Ep. 04-19: Fantastic Planet (1973)

This animated tale follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam. While the Draags have long kept Oms as illiterate pets, this hierarchy shifts after an Om boy becomes educated, thanks to a young female Draag. This leads to an Om rebellion, which weakens the Draag control over their race. Will the Oms and the Draags find a way to coexist? Or will they destroy each other?

Fantastic Planet

Confused? So are we. This classic foreign animated film ranks highly in the canon of science fiction cinema. We don’t really understand why. It’s basically an example of its time in history, bizarre, psychedelic, and just plain strange. Join us as we discuss the almost primitive animation, the strange, incohesive story, and the dated music. Listen as Johnny Has the Keys takes a trip to another world where blue giants keep humans as pets and nothing really makes a whole helluva lot of sense.



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