Friday, February 24, 2017

Episode 49: Fantastic Planet / La planete sauvage

In this episode, Corinne, Polly, and Tim are off their leashes as they explore the bizarre alien landscape of René Laloux's animated sci-fi masterpiece Fantastic Planet AKA La planete sauvage. The resulting discussion touches on the political symbolism of the film's story, Laloux and artist Roland Topor's amazing animation work, and the proper treatment of household spiders. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and foggy recollections of Twilight Zone episodes.

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