Genre Comment by so calming 2019-05-05T20:33:46Z Comment by Thank you!!! Currently residing in Vancouver, Canada, Shane can often be found at the cinema, the dog park, or off in a corner someplace, paraphrasing Groucho Marx. Wild Oms however are a problem and are exterminated by the dozen. » A delightful, original an odd French-Czechoslovakian animation movie by Rene Laloux that wan Cannes Jury's award in 1974. Additional Voices voice as Madeleine Clervannes Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. A cult movie that deserves the cult. One domesticated om Terr is able to escape his masters with a headset that puts information directly into the brain.
If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. This site is absolutely legal and contain only links to other sites on the Internet: youtube. As Terr takes action and the Traags counter his insurgency, Fantastic Planet brilliantly emanates innumerable allegorical themes and spirals into visionary genocidal imagery and luminous yet laborious sequences of straight up nightmare fuel. The film was an international production between France and Czechoslovakia and was distributed in the United States by Roger Corman. Additional Voices voice Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. Set around the lifespan of Ter, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags.
In one of several instances of scathing satire, the Traags treat the Oms with a degree of malice and dogged maternalism, exactly how humanity metes out similar perversion and fetishes to pet cats and dogs. Terr's name is also given a different origin. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans Oms are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants Draags. Fantastic Planet French: La Planète Sauvage, lit. We need a schizophrenic cinema. This is all intended, but still frigidly expressed.
I found funny that the people in the story are called Oms French word for people is Hommes and it sounds the same as Oms , and the main character is called Terr the name of earth in French is Terre and sounds the same as Terr. Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. And what a graceful, jarring, and genuinely weird fairytale vision it is. Beset with warm pastel colors and delicate, elaborated illustrations, this allegorical odyssey embraces trippy, psychedelic visuals in an epic of animation. The 2-D animation is something that you can expect from the seventies, but it is very original and innovative for the time. After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags' oppression and violence.
The Wild Planet is a 1973 animated science fiction film directed by René Laloux, production designed by Roland Topor, written by both of them and animated at Jiří Trnka Studio. The Traags also take sadistic pleasure in making the Oms fight one another, often to the death, in matches that eerily echo blood sports like cockfighting and dogfighting. Adult Terr - Narrator voice. Armed now with the Draags technology he leads the Oms in an attempt to make life better for them. On the distant planet Ygam exists a blue-skinned race of enormous, alien beings called Traags. It has the detail and charm of all good illustration books, and, despite the limits in movement, the characters are very expressive and beautifully drawn, as well as the landscapes. But this strange cosmology is invariably consistent with the exhilarated vision of Laloux and Topor.
Draags have much longer lifespans than Oms, but reproduce much less. Escaping into the wilderness and with a device used for intellectual advancement of the Draags, Ter finds refuge and support from fellow Om's and using the learning tool, he find. The story is based on the novel Oms en série, by the French writer Stefan Wul. Set around the lifespan of Terr, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags. . Traags keep a strangely human-like race, Oms, as pets and playthings. The story is very interesting and has many possible interpretations and readings: the role of humans in Nature, cohabitation and coexistence of different species and political systems, what makes different species superior and savage, among others.
A working title for the film while it was in development was Sur la planète Ygam On the Planet Ygam. 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. Like the art itself, what unfolds on this alien world often seems hyper-real and also, at times, entirely unreal. Laloux, working with illustrator Roland Topor heading an ace team of Czechoslovak animators in Prague , created a singular cosmology reminiscent of the fantastic imagery of Hieronymus Bosch. The prog-rock meets psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer, which has been sampled steadily and with respect from the hip-hop community, gives the film more street cred though truly it was never lacking such distinctions.
This movie is produced in France, Czechoslovakia, released in year 1973. The lack of thrill is what kills the movie. Nevertheless, this is one of those animation movies that everybody should see, full of imagination, talent, and landmarks in Animation. But will the deomizing destroy them? It won the special jury prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival. Topor draws landscapes and vistas, like the medieval master, that are full of menace and dangerous possibility; duodenal flora, intestinal fauna, womb-like tunnels, frightening phallic and vaginal shapes and simulacrum combined with ancient giant shape-shifting, blue-skinned aliens and antediluvian devils with religious intensity. The Draags consider Oms animals, and while they keep some as pets, others live in the wilderness and are periodically slaughtered by the Draags, who wish to control their population.
The viewer doesn't feel empathy towards the poor suffering human pets or towards the aliens, the first because they really act like a pest, and the second because they are too spiritual and developed to tolerate others than themselves. Follow Shane on Twitter ShaneScottravis. The world and atmospheres created by Laloux are superb, both familiar and strange. The main problem with the story and the characters is that they are not always engaging as they don't transmit enough emotion or feeling to the viewer. The emblematic messages are ripe for the choosing; phraseology propaganda, political intolerance, ethnic cleansing, might makes right, even demonizing the quiet comforts of getting stoned.