Wansapanataym (Filipinisation of the English phrase once upon a time) is a Philippinefantasy-dramaanthology 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.
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.
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.
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 2004. In 2004, the theme song was changed and was also sung by Nyoy Volante until 2005 and it was also used in the revival.