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The Dark Crystal Details


[[Performer~P94083~Jim Henson~jimhenson]] ventures into [[Performer~P311280~Tolkien~jrrtolkien]] territory in his all-Muppet fantasy feature The Dark Crystal. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, while Kira grew up amongst the swamp-dwelling Podlings. Jen and Kira join forces to "heal" the precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their world. Adults may find the whole affair a little precious, while children may be disturbed by the film's mortality rate. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 17, 1982


Jim Henson
as High Priest
Jim Henson
as Jen
Kathryn Mullen
as Kira
Dave Goelz
as General
Brian Muehl
as Ornamentalist/Dying Master
Kiran Shah
as Stunts
Stephen Garlick
as Jen
Billie Whitelaw
as Aughra
Percy Edwards
as Fizzgig
Sean Barrett
David Buck
as Slave Master
Frank Oz
as Chamberlain
Frank Oz
as Aughra
Barry Dennen
as Chamberlain
Jerry Nelson
as High Priest/Dying Emperor
Louise Gold
as Gourmand
Charles Collingwood
as Treasurer
Joseph O'Conor
as Narrator
Sadie Corré
Robbie Barnett
as Numerologist
Toby Philpott
as Alchemist
Thick Wilson
as Gourmand
Steve Whitmire
as Scientist
Michael Kilgarriff
as General
John Baddeley
as Historian
Simon Williamson
as Chanter


Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Jim Henson
Gary Kurtz
Jim Henson
Screen Story
Jim Henson
David Odell
Oswald Morris
Trevor Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Marcus Dods
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Lange
Production Designer
Charles Bishop
Art Director
Malcolm Stone
Art Director
Terry Ackland-Snow
Art Director
David Lazer
Executive Producer
Peter Young
Set Designer
Brian Froud
Costume Designer
Roy Field
Special Effects
Brian Smithies
Special Effects
Dusty Symonds
First Assistant Director
Gates McFadden
Ben Burtt
Sound Special Effects
Brian Froud
Conceptual Design