Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal is a classic to many—and with Netflix’s recent announcement that they’re bringing the world of Thra back to life, it’s interesting to look back at the groundbreaking work that went into the 1982 movie. A new book promises to do just that, and we’ve got an exclusive look inside.
The last time we heard anything about a prequel to Jim Henson’s fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, it was in book form, not in Netflix original series form. But that has changed today, with the announcement of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’ll run 10 episodes and yes, there will be puppets.
Jim Henson’s much-loved 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal, recently made headlines when an official sequel was announced, in comic book form. But the official prequel novels are already here. The first one, J.M. Lee’s Shadows of the Dark Crystal, came out last summer; the next in the series isn’t out until July, but…
We’re finally getting a sequel to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson and Frank Oz film The Dark Crystal, but it won’t be a movie. Instead, The Power of the Dark Crystal will be hitting shelves as a 12-issue comic series, based on the unused feature script and drawn by artists with an eye toward the legendary Brian Froud.
Making aliens look cute is a tricky thing to get right in kids’ entertainment. Make them too weird-looking, and you could freak out your audience. Make them too adorable, and you run the risk of them looking more like plush toys than creatures from another planet. And then sometimes you make them look cute... but…
Holy skeksis, this insanely detailed Dark Crystal cake makes me want to throw all other cakes on the ground. Just about every character from the '80s puppet epic is represented in fondant, and the whole thing is balancing on the famous crystal. WONDERFUL!
The Dark Crystal has always been Jim Henson's creepiest movie, but when it was finally released it was considerably toned down from his and Frank Oz's original vision. YouTube user scoodidabop has spent years re-editing the film, using Henson's original notes and various deleted scenes to create a far, far creepier…
The Dark Crystal is one of the most beloved movies of all time, thanks to Brian Froud's designs and Jim Henson's magical creations. And now, a brand new graphic novel series called The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths tells the secrets of the Dark Crystal's origin for the first time, with art direction by Froud himself.
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Great flying Gelflings: The Dark Crystal sequel just announced a big shake-up. Rumored director Genndy Tartakovsky has been replaced with the Daybreakers team, the Spierig brothers. But at least the brothers promise puppets and an amazing creative team.
Buried in an alleyway in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood is this amazing mural of characters from classic Jim Henson flick Dark Crystal. io9's own Garrison Dean took these pictures that truly capture "essence of Gelfling."