Well, this ought to put a spring in your step this morning. Toby Froud, the son of Wendy and Brian Froud (Dark Crystal, Labryinth) has a new film that is being produced by Heather B. Henson (Little Shop of Horrors, Muppets Tonight) who is the youngest daughter of the late great Jane and Jim Henson.
DanielXIII was kind enough to forward this teaser trailer to me a couple of days ago and I can already admit I’m hooked on the project. I’ve always been a big fan of Wendy and Brian Froud and it certainly seems that Toby has inherited their style with puppet construction, and I think you’ve all read once or twice how much I love everything that the Henson family has a hand in, but even having said that…this looks like something special.
From Toby’s description on the Vimeo site:
“Lessons Learned is a live action puppet short film. In the story, the boy is surprised by special treatment on this year’s annual birthday visit with his grandfather. Instead of the regular tea and cake fare, grandfather presents an intriguing gift to the lad. When curiosity gets the best of him, the boy falls into an adventure of other-worldly experiences not intended for him. Where will this journey lead? What lessons will he learn?”
Now you’ve might have seen Toby’s earlier work from quite a few years back…
…because, yes, he was Toby in Labryinth!