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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.

Director:

René Laloux

Writers:

Stefan Wul (novel), Roland Topor (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Drake Jennifer Drake ... Tiwa (voice)
Eric Baugin Eric Baugin ... Young Terr (voice)
Jean Topart Jean Topart ... Master Sinh (voice)
Jean Valmont Jean Valmont ... Adult Terr - Narrator (voice)
Sylvie Lenoir Sylvie Lenoir ... Additional Voices (voice)
Michèle Chahan Michèle Chahan ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Om (voice)
Hubert de Lapparent Hubert de Lapparent ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... Master Taj (voice)
Claude Joseph Claude Joseph ... Additional Voices (voice)
Philippe Ogouz Philippe Ogouz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jacques Ruisseau Jacques Ruisseau ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Amyl ... Additional Voices (voice)
Denis Boileau Denis Boileau ... Additional Voices (voice)
Madeleine Clervanne 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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Winner Grand Prix Cannes Film Festival 1973 See more »

Genres:

Animation | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Arte Vidéo [France]

Country:

France | Czechoslovakia

Language:

French | Czech

Release Date:

1 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantastic Planet See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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 Terr escapes and is dragged back, his both hands are holding the teaching device, then his face is shown and both hands are on the collar and at that point the device should have slipped, since he wasn't holding it anymore. But in the next shot, his both hands are holding on to the device again. 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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Alternate Versions

In the German version, the humans aren't called "Oms", they are simply referred to as Menschen (humans) or Menschen-Tiere (human animals). Terr's name is also given a different origin. In both the original French and English versions, Tiwa names her pet Om Terr because his father says he behaves like a "real terror". In the German dub, Tiwa settles on the name after his father compares her pet to a struggling termite. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Oiseau
Written and Performed by Alain Goraguer Et Son Orchestre
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It's about using your noodle.
16 October 2003 | by pishlojSee all my reviews

I saw this movie a few years ago on the Sci-Fi channel during a movie marathon they were having. Loved it so much I bought the DVD.

Based on a brilliant piece of science fiction ("Oms En Serie" by Stefan Wul). The artwork is stunning, and the story line an original masterpiece.

The plotline of this story is simple.

You enslave a race of beings and take them for granted, one of them eventually learns your language, and unites all his fellow slaves in an organized attack.

Suddenly you've been conquered.

This story line was later ripped off by L. Ron Hubbard and his group of wackos. You might have read the book, or seen the atrocity of a film "Battlefield Earth".


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