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Fantastic Planet (1973)

La planète sauvage (original title)
This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders.

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Jennifer Drake ...
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Eric Baugin ...
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Jean Topart ...
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Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Set around the lifespan of Ter, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags. Escaping into the wilderness and with a device used for intellectual advancement of the Draags, Ter finds refuge and support from fellow Om's and using the learning tool, he finds that knowledge is power and then sets to use the new found knowledge to revolt against the Draag masters... Written by muddy

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A Sublime Trip to a Fine New World


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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Draag child 1: It doesn't move.
Draag child 2: What a shame we can't play with her any more.
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Featured in Stranger Than Paradise (1984) See more »

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Late Night Classic!
11 October 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

USA Network's Night Flight used to play this imaginative animated Sci-Fi film on Saturday late-nights in the mid-1980's. Bizarre, Eerie, Strange, Creative - Fantastic Planet was one film that I will always remember and still view today as a classic.

It's about two intelligent species living together in a far off planet. One species, The Traags, are well-advanced spiritually and dominate the planet. The other species, The Oms, are divided into two groups: The domesticated Oms, who are basically toys, slaves, or pets to the Traags, and the tribe of wild Oms, who live within the forest. The Traags are giants compared to the tiny Human-like Oms.

The story focuses on one domesticated Om who escapes with a pair of Traag mystical headphones which are used to educate them. He meets up with some wild Oms. Small wars erupt between the Traags and the Oms.

With it's eerie soundtrack, the film gives a weird, psychedelic view of this planet's other alien creatures, bizarre plants, un-earthly weather, strange landscapes, and religious rituals of the Traags and the Oms. It also focuses on the species' mating rituals and how their moon, The Fantastic Planet, plays a part in the Traags existence with it's mystical ending.


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