First saw this being projected on the walls when So Many Wizards played at the Tangiers. Maybe it was something about the lighting and the music, or something, that left a big impression on me.
This is what SciFi.com had to say about it:
“As pure art, Fantastic Planet is visually stunning, but lethargic and emotionally distanced. The animation–paper cutouts moving over painted backdrops–is reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s concurrent Monty Python work in style and depth. Heavy crosshatched shadows, muted colors, and lovingly detailed artistic design give the images a complex, weighty three-dimensionality. The imaginative wildlife and the Traags’ society of psychedelic introspection seem like nods to 1968’s Yellow Submarine and the art of the ’60s drug-culture underground in general.”