February 18, 2018

    Wala si nello?

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