Fantastic Planet

René Laloux (1973)

Fantastic Planet is a 1973 experimental adult animated science fiction film, directed by René Laloux and written by Laloux and Roland Topor, the latter of whom also completed the film’s production design. The film was animated at Jiří Trnka Studio in Prague. The film was an international co-production between companies from France and Czechoslovakia. The allegorical story, about humans living on a strange planet dominated by giant humanoid aliens who consider them animals, is based on the 1957 novel Oms en série by French writer Stefan Wul.

10 Comments

  1. I watched it last night. The animation is excellent. It keeps your attention all of the way through. The twist at the end was so good. Glad you shared it.

  2. Lisa, it’s one of the most different animations/movies I’ve ever seen before.

  3. I LOVE this animation. It’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. I first saw it around 5 years ago…I was transfixed by it.

  4. I saved this one to watch later as no time right now to watch it. That plot sounds connected to the Alien series plot. The first Alien movie was made in 1979.

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