Fantastic Planet

Rene Laloux and Roland Topor's animated classic Fantastic Planet has always been one of my favorite animated films. The film is based on a 70's Czech novel that many considered to be an allegory for the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, but I really feel like the film is way too broad to have such a specific political reading. If any of you read my blog you may already know I am obsessed with Roland Topor, the polymath French Surrealist who provided the illustrations for this movie. The score by Alain Goraguer is a lounge-y psychedelic classic as well.

Wiley Wiggins, May 14, 2011