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EXCITING DARK CRYSTAL NEWS!!!

Friend of FAE, Armorel Hamilton has told FAE exclusively that she has worked on the new series of the Dark Crystal on Netflix alongside Toby, Brian and Wendy Froud and many more talented creatives!

Armorel said,
“I’m excited to announce that I have had the privilege of working on the much anticipated DARK CRYSTAL: Age of Resistance on Netflix. The release date is August 30th 2019! Super yay! That’s a childhood dream realised !!

She went on to tell us, “I can’t reveal any details for obvious reasons, so please don’t ask! … So everyone tune in and enjoy this spectacular treat !!! Xxx”

FAE will share more news on this story in forthcoming editions of FAE magazine (Faeries and Enchantment).

They say picture speaks a thousand words!!!!

Netflix has revealed a first look at the Gelfling heroes from the forthcoming Dark Crystal series!


We are so excited to see Keira Knightly play the role of a fairy again!

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Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy as Clara

Keira Knightley is a pink Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms EXCLUSIVE first look in Entertainment Weekly.

We are very excited here at FAE magazine to see this movie which is due to be released in November 2018.


MORE about Keira!

As you may recall FAE magazine featured Keira Knightly on the cover of our Autumn 2009 edition. Where she played the part of a fairy godmother in an independent short movie. You can buy the edition HERE

HOLLYWOOD, California, May 18, 2017 – A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to members around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. The series will be shot in the U.K., and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

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).

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, with Louis’ vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

“Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “Netflix has a deep respect for my father’s original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world.”

Source @Netflix 2017

Disenchanted! The sequel to Enchanted by Disney is coming in 2017, and we here at FAE are very very excited about this! So, what do we know? We know that it’s happening! Dates and things we are not 100% sure of yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear….

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The Disney sequel is to be directed by Adam Shankman

Fairy News! Keira Knightley to play Sugar Plum Fairy alongside Morgan Freeman in Disney’s Nutcracker Live action movie currently in pre-production – This is  soooooo exciting! Read more in the new autumn issue of FAE!

FRONT COVER ISSUE 8

This photo is from FAE magazine issue 8 Autumn 2009 where we featured the independent short movie The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers in which Keira plays the role of a Fairy Godmother – You can still pick up this back issue at www.thefaeshop.com

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Wendy Froud, is to receive the  lifetime achievement award at the  Portland Film Festival this September. Wendy fabricated the infamous ‘Yoda’ in the movie, Star Wars, a character that has truly stood the test of time for his zen-like wisdom and ability to use the ‘force’!

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Wendy will be present at a special screening of  the Dark Crystal on Wednesday 2nd September as a part of the festival schedule.

EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA!

You can also catch Wendy and husband, Brian Froud at the Avalon Faery weekend on 24th and 25th October at Glastonbury Town Hall. See www.faeryevents.com for details or follow the Facebook event page.

FAE NEWS: Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning looking very happy at the European Press Conference for Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ on May 9, 2014 in London.

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Photo by David Dettmann

More enchantment than you can shake a faery wand at!FAE Magazine – Faeries and Enchantment

A new series with Warwick Davis ‘Weekend Escapes’ is starting on 11th April on ITV at 8pm – AND the Willow Appreciation Society peeps are appearing in the first episode!!!

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…..The family’s first stop is the middle of an enchanted wood in Launceston where they meet a group of locals dressed up as fairies, pixies, wood elves, merfaes (half mermaid and half fairy) and other woodland creatures. The Willow Appreciation Society  meet up regularly in costume to keep the area’s legends and mystical stories alive.

Warwick says: “Cornwall isn’t all about cream teas and scrumpy it’s a county brimming with magic, mystery and plenty of strange surprises if you scratch beneath the surface.”

You’ll find FAE magazine‘s Editor Karen Kay in the woods with Warwick Davis and his family.

As part of the Frome Festival (SW UK), Students of all local schools, their families, friends and everyone in Frome are invited by The Frome Times, Kumon Frome Study Centre and Absolutely Fabulous Costume Hire to attempt the Guinness World Record for the Greatest Number of People Dressed as Characters from the Wizard of Oz.

The attempt to beat the current record of 446 will take place on Sunday 13th July 2014.

The registration fee is only £1 per participant and all money raised will be used to buy books for participating schools.  A free assembly with local author, David Gatward, on the theme of the Wizard of Oz is available for all schools taking part. At these sessions characters from the book will also appear! These will be great events to tie in with World Book day in March 2014. Schools will be provided with flyers and a poster to help promote the event.  A number of other events to promote this Guinness World Record attempt will also be running in Frome, including art sessions, reading sessions and the showing of the original film at the Westway Cinema after the record attempt.

Visit www.funtodressup.co.uk for updates and details


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