Feature Film: 1982; 93 minutes
Travel back in time to the fantasy world of Thra. Jen and Kira, surviving members of the Gelfling tribe, set out to find the crystal's missing shard and begin a dangerous journey that will bring them face to face with evil Skeksis and mysterious creatures at every turn. Jen and Kira will not back down as they race the clock to save their planet in this masterful live-action fantasy starring some of the most imaginative creatures ever put on film.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop worked to build both animatronics and soft puppets for this film, marking it as the first ever all-puppet full length feature. Directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz created a masterpiece of fantasy that has earned its place in cinematic history as one of the must-see classics of its genre.
Jim Henson's visionary fantasy classic is celebrated in a collection of figurines, sculptures, and plush. The world of the Gelflings, Mystics, and Skeksis can also be found in the exciting new manga prequel, "Legends of the Dark Crystal", published by TokyoPop in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company. Sony Pictures Entertainment released the 2-Disc 25th Anniversay Edition of "The Dark Crystal" which features never before seen footage from The Jim Henson Company archives including new commentary by Brian Froud, deleted scenes, and never-before-seen footage. Stay tuned for updates on "Power of The Dark Crystal", the sequel currently in development at The Jim Henson Company.