La Plančte Sauvage
English Title: Fantastic PlanetLa Plančte Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) (1973) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Krátký Film Praha, Les Films Armorial, Service de la Recherche ORTF, Ceskoslovensky Filmexport
- Animated Characters: Tiwa, Terr, Master Sinh, Commentator.
- Awards: Grand Prix Award, Cannes Film Festival, 1973.
Prize of International Jury, 11th Science Fiction Film Festival, Trieste.
Grand Prize of Animated Film with Gold Medal, Atlanta Festival.
Three Grand Prizes, Film Festival for Children and Youth, Teheran.
- Originally Released in December of 1973 (Estimate).
- Running Time: 71 minutes.
- Czechoslovakia / France
English Title: "Fantastic Planet."
Cartoon Production Information:
First shown publicly at the Cannes Film Festival, May 1973. Commercial release: December 6, 1973. Re-released in February 1977.
Also known as: "Divoká Planeta" (Czechoslovakia), "The Fantastic Planet", "Planet of Incredible Creatures" and "The Savage Planet."
Production design based on the artwork and drawings of Roland Topor.
A joint production by French and Czechoslovakian filmmakers. The movie was seen as a metaphor for Soviet oppression of Czechoslovakia, and pressure from the Communist government forced the production to move to France, where it was completed.
Originally brought to America in the early 1970s through Roger Corman's New World Pictures "European Acquisitions," the film was wildly successful on the B-movie circuit with the "post-hippie trippers," seen as a metaphor for class struggle.
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