How The Empire Strikes Back Helped Shape the Look of The Dark Crystal’s Incredible Puppets

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Even as we’re just a week away from The Age of Resistance prequel series—itself a remarkable technical achievement—hitting Netflix, the puppet design and work of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal still stands as an incredible testament to practical effects. Aside from Henson and his team’s collective expertise with…

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Is the Groundbreaking Fantasy Epic We’ve Been Waiting For

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance may be perfect nostalgia…because it never acts nostalgic. It’s a gripping fantasy that expands Jim Henson’s iconic world, challenging viewers of all ages with complex themes, horrifying imagery, and an environmental message we may need now more than ever. Also, it’s a…

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s Creators and Writer Dig Deep on Reinventing a Classic

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The Dark Crystal is a beloved fantasy film whose legacy has almost become bigger than the movie itself. Released in 1982, the movie didn’t fare well in theaters, but it’s since gained a strong following and an expanded lore. So, what does Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance bring to this growing universe,…

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Everything You Need to Know Before Watching The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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Another world, another time, in the age of wonder. The Dark Crystal finally returns with a prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The Jim Henson Company has been cautious about expanding the lore of ‘80s classic The Dark Crystal, only authorizing a couple of books, some graphic novels, and a canceled…

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The Baby From Labyrinth Was a Key Player on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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The Jim Henson Company knows how to keep things in the family. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance features the return of Brian Froud, one of puppetry’s greatest creators, who’d worked on The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. But it also features the work of his son, Toby Froud, who you might recognize as one of the 1980s’…

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Netflix’s Dark Crystal Comic-Con Panel Was the Stuff of Dreams

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The third time was the charm for Lisa Henson. At San Diego Comic-Con Friday, the daughter of legendary filmmaker Jim Henson said she’d been to Comic-Con two times before with a Dark Crystal project. Neither of those panned out. It wasn’t until this time, sitting in front of 7,000 fans inside Hall H, with a brand new

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Taron Egerton, Lisa Henson on Finding Hope in the ‘Melancholy’ of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a challenge. It’s a prequel set centuries before the events of The Dark Crystal, which means we already know how it ends. Spoilers: Not well. So, how can the audience find hope in a series where we already know our heroes’ fate? According to star Taron Egerton (Rian)…

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