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...
A Sublime Trip to a Fine New World.
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Did You Know?
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
The English dub in inconsistent on whether the Draags think the humans had organized life or not. In the original French version, the Draag council discusses that there is proof the humans of Earth may have had intelligence and a culture of their own, but they still think the evidence is not conclusive. The English version however inserts the line "they may have destroyed their entire civilization", making it look like the Draags have been aware that the humans at one point were civilized. See more
After a while, I lost my intimacy with Tiwa. As she grew up, she gave up her playthings.
Deprived of lessons, I decided to run away.
Referenced in The Animatrix
Written and Performed by Alain Goraguer
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