Nothing else has ever looked or felt like René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags).
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Amazing french film that explores the significance of man. Trapped as a pet that escapes and finds civilization for this first time since taken from his mother at birth, the hero rises up and brings hope to the Om's. The aliens represent our insignificance in the universe. Through trying times the Om's must learn and adapt in order to survive.
An absolute classic of animation. "Thirty-five years later, Rene Laloux's surreal animated film remains a singular psychedelic experience." "A jarring examination of racism and intolerance." Remember this fondly from the midnight movie circuit. Has not aged a day.
A trippy gem and a delight to watch. The amount of detail and the visible labour put into this hand-drawn piece reminds you why 3D Minions are a pointless abomination. Well, there you go, can't do a positive review without bitterness creeping in. In any case, watch this and maybe have a puff on something (completely legal, obviously) beforehand, of course only if you're that way inclined.
Made at the same time when BELLADONNA OF SADNESS came out, Roland Topor worked on the illustrations for this sci-fi story after writing THE TENANT few years earlier. Really groovy soundtrack as well some of the animation is bit obsolete but still good.