Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Fantastic Planet

Stills from René Laloux's entirely bonkers 1973 animated feature Fantastic Planet (La Planète sauvage), featuring the bizarre inventions of French artist and writer Roland Topor. The giant blue Draags keep humans (or 'Oms') as pets, believing them to be simple, undeveloped creatures. The Draags attempt to keep the number of feral Oms down by exterminating them using poison gas and other methods. But then one pet Om begins to be exposed to the telepathic education intended for young Draags...

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