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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

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During production, René Laloux, the only non-Czech working on this film, was almost removed from the production crew. The Czech Production staff wanted a "nationalistic" feel to its production and wanted Josef Kábrt (1920-1989), the film's character graphics designer, to take the part of Director. This never happened and was apparently an "inspiration of the times". See more »

Goofs

The color of Tiwa's fingernails often changes from blue to teal. 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 German dub changes the dialogue for the Draag council's discussion about the Om extermination. In the original dialogue, Master Taj says that Oms have caused trouble in the region of Telez, and the regions Goham and Urtana have reported similar activities. In German, Taj says that de-Om-izing has failed in Goham, as well as in "Xylan" and "Ultrabanatus". These names do not come up in the original French version. See more »

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La Cite Des Hommes Libres
Written and Performed by Alain Goraguer Et Son Orchestre
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Brings back great memories
12 April 2001 | by studydnaSee all my reviews

What a great movie! I had completely forgotten about this film -in fact, I hadn't seen it in over 20 years. Well, I rented 'The Cell' and while I was watching the scene where Jennifer Lopez is in her house with the television on, I noticed those blue aliens and the memories came rushing back! Of course, I came to IMDB to figure out what the title of the film was (it was in the trivia section of 'The Cell' review), and I was pleasantly surprised to find the title. I went and bought the DVD, which is truly outstanding! The basic premise of the movie is that a race of aliens keeps domesticated humans as pets, while eliminating their feral brethren in the wild. The story centers around Terr, who is rescued from a pack of cruel alien children by the daughter of a high-ranking official. Eventually he runs away and ends up meeting the humans living in the wild. They become tired of the treatment they suffer at the hands of the alien race, and seek to exact revenge on their captors.

This movie was made nearly 30 years ago, so the animation is not really comparable to modern-day animation, but the story and the plot transcend time. The premise of the film is as valid today as it was in the 70s.

The DVD edition of the movie comes with three additional animated shorts by Rene Laloux, and they are just as entertaining. This is a real gem of a movie...truly beautiful. My kids love it as well. A true masterpiece.

9/10.


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