Fantastic Planet
Fantastic Planet (1973)

This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 5, 1973
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fantastic Planet is an animated epic that is by turns surreal and lovely, fantastic and graceful.

Don Druker
Chicago Reader

The film has a flat quality that cannot entirely be overcome by the sensational animation and the obvious good intentions of its creators.

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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice

It's not every fancifully encoded cautionary tale that can survive the demise of its historical villains, and it's not every stoner midnight movie that can stand a second viewing in the sober light of day.

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Paul Trandahl
Common Sense Media

A jarring examination of racism and intolerance.

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Time Out

Roland Topor's graphics create a world reminiscent of two of the greatest artists of the fantastic, Bosch and Odilon Redon.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an utterly unique film

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

Grotesque yet graceful, it's a hallucinatory vision quite unlike everything you've ever seen.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

For original, thoughtful, often strong (but tasteful) animation, I recommend Fantastic Planet for family viewing.

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Witney Seibold

There is a strange, dreamlike placidity that hangs - like a silent, terrifying fog - over René Laloux's 1973 animated sci-fi classic.

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Fernando F. Croce

A patchwork of cutouts from Soviet tech and science magazines pinned into druggy tableaux, with a genuine sense of placid terror to give teeth to its planar allegories

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A silly and sterile animation that believes to be much smarter than it is (even the wordplays Oms and Terr are obvious), not to mention that it is visually and… More
KJ Proulx
On a planet far far away, giants rule over the humanoids and keep them as pets, making them wear collars and staging fights between them for fun. When one of… More
Christopher Heim
The Terry Gilliam-esque animation is very trippy and goes along with the creepy surreal sci-fi settings nicely. The best part of the film is witnessing the… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
if its so surreal and philosophical, then how come the only thing that sticks out for me is an old woman on her death bed with her long grey carrot tits falling… More
Greg S
In the distant future, humanity has been captured by a race of giant blue aliens with mystical powers and removed to a planet where they are kept as pets; one… More
Tim Salmons
Totally bizarre film. The animation was interesting but some of the story elements weren't very clear and some of the sound effects were annoying.