Another world, another time, another age. The Crystal of Truth, heart of the planet Thra, is controlled by the cruel and cunning Skeksis who use its power to bend the planet's will and subjugate The Gelfling: the gentle and kind creatures who will start the Age of Resistance and thwart their masters' schemes.Written by
Before Netflix green-lit the show, the executives asked for a proof-of-concept screen test. A scene in which a Gelfling discovered a Podling being drained of its life essence by the Skeksis Scientist was filmed on the Henson lot in Hollywood. At this time the subtitle of the show was "Age of Rebellion" rather than "Resistance". The Podling and Skeksis were filmed as puppets, but the Gelfling was fully computer generated. The test proved that a fully CG Gelfling would look out of place, but visual effects house DNEG (Double Negative) could be used to enhance the puppet performances with subtle additions such as blinking eyes or a slight smile. The official green light was given in March of 2017. See more »
Why aren't more fantasy movies/series like this? It's unique, beautiful, moving and enthralling... It's evident that so much effort and attention to detail has been put into every little thing; the costumes, the sets, the voice acting. I am so glad one of my favourite childhood movies has been brought back and I hope the younger generation will learn to appreciate it as well.
Not everything is better with tons of CGI. Brian Froud and Jim Henson are a fantastic duo.
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