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3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976)
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3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976)
Original name: 母をたずねて三千里
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Italy is in a deep depression, so to support her family, Marco's mother goes to Argentina to work as a domestic. But after she writes to her family that she is sick, her letters stop coming. So Marco decides to go to Argentina to look for her. He travels across Argentina to find her, meeting many wonderful people, and having many adventures during his journey.
Style: sentimental, twists and turns, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, heroes, family, youth, friends, pets, on the road, family relations, parents and children, cult, escapades, seaport, child in peril, obsessive quest, young heroes, mountain, depression, quest, journey, poverty, father son relationship, friend, slice of life, search for mother ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, south america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, semi serious, captivating and humorous films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, youth, friendship, young heroes, family and friends mostly in Animation, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1980), Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974), Heidi (2015), The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982), The Wisdom of the Gnomes (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a Japanese anime series, directed by Hiroshi Saitô which was aired in 1980. It is based on the well-known and popular novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. The series was broadcast on the World ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
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Time: 19th century
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Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Japan, West Germany
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, mountain, family life, win over, family, adventure, young heroes, escapades, youth, girl ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, europe, frankfurt germany, germany ...
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Around the World with Willy Fog (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Spain, Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Around the World with Willy Fog is a cartoon adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. The cartoon was produced by Spanish studio BRB Internacional with animation by Japanese studio Nippon Animation. In the same vein as ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, race against time, on the road, anthropomorphism, escapades, master and servant, anthropomorphic animal, bet, odd couple, travel, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 19th century
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Heidi (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Australia, Germany
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Knee-high to a grasshopper, Heidi, a young orphan brunette with curly hair and the face of an angel, is brought by her aunt to the Swiss Alps to live with her grand-father, a silent and solitary old man. Taking up the challenges of her new ...
Style: scenic, sincere, emotional, touching, atmospheric
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: grandfather granddaughter relationship, orphan, friendship, kids and family, family, friends, optimism, best friends, adventure, life philosophy, love of one's life, family problems ...
Time: 19th century
Place: swiss alps, alps, europe, switzerland
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The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a young Spanish boy named Esteban who joins a voyage to the New World in search of the lost Cities of Gold and his father.
Style: captivating, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ancient mystery, orphan, legends and myths, friendship, gold, native, treasure, captain, evil empire, storm, ocean, on the road ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, andes mountains, peru
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The Adventures of Alfred J. Quack (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Japan, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 25 min.
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Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
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Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends is an animated program based on the children's books by David Kirk, which airs on Nick Jr. in the United States, on Treehouse TV in Canada, and on Discovery Kids in Brazil. Each episode follows the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
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The Wisdom of the Gnomes (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Wisdom of the Gnomes is an animated series produced by Spanish company BRB Internacional about Gnomes. It was a spin-off of the series The World of David the Gnome. It was based on the books The Secret Book of Gnomes by Wil Huygen. Other sequels, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting
Audience: kids
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
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Deltora Quest (2007)
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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