Dir: Jim Henson/Frank Oz
Screens as part of out Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy program
The Dark Crystal was a major undertaking for Henson and with marvelous results.
Most certainly darker than any of his other feature film works the amazing puppets he created had a look all of their own and the animatronics that we see on screen were something especially groundbreaking. Much of this is explored in one of our other Henson programs - Jim Henson: Behind the Seams.
It’s a simple tale of good vs e-vil as as a young Gelfling - Jen - is charged to find and heal the Dark Crystal before the bad race of Skeksis’ take control. In typical Henson fashion he befriends and battles all manner of strange beasts in some sensational set-pieces and told with the amazing detail Henson was famous for.
Photography courtesy of The Jim Henson Legacy, The Jim Henson Company, Disney, and Sesame Workshop.
This series is produced by The Jim Henson Legacy. Tour Executive Producer Irena Kovarova. Film and program notes courtesy of The Jim Henson Legacy.
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