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Il était une fois... l'homme 

A comprehensive animated survey of the evolution of humanity and the history of predominately Western Civilization.

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Series cast summary:
Annie Balestra ...  Pierette 26 episodes, 1978
Albert Barillé ...  Narrator 26 episodes, 1978
Yves Barsacq ...  Le Gros 26 episodes, 1978
Claude Bertrand ...  Le Teigneux 26 episodes, 1978
...  Maestro / ... 26 episodes, 1978
Patrick Préjean ...  Le Nabot 26 episodes, 1978
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In this series, the history of humanity and Western Civilization is surveyed. To illustrate this in an entertaining way, a cast of specific characters are recast in each episode as they live their lives in each major historical period of focus. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Byl jednou jeden... clovek  »

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The face of Jeremy/Colargol, the singing bear from a stop-motion animated series produced apparently by the same studio that produced this series, appears as an outline drawing in the opening credits sequence when the fish is transforming into the amphibian and leaving the water. See more »

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Followed by Il était une fois... notre terre (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Tausend Jahre sind ein Tag
Music by Udo Jürgens
Lyrics by Siegfried Rabe
Performed by Udo Jürgens
(main theme: German version)
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How to teach History to children?
15 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hey, this is a good deal! Children can watch this "cartoons" while learning human History. Well, that's what I did.

Characters are quite funny and the scenario is respectful of the real History (from the first cells in oceans to the 20th century).

In the same collection, you'll find: "Il était une fois la vie" (1986) with the same characters but in the human body... and yes, this is to learn biology... and this is a must!


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