Dark Crystal Lunchbox

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It’s got Jen! It’s got Kira! It’s got a bag full of Doritos and a Thermos full of Kool-Aid! It’s the Dark Crystal lunchbox, straight from eBay to me!

Last week on Throwback Reviews Sean and I along with special guest Doug McCoy did an entire show dedicated to The Dark Crystal. While Sean and Doug are both fans of the film, I was more of a Labyrinth guy as a kid. Unfortunately for me eBay is fresh out of Labyrinth lunchboxes, so I had to settle for this Dark Crystal one instead.

I love displaying my retro lunchboxes but I also love bringing my lunch to work with them, which I do fairly regularly. Funny, I never noticed until this morning how much Aughra looks like a baggie full of raisins.

If you’re a fan of the film as we are here at the Retroist, don’t forget to check out some of our previous Dark Crystal posts and the Retroist Podcast discussing the film.

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Interview with the Dark Crystal Concept Artist Brian Froud

Brian and Wendy Froud are best known for their work with Jim Henson in creating the astonishing worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. As experts on Faeries they have published a number of beautiful books on the subject and talk to Russ from lsq.tv at Forbidden Planet about their latest project The Heart of Faerie Oracle and the greatly anticipated Dark Crystal Sequel “The Power of the Dark Crystal”. They also bring us news about a new graphic novels for Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal, due to arrive this summer!


The World of the Dark Crystal

The World of the Dark Crystal is a documentary on The Dark Crystal. The documentary aired on PBS on January 9, 1983. It was later released on the film’s DVD. The one-hour documentary details the technological innovations in the field of animatronics, art design, film making, and Henson magic.

Requiring over two years of pre-production, The Dark Crystal was inspired by the imagination of artist Brian Froud and conceived by scores of talented designers, builders, technicians, and performers. The World of the Dark Crystal shows how Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in London and the Muppet Workshop in New York brought Brian Froud’s art and Jim Henson’s vision to life.

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