Monday, January 15, 2007

René Laloux - Light Years AKA Gandahar

Here is another feature length animated film from René Laloux. It is broken into 8 files on youtube. The plot as taken from here... "On the peaceful world of Gandahar, the Council of Women under Queen Ambisextra perceive a new and unknown threat to the world. The warrior Sylvain is sent forth to determine the nature of this threat. He encounters a race of invincible metal men who are making their way across the world, petrifying every person they encounter and then sending the bodies through a portal to return reprocessed into more metal men. Sylvain traces the source of the metal men to Metamorphis, a giant pink brain floating in the midst of the Circumventing Ocean. But Metamorphis appears baffled as to how it could be the source of the metal men, even though all evidence indicates that it is. As the metal men make their way across the land, destroying the last defences of his people, Sylvain realizes his only choice is to accept Metamorphis's offer to be placed in a stasis capsule and awakened in 1000 years time so that he will be able to destroy Metemorphis's weakened future self, which is the real source of the metal men. "

Part 1 of 8

Part 2 of 8

Part 3 of 8

Part 4 of 8

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Part 8 of 8


simon ward said...

Awesome blog hell dude! It seems youve got the same animation obsession as me ... do u make your own films?

Me and my mates from Weta workshop have made a few stop motion vids ... theyre here if u wanna take a look.

I'm still kinda learning so theyre a bit shit ... the shihad one, thats in my favourites, is the last thing we did. 4 mins of jerky anim, done in 5 weeks ... i wish the band had given us more time.

anyways ... keep up the good work ... send me a link of your stuff, i'd be keen to see it. no need to post this comment ... i just wanted to say hi.

si ward

confusa said...

I have to say this is the worst Laloux film I have seen. The plot seemed very hastily put together, and the animation itself was quite poor. I am a fan of Laloux don't get me wrong, but this is certainly his worst work.

Anonymous said...

part3 got removed...what a shame