Fantastic Planet Review

Fantastic Planet
Little Humanoids must fight for their rights against the not so jolly blue giants who rule over them.

by Alan Morrison |
Published on
Release Date:

17 Aug 1973

Running Time:

72 minutes



Original Title:

Fantastic Planet

On the far-off planet of Ygam, a tiny human-like race revolts against the giant blue aliens who enslave them. Set against a trippy acid-rock score, this French-Czech production’s basic animation style is transformed into something wonderful by its organic landscapes and nightmarish creatures — a fusion of Dalí, Hieronymous Bosch and Terry Gilliam that’s truly surreal rather than plain weird.

Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1973, it’s proof that Euro animation occasionally throws up an oddity to stem the flow from the US and Japan.

Surreal and wonderful in a way not often seen from Europe.
Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us