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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.

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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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Trivia

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 Tiwa notices that Terr has hiccups, a hair appears on the top right corner of the screen. 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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Connections

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Soundtracks

L'Oiseau
Written and Performed by 'Alain Goraguer' Et Son Orchestre
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Brings back great memories
12 April 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

What a great movie! I had completely forgotten about this film -in fact, I hadn't seen it in over 20 years. Well, I rented 'The Cell' and while I was watching the scene where Jennifer Lopez is in her house with the television on, I noticed those blue aliens and the memories came rushing back! Of course, I came to IMDB to figure out what the title of the film was (it was in the trivia section of 'The Cell' review), and I was pleasantly surprised to find the title. I went and bought the DVD, which is truly outstanding! The basic premise of the movie is that a race of aliens keeps domesticated humans as pets, while eliminating their feral brethren in the wild. The story centers around Terr, who is rescued from a pack of cruel alien children by the daughter of a high-ranking official. Eventually he runs away and ends up meeting the humans living in the wild. They become tired of the treatment they suffer at the hands of the alien race, and seek to exact revenge on their captors.

This movie was made nearly 30 years ago, so the animation is not really comparable to modern-day animation, but the story and the plot transcend time. The premise of the film is as valid today as it was in the 70s.

The DVD edition of the movie comes with three additional animated shorts by Rene Laloux, and they are just as entertaining. This is a real gem of a movie...truly beautiful. My kids love it as well. A true masterpiece.

9/10.


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