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La planète sauvage
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1 December 1973 (USA) See more »
A Sublime Trip to a Fine New World
This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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)
William Coryn ... Additional Voices (voice)
Poupy de Monneron ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christian de Tillière ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christian Echelard ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jeanine Forney ... Additional Voices (voice)
Pascal Kominakis ... Additional Voices (voice)
Andre Lambert ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Lesser ... Additional Voices (voice)
Serge Netter ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yvette Robin ... Additional Voices (voice)
André Rouyer ... Additional Voices (voice)
Irina Tarassov ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Irina Tarason)
Julien Thomas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gilbert Vilhon ... Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Villé ... Additional Voices (voice)
Cynthia Adler ... Tiwa (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Barry Bostwick ... Adult Terr - Narrator (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Mark Gruner ... Young Terr (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Nora Heflin ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Marvin Miller ... Great Tree Chief / Master Kon (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Monika Ramirez ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Hal Smith ... Master Sinh / Old Om / Sorcerer (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Olan Soule ... Master Taj (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Janet Waldo ... Hollow Log Chief / Traag Child (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
René Laloux 
Writing credits
Stefan Wul (novel "Oms en série")

Roland Topor (adaptation, scenario and dialogue) and
René Laloux (adaptation, scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Simon Damiani .... executive producer (as S. Damiani)
Anatole Dauman .... producer
André Valio-Cavaglione .... executive producer (as A. Valio-Cavaglione)
Original Music by
Alain Goraguer 
Cinematography by
Boris Baromykin 
Lubomir Rejthar 
Film Editing by
Hélène Arnal 
Dick Elliott (English version)
Rich Harrison (English version)
Marta Látalová 
Production Management
Václav Strnad .... production manager
Art Department
Roland Topor .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Jean Guérin .... sound effects
Robert Pouret .... sound
Hélène Tossy .... sound synchronization
Animation Department
Jindriska Beberová .... assistant animator
Jindrich Bárta .... animator
Zdena Bártová .... animator
Lidia Cardet .... animation designer
Renáta Celbová .... animation designer
Dana Drábová .... animation designer
Nadezda Dvoráková .... assistant animator
Helena Horálková .... assistant animator
Zuzana Jupová .... assistant animator
Viktorie Kolariková .... animation designer
Eva Kretzerová .... assistant animator
Josef Kábrt .... character graphics
Helena Najdrovská .... animation designer
Katerina Nováková .... assistant animator
Alena Pokorná .... animation designer
Jarmila Rabanová .... animation designer
Helena Rohrauerová .... animation designer
Marcela Schneiderová .... animation designer
Bohumil Sejda .... animator (as Bohumil Sedja)
Zdenek Sob .... animator
Karel Strebl .... animator
Marie Tomasková .... animation designer
Eva Udrzalová .... animation designer
Jirí Vokoun .... animator
Josef Vána .... background artist
Alena Wellnerová .... assistant animator
Editorial Department
Hélène Arnal .... editorial supervisor
Marta Látalová .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Claude Pascal .... music editor
Other crew
Simon Damiani .... presenter (as S. Damiani)
Marco Mueller .... liner notes: dvd release
André Valio-Cavaglione .... presenter (as A. Valio-Cavaglione)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La planète sauvage" - France (original title)
"The Savage Planet" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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72 min
Color | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:G (original rating) | Brazil:16 | Germany:6 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:R (original rating) (rating appealed) | USA:PG (re-rating)

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The animation was started in Prague but had to be moved to Paris to avoid interference by the Communist authorities who were in power at the time.See more »
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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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece... still up-to-date, 8 October 2005
Author: Yan Ropert-Coudert from Tokyo, Japan

In the world of the animation business there is a recent trends towards super- realism where computer graphics are being increasingly used. Although I appreciate animations like Finding Nemo or the Incredibles for they represent a renewal of the genre (in the same way the Disney movie did in the 50's), the artistic style of La Planete Sauvage is unmistakable and accords perfectly with the dark atmosphere of the movie. This animation is based on the book Oms (a deformation of the french word homme, man) from the French SciFi writer Stephan Wul who should also be credited for being the writer of The Time Masters (another SciFi animation worth your time). Wul's real name is still a mystery. The rare things we know about his life are that he wrote his 10 (or so) only books when he was studying dentistry at the University. He apparently graduated and became too busy to continue his writing activity. What a pity. I've read most of Wul's book and they are all unique and beautiful. The animation sticks true to Wul's vision. The art by the Czech master Topor is dark and oppressing, despite the bright color of the 60-70's-influenced graphism, adding to the uncomfort of seeing human beings treated as pets or pests by giant extraterrestrials. However, the roles are interchangeable and humans do behave too often in the way the extraterrestrials do in the movie with other living creatures on Earth. Hard to find but worth the search.

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