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February 20, 2011

Fantastic Planet (1973)

The story is based on the novel Oms en série, by the French writer Stefan Wul.

Adapted from Stefan Wuls novel(La Planete Sauvage), this psychedelic sci-fi animated movie depicts a social catastrophe on the far distant alien planet Yagam, run by the Draags, highly intellectual, spiritual, blue-skinned, red-eyed giants. Their household pets are tiny, pink-skinned bipeds called Oms who were brought from the planet Terra. Fed up with the maltreatment from their owners, the oppressed Oms decide to start a rebellion to achieve equality and a better life. But the Draags are determined to exterminate the entire species once and for all. Fantastic Planet was the winner of a 1973 Cannes Film Festival grand prize.

Oms should have most likely been translated to something cognate with the English for hommes.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 20, 2011 06:53 AM