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Wansapanataym-logo.jpg Logo Used Since September 11, 2010
Created by ABS-CBN
Ending theme Wansapanataym by Michelle Ayalde (1997-2005)
Wansapanataym by Nyoy Volante (2010-present)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 590 (as of June 8, 2014)
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) CineMedia (since 2011)
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run Original Series:
June 22, 1997 (1997-06-22) – February 27, 2005 (2005-02-27)
Revival Series:
September 11, 2010 (2010-09-11)  – present
External links

Wansapanataym (Filipinisation of the English phrase once upon a time) is a Philippine fantasy-drama anthology produced and aired by ABS-CBN. The series aired in 1997 until 2005, then re-aired from 2006 to 2007. On September 11, 2010, the series aired again on ABS-CBN's weekend primetime block with new episodes, and remakes of past episodes.


The series was launched in 1997, then was moved to a weekend primetime slot until February 27, 2005, having genre similarities with ABS-CBN Foundation-produced education program Hirayamanawari (which features Filipino short stories for children) and another 1980's series "Pinoy Fantasy." On May 8, 2006, the show was re-aired on weekday mornings until 2007. A film was also produced based on the series' genre, which starred Shaina Magdayao, Serena Dalrymple and Christopher de Leon.

Judy Ann Santos and the late Rico Yan graced the first episode of this program. In 2004, the series had two child characters (Nash Aguas and Sharlene San Pedro) and a magical book inside the chest in every prologue and epilogue of the show.

1999 film[edit]

Directed by Johnny Manahan
Produced by Charo Santos-Concio
Malou N. Santos
Screenplay by Shaira Mella Salvador
Starring Christopher de Leon
Shaina Magdayao
Angel Aquino
Serena Dalrymple
Music by Jaime Fabregas
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • May 26, 1999 (1999-05-26)
Country Philippines
Language English/Tagalog

The movie adaptation had only one episode was made in 1999. The story is about an orphan named Anna (Shaina Magdayao) who searched for her long-lost father (Christopher de Leon). With the guardian angel Barbiel's (Serena Dalrymple) help, Anna was able to see her father even for a moment.

Film cast and characters[edit]

2010 revival[edit]

During the ABS-CBN Trade Launch held at the NBC Tent @ The Fort last August 2010, it was announced that Wansapanataym will come back with new episodes replacing Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla. Unlike in the previous ones, the revival focuses on adaptations based on "komiks" on the first season. It was started on September 11, 2010 with its first episode "Inday Bote" starring Melai Cantiveros. The succeeding seasons focuses on the original format. The revival airs every Saturday night but starting from May 25, 2014, Wansapanataym started to air every Sunday night again.


Main article: WansapanaSummer

Wansapanataym Classics[edit]

Wansapanataym Classics is a re-run of past episodes from 1997 til 2005. It airs every Sunday night on Jeepney TV.


Theme Song[edit]

The theme song was sung by Michelle Ayalde and Roselle Nava in the movie. The song was composed by Homer Flores and lyrics by Jose Bartolome. The song was used from 1997 until 2005. In the revival, the theme song was changed and was also sung by Nyoy Volante.


  • PMPC Star Awards 2000 for TV's Best Horror-Fantasy Program
  • PMPC Star Awards 2001 for TV's Best Horror-Fantasy Program
  • PMPC Star Awards 2002 for TV's Best Horror-Fantasy Program
  • PMPC Star Awards 2003 for TV's Best Horror-Fantasy Program
  • PMPC Star Awards 2004 for TV's Best Horror-Fantasy Program (Tied with Nginiig)
  • Catholic Mass Media Awards: Hall Of Fame 2004
  • PMPC Star Awards 2005 for TV's Best Horror-Fantasy Program (Tied with Nginiig)
  • Catholic Mass Media Awards: 2011 Best Children and Youth Program
  • PMPC Star Awards 2011 for TV's Best Horror-Fantasy Program Bugoy in Chalk Boy
  • Catholic Mass Media Awards: 2012 Best Children and Youth Program[1]
  • PMPC Star Awards 2012 for TV's Best Horror-Fantasy Program
  • 21st KBP Golden Dove Awards 2013's "Best Children’s Program".
  • 8th UP Gandingan Awards 2014's "Best Development Oriented Children's Program".
  • 12th Gawad Tanglaw 2014's "Best Educational Program"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ABS-CBN rules 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards retrieved via www.pep.ph 09-27-2012

External links[edit]

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:48:45 -0700

On Saturday, however, ABS-CBN released a new "Wansapanataym" trailer reuniting Bernardo with her "Princess and I" co-star Khalil Ramos. The special, titled "Puppy Ko Si Papi", is the first project Bernardo will feature in without Padilla since 2011.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700

MANILA, Philippines - New Kapamilya stars James Reid and Nadine Lustre, also known by fans as JaDine, will star in their first TV project together on ABS-CBN via Wansapanataym's newest month-long special, which also stars Dominic Roque. From the hit ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:11:17 -0700

On Saturday, the month-long special titled "Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie" saw Lustre take on the role of Anika, a young woman who has never had a boyfriend. Her life begins to change, however, when her ideal man, Jowa (Reid), whom she ...
Abante Online
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Nangangamba ang karakter ni James Reid na mabura siya sa puso at buhay ni Nadine Lustre (bilang Anika). 'Yan nga ang kuwento ng fantasy-drama anthology ng ABS-CBN na Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie. Nang nalaman ni Joe (James) na ...
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0700

MANILA -- After doing shows abroad, teen star Kathryn Bernardo will be back on TV for an upcoming "Wansapanataym" special -- but without leading man Daniel Padilla. Bernardo will topbill the "Wansapanataym" special "Puppy Ko Si Papi," according to Eric ...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:15:00 -0700

The former child actors recently starred in a "Wansapanataym" special and are also gearing up for a youth-oriented film under Star Cinema titled "Teen Clash." ABS-CBN's "Bagito" is the latest Wattpad novel to get a TV or film treatment, following the ...
Ang Malaya Net
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Jana also appeared in several ABS-CBN shows such as Honesto in 2013, Wansapanataym in 2010 and just recently in 'Ikaw Lamang' as the young Natalia. Zanjoe confirmed in his social networking site account that the show will air on primetime this year, ...
Pilipino Star Ngayon
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Malaki ang pasasalamat ni James Reid sa mga manonood na tumatangkilik sa kanilang tambalan ni Nadine Lustre sa Wansapanataym series na My App Boyfie. “Another successful project for me and Nadine, I feel like I'm on fire, it's doing really well and ...

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