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Official Movie Program (1982)

This program Includes wonderful photographs and text from the movie. This 8.5 by 11 inch program on heavy stock paper is just large enough for great color stills directly from the movie and behind the scenes photos. Textual plot outlines are included as well as character biographies.

American Cinematographer (1982)

December 1982, Vol. 64, #12

"Creating the World for the Dark Crystal" article by David Samuelson & Ann Takser (17 pages). "Photographing the Dark Crystal" article by Oswald Morris, B.S.C. (5 pages).


April-May 1983, Vol. 13, #4

This magazine contains three articles and a review. You can read the full transcript of the interview Judy Harris did with Jim Henson.

  1. "Of Precocious Pigs, Singing Cabbages, and a Little Green Frog Named Kermit: The Story of Jim Henson & The Muppets" by Judith P. Harris.
  2. "The Dark Crystal: The behind-the-scenes-story of one of the most complex and imaginative fantasy films of all time" by Alan Jones, additional interviews by James Van Hise.
  3. "The Confessions of a Creature Craftsman: Puppetmaker Lyle Conway provides an inside view of the fun, hard work and magic of filming The Dark Crystal" by Lyle Conway, pp. 42-44.
  4. "Reviews: Henson gave life to a world, but gave its inhabitants no life" by Allen Malnquist.

Fantastic Films

May 1983, #33

Includes the article, "Inside the Dark Crystal: From the inside out." Fantastic Films documents the physical and creative development of one of the most complex visions of artistic imagination ever put on film.

Famous Monsters

March 1983, #191

This issue featuring The Dark Crystal is the final issue of this first, trend-setting horror magazine that began in the 1950's. Features a color cover and article on the making of the movie The Dark Crystal.

Dynamite Magazine

#102, Children's Magazine

This Dynamite Magazine Number 102 includes a 4 page Dark Crystal article with bright color photos. And as a bonus for Jim Henson fans is one page article on Fraggle Rock included in this issue. Dark Crystal debuted in theaters in December 1982 while Fraggle Rock premiered the following January on HBO.


January 1983 #66

There are two articles. One is "Producing The World of the Dark Crystal - An interview with Gary Kurtz". The second is Brian Froud, artist and film designer, "Creating the World of the Dark Crystal". The articles cover 11 pages with 7 pages in full color, with artwork and stills from the movie

Variety (1999)

June 1999

Highlighting the first 20 years of Jim Henson's Creature Shop, this special issue of Variety is dedicated to the pioneering magic on film and television.

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