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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Roland Topor did not spend time on the animation work of La planète sauvage due to its exceedingly lengthy process in Czechoslovakia, a total of five years. See more »

Goofs

When the Oms pass by the whip-like plants as they cross the desert, at times the plants moving in the background overlap the ones in the foreground. 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

The Italian version dubs baby Terr's whimpering when Tiwa first takes him home and gives him a collar. See more »

Connections

Featured in Stranger Than Paradise (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Hommes - La Grande Co-Existence
Written and Performed by Alain Goraguer Et Son Orchestre
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Excellent sci-fi movie.
8 February 2000 | by Funky ASee all my reviews

La Planète sauvage is a fantastic sci-fi movie. The story is great. Its about a planet called Ygam, where human-like creatures called Oms live as pets for a race of blue giants known as the Traags. An Om steals a Traag knowledge device and helps the other Oms revolt. This is just the beginning of this fantastic tale. Even tough the animation is only okay, the fantastic drawings are perfectly suited to this exceptional movie. They are beautiful are alone worth the price(and time) that will give you the chance to see this extraordinary film, but the story is also exceptional. Its hard to find but its worth it.

10 out of 10. An animation masterpiece.


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