Winx Club The secret of the lost kingdom 2007 Movie.

Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom -From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom (Italian: Winx Club – Il Segreto Del Regno Perduto), also known as Winx Club Il film, is an Italian CGI animated feature film, based on the television series Winx Club, taking place after the events of the first three seasons. The film premiered on November 30, 2007 in Italy. The film was animated by the Rainbow studio. In February 2011, Nickelodeon’s parent company Viacom became a co-owner of Rainbow, and it was announced that Viacom would re- release The Secret of the Lost Kingdom through its subsidiary Paramount Pictures. Nickelodeon U.S. premiered the movie on March 11, 2012, and Paramount released it on DVD on August 7, 2012. Rainbow offered the film to the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia sings the film’s ending song, “All the Magic”. 

Plot: Bloom and her friends are on a search for Bloom’s missing birth parents, King Oritel and Queen Marion, who Bloom believes are still alive. The girls track down Hagen, a blacksmith who forged the powerful Sword of King Oritel, a magical sword that can never be separated from its rightful master, in hopes that he can trace the sword’s power to Bloom’s parents. The girls successfully sneak into Hagen’s but when they encounter Hagen, he believes they are intruders. Faragonda, an old friend of Hagen’s arrives. They return to Alfea to discuss the matter. Bloom begs Hagen for his help, but he admits that he is unable to aid her. Bloom feels guilty for the effort her friends have put in when it had been hopeless the whole time, and runs off in tears to avoid facing them. Most of the Alfea third-year fairies are graduating to become Guardian Fairies, after having earned their Enchantix powers. Due to Bloom’s powers being incomplete, she is compelled to stay behind as she watches her friends graduate. Sky comes to comfort her, encouraging her to continue her quest despite Hagen’s words. They share a tender moment until a mysterious girl arrives, forcing Sky to leave in a hurry, although he promises Bloom that he will explain everything later. The next morning, Bloom leaves for Earth to stay with her adoptive parents. Though she seems happy, Mike and Vanessa see that Bloom is uncomfortable living on Earth, and that she belongs more in the Magical Dimension. That night, Bloom has a dream about Daphne, who tells her that there is still hope; their parents  are still alive. She offers Bloom her strength. Daphne also informs her about the Book of Fate, a tome their father kept that tells the entire history of Domino, and its location. In the morning, Bloom is surprised to see all of her friends there to celebrate her 18th birthday. Bloom shares her plan and they all agree to help her, reminding her of their everlasting friendship.The restoration of Bloom’s hope triggers the Sword of King Oritel, deep within the dark Obsidian Circle, the center of all Evil forces. Its glow troubles the spiritual forms of the three Ancestral Witches, who caused the destruction of Domino. They employ the Obsidian’s Keeper, Mandragora,to root out the cause of the sword’s reactivation and snuff it out, additionally imbuing Mandragora with a fraction of their dark powers. Meanwhile, the team heads to Domino. Borrowing Daphne’s mask, Bloom recalls Daphne’s memories of when Domino was a paradise before it was covered with ice and snow. The group reach the mountain where the book is hidden, but Tecna informs them of a mystical bird called the Roc that guards the library. The Specialists scale the mountain first but accidentally causes the Roc to awaken, who flies off with the boys. The girls save them with Musa’s harmonic spells and successfully allow the Roc to land. Inside the library, they meet Bartelby,Oritel’s deceased scribe in spiritual form, who shows them the Book of Fate. In it, they discover that Bloom’s parents were part of a good warrior group known as the Company of Light, that served to eradicate Evil in the form of the three Ancestral Witches and that Oritel as well as all the people of Domino are currently trapped in the Obsidian Circle. However, the team finds the remaining pages empty after chronicling the Company of Light’s battle with the Ancestral Witches, with no clue on the outcome. Bartelby then foretells a prophecy where six legendary warriors will save Domino, and that a king without a crown will free the Sword of King Oritel. As the team celebrates this new discovery, Riven is bitten by one of Mandragora’s spy bugs and becomes her puppet. Soon after, Alfea is attacked by Mandragora, who despite being defeated, learns about Bloom and disappears, dutifully reporting about the second princess of Domino. Following Mandragora’s defeat, the group begin searching for a way into the Obsidian Circle, which leads them to Pixie Village. With the help of Lockette, the team heads to the gateway to the Obsidian Circle. As the girls enter, Mandragora appears and forces Riven to battle Sky and retrieve the key, separating the girls and the boys. As he is about to stab Sky, Musa jumps in front of him and is injured. The girls are forced to face their worst fears, and Bloom sees a vision of what happened to her birth parents: Oritel was pulled into the Obsidian Circle by the Ancestral Witches while Marion absorbed herself into the sword in order to be with him. To Bloom’s horror, she sees her father frozen in stone, the same fate for all inhabitants of her planet. All the fairies then wake up from their trances, only to come face-to-face with the Ancestral Witches, who severely weaken the Winx except Bloom. They force Bloom to make a choice between destroying the sword and saving her adoptive parents or taking the sword and letting Mandragora kill them, as seen in an image. Luckily, Bloom sees through the illusion and places her trust in the boys, while they are still fighting Mandragora, unleashing her Dragon Fire. Outside, Riven recalls all what he and Musa have been through together. Regaining his sanity, he lifts her up and they kiss. Chasing after Mandragora, Sky arrives moments later to aid her and takes the sword, but supposedly dies, as only a king can wield the sword. Bloom is ready to give up when Daphne reminds her that she is not alone. Bloom puts on the mask, and Daphne joins with her to destroy the Ancestral Witches. However, Mandragora returns and the Ancestral Witches use her body as a host and begin to strangle Bloom to death. Sky reawakens and stabs Mandragora with Oritel’s sword; with Bloom’s Dragon Flame, destroying both her and the entire Obsidian Circle, freeing everyone. Sky explains he is now King of Eraklyon, and his coronation was the night he left Bloom at Alfea. With Domino restored to its former glory, Oritel is freed from stone, placing Marion back in human form; Bloom’s Enchantix is complete, and she is finally reunited with her birth parents. At a party afterwards, Oritel and Marion promise Bloom that they will never leave her again. Mike and Vanessa are also there and Bloom hugs them. Oritel begins the traditional father-daughter dance, but lets Bloom dance with Sky, who proposes to her. Bloom accepts and kisses him. Bartelby then appears by the Book of Fate, telling the audience that the prophecy has been fulfilled, Bloom is now a Guardian Fairy and there is a new Company of Light – the Winx. In the final scene, it is revealed the Ancestral Witches have not been destroyed. Instead, they were freed with the destruction of the Obsidian Circle and are finding new hosts to take over and destroy the Winx. They are shown with their direct descendants, the Trix, cackling madly. This is a cliffhanger leading to the second film.

Voice cast

Character Italian English (Atlas Oceanic) English (Dubbing Brothers)
Bloom Letizia Ciampa Molly C. Quinn Cindy Robinson
Stella Perla Liberatori Amy Gross Jennifer Séguin
Flora Ilaria Latini Alejandra Reynoso Stephanie Sheh
Musa Gemma Donati Romi Dames Anik Matern
Tecna Domitilla D’Amico Morgan Decker Wendee Lee
Aisha Laura Lenghi Keke Palmer Wendee Lee
Prince Sky Marco Vivio Matt Shively Christopher Corey Smith
Brandon Massimiliano Alto Adam Gregory Uncredited
Helia Francesco Pezzulli David Faustino
Riven Mirko Mazzanti Sam Riegel Steve Staley
Timmy Corrado Conforti Charlie Schlatter Uncredited
Nabu Sasha De Toni Will Blagrove

Soundtrack (edit) International Versions (edit).

Song Original Name Language Singer(s) Country
“Jestes Naj” “Unica” Polish Aleksandra Szwed Poland
“Tu es la seule” French Mery Lanzafame (N.B: To note that Sina provides this song ONLY for the french soundtrack in Winx In Concert ) France
“Sen bir tanesin” Turkish Group Hepsi Turkey
“Mono esy” Greek Artemis Zannou Greece
“Tu eres única” Spanish María Blanco Spain
“Única” Latin Spanish Maythe Guedes ft. Rebeca Aponte Latin America
“És a tal” Portuguese Portugal
“Jij bent cool” Dutch Ilona Netherlands
“You’re the one” English Elisa Rosselli
“Du bist es” German Deevoice Germany
“Ayağa kalk !” “Segui il Ritmo” Turkish Group Hepsi Turkey
“Kom op dans” Dutch Ilona Netherlands
“Lass dich fallen” German Deevoice Germany
“Stand up” English Elisa Rosselli
“Enchantix” “Potere di enchantix” Turkish Group Hepsi Turkey
English Elisa Rosselli
Greek Artemis Zannou Greece
“You Made Me a Woman” “A un passo da me” English Elisa Rosselli
“Deine Augen” German Deevoice Germany
“Genau Wie Du” German Deevoice Germany
“Winx” “Segui il tuo cuore” Dutch Ilona Netherlands
“Fly” English Elisa Rosselli
“All the Magic” English Natalie Imbruglia All Countries

Dancers dressed as the Winx Club posing at the Rome FilmFest.

A live action dance show was performed to promote the film at the 2007 Rome Film Festival. In the first week of showing, the film was distributed in 665 cinemas and had 420,000 viewers. It received 1,979,972 euros ($3,074,695.84 US) in its opening week, and ended its run with five million euros in revenue. It was released on DVD in Italy in March 2008. The movie premiered on Nickelodeon in America on March 11, 2012 and was released on DVD on August 7, 2012.

Sequel!

On October 29, 2010, a sequel, Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure, was released in Italy.

Jag älskar Winx Club serien och filmen för då kan man veta att Bloom har hittat sina kungliga föräldrar och sin hemplanet Domino blir en skydd fe.

Jag ger Winx Club hemligheternas slott/ The Secret Castle filmen movie 2007 180 poäng.

 

 

Sailor Moon S: The Movie 1994.

Sailor Moon S: The Movie ( Japanese: 劇場版美少女戦士セーラームーンS, Hepburn: Gekijō-ban Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn S, lit. ‘ Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S the Movie’) is a 1994 Japanese animated superhero fantasy film directed by Hiroki Shibata and written by Sukenhiro Tomita. It is the second film in the series, following Sailor Moon R: The Movie (1993), and is adapted from a side story of the original Sailor Moon manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi, The Lover of Princess Kaguya. It takes its name from the third arc of the Sailor Moon anime seriers, Sailor Moon S, as Toei Company distributed it around the same time. The film was released in Japan on December4, 1994, as part of the Winter ’94 Toei Anime Fair. In the 2000 Pioneer English adaptation, it was released as Sailor Moon S: The Movie – Hearts in Ice.

Plot – An extraterrestrial ice entity named Princess Snow Kaguya (プリンセス・スノー・カグヤ, Purinsesu Sunō Kaguya) arrives on Earth in an attempt to freeze it, but a fragment of her comet has been lost and she is unable to proceed without it. She has her henchwomen, the Snow Dancers, search for the missing fragment. In Tokyo, a young astronomer named Kakeru Ōzora (宇宙 翔, Ōzora Kakeru) finds the fragment and keeps it in his observatory to study in further. Meanwhile, the Sailor Guardians are enjoying a day in the Juban Shopping District. Luna falls ill and decides to go back to Usagi’s house. Along the way, she collapses while crossing the road, and is almost hit by a car, but is rescued and nursed to health by Kakeru. Luna then develops romantic feelings for him, even kissing him on the cheek in his sleep, leaving Artemis crushed. Luna herself ends up with unrequited love because it is revealed that Kakeru himself has a girlfriend, an astronaut named Himeko Nayotake  (名夜竹 姫子, Nayotake Himeko), and more importantly, because Luna is a cat. The two are devastated because Himeko is oblivious to Kakeru’s belief of Princess Kaguya’s existence. Later, after finding herself unable to reconcile her differences with Kakeru, Himeko leaves on a space mission. The fragment of the comet attaches itself to his life force, and begins slowly stealing his life-force energy, causing him to become very ill. Kaguya later steals the shard, but because it is linked to his life-force, he is brought even closer to death when Kaguya throws the shard into the ocean and creates an enormous ice crystal that will continue to drain away Kakeru’s life-force energy completely. She and her Snow Dancers than begin freezing the entire Earth, little by little. The Sailor Guardians attempt to stop her, only for Kaguya to revive the Snow Dancers using the Crystal. Just before Kaguya could kill the Sailor Scouts, Sailor Moon arrives and tries to talk her out of her plot. Wanting more strength, she activates the mighty powers of the legendary Holy Grail to evolve into Super Sailor Moon, but is easily overpowered by Snow Queen Kaguya. Determined to protect the Earth and its people, Usagi prepares to activate the Legendary Silver Crystal’s immense energy and power. The eight Sailor Guardians, along with Sailor Chibi Moon, combine their own strength and Sailor abilities at once to further strengthen the healing power of the Legendary Silver Crystal, destroying Snow Queen Kaguya and the Snow Dancers head-on, and eliminating the ice crystal in the ocean, as well as her comet. Usagi wishes for Luna to become the mythical Princess Kaguya for one night. Concerned about Himeko’s safety, Kakeru wanders in the snowstorm and is saved by Luna at the exact point Kakeru saved her, transformed into a human. She takes him near the moon, where Himeko, on her space mission, witnesses the phenomenon and realizes that Princess Kaguya does exist. Luna tells him that he needs to start focusing on his relationship with Himeko, and the two kiss. After returning to the Earth, Kakeru takes up Luna’s advice and meets Himeko at the airport, where the two lovingly hug. Artemis meets up with Luna, and the cats reconcile.

 

Voice Cast!

Character Japanese voice actor English voice actor
(Pioneer/Optimum Productions, 2000)
English voice actor
(Viz Media/Studiopolis, 2018)
Usagi Tsukino/Serena Kotono Mitsuishi Terri Hawkes Stephanie Sheh
Ami Mizuno/Amy Aya Hisakawa Karen Bernstein Kate Higgins
Rei Hino/Raye Michie Tomizawa Katie Griffin Cristina Vee
Makoto Kino/Lita Emi Shinohara Susan Roman Amanda Miller
Minako Aino/Mina Rika Fukami Stephanie Morgenstern Cherami Leigh
Usagi “Chibiusa” Tsukino/Rini Kae Araki Tracey Hoyt Sandy Fox
Haruka Tenoh/Amara Megumi Ogata Sarah Lafleur Erica Mendez
Michiru Kaioh/Michelle Masako Katsuki Barbara Radecki Lauren Landa
Setsuna Meioh/Trista Chiyoko Kawashima Sabrina Grdevich Veronica Taylor
Mamoru Chiba/Darien Tōru Furuya Vincent Corazza (Vince Corroza) Robbie Daymond
Luna Keiko Han Jill Frappier Michelle Ruff
Artemis Yasuhiro Takato Ron Rubin Johnny Yong Bosch
Princess Snow Kaguya Eiko Masuyama Catherine Disher Melissa Fahn
Kakeru Ōzora Masami Kikuchi Jeff Lumby Chris Hackney
Himeko Nayotake Megumi Hayashibara Jen Gould Claudia Lenz
Snow Dancers Mariko Onodera
Yūko Nagashima
Esther Thibault TBA
Announcers Tomohisa Asō
Yasunori Masutani
Tony Daniels TBA
Journalist Yoshiyuki Kōno Unknown TBA

Production

Sailor Moon S: The Movie is based on the 135-page side story “Princess Kaguya’s Lover” (かぐや姫の恋人, “Kaguya hime no Koibito”), written and illustrated by series creator Naoko Takeuchi and later published by Kodansha. Dissatisfied that she had left the production of the previous film to others, Takeuchi envisioned “Princess Kaguya’s Lover” as the plot of Sailor Moon S: The Movie, and proceeded to write the story “all in one go.” She modeled the antagonist after an Art Deco antique named “Salome”, while the Snow Dancers are modeled after a German china piece, which Takeuchi thought resembled “a character dancing in a snowstorm.” On July 8, 1994, she traveled to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of her research; there, she watched the launch of space shuttle Columbia. She enjoyed working on the film, and liked the overall result, particularly Luna’s transformation sequence. The film was soft matted for its theatrical release, as it was animated in 4:3 aspect ratio.

English release

The film was first released in North America on VHS by Pioneer Entertainment on August 31, 1999, in Japanese with English subtitles. Pioneer later released the film to uncut bilingual DVD on May 23, 2000, alongside another VHS release containing an edited version of the English dub. Pioneer re-released their DVD on January 6, 2004 under their “Geneon Signature Series” line. The DVDs later fell out of print when Pioneer/Geneon lost the license to the film. The edited version was also shown on TV in Canada on YTV and in the US on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block on November 9, 2001.

The English dub was produced in association with Optimum Productions in Toronto, Canada, and featured most of the original DiC English cast reprising their roles. The edited version of the dub was censored for content and replaced the music with cues from the DiC version of the first two seasons of the anime. The uncut version of the dub was only seen on the bilingual DVD, featured no censorship, and all of the original Japanese music was left intact, with the exception of the DiC theme song being used.

In 2014, the film was re-licensed for an updated English-language release in North America by Viz Media, who have produced a new English dub of the film in association with Los Angeles-based Studiopolis and re-released it on DVD and Blu-ray on October 2, 2018. The film was released to North American theaters with one-day screenings nationwide as a double feature with Sailor Moon R: The Movie, in association with Fathom Events. Dubbed screenings were on July 28, 2018, and subtitled screenings on July 30, 2018. It has also been licensed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.

Jag har inte sätt den här filmen heller men jag hade gärna vilja se den filmen. Jag ger Sailor Moon S Movie 99 poäng.

 

The Dark Crystal film.1982.

 The Dark Crystal (sometimes referred to as Jim Henson s The Dark Crystal ) is a 1982 puppet – animated high fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. It s stars the voices of Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell,Billie Whitelaw, Percy Edwards, and Barry Dennen. The film was produced by ITC Entertainment and Henson Associates and distributed by Universal Pictures. The plot revolves around Jen, a Gelfling on a quest to restore balance to the world of Thra and overthrow the ruling Skeksis by restoring a powerful broken Crystal. It was marketed as a famliy flim, but was notably darker than the creators previous material. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking. The primary concept artist  was fantasy illustrator Brian Froud,  famous  for his distinctive fairy and dwarf designs. Froud also Collaborated with Henson and Oz for their next project, the 1986 film Labyrinth. The Dark Crystal was produced by Gary Kurtz, while the screenplay was written by David Odell, with whom Henson previously    worked as a staff writer for The Muppet Show. The film score was composed by Trevor Jones. The film received mixed to positive reviews from mainstream critics; while being criticized for its darker, more dramatic tone in contrast to Henson s pervious works, it was praised for its narrative, aesthetic, and characters, and later garnered a cult following. A prequel television series, The Dark Crystal; Age of Resistance, premiered on Netflix in 2019. Jag älskar den filmen.

  Plot – A millennium ago on the planet Thra, two new races appeared when a shard was shattered from the Crystal of Truth: the malevolent Skeksis whose Continued corruption of the Crystal to extend their lives ravaged Thra, and the gentle urRu, more commonly known as the Mystics, who made their home in the valley of Stones to await for their destiny. The leader of the urRu, the Master Ursu, raised a young Gelfling named Jen whose clan were slaughtered by the Sheksis. As the Great Conjunction of Thra s three suns draws near, a dying UrSu instructs Jen to fulfill a prophecy to heal the Crystal by first retrieving the Shard from Aughra. As UrSu passes, the Skeksis Emperor also dies with the Chamberlain skekSil exiled after losing a duel of succession against the General SkekUng. When the Skeksis learn of Jen s existence, they send their army of giant crab-like Garthim to capture him with skekSil following. Jen meets Aughra and enters her Orrey, which she uses to predict the motions of the heavens as she explained about the Conjunction before Jen select the Shard from a box full of shards. Aughra was about to explain  Jen s mission before the Garthim arrive and destroy the orrery, taking Aughra prisoner as Jen flees. Hearing the call of the Crystal, the urRu leave their valley to travel to the Skeksis Castle. On his journey through the swamp, Jen meets Kira, another surviving Gelfling who can communicate with animals. The two learn more about each other when they accidentally dream- fasted, seeing into each other s memories. They stay for a night with the Podlings who raised Kira, only for them and Kira s pet Fizzgig to flee when the Garthim raid the village with skekSil keeping the Garthim from pursuing then. Jen and Kira discover a ruined Gelfling city with ancient writing describing a prophecy; When single shines the triple sun, what was sundered and undone shall be whole, the two made one by Gelfling hand or else by none. They are interrupting by skekSil, revealing the prophecy was the reason for the Gelfling genocide while trying to trick them into coming with him to castle under false pretenses. But the Gelflings run off and reach the Castle of the Crystal on Landstriders, intercepting the Garthim that attacked Kira s village. While trying to free the captured Podlings, Kira, Jen and Fizzgig descend to the bottom of the Castle s dry moat and use a lower-level entrance to gain access. But they are intercepted by SkekSil, who buries Jen in a cave-in after being refused and takes Kira to Skeksis. skekSil is reinstated while giving Kira to Skeksis Scientist skekTek to be drained of her life essence for SkekUng to drink so that he can regain his youth. Aughra, imprisoned in the Scientist s laboratory, tells Kira to call for help from the captive animals; they break free in response and free Kira while causing skekTek to fall down the crystal shaft to his death. One of the urRu vanishes. Aughra frees herself soon after Kira left and before Jen arrived. The three suns begin to align as the Gelflings reunite at the Crystal Chamber as the Skeksis gather for the ritual that will grant them immortality. Jen leaps onto the Dark Crystal but drops the shard, with Kira taking it after Fizgig is knocked down the crystal shaft by skekUng and is saved by Aughra. Kira throws the Shard back to Jen as she fatally impaled by the Skeksis Ritual- Master skekZog, with an enraged Jen inserting the Shard into the Crystal and fulfilling the prophecy. The Garthim disintegrate and the Podling slaves regain their essence while the dark stone covering the Castle crumbles away to reveal a crystalline structure. The urRu arrive and use the Crystal to merge themselves and the Skeksis into tall glowing beings known as urSkeks. The urSkeks leader explains to Jen they had mistakenly shattered the Crystal long ago, splitting them into two races and decimating Thra, and that Jen s actions have restored them. The urSkeks revive Kira in gratitude for her sacrifice and Jen s courage, and then ascend to a higher level of existence, leaving the Crystal to the Gelflings on the now-rejuvenated Thra.

Main

Skeksis

urRu/Mystics

  • Sean Barrett as urZah/The Ritual-Guardian: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekZok and acting leader of the Mystics, puppeteered by Brian Muehl. Muehl also portrays urSu/The Master, the urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekSo who dies at the beginning of the film.
  • David Greenaway as urIm/The Healer: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekUng, also puppeteered by Richard Slaughter.
  • Jean Pierre Amiel as urUtt/The Weaver: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekEkt.
  • Hugh Spight as urAmaj/The Cook: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekAyuk.
  • Robbie Barnett as urYod/The Numerologist: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekShod.
  • Swee Lim as urNol/The Herbalist: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekNa.
  • Simon Williamson as urSol/The Chanter: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekSil.
  • Hus Levant as urAc/The Scribe: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekOk.
  • Toby Philpott as urTih/The Alchemist: The urRu/Mystic counterpart of skekTek.

Others

  • Joseph O’Conor as UngIm, the urSkeks whom skekUng and urIm were derived from, and the Narrator.
  • Hugh Spight, Swee Lim, and Robbie Barnett as the Landstriders.
  • Miki Iveria, Patrick Monckton, Sue Weatherby, and Barry Dennen as the voices of the Podlings/Pod People.

Henson’s inspiration for the visual aspects of the film came around 1975–76, after he saw an illustration by Leonard B. Lubin in a 1975 edition of Lewis Carroll’s poetry showing crocodiles living in a palace and wearing elaborate robes and jewelry. The film’s conceptual roots lay in Henson’s short-lived The Land of Gorch, which also took place in an alien world with no human characters. According to co-director Frank Oz, Henson’s intention was to “get back to the darkness of the original Grimms’ Fairy Tales“, as he believed that it was unhealthy for children to never be afraid.

Henson formulated his ideas into a 25-page story he entitled The Crystal, which he wrote whilst snowed in at an airport hotel. Henson’s original concept was set in a world called Mithra, a wooded land with talking mountains, walking boulders and animal-plant hybrids. The original plot involved a malevolent race called the Reptus group, which took power in a coup against the peaceful Eunaze, led by Malcolm the Wise. The last survivor of the Eunaze was Malcolm’s son Brian, who was adopted by the Bada, Mithra’s mystical wizards.

This draft contained elements in the final product, including the three races, the two funerals, the quest, a female secondary character, the Crystal, and the reunification of the two races during the Great Conjunction. “Mithra” was later abbreviated to “Thra”, due to similarities the original name had with an ancient Persian deity. The character Kira was also at that point called Dee.

Most of the philosophical undertones of the film were inspired from Jane Roberts‘ “Seth Material“. Henson kept multiple copies of the book Seth Speaks, and insisted that Froud and screenwriter David Odell read it prior to collaborating for the film. Odell later wrote that Aughra’s line “He could be anywhere then,” upon being told by Jen that his Master was dead, could not have been written without having first read Roberts’ material.

The Bada were renamed “Ooo-urrrs”, which Henson would pronounce “very slowly and with a deep resonant voice.” Odell simplified the spelling to urRu, though they were ultimately named Mystics in the theatrical cut. The word “Skeksis” was initially meant to be the plural, with “Skesis” being singular, though this was dropped early in the filming process. Originally, Henson wanted the Skeksis to speak their own constructed language, with the dialogue subtitled in English.

Accounts differ as to who constructed the language, and on what it was based. Gary Kurtz stated that the Skeksis language was conceived by author Alan Garner, who based it on Ancient Egyptian, while Odell stated it was he who created it, and that it was formed from Indo-European roots. This idea was dropped after test screening audiences found the captions too distracting, but the original effect can be observed in selected scenes on the various DVD releases.[6] The language of the Podlings was based on Serbo-Croatian, with Kurtz noting that audience members fluent in Polish, Russian and other Slavic languages could understand individual words, but not whole sentences.

Gordale Scar, one of the locations used in filming

The film was shot at Elstree Studios from April–September 1981, and exterior scenes were shot in the Scottish Highlands; Gordale Scar, North Yorkshire, England; and Twycross, Leicestershire, England. Once filming was completed, the film’s release was delayed after Lew Grade sold ITC Entertainment to Robert Holmes à Court, who was skeptical of the film’s potential, due to the bad reactions at the preview and the need to re-voice the film’s soundtrack. The film was afforded minimal advertisement and release until Henson bought it from Holmes à Court and funded its release with his own money.

One of the original Skeksis costumes, on display at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brian Froud was chosen as concept artist after Henson saw one of his paintings in the book Once upon a time. The characters in the film are elaborate puppets, and none are based on humans or any other specific Earth creature. Before its release, The Dark Crystal was billed as the first live-action film without any human beings on screen, and “a showcase for cutting-edge animatronics”.

The hands and facial features of the groundbreaking animatronic puppets in the film were controlled with relatively primitive rods and cables, although radio control later took over many of the subtler movements. Human performers inside the puppets supplied basic movement for the larger creatures, which in some cases was dangerous or exhausting; for example, the Garthim costumes were so heavy that the performers had to be hung up on a rack every few minutes to rest while still inside the costumes. A mime from Switzerland was hired to help choreograph the movements of the puppeteers.

When conceptualizing the Skeksis, Henson had in mind the Seven deadly sins, though because there were 10 Skeksis, some sins had to be invented or used twice. Froud originally designed them to resemble deep sea fish, but later designed them as “part reptile, part predatory bird, part dragon”, with an emphasis on giving them a “penetrating stare.” Each Skeksis was conceived as having a different “job” or function, thus each puppet was draped in multicolored robes meant to reflect their personalities and thought processes.

Each Skeksis suit required a main performer, whose arm would be extended over his or her head in order to operate the creature’s facial movements, while the other arm operated its left hand. Another performer would operate the Skeksis’ right arm. The Skeksis performers compensated for their lack of vision by having a monitor tied to their chests.

In designing the Mystics, Froud portrayed them as being more connected to the natural world than their Skeksis counterparts. Henson intended to convey the idea that they were purged of all materialistic urges, yet were incapable of acting in the real world. Froud also incorporated geometric symbolism throughout the film in order to hint at the implied unity of the two races.[17] The Mystics were the hardest creatures to perform, as the actors had to walk on their haunches with their right arm extended forward, with the full weight of the head on it. Henson himself could hold a position in a Mystic costume for only 5–10 seconds.

The Gelflings were designed and sculpted by Wendy Midener. They were difficult to perform, as they were meant to be the most human creatures in the film, and thus their movements, particularly their gait, had to be as realistic as possible. During scenes when the Gelflings’ legs were off-camera, the performers walked on their knees in order to make the character’s movements more lifelike. According to Odell, the character Jen was Henson’s way of projecting himself into the film. Jen was originally meant to be blue, in homage to the Hindu deity Rama, but this idea was scrapped early on.

Aughra was originally envisioned as a “busy, curious little creature” called Habeetabat, though the name was rejected by Froud, who found the name too similar to Habitat, a retailer he despised. The character was re-envisioned as a seer or prophetess, and renamed Aughra. In selecting a voice actor for Aughra, Henson was inspired by Zero Mostel‘s performance as a “kind of insane bird trying to overcome Tourettes syndrome” on Watership Down. Although the character was originally voiced by Frank Oz, Henson wanted a female voice, and subsequently selected Billie Whitelaw.

The character Fizzgig was invented by Frank Oz, who wanted a character who served the same function as the Muppet poodle Foo-Foo, feeling that, like Miss Piggy, the character Kira needed an outlet for her caring, nurturing side.[6] The character’s design was meant to convey the idea of a “boyfriend-repellant”, to contrast the popular idea that it is easier to form a bond with a member of the opposite sex with the assistance of a cute dog.

The Podlings were envisioned as people in complete harmony with their natural surroundings, thus Froud based their design on that of potatoes. Their village was modeled on the Henson family home.[17]

In designing the Garthim, Froud took inspiration from the discarded carapaces of his and Henson’s lobster dinners. The Garthim were first designed three years into the making of the film, and were made largely of fiberglass. Each costume weighed around 70 lbs (32 kg), thus Garthim performers still in costume had to frequently be suspended on racks in order to recuperate.

The Dark Crystal was the last film in which cinematographer Oswald Morris, BSC, involved himself in before retiring. He shot all the footage with a “light flex”, a unit placed in front of the camera which gave a faint color tint to each scene in order to give the film a more fairy tale atmosphere similar to Froud’s original paintings.

The film’s soundtrack was composed by Trevor Jones, who became involved before shooting had started. Jones initially wanted to compose a score which reflected the settings’ oddness by using acoustical instruments, electronics and building structures. This was scrapped in favor of an orchestral score performed by the London Symphony Orchestra once Gary Kurtz became involved, as it was felt that an unusual score would alienate audiences. The main theme of the film is a composite of the Skeksis’ and Mystics’ themes. Jones wrote the baby Landstrider theme in honor of his newly born daughter.

The Dark Crystal was released in 858 theaters in North America on December 17, 1982. In its initial weekends, it had a limited appeal with audiences for various reasons, including parental concerns about its dark nature, creative connections with Henson’s family-friendly Muppet franchise, and competition from other films, including Tootsie and the already massively successful E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.[22] It made $40,577,001 in its box office run, managing to turn a profit. The film became the 16th highest-grossing film of 1982 within North America.[23] To date, it remains as one of the highest-grossing puppet animated films of all time, particularly for its domestic gross.

The film received a mixed response upon its original release, but has earned a more positive reception in later years, becoming a favorite with fans of Henson and fantasy. It currently holds a 79% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 47 reviews with an average rating of 6.5/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “The Dark Crystals narrative never quite lives up to the movie’s visual splendor, but it remains an admirably inventive and uniquely intense entry in the Jim Henson canon.” Vincent Canby of The New York Times negatively reviewed the film, describing it as a “watered down J. R. R. Tolkien… without charm as well as interest.”[26] Kevin Thomas gave it a more positive assessment in the Los Angeles Times: “Unlike many screen fantasies, The Dark Crystal casts its spell from its very first frames and proceeds so briskly that it’s over before you realize it. You’re left with the feeling that you have just awakened from a dream.”

In 2008, the American Film Institute nominated this film for its Top 10 Fantasy Films list.

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref
1983 BAFTA Film Award Best Special Visual Effects Roy Field
Brian Smithies
Ian Wingrove
Nominated
Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival Grand Prize Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Won
Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Gary Kurtz
David Odell
Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Fantasy Film Won
Best Special Effects Roy Field
Brian Smithies
Nominated
Best Poster Art Nominated
2008 Best DVD Classic Film Release Nominated

The Dark Crystal was first released on VHS, Betamax, and CED by Thorn EMI Video in 1983. The company’s successor HBO Video re-released it on VHS in 1988 and also released it in widescreen on LaserDisc for the first time. On July 29, 1994, Jim Henson Video (through Disney’s Buena Vista Home Video) re-released the film again on VHS and on a new widescreen LaserDisc. On October 5, 1999, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Jim Henson Home Entertainment gave the film one final VHS release and also released it on DVD for the first time and it has had multiple re-releases since including a Collector’s Edition on November 25, 2003, and a 25th Anniversary Edition on August 14, 2007. It was also released on UMD Universal Media Disc for PlayStation Portable (PSP) on July 26, 2005. It was released on Blu-ray on September 29, 2009.

Another anniversary edition of The Dark Crystal was announced in December 2017, with a brand-new restoration from the original camera negative, and was released on Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray on March 6, 2018.Prior to the 4K/Blu-Ray release, Fathom Events presented the restored print of The Dark Crystal in US cinemas on February 25 and 28, and March 3 and 6, 2018.

A tie-in novelization of the film was written by A. C. H. Smith. Henson took a keen interest in the novelization, as he considered it a legitimate part of the film’s world rather than just an advertisement. He originally asked Alan Garner to write it, but he declined on account of prior engagements. Henson and Smith met several times over meals to discuss the progress of the manuscript. According to Smith, the only major disagreement they had arose over his dislike of the Podlings, which he considered “boring”. He included a scene in which a Garthim carrying a sackful of Podlings fell down a cliff and crushed them. Henson considered this scene to be an element of “gratuitous cruelty” that did not fit well into the scope of the story. In order to assist Smith in his visualizing the world of The Dark Crystal, Henson invited him to visit Elstree Studios during the filming of the film. In June 2014, Archaia Entertainment reprinted the novelization, though included extras such as some of Brian Froud’s illustrations, and Jim Henson’s notes.

During the development phase of The Dark Crystal, director Jim Henson and writer David Odell discussed ideas for a possible sequel. Almost 25 years later, Odell and his wife Annette Duffy pieced together what Odell could recall from these discussions to draft a script for The Power of the Dark CrystalGenndy Tartakovsky was initially hired in January 2006 to direct and produce the film through The Orphanage animation studios in California.

However, faced with considerable delays, the Jim Henson Company announced a number of significant changes in a May 2010 press release: It was going to partner with Australia-based Omnilab Media to produce the sequel, screenwriter Craig Pearce had reworked Odell and Duffy’s script, and directing team Michael and Peter Spierig were replacing Tartakovsky. In addition, the film would be released in stereoscopic 3D.

During a panel held at the Museum of the Moving Image on September 18, 2011, to commemorate the legacy of Jim Henson, his daughter Cheryl revealed that the project was yet again on hiatus. By February 2012 Omnilab Media and the Spierig brothers had parted ways with the Henson Company due to budgetary concerns; production on the film has been suspended indefinitely. In May 2014, Lisa Henson confirmed that the film was still in development, but it is not yet in pre-production.

Ultimately, plans for a feature film were scrapped, and the unproduced screenplay was adapted into a 12-issue comic book series The Power of the Dark Crystal from Archaia Comics and BOOM! Studios, released in 2017.

On July 1, 2013, an announcement was made by The Jim Henson Company, in association with Grosset and Dunlap (a publishing division of Penguin Group USA) that they would be hosting a Dark Crystal Author Quest contest to write a new Dark Crystal novel, as a prequel to the original film. It would be set in the Dark Crystal world during a Gelfling Gathering. The winning author was J.M. (Joseph) Lee of Minneapolis, Minnesota, whose story, “The Ring of Dreams,” was selected from almost 500 contest submissions.

The novel series consists of four books: Shadows of the Dark Crystal, released on June 28, 2016; Song of the Dark Crystal, released July 18, 2017; Tides of the Dark Crystal, released December 24, 2018; and Flames of the Dark Crystal, released on August 27, 2019. Together, the novels serve to establish the setting of the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, focusing on adventures of some of the series’ side characters.

In May 2017, it was announced that The Jim Henson Company in association with Netflix would produce a prequel series titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Shooting began in the fall of 2017 with Louis Leterrier as director. The prequel was written by Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach. There are ten episodes, and the series explores the world created for the original film. On May 21, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on August 30, 2019.

  • A book entitled The World of The Dark Crystal, written by J.J. Llewellyn and illustrated by Brian Froud, was released at the same time as the film. The book expands greatly on the world of “Thra”, detailing its conditions and history, as well as providing some additional story background.
  • An illustrated children’s storybook version, The Tale of the Dark Crystal, written by Donna Bass and illustrated by Bruce McNally.
  • A board game called The Dark Crystal Game was also released in 1982 by Milton Bradley.
  • A book-and-cassette adaptation was released in 1983 by Disneyland Records as part of its Read-Along Adventures series.
  • In 1983, a video game based on the film was released for the Apple II and Atari 8-bit in the format of a text adventure.
  • Marvel Comics published a comic book adaptation of the film by writer David Anthony Kraft and artists Bret Blevins, Vince Colletta, Rick Bryant, and Richard Howell in Marvel Super Special #24.
  • Vogue commissioned six of the film’s costume designers to fashion clothes based on the characters of the film.
  • Music duo The Crystal Method used samples from the film in the song “Trip Like I Do”, released on their 1997 album Vegas.
  • Legends of the Dark Crystal, an original English-language manga written by Barbara Kesel with art by Heidi Arnhold, Jessica Feinberg, and Max Kim, was published by TokyoPop. Its story is set hundreds of years before the events of The Dark Crystal, after the Great Conjunction which saw the splitting of the urSkeks into the Mystics and the Skeksis, but before the Great Extermination of the Gelflings. The first volume of the series came out November 2007, followed sometime later by the second in August 2010. A third installment had been originally planned but was canceled and subsequently merged into the second volume.
  • Another comic book prequel, The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, is currently being published by Archaia Entertainment as a series of three graphic novels. The Henson Company and Archaia began collaborating on this project in late 2009. A brief preview was made available on Free Comic Book Day in May 2011, and the first installment was released January 2012, shortly thereafter spending two weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list of hardcover graphic books. In February 2013, the second installment was officially released. The third and final part was released in October 2015.
  • In February 2011, Sandstorm Productions – a firm that partnered with various design studios to facilitate the development and distribution of board games and collectible card games – revealed that it had acquired the license to produce games based on various Henson properties, including The Dark Crystal. Before any definitive plans were made, however, Sandstorm went out of business in June 2012.
  • Archaia announced plans for a role-playing game based on The Dark Crystal at the August 2011 Gen Con gaming convention, intending to publish it later the following year. Like its Origins Award-winning Mouse Guard game, The Dark Crystal will be designed by Luke Crane and utilize mechanics similar to that of The Burning Wheel. As of September 2012, it remains in active development, with more details forthcoming in 2013.
  • In August 2013, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – a company that produces body and household blends with a dark, romantic Gothic tone – debuted the first of their licensed The Dark Crystal perfumes. The debut included four Skeksis blends: skekUng the Garthim-Master, skekNa the Slave-Master, skekTek the Scientist and skekZok the Ritual-Master.
  • In the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge episode “Return of the Skeksis,” the competing creature designers had to work in teams of three to build a Skeksis that has been banished to different parts of Thra and has been called back to the Skeksis Castle.
  • The song ‘Return to Oz by the band Scissor Sisters on the album Scissor Sisters (2004) features a reference to the film’s antagonists the Skeksis: The Skeksis at the rave meant to hide deep inside their sunken faces and their wild, rolling eyes, But their callous words reveal that they can no longer feel.
  • The song Skeksis on Alien by Canadian band Strapping Young Lad is named after the film’s antagonists; the song itself contains an interpolation of the film’s theme melody. Singer-songwriter Devin Townsendwould later base Ziltoid the Omniscient on the characters from the film.
  • Dark Crystal Tales by Cory Godbey, a children’s book of short stories, was released August 2017.

 

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High School Musical

Det var en gång en pojke som heter Troy och en tjej som heter Gabriella, Troy är 18 år och Gabriella är 17 år. Dom går i samma skolan som heter East high school den är bästa skolan som finns tycker Troy och Gabriella en dag åkte dom till köpcenter ska vi gå in  klädaffären först sa Gabriella till Troy ja det kan vi okej då gå vi in till klädaffären Gabriella hittade en jätte fin bal klänning

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är min första inlägg- Nu är jag börjat göra min egen serie berättelsen. Idag är jag klar med första ruta på min serie, Vecka 39 börjar jag blir klar med min serie sidan, Den här veckan kommer jag blir klar med min första sidan av min serie berättelsen snart ska jag göra en till manus och en annan serie berättelsen snart är jag klar med sidan 4 av min serie berättelsen. Den här veckan har jag lagt in nya bilder på min blogg.

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  Den här veckan har jag gjort klart med fjärde rutan på sidan 4 av H2o Just add water serien idag är jag jätte nöjd att  blir klart innan jul semester.

2020- 12/3 Mars – Har jag fortsatt med min serie berättelsen och igår jobbade jag med     min Hermione påsen till Cosplay och jag har syd till pärlor på min påse. Idag var det bara jag och Robin som hade tecknarskolan med Angelina vi jobbade med Pigment pennorna och gjode vår eget klot sen jobbade jag med min serie berättelsen. Jag har skrivit klart både  faktan om The Dark Crystal och Age of Resistance serien och filmen. Idag har jag skrivit faktan om Winx Club serien och lagt in några bilder och H2o just add water, Mako mermaids och bilder snart ska jag rita men egena figurer från The Dark Crystal filmen och serien och Winx Club, Salilor Moon och Glitter Force doki doki idag sen fortsätta nästa vecka. Idag har jag skrivit klart Sailor moon serien och Sailor Moon the Crystal, igår kollade jag på lägenhet som jag ska snart flytta till. Nu i veckan 35 åkte jag tillbaka till Grafiska jag fick ny schema och hängde upp bilder på min nya plats