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Fantastic Planet
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FANTASTIC PLANET

La planète sauvage

Directed by René Laloux
France, Czechoslovakia, 1973
Animation, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

On the distant planet Ygam, enslaved humans called Oms are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants, the Draags. Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor and is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms, who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence.

Synopsis

On the distant planet Ygam, enslaved humans called Oms are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants, the Draags. Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor and is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms, who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence.

Our take

René Laloux’s beloved fantasia is a shimmering treasure in the canon of science-fiction cinema. Cosmic landscapes populated by strange, otherworldly creatures—thanks to the distinct cut-out animations of Roland Topor—and set to an ice-cool psychedelic jazz score: The results are out of this world.