Once Upon a Time... The Discoverers

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Once Upon a Time... The Discoverers
Created byAlbert Barillé
Developed byProcidis
Voices ofRoger Carel
Olivier Destrez
Marie-Laure Beneston
Patrick Préjean
Sady Rebbot
Country of originFrance
No. of episodes26
Running time26 minutes
Original networkFrance 3
Original release1994
Preceded byOnce Upon a Time... The Americas (1991)
Followed byOnce Upon a Time... The Explorers (1996)

Il était une fois... les Découvreurs (English, Once Upon a Time... The Discoverers) is a French animated TV series from 1994. Directed by Albert Barillé.


  1. The Chinese, our Ancestors
  2. Archimedes and the Greek
  3. Hero of Alexandria
  4. The Measuring of Time
  5. Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama and Cartography
  6. Gutenberg and Printing
  7. Leonardo da Vinci, a Jack-of-all trades
  8. The Doctors (Paracelsus, Andreas Vesalius, Ambroise Paré, etc.)
  9. Galileo Galilei
  10. Isaac Newton
  11. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (Discovering the Past)
  12. Antoine Lavoisier and Chemistry
  13. George Stephenson, Full Steam Ahead!
  14. Michael Faraday and Electricity
  15. Charles Darwin and Evolution
  16. Gregor Mendel and Peas
  17. Louis Pasteur and Micro-organisms
  18. Thomas Edison and Applied Science
  19. Guglielmo Marconi and Sound Waves
  20. Henry Ford and the Adventure of Motorcar
  21. Aviation (Otto Lilienthal, Wright brothers, etc.)
  22. Marie Curie
  23. Albert Einstein
  24. Konrad Lorenz, Father of the Geese
  25. Neil Armstrong, the Moon and the Space
  26. Tomorrow?

Broadcast information[edit]

Country Television broadcasts
France France France 3 * Canal+ *
Canada Canada CBC Television, Télévision de Radio-Canada
Spain Spain Televisión Española (TVE) *
Germany Germany WDR *, SWF *
Austria Austria ORF
Italy Italy Italia 1 *, Cartoon Network
Greece Greece ERT Cine+
Indonesia Indonesia STOON (Indonesia) *, STOON I
Switzerland Switzerland TSR (French) *, RTSI (Italian) *
Belgium Belgium RTBF
Poland Poland Telewizja Polska (TVP), TV Puls
Portugal Portugal RTP
Sweden Sweden Sveriges Television (SVT)
Finland Finland Yle *
Hungary Hungary Magyar Televízió, Minimax, Da Vinci Learning
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland RTÉ
United Kingdom United Kingdom Channel 4
United States United States of America PBS
Iceland Iceland Sjónvarpið
Israel Israel Logi
Russia Russia Culture
Serbia Serbia RTS

* Contributing co-producer

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