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Once Upon a Time Was the Space (1982)
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Once Upon a Time Was the Space (1982)
Original name: Il était une fois… l'espace
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 until 1984, under the title Ginga Patrol PJ. In contrast to the show's success in the West, the series' Japanese broadcast was consigned to an early-morning time slot and attracted little attention.
Style: futuristic, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: outer space, mars, space and aliens, family, wise man, space station, society, human nature, imaginary, wisdom of life, escapades, spacewalk, computer system, robot, alien, space travel, spacecraft, planet, rebellion, space battle, telepathy, space opera
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Once Upon a Time Was the Space

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about escapades, space and aliens, outer space, heroes, imaginary, adventure and space travel mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time Was the Space: Miles from Tomorrowland (2015), Once Upon a Time... Life (1987), Once Upon a Time... Man (1978), Treasure Planet (2002), Ulysses 31 (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Miles from Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Hitch a ride with MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND and... LET'S ROCKET! Climb aboard the starship "Stellosphere" and meet Miles Callisto, his loving family and his best buddy Merc, a robo-ostrich built for speed, friendship and fun! Tasked by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: outer space, family, space travel, adventurer, parents and children, escapades, heroes, siblings relations, youth, young heroes, space and aliens, space station ...
Time: future, 2010s
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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, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, society, escapades, dedicated educator, wisdom of life, wise man, human nature, imaginary, 2d animation, body, biology, virus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, captivating, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: escapades, elderly, imaginary, dedicated educator, society, family, wise man, human nature, wisdom of life, evolution, religion
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 15th century, 1910s, 1900s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Peter Quill is Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits — fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, adventure, imaginary, escapades, anti heroes, save the world, hotshot hero, danger, heroic mission, spacecraft ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, semi serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, outer space, adventure, space travel, steampunk, androids and robots, spacecraft, treasure hunt, adventurer, alien, treasure, disney ...
Time: future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ulysses 31 (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A retelling of "The Odyssey" set in the 31st Century, Ulysses and his son go through many adventures to return home.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, androids and robots, getting home, imaginary, rivalry, adventure, space and aliens, escapades, parents and children, religions or cults ...
Time: future
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Space Dandy (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on ...
Style: not serious, humorous, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, adventure, outer space, human in outer space, escapades, imaginary, encounter, search, reward, adventurer, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Jetsons (1962)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from 1962-1963, then later as part of the weekday/weekend morning programming block called The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, until 1987. New ...
Style: sitcom, futuristic, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, outer space, dog, flying car, robot, escapades, mischievous children, imaginary, youth, family, society, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Planetes (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also resulted in the problem of the space debris, which can ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, astronaut, spacewalk, danger, escapades, workplace situations, fear, space station, boss and employee, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Knights of Sidonia (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: An alien race called Gauna has destroyed Earth. leaving humanity struggling to survive aboard the spaceship Sidonia. Even though it’s been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose ...
Style: mecha, exciting, futuristic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space battle, androids and robots, spacecraft, outer space, space and aliens, space travel, escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry, space wars, military ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Space Battleship Yamato (1974)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When vile aliens known as the Gamilons wreak nuclear havoc on Earth, a group of survivors refit the Japanese battleship Yamato for intergalactic travel and set off on a mission to retrieve a neutralizer that will eradicate the radiation from ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, spacecraft, space wars, outer space, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel, fight back, siege, radiation, heroes ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Star Wars Rebels (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Set between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, futuristic, serious, reboot
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: space travel, good versus evil, outer space, warrior, battles, space wars, chases and races, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, master warrior, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Silverhawks (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Family, Adventure, Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: SilverHawks is an American animated television series developed by Rankin/Bass Productions and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures in 1986. The animation was provided by Japanese studio Pacific Animation Corporation. In total, 65 episodes were made. ...
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, outer space, androids and robots, weapon system, crimes, adventure, partners, law enforcement, family, escapades, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people are able to take on artificial bodies and achieve immortality. A poor orphan, Tetsuro Hoshino, strives to obtain a mechanical body for the triple incentive of eternal life, of revenge (his mother was gunned down by ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, rivalry, imaginary, young heroes, train, adventure, space and aliens, train ride, heroes, escapades, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (1978)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious comet traveling to Earth's solar system is not what it seems. Without Captain Avatar, Derek Wildstar leads the Argo (Yamato) against a new enemy.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil empire, battles, fight back, spacecraft, heroic mission, outer space, space wars, space travel, evil alien, save the world, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Ben 10 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ben 10 was an American animated series created by Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series is about a 10 year old boy named Ben Tennyson who gets a watch-like alien device called the "Omnitrix". Attached to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, family, artifact, superhuman powers, save the world, escapades, imaginary, young heroes, space and aliens, transformation, evil alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe following the events of Star Trek: The Original Series of the 1960s. The animated series was aired under the name Star Trek, but it has ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, teleportation, space travel, space opera, giant, spacecraft, heroic mission, alien encounter, rivalry, space and aliens, heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: feel good, exciting, futuristic, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, robot, outer space, adventure, future dystopia, happy ending, ecological disaster, space travel, imaginary, spacecraft, earth, contamination ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Atomic Betty (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France, Kazakhstan, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Atomic Betty is a Canadian-French animated science fantasy television series produced by Atomic Cartoons, Breakthrough Films & Television, and Tele Images Kids. Additional funding for production is provided by Teletoon in Canada and M6 and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, outer space, adventure, hidden identity, young heroes, disorder, danger, escapades, youth, rivalry, imaginary, superheroine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Star Blazers (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Star Blazers is an American animated television series adaptation of the Japanese anime series, Space Battleship Yamato I, II, and III. Star Blazers was first broadcast in the United States in 1979. Significantly, it was the first popular ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space wars, imaginary, danger, evil empire, siege, radiation, fight back, battles, heroes, race against time ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.8
 7K
Duck Dodgers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Duck Dodgers is an American animated television series, based on the 1953 theatrical cartoon short Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, produced by Warner Bros. Animation from 2003 to 2005. The series is a space opera, featuring the fictional Looney ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, surreal, clever ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, cartoon duck, outer space, mars, parody, heroes, anti heroes, anti hero, disorder, scientist, distant planet, talking animals ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Thunderbirds Are Go (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Remake of the hit 1960s television show. In the 21st century, Jeff Tracy, a former astronaut, amasses a colossal fortune and decides that he must use it to benefit others. His answer to this desire is to create International Rescue, a unique private ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: rescue, outer space, computer animation, adventure, good versus evil, danger, save the day, heroes, family relations, space travel, island, master villain ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers is an American animated Space Western television series created by Robert Mandell and Gaylord Entertainment Company. The series combines sci-fi stories with traditional wild west themes. It is one of the first ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious
Plot: escapades, space and aliens, imaginary, a.i., heroes, government agency, adventure, danger, tough heroes, toys, allies, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Casper and the Angels (1979)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Casper and the Angels is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired for one season on NBC. Casper the Friendly Ghost was a guardian angel for two female motorcycle space cops named Minnie and Maxie ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, outer space, supernatural, goofy hero, family, space and aliens, partners, supernatural ability, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, disorder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is an American animated television series – the third entry in Cartoon Network's Ben 10 franchise created by team Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It was slated to premiere after the series ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, secret identity, young heroes, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, save the world, teenage life, heroes, androids and robots, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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.hack//Roots (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: .hack//Roots is a 26-episode anime series, animated by studio Bee Train, that sets as a prologue for the .hack//G.U. video games. It is the first .hack TV series broadcast in HDTV. It is set seven years after the events of the first two anime series ...
Style: futuristic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberspace, cyberpunk, good versus evil, obsessive quest, rivalry, danger, imaginary, future dystopia, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
Genre: Action, Family, Adventure, Animation, Thriller, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Spider-Man Unlimited was a short-lived American animated series featuring the Marvel comic book superhero Spider-Man. Unlimited premiered in 1999, but, although it had fair ratings, was overshadowed by Pokémon and the newly debuted Digimon, and was ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, rivalry, fighting crime, space and aliens, imaginary, secret identity, danger, heroes, rescue, superhuman powers, undercover ...
Time: 90s, future, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 847
Mega Man (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Based off of the popular video game, Megaman. In the year 200X, robot scientists Dr. Thomas Light and Dr. Albert Wily were completing their special project, helper robots, which will help humans with everyday work. However, Dr. Wily had secretly ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: space and aliens, heroes, family, adventure, rivalry, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, world domination, killer robot, battles, danger, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 295
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: kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, religions or cults, family, hopes, adventure, escapades, imaginary, society, young heroes, youth, christian, christianity ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Banner of the Stars (2000)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Now that three years has passed since their first adventure, Lafiel is now captain on a new ship and Jinto has just finished his training. They go out to complete a mission of defending the Laptic Gate.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, exciting, saga
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, outer space, adventure, heroic mission, battles, good versus evil, benign alien, heroes, distant planet, evil empire ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%