Sunday, September 3, 2017


The Jim Henson Company is reaching out to fans of The Dark Crystal to enter the “Design a New Creature for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" online contest. Entrants should draw, by hand or digitally, an original creature concept for the world of The Dark Crystal. The winner will be awarded $500 and their concept design will be crafted and built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ to make a possible cameo appearance in the upcoming Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Visit to read contest rules and guidelines and review all the background materials, descriptions, and history needed to create a submission. Entries must be received no later than November 22nd, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.  Contest judges will include the Froud family — Brian, Wendy, and Toby Froud.  Brian and Wendy were key designers and artists in the original film and their son Toby joins them in their work on the upcoming series.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.  Feature film director Louis Leterrier (Now You See MeThe Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series and direct.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be a Netflix original series produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Letterier, Lisa Henson, and Halle Stanford. Longtime Henson collaborator Rita Peruggi will serve as producer and Henson’s Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Leading the writing are co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (LostThe 100).

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