Fantastic Planet


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Thu, Jun 30, 2022 7:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Persistence of Vision: Animated Masterworks
Run Time:72 min
Release Year:1973
Genre:Science Fiction
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rene Laloux
Writers:Roland Topor, Rene Laloux


Persistence of Vision: Animated Masterworks is the Roxy's montly celebration of classic and contemporary animation masterpieces from around the world, made by legendary artists for an adult audience.

Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). 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. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.