I am Eric Carl, currently employed at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Los Angeles as a web designer and instructor.

On this blog I will reveal all that I know and love about art, design and the creative process.

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Les Maîtres du temps (aka Time Masters) Flickr Set

I’ve uploaded a set of still frames to my Flickr account from the 1982 French animated film Les Maîtres du temps, also known as Time Masters in the US. I had ran across this DVD in our collection at work and swiped it for a viewing as I wasn’t familiar with it. The film is directed by René Laloux (also responsible for 1973’s Fantastic Planet) with designs by Moebius. While it may not be a shining example of the most fluid or expertly constructed animation, the designs of Moebius and story really draw me to it.

While the DVD version I got a hold of is a 4:3 aspect ratio, there is apparently a remastered wide-screen version available as well. This is something I’ll have to get my hands on, at which point I guess I’ll have to update the Flickr set with wide-screen images!



  1. kie January 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Excellent Post Eric, I’d never hear of this – fantastic stuff, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Nordic February 9th, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Really a fantastic film. The ending has a jaw-dropping twist. I love the 5th still from the top.

  4. loic March 18th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    People this is a true must, huge fan of this animated movie, amazing concept, amazing design and illustrations from the master himself Moebius, saw it when I was 13 and its still lives in my mind somewhere …. you got to have these little pets that can hear your thoughts… thanks for this post
    “time is the fourth dimension” A.Einstein

  5. Montag April 24th, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Hello, Eric, I would like to add the information, that this unique movie was created in Hungary, with almost the whole production team being Hungarian. Here’s the link to the wikipedia page that gives you some ground info. I’m glad, that this movie is known outside France and Hungary. It was a formative experience for me. I was about as old as the little boy, Piel at the time I saw it in the cinema.


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    […] I’ve uploaded a set of still frames to my Flickr account from the 1973 French animated film Fantastic Planet. The film is directed by René Laloux, who also later directed 1982’s Time Masters, which I posted about previously. […]

  7. Noe January 19th, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Thanks for finally writing about > Blog.Sans-Concept.com | Art and Design Blog of Eric Carl < Loved it!

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