Early Morning Cartoons That Made 90's Childhood Extraordinary
"Back in the 90′s, thereís no Disney Channel or Cartoon Network to fill your mornings with children shows. Thereís also no traveling young girl with blunt bangs, carrying a violet backpack making you frustratedly point and shout. A sarcastic, geeky sea sponge still hadnít 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 didnít have cable TV, but we had some pretty amazing cartoons that have equally amazing OSTs. Here are 12 of them."
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. Itís much more interesting than Disneyís 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."
"You wouldnít 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. Sheís silly and witty, and we couldnít wait to see what sheíll do next. Her journey to find herself, a family, and a man to love is a classic. For a morning cartoon, itís one laden with meaning."
"Hachiko made you cry, Randyís dog-turned-toy-car Chacha has already made you cry buckets. Itís a slice of life cartoon but of course, back then we didnít 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."
"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 didnít melt when Heidi finally got along with the grumpy Alm?"
Ceddie: Ang Munting Prinsipe
"Cedieís 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! Thatís something for a kid with high socks. Heís so popular that a junk food is named after him, and thereís even a movie adaptation. Tom Taus was given the titular role."
Si Mary at ang Lihim na Hardin
"Mary inspired me to have my own little garden, but I didít live in a mansion and we didnít have a vast land. Itís a pretty interesting cartoon because Mary seems to be different from other heroines. Sheís grumpy and demanding, but overall she just wants to have friends!"
The Legend of Snow White
"Itís 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. Itís also on Youtube!"
Remi Nobodyís Girl
"This cartoon is the melodrama of all cartoons. Itís so emotionally draining but we couldnít stop watching. Listen to the gut-wrenching Aking Ina and remember how Remi slayed your emotions when you were a kid."