"Il était une fois… l'homme" (English: Once Upon a Time… Man) is a French animated TV series that explains world history in a format designed for children. The action focuses around one group. The same familiar characters appear in all episodes as they deal with the problems of their time.
“Il était une fois... la vie” (English: Once Upon a Time... Life), is a French-Japanese animated television series which tells the story of the human body for children. The series makes use of recurring human characters originally from Once Upon a Time...Man. Every character in the series appeared as a real person (the old intelligent doctor, the dedicated blonde mother, the boy and the girl, their obese friend, and the pair of bullies) and anthropomorphic representations of cells and cellular functions within the human body.