Fantastic Planet (AKA: La Planète Sauvage) Trippy French animated film with an equally trippy score- sure to be on OnyaBirri's & Zooba's top ten soundtrack list!
That was a very weird movie, at least that’s what I thought when I caught a TCM broadcast of the film.
One of my favorite animated films. My CD of the score is a prized possession. Trippy is a good way of describing it--almost vintage Floydian in feel.
When I saw this on cable all those years ago I was enthralled. It was so imaginative and I loved the alien landscape and world building. I also loved the concept where "humans" were like ants in this world. Literately stepped on and crushed for amusement. Others captured and kept as pets. I enjoy the score as well.
An Italian animated Arabian Nights fantasy. The animation is a little all over the place, though some of it is pretty good. One of the main points of interest in this particular edit is an early vocal performance by Julie Andrews.
The Rose of Baghdad/The Singing Princess (1949) An Italian animated Arabian Nights fantasy. The animation is a little all over the place, though some of it is pretty good. One of the main points of interest in this particular edit is an early vocal performance by Julie Andrews.
I have a vague recollection of watching this a long time ago. I look forward to seeing it again.
Very cool animation notable for cramming in as much pop culture and nostalgia references as possible. (Japanese, American and UK pop culture) Blink and you'll miss a lot!
History behind the animation sequence:
The Daicon III and IV Opening Animations are two short, anime, 8 mm films that were produced for the 1981 Daicon III and 1983 Daicon IV Nihon SF Taikai conventions. They were produced by a group of amateur animators known as Daicon Film, who would later go on to form the animation studio Gainax. The films are known for their unusually high production values for amateur works and for including numerous references to otaku culture, as well as its unauthorized appropriations of both the Playboy Bunny costume and the 1981 song "Twilight" by the English rock band ELO.