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Once Upon a Time... Man (1978)
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Once Upon a Time... Man (1978)
Original name: Il était une fois… l'Homme
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Once Upon a Time… Man is a French animated TV series from 1978 directed by Albert Barillé. It is the first in the Once Upon a Time... franchise. The series explains world history in a format designed for children. The action focuses around one group. The same familiar characters appear in all episodes as they deal with the problems of their time. The series' opening and ending title sequences famously used Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor as the main title theme music. Shortening the piece to only 2 minutes in length, the introduction uses the very beginning, which jumps into the start of the middle section and finally the dramatic ending to coincide with the destruction of Earth at the end of the intro.
Style: serious, captivating, witty
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, wise man, elderly, society, human nature, imaginary, wisdom of life, escapades, dedicated educator, religion, evolution
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 18th century, 1900s, 16th century, 17th century, 20th century ...

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Most similar movies to Once Upon a Time... Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about family, escapades, adventure, imaginary, friendship, friends and youth mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time... Man: SuperBook (1981), The Wisdom of the Gnomes (1987), The Flying House (1982), David the Gnome (1985), Seabert (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Time Was the Space (1982)
Genre: Animation, Family, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Once Upon a Time… Space is a French/Japanese animated TV series from 1982, directed by Albert Barillé. The series was animated in Japan by the animation studio Eiken, and is thus considered to be anime as it also aired on Japanese TV, albeit not ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: outer space, imaginary, space and aliens, wisdom of life, space station, wise man, spacewalk, computer system, mars, human nature, society, escapades ...
Time: future
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100%
Once Upon a Time... Life (1987)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: France, Japan, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Il était une fois... la vie is a French animated television series which tells the story of the human body for children. The program was originally produced in France in 1987 by Procidis and directed by Albert Barillé. The series consists of 26 ...
Style: captivating, serious, 2d animation, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, society, escapades, dedicated educator, wise man, wisdom of life, human nature, imaginary, biology, virus, bacteria, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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SuperBook (1981)
Genre: Animation, Family, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Superbook, also known as Animated Parent and Child Theatre, is an anime television series initially produced by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan in conjunction with the Christian Broadcasting Network in the United States and more recently solely ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, contemplative
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, escapades, society, youth, young heroes, imaginary, family, hopes, adventure, religions or cults, christian, christianity ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Wisdom of the Gnomes (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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
Plot: wise man, imaginary, escapades, adventure, family, danger, dangerous animal, elderly, friends, wisdom of life, friendship, animal life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Flying House (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Corky, Angey, and Justin are playing hide and seek in the woods when a sudden storm appears and they come upon a house in the woods. They go inside and meet Professor Bumble and his Solar Ion Robot, SIR. They discover the house is a flying time ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, technology gone awry, young heroes, adventure, society, imaginary, escapades, hopes, religions or cults, youth, family, christian ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
David the Gnome (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The World of David the Gnome, originally titled David el Gnomo, is a Spanish animated television series based on the children's book The Secret Book of Gnomes, by the Dutch author Wil Huygen and illustrator Rien Poortvliet. The program was ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, fairy, danger, bird, birds, wise man, wisdom of life, animal life, healing power, cure, oldtimer, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, animal life, imaginary, escapades, supportive parent, insect, bug, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, friends, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Seabert (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Seabert is an animated television series from 1985. It was created by BZZ films in Paris and originally aired in French before being translated into different languages around the world. In the United States, the show aired on HBO starting in 1987. ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, escapades, adventurer, rescue, family, heroes, youth, world spanning, society, young heroes, danger, environmentalism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Wind in the Willows (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Wind in the Willows is a TV series that was originally broadcast between 1984 and 1987, based on characters from Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows and following the 1983 film The Wind in the Willows. It was made by ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, mouse, in the woods, animal life, disorder, friends, countryside, imaginary kingdom, family, adventure, escapades, toad ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Super Why! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Super Why! or The Reading Adventures of Super Why! is a CGI animated show developed by Angela C. Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The TV series is produced by New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and Toronto-based DHX Media through ...
Style: fairy tale, educational, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, escapades, imaginary, family, team, clue, superhero, book, adventure, friendship, heroes, reading a book
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Adventures of Alfred J. Quack (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Japan, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Alfred J. Kwak is a cartoon television series based on a Dutch theatre show by Herman van Veen and was co-produced by VARA, Telecable Benelux B.V. and TV Tokyo and first shown in 1989. It consists of 52 episodes. The series characters were designed ...
Style: serious, clever, touching, contemplative, 2d animation
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: heroes, politics, orphan, friendship, friends, injustice, german, animal life, treason, dictatorship, dealer, refugees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Eek! the Cat (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Eek! The Cat is a Canadian-American animated series, created by Savage Steve Holland and Bill Kopp and produced by Fox Kids and Savage Studios with animation by Nelvana, that ran from 1992 to 1997.
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: selflessness, dinosaur, disorder, silly humor, imaginary, family, escapades, nothing goes right, friendship, friends, animal life, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Chaotic (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Chaotic is an American-Canadian animated fantasy television series produced by 4Kids Entertainment and animated by Bardel Entertainment. It is based on the Danish trading card game of the same name. Much of the plot is based on the original ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, young heroes, heroes, escapades, rivalry, battles, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Adventures of Peter Pan (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Peter Pan is an anime series by Nippon Animation, and directed by Takashi Nakamura and Yoshio Kuroda, which first aired in Japan on the Fuji TV network between January 8, 1989 and December 24, 1989. It is an adaptation of the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, island, escapades, young heroes, youth, heroes, mischievous children, adventurer, imaginary, family, adventure, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, entertaining, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, race against time, on the road, anthropomorphism, escapades, master and servant, anthropomorphic animal, chases and races, odd couple, bet, travel, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Adventures of Chuck & Friends (2010)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, Canada
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Chuck and Friends is a television series which airs in the U.S. on The Hub's daily HubBub block, as well as Saturday mornings on The CW as part of the Vortexx block. The show is being produced in collaboration by Toronto ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, toddlers
Plot: friendship, best friends, friends, escapades, imaginary, truck, computer animation, car, adventure, rally, desert, ambition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: King Arthur and the Knights of Justice is an American animated series. It lasted for two seasons and 13 episodes each. The cartoon was produced by Golden Films, C&D Entertainment and Bohbot Entertainment. The series was created by Diane Eskenazi ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, knight, chosen one, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger, escapades, rivalry, family, adventure ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976)
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 ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, heroes, obsessive quest, youth, escapades, seaport, family relations, friends, parents and children, on the road, cult ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
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, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, mountain, win over, young heroes, adventure, family, family life, children, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, europe, alps, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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CardCaptors (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: CardCaptors is the American version of the Japanese anime Card Captor Sakura. The main characters are Sakura Avalon and Li Showron, who, assisted by Keroberos (Kero), and Sakura's best friend Madison, try to capture the escaped Clow cards, and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: cards, heroic mission, adventure, wizards and magicians, rivalry, heroes, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, witch, friends, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Liberty's Kids is an animated educational historical fiction television series produced by DIC Entertainment, originally broadcast on PBS Kids from September 2, 2002 to April 4, 2003, although PBS continued to air reruns until August 2004. The ...
Style: educational, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: american revolution, journalism, slavery, french, idealism, leadership, adventure, americana, american civil war, young people, native americans, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Timon & Pumbaa (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, often simply referred to as Timon & Pumbaa, is an animated comedy television series made by the Walt Disney Company. It centers on Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog from the Disney film franchise ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, colourful, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: jungle, adventure, disney, odd couple, friendship, friends, animal life, imaginary, farce, family, show tunes, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is an American animated action-adventure television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and broadcast on Cartoon Network from August 26, 1996 to September 24, 1999. A revival of the 1960s Jonny Quest franchise, it ...
Style: exciting, serious, reboot
Audience: kids
Plot: computer genius, young heroes, escapades, good versus evil, family, youth, heroes, imaginary, adventure, rivalry, world spanning, underwater scene ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration: 20 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: suspenseful, serious, semi serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ancient mystery, orphan, legends and myths, friendship, native americans, evil empire, gold, captain, treasure, ancient, native, storm ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Welcome to the world of Avonlea, home to the irrepressible Anne Shirley. Avonlea is an exciting place to live especially as Anne's vivid imagination is always causing havoc for her and her friends. Anne is very, very good at getting herself and ...
Style: stylized, feel good, touching, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adoption, orphan, youth, family life, redhead girl, family relations, family, strong female presence, redhead, surrealism, redheaded girl
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Dragon Tales (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dragon Tales is an American-Canadian animated pre-school children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser. The story focuses on the adventures of ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: best friends, family, heroes, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, siblings relations, parallel world, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, wizards and magicians, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Master Eder and His Pumuckl (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Pumuckl is a Kobold from a German radio play series for children. He is a descendant of the Klabautermänner. He is invisible to people around him except for the master carpenter Eder with whom Pumuckl lives. Pumuckl was invented by Ellis Kaut for ...
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: prank, goofy hero, friends, imaginary, invisibility, youth, elderly, friendship, german, maid, troublemaker, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Widget, the World Watcher (1990)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Widget, the World Watcher is an animated television series which debuted in syndication on September 29, 1990. The series ran for two seasons; in the first season, it aired once a week, and in the second season, the series expanded to 5 days a week. ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, thought provoking, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: space and aliens, adventurer, adventure, escapades, benign alien, young heroes, society, contamination, family, youth, heroes, environmental health ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends is a British animated television series based on the works of Beatrix Potter, featuring Peter Rabbit and other anthropomorphic animal characters created by Potter. It was originally shown in the U.K. on BBC ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, escapades, animal life, disorder, friends, solace, youth, family, mischievous children, family life, surrealism, farmer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Growing up can be confusing! When Zach and Annie face difficulties in their lives, they go to special place called Plato’s Peak. There, Plato—a talking buffalo!—and his friends are always willing to lend a helping hand.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, serious, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dignity, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, family, adventure, best friends, escapades, animal that acts human, child, lesson, buffalo, hawk ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%