Time Masters (Les Maîtres du temps) Reviews
September 5, 2009
Fantastic Planet lite. Very watchable, but not can't-tear-my-eyes-away-for-fear-I-miss-something watchable.
October 23, 2014
30 years ago French filmmaker René Laloux made a series of very strange animated films. His little seen 'Time Masters' is a frequently perplexing undoubtedly uncanny work that should make an interesting watch for the adventurous viewer
August 22, 2014
A real masterpiece, with a mind blowing story and nice animation.
July 8, 2014
this was a film that shaped my idea of scifi when i was younger it is something that has never left me.
this is a film about a journey to save a child called Peal and on the way the crew get involved in many different adventures. the only way they can speak to him is through a communication devise they call mick.
i know you can get this film in both English and french
February 27, 2014
featuring a meandering plot that lacks in any sort of direction, Time Masters is one dull space opera.
February 20, 2013
Easily the worst of Laloux's films. Not as visually impressive at the others and completely incomprehensible.
December 29, 2012
First time I saw this cartoon when I was a kid around 6 years old. Second time after around 30 years. Usually old movies is quite silly or funny (again, in a silly way) when you re-watching them after couple decades, but this one still strong one
April 30, 2012
Another bizarre French sci-fi film by René Laloux. It's similar to Fantastic Planet, but not nearly as interesting. I watched it mainly because Moebius worked on it, and you can definitely see his influence. The animation is really dated though, and in many places reminded me of 80's Saturday morning cartoons from Filmation. The characters were really imaginative though, and definitely were the highlight of the film... especially the two mind-reading shape-shifting dwarves Yula and Jad.
April 13, 2012
The intensely grim background to a dozen childhood summer holidays of my youth. Time Masters is an English dub of a French animation that got played on the BBC often during the 80's. The plot centers around an orphaned boy lost on a remote planet with an egg like communicator, which he uses to speaks to crew of a spaceship now on a mission to rescue him from large hornet like creatures. Aboard the ship is Jaffar the pilot, an old man, a prince and princess, 2 emotion sensitive aliens. Annoyingly the English dub has never been released on DVD, which was done by the BBC as part of the joint venture.
August 26, 2010
A very nice animated feature, very timely in its aesthetics, but handsome nevertheless. It is obviously a brainchild of the eco-movement of its time, but implies a good load of philosophical and political motifs which seem just as relevant today (e.g. the nature of Totalitarianism, conformity, innocence and greed). Pretty daring stuff for children in respect of its topics, which are woven into certain haunting scenes involving horrendous alien life forms, but having such mature themes find their resonance on a rather subconscious level lends Time Masters a superior educational value compared to most Disney flicks. That's probably why it clinged to me when I saw it almost twenty years ago. Give it a try if you should ever stumble over it.
August 26, 2010
yes it s old and the animation is outdated and it s really short but if you can realize that you r watching a 30 yrs old movie and ignore those things mentioned above you ll love it.