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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:
... 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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Trivia

The entire animation team was composed of women. In fact, they are credited as "Animatrices" (feminine form of "animator" in French) in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

In one of the shots showing the Om city, one of the Oms walking in the background blinks out of existence for a couple frames. 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

Referenced in Rudora no hihou (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Deshominisation (I+II)
Written and Performed by 'Alain Goraguer' Et Son Orchestre
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Cult movie in France, not about future ... but about past ...
8 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is the masterpiece of René Laloux. Was an almost big success in France, was shown only 2 or 3 times in the past 20 years and is now a kind of "Cult" movie for sci fi addicts. This sci-fi movie is far much better than the two other from the same director: "Gandahar" and "Les maitres du temps" (Time Masters). René Laloux always works with great and original comics artists. He worked with "Moebius" Aka Jean Giraud on "Les maitres du temps". This artist is also credited on "Alien" , he created the space suits. He worked with "Caza" an other great comics artist for "Gandahar"

He worked wit "Topor" on "La planète sauvage". Roland Topor is a french artist with a great sense of fantasy. He designed most of all you can see on the screen. The animation was produced in Czechoslovakia because there always have been excellent animation studios in this country, and also because producing in France was far too expensive. This story takes place in the past. It is a metaphor of the man's history. The small characters are called "Oms". This word is pronounced like the french word "Hommes" that means "man". It tell us when man had to leave the original heaven. Man had to fight against his old masters to be independent and free, then he had to find his place in the universe. This is the universal story ... and that's why this movie is timeless (despite the 70s Wha Wha guitars ... ;o)


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