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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Series cast summary:
Matt Birman ...  Ulysses (english version) / ... 27 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:

H odysseia tou diastimatos See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Like Doctor Who: Underworld: Part One (1978) (TV Episode) and Doctor Who: The Horns of Nimon: Part One (1979) (TV Episode), the cartoon is a futuristic retelling of a Greek myth. See more »

Quotes

Poseidon servant: Disgrace is upon us! The great Cyclops is dead! The revenge of the gods will be terrible!
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Referenced in Adam and Joe's Wonky World of Animation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Ulysse
(French Opening Theme 1)
Music by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy
Lyrics by Haim Saban
Performed by Lionel Leroy
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After one episode, this is pretty good stuff!
22 February 2004 | by andynortonukSee all my reviews

I decided to watch one of the episodes of this series on FOX Kids, and here is what I think of the series after one episode; it's pretty good!

Ulysses 31, I think, uses a clever and inventive way of re-telling Greek mythology in this science fiction fantasy environment. It might be commonplace now for most kids' science fiction programmes today, but this might have been something different when it was first transmitted in 1981.

The dubbing is just adequate, but, as someone who is now used to watching foreign animation with sub-titles, I think that I might enjoy the dialogue more in its original French language, with English subtitles (hope that's one of the features on the upcoming DVD). The animation is just what you except from a TV animated series aimed at kids for from this era (watching Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors after this, the animation is pretty conventional). I do admire how they done the spaceship, when it is moving in space and remains quite static. Also, the attention on the spaceship is somewhat realistic (yes, I know it's a cartoon, but I pay attention to this sort of stuff!). Anyway, great work on the spaceship! I was skeptical on using this 2D cell animation for this programme, but, as I started to enjoy and progress further into the episode's narrative, it doesn't seem to bother me. Also, the music is pretty good throughout the programme too! Overall, pretty good series, but I will need to see more episodes to understand why this series is well celebrated.


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