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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.

206 Comments

  • Kimpee Olivar
    April 26, 2014

    Tama emotionally draining ang Remi. Pati yung Ciao Marco… favorite yun ng nanay ko.

  • Adrian Gorgonio
    April 26, 2014

    Nakalimutan na si Patrasche….

  • Kwesi Ian Jay Junsan
    April 27, 2014

    Watched 7 out of 12. Gah! Haha.

  • Aki Bolalin
    April 27, 2014

    They aren't cartoons, these are A-N-I-M-E

  • Jacob T. Delos Santos
    April 27, 2014

    Diba may naunang version pa yung Remi, yung lalaki? Ang pagkakatanda ko masmaganda yung story nun e. Saka nakalimutan niyo si Huck Finn. "Bahay ni Huck lumalaki, lumalaki, lumalaki" Hahaha

  • Billy Hernaez
    April 27, 2014

    peter pan? julio at julia? huckleberry fin? patrasche? kulang pa kabataan ng nagsulat netoh. hehehe

  • Eds Capanzana Brion
    April 27, 2014

    The Dog of Flanders. Oh, please!

  • Allan Ray Tejada
    April 27, 2014

    11 out of 12 di ko kilala si georgia. Wala si zenki, bt x, slayers, magic knight ray earth 🙁

  • Robert Julius Barcena
    April 27, 2014

    pansin ko bat puro pang umaga ang mga to? asan na si BLUEBLINK…

  • Anna Clarissa Cao Regala
    April 27, 2014

    Are u referring to Melo? Iniisip ko din yung male version niya. Yung Melo namatay ung lalake sa last episode.

  • Seph Constantine
    April 27, 2014

    Candy Candy

  • sir job
    April 27, 2014

    Hahaha cguro panghapon ung nagsulat nun, hahaha gone are the days when cartoom used to tickle our innocent imagination and inspire us positively, now most of the anime and cartoons are just for laughing matters and will include violence of different sort ive watched all of the cartoons and they are mostly from abs-cbn hehehehe

  • Sufein Ishie Stein
    April 27, 2014

    please read the TITLE… 🙂

  • Airnel Talatala Abarra
    April 27, 2014

    Nakalimutan nyo yung "Munting Pangarap ni Romeo", 🙂

  • Edward Aquino
    April 27, 2014

    Korek. Si Romeo at ang itim na magkakapatid!

  • Diane Fajardo
    April 27, 2014

    Julio at Julia: Kambal ng tadhana 🙂

  • Grace Sarmiento
    April 27, 2014

    No Sophie? 🙁

  • Gerry Apelo
    April 27, 2014

    8 out of 12 ^__^

  • farrah
    April 27, 2014

    watchec10 out of 12, was not able to watch Judy Abot cause i am in morning class, and i am alredy in my pre-teens when bubu chacha was shown in ABS-CBN…..though some of my favorites are Magic Girls, Mahiwagang Kwintas ni Nadia, Blue Blink (i love the OST too XD) and The Twins at St Clares Multilanguage

    • maek
      April 30, 2014

      Try to watch judy abbott, it has a korean movie titled ‘Daddy long Legs’

      • farrah
        July 3, 2014

        i have watched the Korean movie, it has my favorite Korean actress in it kase 🙂

  • Jackie Balajadia
    April 27, 2014

    Asan si JENNY? pati ung UFO BABY!

  • Camille Esther Umali
    April 27, 2014

    kilala at napanuod ko sila lahat. 🙂 #batang90s

  • Sagradong Ekis
    April 27, 2014

    Pinaka-emotional na napanuod ko from the World Master Theater ay yung Dog of Flanders. 🙂

  • Carol Ebol Rombaoa
    April 27, 2014

    ano ung title ng dalawang kambal na babae na may telekenesis power at nag teteleport din
    ?

  • Dianne Ylagan
    April 27, 2014

    Lady Lyn at Marcelino pan y vino

  • Christian Bringuela
    April 27, 2014

    Ung magic twins ndi nyo na ba naaalala ung pag naghawak sila ng kamay nakakapagteleport sila tapos meron silang telepathy.. c mikage at tomomi.

  • Ivan Dave C. Docta
    April 27, 2014

    remi boy version wala. dog of flanders… romeo

  • Cao Cao Alonzo
    April 27, 2014

    panghapon yan dude … pero maganda yan TSIMENEYA! 🙂

  • Cao Cao Alonzo
    April 27, 2014

    yung little woman at dog of planders ata yun?

  • Roselo Reyes
    April 27, 2014

    how about my all time favorite TOM SAWYER

  • Ghil De la Cruz
    April 27, 2014

    hmmmp, puro pang babae naman to. the best TOM SAWYER! hands down, hehe

  • Candy Villena Gonzaga
    April 27, 2014

    Little women 1&2 🙂

  • Robert Julius Barcena
    April 27, 2014

    Sufein Ishie Stein alam ko gusto ko lang may magpost ng mga pang hapon na cartoons nakakamiss din kasi…pa post nga rin po 🙂

  • Manillenials
    April 28, 2014

    Sorry! It's my favorite, too. I ran out of time writing that I forgot about it. Will definitely include it in our next article 😉

  • magic
    April 28, 2014

    nasaan si Remy na boy version, mas peg ko yun

  • Shey Roldan Calaycay
    April 28, 2014

    Miracle Girls 🙂

  • Michael Amado
    April 28, 2014

    Bakit hindi nyo sinama ang kaibigan kong si TOM SAWYER?! Pang-umaga din yun! 😀

  • Carol Ebol Rombaoa
    April 28, 2014

    Ese ma'am makamiss tamen. heheh

  • Nico Paolo
    April 28, 2014

    12/12

  • R-Jhun Retubado Jr.
    April 28, 2014

    Manillenials pls include ciao marco 🙂

  • Rafael Bryan
    April 28, 2014

    actually most of these children classics were first aired in the afternoon like Princess, Sarah, Family Von Trapp and Ceddie. (they were aired in the mornings eventually) I think Little Women 2 and Mga Munting Pangarap ni Romeo should be included in the list too.

  • Angelo Martin B. Catacutan
    April 28, 2014

    Too bad Dog of Flanders and Litttle Women 2 didn't make the cut…

  • Abigail Villanueva
    April 28, 2014

    Jeez. I didn't realize how melodramatic caetoons were back then.

  • Igene David
    April 28, 2014

    Blue blink?

  • Airnel Talatala Abarra
    April 28, 2014

    Isa pang nakalimutan ay "Ang Mahiwagang Kwintas" Starring Jean (John) at Nadia, kalaban si Gargoyle at ang Makabagong Atlantis. 🙂

  • Angeli Soneja
    April 28, 2014

    No comment about the list, I just want to say, 6K likes!!! http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdxeh4dnXt1rlhnibo1_500.gif

  • Larry John A. Ruiz
    April 28, 2014

    Thunder Jet? Nelo? Ewoks? Captain Planet? Huck Finn / The adventures of Tom Sawyer?

  • DnMrk Alcantara
    April 28, 2014

    BANANAS IN PAJAMAS!

  • Archie Chiecharon
    April 28, 2014

    bakit wala si Blueblink, Akazukin Cha Cha, BTX at Zenki? XD

  • Jean-Paul Gustilo
    April 28, 2014

    Tom sawyer, Magic girls and Robotech

  • hapon po yung mga yan. Pero ang hinahanap ko yung Marco…Ciao Marco Ciao!

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