TIFF Kids Classics: Wizards, Witches and Wagic!

The Dark Crystal

Jim Henson and Frank OzUSA93 minutes1982PGAges 8- 18ColourEnglish

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Mar 19
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Jim Henson and Frank Oz left the Muppets far behind for this dark, Tolkienesque fairy tale about a brave young warrior who sets out to end the reign of the lizard-like tyrants who rule her planet.

Jim Henson and Frank Oz left the Muppets far behind for this dark, Tolkien-esque fairy tale, suffused with brooding menace and featuring richly detailed production design and character animation. On a distant planet ruled by the lizard-like tyrants known as the Skeksis, the last of the elf-like Gelfling race, Jen, sets out to recover the legendary Dark Crystal and restore the missing shard that will end the Skeksis' evil reign.


Content Advisory: fantasy action; brief violence; some scenes may be frightening for younger viewers