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Fantastic Planet (1973)

La planète sauvage (original title)
On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Drake ...
Tiwa (voice)
Eric Baugin ...
Young Terr (voice)
Jean Topart ...
Master Sinh (voice)
Jean Valmont ...
Adult Terr - Narrator (voice)
Sylvie Lenoir ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Michèle Chahan ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Yves Barsacq ...
Om (voice)
Hubert de Lapparent ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Gérard Hernandez ...
Master Taj (voice)
Claude Joseph ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Philippe Ogouz ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Jacques Ruisseau ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Amyl ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Denis Boileau ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Madeleine Clervanne ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Madeleine Clervannes)
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Storyline

Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Set around the lifespan of Terr, 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, Terr finds refuge and support from fellow Oms 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. See more »

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Animation | Sci-Fi

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1 December 1973 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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According to Czech animator Gene Deitch, an important distinguishing trait of Czech animation is that it treats its "characters" as symbols rather than well-rounded characters. This is expressed in the film's simplistic animation, as well as the fact that most of its characters aren't developed beyond the confined roles they play in the film's narrative and message. For instance, Tiwa, one of the most important characters, disappears from the film after the first act, as she didn't serve a purpose beyond that. See more »

Goofs

When the Draag is felled by them Oms, as he briefly puts his hand over his chest, the grappling hook stuck in his chest appears over the hand. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: After a while, I lost my intimacy with Tiwa. As she grew up, she gave up her playthings.
Narrator: Deprived of lessons, I decided to run away.
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Soundtracks

Mira Et Ten
Written and Performed by 'Alain Goraguer' Et Son Orchestre
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" It was possible to learn, the problem was, did I want to ? "
17 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

If when you view this film, you are expecting a simple cartoon, you are in for a surprise and an educational treat as well. The film is called " Fantastic Planet " and is perhaps one of the finest examples of creative journalism ever. It tells the story of Terr (Eric Baugin and Jean Valmont) who's life literally begins on the run. His mother, Indeed, the entire race of fleeing Humans are not the dominate species on the planet. Hardly, the Humans are tiny when compared with the giant size Draags who rule the world. On this Alien sphere, the Draags consider the little humans, whom they call Oms, both charming play toys and at the same time, a pesky, intrusive and troubling nuisance. After losing his mother, Terr is adopted and accepted as a household pet by a female Draag. Despite being little more than a toy, Terr is nevertheless able to learn enough to escape and eventually mature into an adult Om. Later he meets other Oms, one of which is called Tiwa (Jennifer Drake). As time passes, the Oms become so dangerous to the Draags, that they decide to eradicate the entire race of humans. However, the Oms, having become aware of the plan, hurry to find and exploit the Draags' one main weakness. Failure means extinction, success promises to change the world of both. The film is certainly unique and its moral offering is not lost on the thinking and compassionate viewer. Subtitles make for a hindrance, but it's importance message allows it to stand on its own laurels as an all time Classic. ****


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