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Episode 306: Fantastic Planet (1973)


Vincenzo Natali and Jeffrey Babcock join Mike to look at the 1973 film from René Laloux, Fantastic Planet.Also known as La Planète Sauvage, this animated film was based on a book by Stefan Wul called Oms en série with visuals designed by Roland Topor of the Panic Movement. The film tells the tale of a world where humans exist as pets and pestilence to the Draags, 39 feet high blue-skinned creatures who enjoy meditation.

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Links:
Buy Fantastic Planet on Blu-Ray
Buy Fantastic Planet by Stefan Wul
Read Looking back at the animated films of Rene Laloux by Aliya Whiteley
Learn more about the Panic Movement

Music:
“Generique” – Alain Goraguer
“Pets” – Porno for Pyros
“Ter Et Tiwa” – Alain Goraguer

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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