Movies and TV shows like Once Upon a Time... Life

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Once Upon a Time... Life (1987)
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Once Upon a Time... Life (1987)
Original name: Il était une fois… la Vie
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 episodes and originally was aired on the French channel Canal+, and then on the state owned channel FR3. It is the third part of the Once Upon a Time... series. Once Upon a Time... Life reintroduced the edutainment formula that had been left out on Once Upon a Time... Space. The series combined entertaining storylines with factual information, presented metaphorically. The series Once Upon a Time... Life used the same characters from the other Once Upon a Time... seasons: the good characters represent the cells that make up the body's systems and defense mechanisms, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, while the bad characters represent the viruses and bacteria that threaten to attack the human body. Every episode of the series featured a different organ or system within the human body. In the French-language version of the series, the opening theme song "la Vie" was performed by Sandra Kim, the winner of the 1986 Eurovision contest.
Style: serious, captivating, educational, 2d animation
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, wise man, society, human nature, imaginary, wisdom of life, escapades, dedicated educator, virus, biology, human, bacteria, blood, body, cell, anthropomorphism

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

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, feel good and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family, escapades, imaginary, adventure, friendship, friends and animal life mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time... Life: Super Why! (2007), Team Umizoomi (2010), SuperBook (1981), The Wisdom of the Gnomes (1987), Bigfoot Family (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Time Was the Space (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
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, space and aliens, imaginary, wise man, space station, wisdom of life, computer system, spacewalk, mars, human nature, escapades, family ...
Time: future
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Once Upon a Time... Planet Earth (2009)
Genre: Animation
Country: France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Teenagers, the internationally-recognized characters of the series, will be the heroes of adventures in which they will play an active role. They will be a force for change, faced with situations and problems they need to resolve. The series will be ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, tense
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: wisdom of life, global warming, environmentalism, environmental health, save the planet, society, imaginary, wise man, escapades, contamination, family
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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, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, escapades, imaginary, family, team, clue, superhero, book, adventure, friendship, heroes, reading a book
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52%
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Team Umizoomi (2010)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Team Umizoomi is a animated fantasy musical series with an emphasis on preschool mathematical concepts, such as counting, sequences, shapes, patterns, measurements, and comparisons. The team consists of mini superheroes Milli and Geo, a friendly ...
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, preschoolers
Plot: mathematics, friendship, family, magic, robot, riddles and clues, friends, adventure, escapades, quest, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: contemplative, captivating, exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, religions or cults, adventure, family, youth, imaginary, escapades, society, young heroes, hopes, bible, christianity ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Once Upon a Time... Man (1978)
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 ...
Style: witty, serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: society, dedicated educator, imaginary, elderly, escapades, family, wisdom of life, wise man, human nature, european history, evolution, religion
Time: middle ages, 1910s, 20th century, 18th century, 15th century ...
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23%
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: uplifting, serious, sentimental
Audience: kids
Plot: animal life, wise man, dangerous animal, family, adventure, escapades, danger, imaginary, elderly, wisdom of life, in the woods, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bigfoot Family (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bigfoot, Adam's father, wants to use his fame for a good cause. Protecting a large wildlife reserve in Alaska sounds like the perfect opportunity! When Bigfoot mysteriously disappears without a trace, Adam and his animal friends will brave ...
Style: light, semi serious, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: young heroes, bigfoot, family, escapades, save the day, friendship, family relations, animal life, help, sasquatch, imaginary, super strength ...
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dinosaur Train (2009)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Dinosaur Train is an American animated series created by Craig Bartlett. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted Pteranodon family, takes the Dinosaur Train to meet, explore, and have ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, touching, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dinosaur, train, talking animals, animal life, adventure, buddies, dating show, children, science and technology, kindergarten, travel and leisure, mammoth ...
Time: prehistoric, prehistoric times, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Chuck and 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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: friendship, best friends, friends, escapades, imaginary, truck, computer animation, adventure, rally, ambition, desert, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hello Kitty's Paradise (2000)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A kitty and her friends are off to explore the world together. With the help of her friends, Hello Kitty will learn a lot about life. Adventure awaits.
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, cartoon cat, anthropomorphic cat, animal life, animals, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, imaginary, siblings relations, family relations, youth ...
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, fairy, danger, bird, birds, wise man, wisdom of life, animal life, healing power, cure, oldtimer, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, clever, offbeat, serious, educational
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dignity, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, family, adventure, best friends, escapades, animal that acts human, lesson, buffalo, child, forest ...
Place: california
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37%
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Pound Puppies (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
TV show
Story: A group of pound dogs make it their mission to place puppies with their perfect person and have lots of adventures along the way.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: puppy, dog, pets, adventure, escapades, rescue, partners, family, hidden identity, friends, disorder, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tom & Jerry Kids Show (1990)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Tom & Jerry Kids Show is an animated television series, co-produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Turner Entertainment, starring cat-and-mouse duo Tom and Jerry as children. The show premiered in 1990 and continued airing until 1994. The ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, cat and mouse, family, disorder, escapades, chase, fight, mouse, creativity, silly humor, rivalry, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Foofur (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Foofur is a children's animated series made by Hanna-Barbera. It aired on NBC from 1986 to 1988. The protagonist and title character was a skinny blue dog. The animated series was produced in part by William Hanna. There was also a comic book ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Busytown Mysteries (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Busytown Mysteries, also known as Hurray for Huckle!, is a Canadian animated television series created by Cookie Jar Entertainment. Currently the series airs in Canada as part of the Kids' CBC block on the Tiny Pop channel and in the United ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: heroes, investigation, teaching the ways of the world, amateur detective, friends, family, children, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, city, cat
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot is an animated television series by SD Entertainment, Cookie Jar Entertainment and Shari Lewis Enterprises that premiered on CBS's KEWLopolis line-up from September 15, 2007 to December 6, 2008, and is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, retro
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: friendship, cartoon bear, adventure, family, escapades, computer animation, imaginary kingdom, kindness, magic, clumsiness, talent show, music band ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Jacob Two-Two (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Jacob Two-Two is a Canadian animated TV series based on a trilogy of books written by Mordecai Richler that first aired on Canadian children's channel YTV and aired on the French Canadian VRAK.TV as Jacob Jacob, in Spanish on Telemundo as ...
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, youth, escapades, school, danger, rivalry, family relations, figment, dinosaur, power relations, friends ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
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34%
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The 3 Wise Men (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: France, Spain, UK, Ireland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A brilliantly animated adaptation of the classic Christian story, 3 WISE MEN features the voices of Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, and Mexican television star Jaci Velasquez. Created by the same artists who animated FANTASIA 2000, HERCULES, and ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, captivating, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, heroic mission, treasure hunt, legends and myths, hopes, miraculous event, escapades, destiny, adventurer, imaginary, adventure, performer's life ...
Time: ancient history
Place: mexico
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34%
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Animalia (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Animalia is an Australian children's television series based on the 1986 picture book of the same name by illustrator Graeme Base in 2012 being distributed by Cyber Group Studios.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the day, adventure, friends, escapades, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger, animal life, family, computer animation, friendship, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Max and Ruby (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Meet two funny bunny siblings, the energetic and mischievous Max, and the patient, smart and goal-oriented Ruby. The show models empowering messages by showing Max and Ruby playing together and resolving their differences respectfully and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, funny, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: best friends, animal life, cartoon rabbit, family, getting along, young heroes, rabbit, brother sister relationship, animals, animal protagonist, adventure, humour ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, funny, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, friendship, animal life, secret place, anthropomorphism, friends, wizards and magicians, save the kingdom, bear ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (1977)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Easter-themed showcase of classic Warner Bros. cartoons, hosted by Bugs Bunny and Granny.
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: escapades, chases and races, prank, family, imaginary, elderly, silly humor, disorder, farce, disguise, easter, movie studio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
YooHoo and Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, South Korea, China, France, Japan, Canada, Italy
TV show
Story: Five executives who worked for Nasty Corporation are turned into animals by Father Time. They have to fix all the environmental disasters they've caused in return for gems so that they may become humans again.
Style: educational, humorous, semi serious, 2d animation, light
Audience: kids, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: friendship, friends, imaginary, family, corporation, animals, talking animals, magic, children, mother nature, contaminated water, native tribe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Puffin Rock (2015)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: Life is sweet on beautiful Puffin Rock, where puffling Oona, her baby brother Baba and their pals learn about nature, friendship and family. Follow the pufflings on their adventures as they explore the wild island!
Style: entertaining, sincere, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animals, seagull, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, animal life, kids and family, wild animal, adventure, family, family life, lifestyle, mother son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Pink Panther and Pals (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Jordan
TV show
Story: Pink Panther and Pals is an animated television
Style: humorous, captivating, light, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, disorder, nothing goes right, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, goofy hero, family, adventure, friendship, comedy of errors, silly humor, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bob the Builder (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: friends, disorder, friendship, workplace situations, imaginary, workplace, best friends, partners, handyman, teamwork, escapades, family ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Berenstain Bears (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A fun-loving family of bears whose love, loyalty and humour allows them to overcome any obstacle that finds its way down their sunny dirt road. They demonstrate time and time again that, no matter what the problem may be, the love, understanding, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sweet, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animal life, bear, mischievous children, family life, parents and children, supportive parent, disorder, imaginary, escapades, friendship, anthropomorphic animal, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, dark fantasy
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, young heroes, heroes, escapades, rivalry, battles, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%