Les Maîtres du temps
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.
A man named Claude is driving a six-wheeled, insect-like vehicle over the desert surface of Perdide very fast. He attempts to communicate with Jaffar, saying that "they attacked" and that "Annie is dead." After a crash that wrecks his vehicle, he lets his son Piel down from the wreckage; he cannot extricate himself. Piel is too young to comprehend the red and white, ovoid interstellar transceiver that Claude hands him. So Claude tells him that it is named "Mike" and will talk to him, and to do whatever Mike tells him to do, but first to run to a coral-like forest and stay within it. After Piel has reached the forest, 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 bbc build bury capture drive english language father and son flee follow french writer hang hungary kill l\'orphelin de perdide lose mœbius metamorphosis old man ovoid pannóniafilm pass ray brooks rescue surround than the think travel voice|
|musicBy||Christian Zanesi Jean-Pierre Bourtayre Pierre Tardy|
|theme||animated independent time|