If you are one of the so-called “Batang ’90s,’ then watching cartoons was probably one of the things you’ve always looked forward to after a long day in school. Those are the days when the only pressure we needed to overcome was to be able to get home early so we wouldn’t miss an episode of our favorite cartoons or anime programs. Hence, it’s no surprise that many of us secretly wished that they would make a comeback on today’s TV.
Recently, a concerned netizen named Charine R. Estorpe posted on the Facebook page “Memories of Old Manila” to call the attention of ABS-CBN and GMA Network. She wished that these big networks would return cartoons and other informative shows, that will bring fun and moral lessons to young people.
She wrote on Facebook: “Nananawagan po ako, sana ibalik itong mga palabas sa umaga at hapon. Noon kahit wala kaming TV at nakikinood lang sa kapitbahay, ang SAYA SAYA namin. Yung pa silip silip kung nagbubukas na ba ng TV ang kapitbahay… hehehe.”
Charine wanted her children to experience what she had during her young age. “Ngayon na may anak at pamilya na ako, SANA maranasan din ng ating mga anak ang mga ganitong PALABAS,” she continued.
Based on her observations, most tv programs today have a theme that is not suitable for younger audiences such as teleseryes or adult-oriented shows which are not specifically created for children. She even suggested that programs that were tagged as “Rated SPG” or “Strong Parental Guidance,” should be aired at 9:00 pm, so that children will not be able to watch these shows.
“Sana bigyan naman ng pagkakataon ang mga bata na sa kanila naman nababagay ang mga palabas. Yung mga rated SPG dapat kasi 9pm na yan kasi tulog na mga bata,” she added.
The concerned netizen also posted some throwback photos of the cartoons and animated shows released on Kapamilya and Kapuso Network.
Here are some of the most remarkable cartoons on ABS-CBN:
“Princess Sarah,” “Ceidie,” “Heidi,” “A Dog of Flanders,” “Charlotte,” “Blue Blink,” “BTX”, “Peter Pan,” “Swiss Family Robinson,” “Huck Finn,” “Tom Sawyer,” “Si Mary at ang Lihim na Hardin,” “Jody Abbot,” “Remy,” “Akazukin Chacha,” “Samurai X,” “Bonn Trap Family,” “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” “Digimon,”and “Julio at Julia.”
While in GMA Network they have:
“Lupin III,” Fushigi Yugi,” “Mojacko,” “Doraemon,” and a lot more.