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The Dark Crystal
Directed by:
Jim Henson and Frank Oz

Released in the USA on December 17 of 1982, "The Dark Crystal" (also known as "Dunkle Kristall, Der") is an Animation/Adventure/Family/Fantasy film directed by Jim Henson & Frank Oz, and written by David Odell (screenplay) , starring Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire and Louise Gold.

Another World, Another Time... In the Age of Wonder.

Who directed "The Dark Crystal":

The Dark Crystal was directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz.

Jim Henson was an American actor, writer, producer, director, and costume designer. Before directing The Dark Crystal, he had directed The Great Muppet Caper, released in 1981. Since, Jim Henson directed Labyrinth, released in 1986.

Frank Oz is an English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. After directing The Dark Crystal, he directed The Muppets Take Manhattan, released in 1984, Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), HouseSitter (1992), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), and In & Out (1997).

When was "The Dark Crystal" released:

The Dark Crystal was initially released on Friday, December 17, 1982, in the United States. Also released on Friday, December 17, 1982 have been Best Friends (dir. Norman Jewison), Trail of the Pink Panther (dir. Blake Edwards), and Six Weeks (dir. Tony Bill). This was thirty-seven (37) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, December 17, 1982 in Canada; Wednesday, March 23, 1983 in France; Friday, March 25, 1983 in Germany; Friday, December 20, 2002 in Italy; Thursday, April 21, 1983 in Australia and on Saturday, March 26, 1983 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Dark Crystal":

At the casting of The Dark Crystal we find Jim Henson, previously seen in The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and The Muppet Movie (1979); Kathryn Mullen (The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppet Movie (1979)); Frank Oz (The Great Muppet Caper (1981), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)) [ more... ]

  • Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Brian Muehl, Bob Payne, Mike Quinn, Hugh Spight and Robbie Barnett also appeared together in The Great Muppet Caper, released in 1981.
  • Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Mike Quinn, Tim Rose, Robbie Barnett and Simon Williamson also appeared together in The Muppet Christmas Carol, released in 1992.
  • Frank Oz, Mike Quinn, Tim Rose, Simon Williamson, Toby Philpott and Kiran Shah have all also be seen in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, released in 1983.
  • Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire and Bob Payne also worked together in The Muppet Movie, released in 1979.
  • Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire and Brian Muehl can also be seen in The Muppets Take Manhattan, released in 1984.
  • Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold and Toby Philpott also appeared in Labyrinth, released in 1986.
  • Frank Oz, Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire also appeared together in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, released in 1999.
  • Steve Whitmire and Frank Oz, Dave Goelz also worked together in Muppets from Space, released in 1999.
  • Frank Oz and Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen also appeared in Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird, released in 1985.
  • Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire and Mike Quinn also appeared in The Muppets, released in 2011.
  • Louise Gold and Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire also appeared in Muppets Most Wanted, released in 2014.

What is the Storyline of "The Dark Crystal":

Protagonist Jen believes he is the last of the Gelflings. After his parents were killed by the crustacean-like "Garthim" (soldiers conjured by the Skeksis), he was raised in a lush valley in which the Mystics reside. When Jen's master is on his deathbed, he calls Jen to his side and reveals that Jen's destiny is to "heal" the Dark Crystal by finding the shard, which may be found at Aughra's observatory. As Jen's master dies, the Skeksis emperor dies as well, resulting in a confrontation between the [...]

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