Basically, I recently stumbled on a story identification question that lacks sci-fi element in the way it's described (though until OP specifies whether or not it did or didn't have any sci-fi element, we can only guess).
On the instant, my reflex was to write an answer, since the story sounded like a cartoon I had watched during my youth. Since it had no sci-fi element at all, I was thinking that if OP confirms it is the right one, then the question would definitely be off-topic.
But then I started wondering if that was the right thing to do.
If the question by itself doesn't mention anything sci-fi about the work OP is looking for, even if the work could possibly be a sci-fi one, should I assume that it's off-topic until proven otherwise?