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Fantastic Planet (1973)

La planète sauvage (original title)
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On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.


René Laloux


Stefan Wul (novel), Roland Topor (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... 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)


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 »


Animation | Sci-Fi


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In 2006, Eureka Entertainment released the film on DVD in the United States as #34 in their Masters of Cinema line. See more »


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 »


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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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 »


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And now for something completely different...
31 January 2017 | by FlorisVSee all my reviews

The animation has been compared a lot of Terry Gilliam's animations from Monty Python. But I found the visuals here more interesting and original rather than disturbing with what I mostly remember were bad and distasteful visual puns.

Not saying this film is on par with Gilliam's work as a film director. It's better than Tideland though...

The animations were made with a low budget and rather static but do what they're supposed to do with only one part that is too repetitive (with the cannons). Imaginative design makes up for sometimes crudely drawn characters. The drawing style has a certain old-fashioned quality to it at times, as if you're watching an illustrated children's bible (but with some boob hanging out here and there and some violence that could give some kids nightmares). Beware, it's an adult film.

You won't find another movie like this anywhere and I can recommend this trippy, laid back psychedelic experience. It's mind-expanding without the need for substance abuse!

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1 December 1973 (USA) See more »

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Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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