Thinking about it now, there were good live actions made from the Philippines that I would never in my life know that it’s a live action. Come on. Philippines isn’t exactly the best country even for its people you know.
Anyway, back in 1995 ABS CBN made a live action film called Sarah Ang Munting Prinsesa, literally translating to Sarah, The Little Princess. Few information can be found about it and I can’t really remember everything that happened in the film, but I assure you, it was a really good film. Below is the poster that I was able to find. That girl there, is one of the best child actors in the Philippines during those times. Here’s something about it.
Other Information Genres: Tragedy, Slice of Life Director: Romy Suzara Broadcast Network: ABS-CBN
Sarah Crewe (Camille Pratts) was born in India, and now she’s board schooling in England. Sarah then, quickly becomes the centre of attention at school. Befriends almost all students, excluding Laviña (Angelica Pedersen) and her friends, even Becky (Angelica Panganiban), the school skivvy. On Sarah’s birthday sadly, someone said that her father had died in the war. Yearning for money, Ms. Minchin turned to Sarah and gets all of her possessions, and throw her away in the attic for her room. In the end, her father’s friend discovered that his friend’s daughter that they’ve been searching for so long lived next door, and so, he gets the chance to give her a good life, as to her father’s kindness of saving his life.
Review Giving this movie a review now will not do it justice, since it’s been a long time. But it’s a good film that’s worth watching.
Another live action is Cedie. The kid in the picture is Tom Taus, another known child actor in the Philippines back then. I watched this and Princess Sarah before. Other Information Director: Romy Suzara Broadcast Network: ABS-CBN
Cast Tom Taus as Cedie
Synopsis The story concerns an American boy named Cedie Erol, who at an early age finds that he is the sole heir to a British earldom and leaves New York to take up residence in his ancestral castle, where, after some initial resistance, he is joined by his middle-class mother, the widow of the late heir. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, intends to teach the boy to become an aristocrat, but Cedie inadvertently teaches his grandfather compassion and social justice and the artless simplicity and motherly love of Dearest warms his heart.(The Internet Movie Database)
Review Giving this movie a review now will not do it justice, since it’s been a long time. But seriously, it was good. The actors are all professionals and the film was just, great. The effects were good for a film of 1996.
Here’s some links to the anime of Cedie and Princess Sarah