Les Maîtres du temps 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 by Stefan Wul
One of those strange surreal sad funny films that you see as a child and remember as a fever dream. One of the first movies to make me feel confusion and longing, and sad for someone I had never met: a little boy lost and alone on an alien world. I remember that incredibly spooky english language cover staring at me from the rack of my local video store.