Fantastic Planet
aka Le planète sauvage
First screened in May 2013
Director: René Laloux. Animated. Voice Cast: Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart, Jean Valmont, Yves Barsacq, Michèle Chahan, Hubert de Lapparent, Gérard Hernandez, Claude Joseph, Sylvie Lenoir, Philippe Ogouz, Jacques Ruisseau. Screenplay: Roland Topor and René Laloux (based on the novel by Stefan Wul).

Twitter Capsule: Distinctive cult fave among animators but winds up on wrong side of nifty/kitschy border. End is quite something.

VOR:   Whatever its drawbacks, an eye-opener to those who think Robin Hood embodies the state of animation in 1973. An influential semi-crossover. Ideas about power and gender worth probing.

Photo © 1973 Argos Films/New World Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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