Fantastic Planet (original French title: La Planete sauvage) is a 1973 animated science-fiction film directed by Rene Laloux with design by Roland Topor, based on Stefan Wul’s allegorical novel Oms en serie. The film began production in Czechoslovakia at the Jiri Trnka studio, but moved to Paris to escape political pressures—the story was inspired in part by Czechoslovakia’s invasion by the USSR in the late 1960’s. Laloux’s finished film won the Grand Prix Award at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.
The story concerns the Oms, a race of Earth-origin humans living on a planet where they are dominated and kept as pets by the Traags, giant (by comparison) blue aliens who see the “animals” as an amusement until they observe signs of intelligence and organization among the tribes of un-domesticated “wild Oms.” An orphaned Om named Terr is raised by Tiwa, a young female Traag who allows him to listen in on her lessons—after he escapes, his education proves valuable. - Digitally Obsessed