On planet Perdide, an attack of giant hornets leaves Piel â a young boy â alone in a wrecked car with his dying father. A mayday message reaches their friend Jaffar, an adventurer travelling through space. On board Jaffarâs shuttle are the renegade Prince Matton, his fiancÃ©e, and Silbad who knows the planet Perdide well. Thus begins an incredible race across space to save Pielâ¦ RenÃ© Laloux, the director of Fantastic Planet [La PlanÃ¨te sauvage], created Les MaÃ®tres du temps, his penultimate animated feature film, in 1982. A huge hit in France at the time of its release, it combines Lalouxâs famous imagination with that of animation designer Jean Giraud (aka Moebius). Les MaÃ®tres du temps is a finely animated metaphysical rescue mission, previously seen in English-speaking countries as a dubbed version entitled Time Masters.