Princess Sarah (TV series)
Princess Sarah was a ABS-CBN
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 teleserye which premiered November 12, 2007 on primetime bida. The location of the series was shot in Camp John Hay in Baguio City
Baguio City
The City of Baguio is a highly urbanized city in northern Luzon in the Philippines. Baguio City was established by Americans in 1900 at the site of an Ibaloi village known as Kafagway...

 and The Coconut Palace
Coconut Palace
The Coconut Palace, also known as Tahanang Pilipino , is the official residence and principal workplace of the Vice President of the Philippines. Located at the CCP Complex, in Pasay, south of the centre of Manila, it was commissioned by former First Lady Imelda Marcos for Pope John Paul II's visit...

 in Manila
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The said series is a remake of the animated series Princess Sarah
Princess Sarah
is a 1985 Japanese anime series produced by Nippon Animation, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, A Little Princess. Spanning 46 episodes, it originally premiered in 1985 across Japan on Fuji Television as the 11th series of Nippon Animation's famous World Masterpiece Theater staple.It was...

, produced by Nippon Animation
Nippon Animation
is a Japanese animation studio. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, with chief offices in the Ginza district of Chūō and production facilities in Tama City....

, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden , A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.Born Frances Eliza Hodgson, she lived in Cheetham Hill, Manchester...

's novel, A Little Princess
A Little Princess
A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialized novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine.According to Burnett, she...



Sarah Crewe studies in a boarding school for rich girls. Although motherless, Sarah is rich in love showered by her father, Capt. Christopher Crewe. But one day her father has to leave for an expedition… and is lost and presumed dead.

The sufferings of Sarah begin, the heretofore princess-like child works as a maid in the boarding school headed by the cruel Ms. Minchin. But with her pure heart and kindness, Sarah emerges not only as the princess of diamonds, but princess of hearts, as well.

Main characters

  • Sharlene San Pedro
    Sharlene San Pedro
    Sharlene San Pedro or Sharlene Santos San Pedro is a Filipina child actress born on April 5, 1998. She is popularly known for playing the role of Gigi in Mga Anghel na Walang Langit. She also appears in the children's gag show Goin' Bulilit creating different characters.- Television :- Movies...

     as Sarah Crewe
  • Albert Martinez
    Albert Martínez
    Albert Rivera Martinez is a well-known Filipino actor. Born on April 22, 1961 he is the eldest of the Martinez brothers, William Martinez and Ronnie Martinez....

     as Captain Cristopher Crewe - the father of Sarah. Envied by other pirates for his discovered treasure map, he will soon be placed in a situation between life and death matters.
  • Sheryl Cruz
    Sheryl Cruz
    Sheryl Rose Anna Marie Sonora Cruz , better known simply as Sheryl Cruz, is a Filipina actress and singer. She is known for her role as Divina Ferrer on 2007's television drama series Sinasamba Kita and as Valeria on Bakekang and Rosalinda.-Acting career:Cruz started her career at a very young age...

     as Miss Maria Minchin - the owner and headmistress of the boarding school where Sarah stays. Maria Minchin has the strongest personality in the house. She's blinded by the shine of richness. Also she's Lavinia's biological mother
  • Ai Ai delas Alas as Rama Dass (a female character of Ram Dass)- is a native woman who often visits the city. In her tribe, she has high reputations and later will come to Captain Crewes side for help. Ram Dass is the male character in the original story.
  • Candy Pangilinan as Miss Amelia Minchin - the kind hearted sister of the cruel Miss Minchin; her sister often bullies her but at the end of the story, Amelia will make a stand against her dominating sister.
  • Diether Ocampo
    Diether Ocampo
    Diether Ocampo, born in July 19, 1974 in Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines is a Filipino actor, singer and model.-Background:Ocampo's elementary education and high school were spent in Bacoor,Cavite and he attended his college education in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. He has German and Chinese...

     as Master Brandon Crissford - one of the friends of Captain Crewe; Brandon lives next door to the boarding school where Sarah works as a maid.
  • Sophia Baars
    Sophia Baars
    Sophia Marie Tecson Baars, better known as Sophia Baars, is a half Filipino-Danish child actress. She first appeared on a TV commercial when she was 5 years old. Later, she auditioned in Star Circle Quest where she was one of the top 5 finalist and started to work in ABS-CBN in 2007...

     as Lavinia Minchin Herbert - Sarah's rival on the school. She does everything to make Sarah's life as miserable as possible. As the series progress, secrets about her family will be revealed and her manners will be justified.
  • Carlos Agassi
    Carlos Agassi
    Amir Carlos Damaso Vahidi Agassi popularly known as Carlos Agassi and simply Amir, is a Filipino actor, TV host, rap artist, and model of Iranian descent...

     as Phillip Burrose - the main villain of the series. Deviant to the original story, the series main villain crown was shifted to Mr. Burrows - "a play on the character Mr. Barrow of the original one." He will held Crewe captive for a long time for the latter to surrender a map the former failed to retrieve during their expedition. He will black mail the boarding school headmistress for the sake of money. In connection, Ms. Minchin's character serves as a bit humorousand lighter form of a villain.


  • Noemi Oineza as Lottie Legh - the cry baby of the group.
  • Khaycee Aboloc as Ermengarde St. John - Sarah's best friend.
  • Divine Loraine Penaflor as Gertrude - Lavinia's friend that will help her on the way to getting rid of Sarah's reputation.
  • Bianca Pulmano as Jessie - also one of Lavinia's friends. that will help Lavinia on her way to getting rid of Sarah's reputation.
  • Angel Sy as Eidelweiss - former student of the dormitory and now the school ghost. She befriended Sarah and Becky and will be a great help to the two in times of distress, set aside when it comes to Miss Minchin.

Other characters

  • Eunice Lagusad as Becky - one of the maids in the boarding school. Becky becomes friends with Sarah while she is still wealthy and continues to support her after she is relegated to the attic.
  • Irish Fullerton
    Irish Fullerton
    Fatima Irish Fullerton is a singer and actress, she is a scholar of Pinoy Dream Academy.Irish is a member of ABS-CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents namely, Star Magic.-TV shows:-External links:*...

     as Miss Viola - the music teacher of the girls
  • Jaime Fabregas as Monsieur Dufarge - the French
    French language
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     teacher. (also Jaime Fabregas is one of the original cast in a movie version "Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa" who played Mr. James as a chef in a dormitory)
  • Melissa Ricks
    Melissa Ricks
    Melissa Marie Ricks is a Filipina actress of Filipino-American descent. She was a runner-up in the reality talent search Star Circle Quest on ABS-CBN.-Background:...

     as Mariette - one of the maids in the boarding school, -sister of Picolino - she will fall in love with Paul.
  • Matt Evans as Paul - Peter's eldest brother.
  • Lui Villaruz as Picolino - the resident chef of the boarding school, who is secretly in love with Amelia.
  • Bubbles Paraiso as Kalela - love team partner of Brandon Crissford.
  • Julio Pisk as Peter
  • Helga Krapf as Antoinette - another maid of the boarding school. She openly seduces Paul in front of Mariette to gain attention and often diverts her frustrations at the young maids - Sarah and Becky as well as the bullied students Lottie and Ermengarde.
  • France Bonnin as Matilda
  • Lou Veloso as Captain Seaweed
  • Lauren Novero as Orion
  • Andrew Muhlach as Graham
  • Precious Lara Quigaman
    Precious Lara Quigaman
    Precious Lara San Agustin Quigaman is a model, host, freelance web page writer, and former beauty queen who won the 2005 Miss International beauty pageant held in Tokyo, Japan. She is the fourth Filipina to have won the crown, after Gemma Cruz in 1964, Aurora Pijuan in 1970, and Melanie Marquez...

     - A cameo role as Sarah's mother where she was seen briefly in a lullaby scene and in Sarah's locket.

Animal Characters

  • Nehru - This little monkey
    A monkey is a primate, either an Old World monkey or a New World monkey. There are about 260 known living species of monkey. Many are arboreal, although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent. Unlike apes, monkeys...

     that belongs to Rama Dass and is very playful. (Surya is the name of monkey in anime version and also in Philippine movie version).
  • Jump - Sarahs own horse
    The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or the wild horse. It is a single-hooved mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today...

     given by her father. He is of good nature and lived a happy life with Peter attending to him, until he had to leave one day.
  • Mr. Chester - a cat
    The cat , also known as the domestic cat or housecat to distinguish it from other felids and felines, is a small, usually furry, domesticated, carnivorous mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and for its ability to hunt vermin and household pests...

     that was brought by Peter to the school.
  • Nevo - an iguana
    Iguana is a herbivorous genus of lizard native to tropical areas of Central America and the Caribbean. The genus was first described in 1768 by Austrian naturalist Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in his book Specimen Medicum, Exhibens Synopsin Reptilium Emendatam cum Experimentis circa Venena...

     that was brought by Sarah to the street
  • Carl - a snake
    Snakes are elongate, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. Like all squamates, snakes are ectothermic, amniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales...

     that was brough by Peter to the mall
  • Izzy- a polar bear
    Polar Bear
    The polar bear is a bear native largely within the Arctic Circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is the world's largest land carnivore and also the largest bear, together with the omnivorous Kodiak Bear, which is approximately the same size...

     that lives in Pasig City
  • Nebo- an owl
    Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes, constituting 200 bird of prey species. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions . Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish...

     that lives in Malabon Zoo. He also appeared on Kulilits as a cast.
  • John- a lion
    The lion is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera, and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger...

     that lives in Malabon Zoo. He also appeared on the Lucky Me Noodles commercials.
  • Romeo- a tiger
    The tiger is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to and weighing up to . Their most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with lighter underparts...

     that belongs to Peter and is very ugly. Romeo's actor is Nash Aguas.
  • Ryo- a turtle
    Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines , characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield...

     that lives in Palawan.
  • Julalay - an elephant
    Elephants are large land mammals in two extant genera of the family Elephantidae: Elephas and Loxodonta, with the third genus Mammuthus extinct...

     that lives in Africa. Julalay's actor is Basty Alcances.
  • Chris - a zebra
    Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black and white stripes. Their stripes come in different patterns unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds...

     that lives in Africa. Chris' actor is JJ Zamora.


Princess Sarah replaced Kokey
Kokey is an ABS-CBN fantaserye which was premiered on Primetime Bida August 6, 2007. It is a show that was greatly criticized because of its one-dimensionality and lack of educational value. Other sources of hostility include potentially harmful acts such as lying with no punishment or scolding...

and was expected to follow its success. Its pilot episode garnered a 27.1% ratings according to AGB Nielsen in Mega Manila. It ran for only a month; the finale ratings were low, only able to reach a total of 22% ratings. The highest rating was 28.5% while the lowest was 20.6%.

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