Not so long ago, animated shows actually had plots to them, showcased artists' individual styles, and told a story, more so than hawking trendy toys.
'Ulysses 31' presented one of the classic tales of world literature, Homer's Odyssey, in the new arena of future space travel. It featured the creative mind of Jean Chalopin (who also worked on 'The Hitchhiker' and 'Inspector Gadget') alongside Nina Wolmark, Bernard Deyries and Kazuo Terada, among others. Granted, the epic poem already gave them the framework from which to proceed, but the adaptation brought out a strong character in the person of the lead, and his enemies across the galaxy echoed the dangers of the legendary sea journey. The artwork was highly colorful and dramatic, a mark of progress for its time.
A solid yet brisk retelling of the Greek epic in a science fiction setting. Worth tracking down for fans of classic writing, quality animation and just plain good stories.