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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

An AMAZING opportunity to win tickets to see “Lessons Learned” the award-winning short film by Toby Froud! AND… watch cult classic movie ‘Labyrinth’ in the company of the Froud’s!  Win tickets (worth £15 each) to a sensational Froud evening at the Chagford Film Festival!

FAE Magazine has been given a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky newsletter subscriber!

Or buy tickets here

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The lucky winner and a friend/partner will:

– be one of the first in the UK to see “Lessons Learned” the award-winning short film by Toby Froud
– Witness Toby’s puppets first-hand in a unique puppet interview
– Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch cult classic ‘Labyrinth‘ in the company of Wendy and Brian Froud.
– Hear personal insights about the making of the film from Brian and Toby.

To be in with a chance of winning, just reply to this newsletter saying ‘YES please!” 

Hello faery peeps!

We are very excited to be a tiny part of faery history! We are offering a years subscription to FAE Magazine as part of the Toby Froud film backer rewards for his new film ‘Lessons Learned‘…

All you need to do is head on over to TOBY FROUD’s Kickstarter page for ‘Lessons Learned‘ and become a $75 backer of the film! You will literally be helping  to create faery history and see the return of the Froud-Henson legacy! AND you’ll get a whole years worth of FAE magazines!!! There are other backer price options available to suit all budgets – it’s so exciting!

ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT!!!

Puppet stars of the ‘Lessons Learned‘ film: Grandfather, Boy, and Digby

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FAE Magazine would like to share some very happy and joyous news, and give a very warm faery welcome to new faery baby, Sebastian Froud! and huge congratulations to Mother Sarah and father Toby Froud, and of course the very proud Grandparents Brian and Wendy Froud, and Sarah’s parents too.

As reported on Facebook today by close friend of the Froud’s, Terri Windling-Gayton:

“There’s a brand new Froud amongst us! Hooray! Welcome to our beautiful, maddening, inspiring and amazing world, Sebastian Froud. And congratulations to parents Sarah and Toby, to grandparents Wendy and Brian, and to his other grandparents and relatives too. He is certainly a baby surrounded by deep magic and love. (The picture here, by the way, was painted by Brian, before Toby was born.)” – Terri Windling-Gayton via Facebook.


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