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The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

1982 / 93min / DCP

DIRECTOR: JIM HENSON & FRANK OZ

CAST: JIM HENSON, JIM HENSON, KATHRYN MULLEN, KATHRYN MULLEN, FRANK OZ, FRANK OZ

Henson and Oz, in a distinct departure from Muppetry-as-usual, undertook this fabulous fantasy that put the full resources of the Creature Shop to work, using a combination of puppetry, analog animatronics, and cutting-edge special effects to create a completely realized universe. On a faraway planet a stalwart Gelfling, Jen, sets off on a quest to find a piece of a magic gem with the power to bring balance back to the world, along the way battling wicked Skeksis. The iconic designs, including the crab-like Garthim and the Land-Striders, are credited to illustrator Brian Froud, here the primary concept artist.

Screening as a part of our Playtime: Family Matinee series.