Labyrinth

In Memory of

David Bowie & Jim Henson (1986)

I really should have posted this yesterday and the Jim Henson documentary today. Nonetheless, in honor of David Bowie’s birthday yesterday and to follow up with the Jim Henson documentary here is a tasty tidbit from the legendary Labyrinth. Please enjoy.

Labyrinth is a 1986 musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, with George Lucas as executive producer, based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. It revolves around 16-year-old Sarah’s quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, whom Sarah wished away to Jareth, the Goblin King. Most of the film’s significant characters, apart from Bowie and Connelly, are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

4 Comments

  1. Definitely love the Dark Crystal and am so happy to see they decided to use the old school puppetry over CGI like they were considering in the new show. It’s done well and created by his son and Jim Henson productions or whatever.

  2. So artful with the puppets. We actually saw the movie the Dark Crystal a few weeks ago and now we’re watching the series. They’ve got the puppet action DOWN! Also, David Bowie…sniffle. I miss him. Just saw him in that MTV interview where he’s asking the host, “Where are all the black artists on this show?” and the host stumbled and mumbled and had no good answer……….

  3. This film takes me back…still can’t believe both of them are gone…Bowie and Henson

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