As the eighties began,
Jim Henson began to focus on an ambitious project that had been on his mind for
quite some time. He entered into an agreement with a young British
illustrator, Brian Froud, in 1977. Seeing many drawings and sculptures
done by Brian convinced him that this strange fantasy world shown in the works
could be brought to the screen. Jim did not have a story in mind yet, but
he began by having Brian evolve an imaginary world, therefore creating a visual
entity from which the characters and story could develop. The result of
this collaboration was Jim Henson's first fantasy film, The Dark
The story is about two
Gelflings, Kira and Jen, who must race against time to restore goodness and light to the
world. Their mission- find and replace the missing piece of the all powerful Dark
Crystal before they are
caught and killed by the evil Skeksis. The Skeksis have vowed to kill all
the Gelflings for the profacy states that only a Gelfling may restore the
crystal. If the crystal is not healed before the three suns of the world
join together, then the evil Skeksis will rule forever.
If you are
now interested but would like to know more, you might want to read the introduction from
the beginning of the movie. And there are cool
pictures to go along with it, so go look.
But don't go away before the picture below loads...It moves with a scene
from the movie!
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