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8 Fantasy Films From the 1980s to Fuel Your Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Obsession

If The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which hits Netflix on Friday, has you in the mood to watch more 1980s fantasy movies about unlikely heroes – preferably with puppets – we’ve got you covered. And if you finish your Dark Crystal binge and want more in the same vein... well, this same list still applies. Read More >>

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

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 technological masterpiece. Read More >>

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

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 authorising a couple of books, some graphic novels, and a cancelled manga. But those few pieces, along with the film, tell a deep and complex saga. Read More >>

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Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Shared a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Tremendous Work Involved

Premiering at San Diego Comic-Con today, Netflix and the Jim Henson Company’s new Dark Crystal series just gave us a really neat look at what it takes to create this puppet-filled show. Read More >>

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This Video Dives Into the Bizarre, Complex History of the Muppet Babies

I learned a lot about the Muppet Babies recently. The Henson-created cartoon, which I watched in syndication as a kid in the ‘90s, has a fascinating history. Read More >>

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The Jim Henson Company and Neil Gaiman Are Bringing Back The Storyteller

The myths and legends of days gone by are coming back for a new generation. Fremantle and the Jim Henson Company have announced that they are teaming up with Neil Gaiman to bring back The Storyteller—an anthology series that brings classic folktales to life with puppets. Read More >>

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Inside Jim Henson’s Creature Shop: The Intersection of Gadgets and Dreams

It's not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It's kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery, and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades later. That's what it's like to visit Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Read More >>

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While Mere Mortals Wallow in a Sea of Emotionalism, the Machine Is Busy Digesting Vast Oceans of Information in a Single, All-Encompassing Gulp

Jim Henson made this video in 1963 for Bell Labs, to try and illustrate the difference between humans and computers (most people back then had barely even heard of computers, let alone used them). It is, to say the least, very very trippy. Read More >>