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''Fantastic Planet'' (French title: ''La Planète Sauvage'') is a 1973 Czech/French film about... [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible various things]], and it's far too trippy and eccentric to do justice here. Basically, set on the homeworld of the Traags (or Draags), where humans -- known as Oms -- exist as both a population of troublesome vermin and also as pets. The film follows one of these pets from his captivity to later living among wild humans. Later still, things get [[TrippyFinaleSyndrome even stranger]], if that's possible. Let's just say that it involves a ritualized engagement in intergalactic out-of-body experiences, symbolically and probably literally a reference to both drugs and sex, which is threatened by an act of terrorism. All of which still doesn't make it sound half as surreal as the film itself.

Along the way, other stuff happens that you never really understand. It's almost indescribable, but just think ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on mescaline]], and you pretty much have it.

!! ''Fantastic Planet'' provides examples of:

* AlienSky: Typically brownish colored.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Well, French in the original, and they still use French words as the basis of naming a human in the English.[[note]] "''Homme''", the French word for "man", is almost homonymous with "Om".[[/note]]
* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The film starts with trippy music and a tribal hunting/chase sequence containing some cool transition effects.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Some of the nudity in the film, though we do get some genitalia.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Poisonous, moving blobs, bat-winged Om-eaters with long tongues for sucking up humans in their dens, sadistic laughing plants with human faces that beat winged beasties to death... and then you have the Draags with their meditation ritual where their bodies melt into the walls.
* DeadlyGas: Used by the Draags to exterminate the Oms.
* DerangedAnimation: And how! (To some, the style is reminiscent of Terry Gilliam's surreal animated work for Monty Python.)
* DuelToTheDeath: Disputes are settled among the wild Oms by using large jawed alien worms as weapons.
%%* EarthAllAlong: [[spoiler: After the Draags leave, humans are left to populate the Fantastic Planet, which turns out to be the third planet from Sol.]]
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Although strangely. The Om have a lit-up orgy (tastefully obscured), and the less said about the Draag sex, the better.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Literally.
* GainaxEnding
* GRatedDrug: When the Oms eat the fruit in the desert and start to glow, and also the Draag "meditation". Or that thing they do where their bodies transform while sitting around. Some have suggested the name "Draag" itself may come from drugs. Look, half the movie, okay?
* HumanoidAliens: They're much bigger than humans, and blue skinned, but they still fit.
* HumansAreBastards: Played with. Humans are responsible for the destruction of their own planet and how the Draags treat the humans is in itself a rather ironic comment on how we treat other animals.
* HumansAreInteresting: As pets.
* HumansThroughAlienEyes: How the Draags perceive us and our degree of intelligence is pretty important to the plot, such as it is.
* KillAllHumans: Reluctantly.
* MindScrew: The whole movie. The imagery can be suggestive in ways you may not even be consciously aware of.
* PersonalRainCloud: Terr was subjected to one controlled by Tiva.
* PlanetaryRomance: Gone insane, but definitely fitting the expectations of this trope, oddly enough.
* SceneryPorn: The animators take great pride in their bizarre, ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat''-esque desertscapes.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: [[spoiler: The Draag coming of age ceremony, wherein a child pictures themselves floating off in a bubble to sit ontop a naked statuette that dances with statues from other galaxies... well, it's getting stoned and having sex all at once. Only weirdly!]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The natives of the planet are called "Traags" in the original French version. The English dub calls them "Draags."
%%* StonerFlick
* {{Technobabble}}: The dialogue is so [[PurpleProse purple prose-y]] ''that even translated it needs subtitles''.
* ToServeMan: Subverted, the Draags are obsessed with humans as ''pets'' until they become seen as ''vermin''.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Thanks to the Draag UpgradeArtifact.
* UnusualEuphemism: "They're [[KillAllHumans De-Omisating the park]] again." Then again, that's exactly what's going on.
* UpgradeArtifact: The Draag telepathic instruction device.