Uchû Kazoku Carlvinson
1988 / 45m - Japan
Comedy, Sci-fi - Animation
Space Family Carlvinson poster


June 01, 2023


A cute little space comedy. I wasn't familiar with this one at all, but it looked quite goofy and weird, which is always a plus in my book. Looks can deceive, but not so in this case. Carlvinson is genuinely kooky and goofy, a simple school comedy at heart, only with a bunch of odd-looking aliens trying to act like a normal family.

When cruising through space, a small ship gets into an accident and crashes on a nearby planet. The station they crashed into sends out a team to see if there are any survivors. All they find is a little baby, with its parents dead beside it. They decide to take the baby and raise it, giving it a fair shot at life. Someone else is also interested in the kid though.

The setup sounds a little dark, but the film is very light-hearted and comedy-focused. It's more about alien creatures joining in with school activities rather than anything dramatic or nefarious. It's essentially a very basic, simple anime, made funnier by the fact that half of its cast are grueling alien monsters. Fun and quirky, a nice find indeed.