Jim Henson had a unique idea for a feature film. He had experimented with the collaboration of puppets and humans on previous movies and television shows, including the popular The Muppet Show. For the film The Dark Crystal, Henson moved away from the light stories that had defined much of his earlier works. He wanted to do something that was darker and complex as a fantasy feature comprising only puppets. In the spirit of…

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The Bold Horror of ‘The Dark Crystal’