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Ulysses 31 

Ulysse 31 (original title)
To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matt Birman ...  Ulysses 26 episodes, 1981-1982
Jacques Ebner Jacques Ebner ...  Nono 26 episodes, 1981-1982
Claude Giraud ...  Ulysse 26 episodes, 1981-1982
Séverine Morisot Séverine Morisot ...  Thémis 26 episodes, 1981-1982
Fabrice Josso Fabrice Josso ...  Télémaque / ... 20 episodes, 1981-1982
Evelyne Séléna Evelyne Séléna ...  Shyrka / ... 20 episodes, 1981-1982
Anick Faris Anick Faris ...  Yumi 17 episodes, 1981-1982
Adrian Knight Adrian Knight ...  Telemachus 17 episodes, 1981-1982
Kelly Ricard Kelly Ricard ...  Shirka 17 episodes, 1981-1982
Vlasta Vrana ...  Zeus 12 episodes, 1981-1982
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Cartoon series. It is the 31st Century and Ulysses is a famous explorer and pilot in space but he desires to go home to Earth to his wife. He takes his son Telemachus and Telemachus's new robot gift Nono with him and takes the space-ship Odyssey with computer Shyrka and his crew. En route to Earth Telemachus is kidnapped and is taken to the Cyclops, a huge robot with one eye and is worshiped by a cult. Ulysses destroys the Cyclops and as well as rescuing Telemachus takes Numenor and Yumi, two children from the planet Zotra with them. However this enrages the ancient gods of Olympus, still existing after all this time, and in revenge, puts the crew and Numenor into a deep sleep, wipe the location of Earth from Shyrka's memory, and put the Odyssey in the universe of Olympus. The only way out is for Ulysses to find the "Kingdom Of Hades", but Ulysses, Telemachus, Yumi, Nono and Shyrka have to defend against the Trident - the forces of the gods and the dubious community of the Universe in... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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An epic space odyssey to defy the gods!


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Country:

France | Japan

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ulysses 31 See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the time it was broadcasted in France, each broadcast of the whole series needed a new introductory music. This is why there are two different musics for the series. The first one is the plain "Ulysse 31" song, and the next one is "Ulysse revient" (aka Ulyses comes back) song. See more »

Quotes

Atlas: Ulysse... Ulysse... don't destroy the universe...
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Referenced in Adam and Joe's Wonky World of Animation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Ulysse Revient
(French Opening and Ending Theme 2)
Music by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy
Lyrics by Haim Saban
Performed by Jacques Cardona
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Excellent animated series, well worth seeing!
20 October 2002 | by Sentinel-15See all my reviews

"Ulysse(s) 31" is a brilliant animated series from the early 1980's, a brilliant French-Japanese co-production. It is basically a science fiction re-telling of Homer's famous epic, with the noble & heroic titular character now lost in space, after having offended the Greek Gods, and looking for a way home.

Of course, adapting and updating such an old story would not work without some changes here and there, and so new characters and situations and setting were added. Even so, the series was, and is, a great way to introduce people to the great stories of ancient mythology.

The quality of animation is very good (for a product of its time, anyway) with a good musical score, catchy theme song included.

Highly recommended for fans of animation, SF fans, and anyone who is interested in mythology.


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