Les Maîtres du temps (lit. The Masters of Time, a.k.a. Time Masters, Az id? 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. The film centres around a boy, Piel, who is stranded on Perdide, a desert planet where giant killer hornets live, waiting to be rescued, and the space pilot Jaffar, the exiled prince Matton, his sister Belle and Jaffar's old friend Silbad who are trying to reach Perdide and save Piel before it is too late.