Les Maîtres du temps
Les Maîtres du temps (lit. The Masters of Time, a.k.a. Time Masters; Herrscher der Zeit in German; Az idő urai in Hungarian) is a 1982 Franco-West German-Swiss-British-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.
A man named Claude is driving a vehicle across the planet Perdide. He sends a message to his friend Jaffar, telling him that his wife Annie was killed by indigenous monster hornets. After a crash wrecks his vehicle and he cannot extricate himself, he lets his son Piel down from the wreckage and hands him an ovoid interstellar transceiver, telling him that it is named "Mike" and will talk to him, and to do whatever Mike tells him to do. After Claude sends his son to the Dolongs, a nearby coral-like forest which repulses the hornets, the crashed vehicle explodes.
|author||Jean Giraud Jean-Patrick Manchette René Laloux Stefan Wul|
|events||time loop time travel|
|genre||adventure science fiction|
|keywords||attack capture drive father and son flee follow french writer kill l\'orphelin de perdide metamorphosis ovoid pass rescue think|
|musicBy||Christian Zanesi Jean-Pierre Bourtayre Pierre Tardy|
|productionCompany||BBC Pannonia Film Studio Südwestrundfunk Télévision Suisse Romande TF1 Westdeutscher Rundfunk|
|publisher||Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique|
|theme||animated independent time|