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René Laloux and Roland Topor – Animation Fantastique

René Laloux (July 13, 1929–March 14, 2004) was a French animator and film director.
He was born in Paris in 1929 and went to art school to study painting. After some time working in advertising, he got a job in a psychiatric institution where he began experimenting in animation with the interns. It is at the psychiatric institution that he made 1960’s Monkey’s Teeth (Les Dents du Singe), in collaboration with Paul Grimault’s studio, and using a script written by the Cour Cheverny’s interns.

Another important collaborator of his was Roland Topor with whom Laloux made Dead Time (Les Temps Morts, 1964), The Snails (Les Escargots, 1965) and his most famous work, the feature length Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage, 1973).

Laloux also worked with Jean Giraud (Mœbius) to create the lesser known film Les Maîtres du temps (Time Masters) in 1981. Laloux’s 1988 film, Gandahar, was released in the US as Light Years. The US version was redubbed by Harvey Weinstein, from a screenplay adapted by Isaac Asimov. The US version was not as successful as the French version, grossing less than $400,000 on its release.

Laloux died of a heart attack on March 14, 2004 in Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France.

-Wikipedia

Roland Topor (January 7, 1938 – April 16, 1997), was a French illustrator, painter, writer and filmmaker, known for the surreal nature of his work. He was of Polish Jewish origin and spent the early years of his life in Savoy where his family hid him from the Nazi peril.

-Wikipedia

Les Temps morts aka Dead Times (1964)

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Les Escargots (1965)

La planète sauvage aka Fantastic Planet (1973)

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Les maîtres du temps (1982) aka The Time Masters – René Laloux and Mœbius

Les Maîtres du temps (lit. The Masters of Time, a.k.a. Time Masters, Az idő urai in Hungarian) is a 1982 Franco-Hungarian animated science fiction feature film directed by René Laloux and designed by Mœbius. It is based on the 1958 science fiction novel L’Orphelin de Perdide (The Orphan of Perdide) by Stefan Wul. The film centers around a boy, Piel, who is stranded on Perdide, a desert planet where giant killer hornets live. He awaits rescue by the space pilot Jaffar, the exiled prince Matton, his sister Belle and Jaffar’s old friend Silbad who are trying to reach Perdide and save Piel before it is too late.

-Wikipedia

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Les maîtres du temps

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Origins of the Slayer Hell Awaits LP Cover Art!?



Somehow, I made the connection between Approaching Centauri by Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, featured in the July 1977 number 4 issue of the fantasy illustration magazine entitled Heavy Metal, and the cover artwork of the Metal Blade Records musical recording of the band Slayer’s 1985 release, Hell Awaits! Wikipedia credits Albert Cuellar as the LPs artist.

I wonder what the back-story is with this? I mean did Albert Cuellar just say to himself “fuck it! No ones gunna figure this out, and if they do, they will probably only write about it like twenty five years from now, on some obscure computer based electric fanzine that hasn’t even been invented yet, and even then, only the nerdiest of metalheads will even read it”. Or maybe he and/or Metal Blade legitimately paid to use the images.

The answer is out there, somewhere. If anyone has any info, please post a comment!

Download the PDF of Approaching Centauri Art by Moebius, written by Philippe Druillet.

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