Netflix und Jim Henson Creature Shop produzieren 10teilige Serie als Prequel zu THE DARK CRYSTAL

Rediscover the age of wonder inspired by Jim Henson’s groundbreaking vision. Netflix Original Series ‚The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance‘ coming soon.

HOLLYWOOD, CA (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 Me, The 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 (Lost, The 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.“

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Dot. (Sprout/Hulu), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Word Party (Netflix), Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Sprout). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow.

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of- the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show.
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About Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ provides performed digital visual effects, animatronic creatures, animation and soft puppets to the international film, television and advertising industries. Based in Los Angeles and New York with satellite shop capabilities internationally, the Shop is known for designing and building some of the world’s best-known characters including the Sesame Street puppets, the classic Muppets, the aliens from Farscape and the fantastical creatures from The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Other features credits include The Jungle Book, The Hangover, Where the Wild Things Are, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The shop is also known for its live performance work with artists like Cee Lo Green, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Deadmau5.
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Hier die Gewinner der Kidscreen Awards 2017 – Stick Man gewinnt vier Preise

Hier gehts zur Website der Kidscreen Awards!

Und hier zur Website von Kidscreen!

Netflix, Sprout and Magic Light Pictures were among the big winners at the 2017 Kidscreen Awards, which celebrate the best global work in kids television and digital media.

Hosted by comedian Darrin Rose and exclusively sponsored by the Canada Media Fund, the ceremony was held this evening during Kidscreen Summit, which is currently underway in Miami.

With four awards each, NBCUniversal-owned preschool net Sprout and Magic Light Pictures (Stick Man) earned the most nods, while Netflix took home the Broadcasting category’s coveted Channel of the Year prize.

Determined by two panels of industry judges, awards in the Programming and Creative Talent categories were given to the following entries:

PROGRAMMING—PRESCHOOL CATEGORY

Best in Class

Nina’s World
Sprout

Best New Series

Dot.
The Jim Henson Company/CBC/Industrial Brothers

Best Animated Series

Doc McStuffins
Disney Junior/Brown Bag Films

AND

Sarah & Duck
Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies/BBC Worldwide

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series

Sesame Street 
Sesame Workshop

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

Peg + Cat
The Fred Rogers Company/9 Story Media Group

 

PROGRAMMING—KIDS CATEGORY

Best in Class

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas
Aardman Animations

Best New Series

The Deep
DHX Media/A Stark Productions 

Best Animated Series

We Bare Bears
Cartoon Network Studios

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series

Odd Squad
The Fred Rogers Company/Sinking Ship Entertainment

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

Stick Man
Magic Light Pictures

 

PROGRAMMING—TWEENS/TEENS CATEGORY

Best in Class

Bob’s Burgers
Bento Box Entertainment/20th Century FOX Television

Best New Series
Raising Expectations
An Aircraft Pictures Production in association with Dolphin Entertainment

Best Animated Series
Bob’s Burgers
Bento Box Entertainment/20th Century FOX Television

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series

Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
Amazon Studios

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables
Breakthrough Entertainment

 

CREATIVE TALENT CATEGORY

Best Acting

Sol Soon Six
NRK Super

Best Writing

We Bare Bears
Cartoon Network Studios

Best Directing

Stick Man
Magic Light Pictures

Best Animation

Clangers
Coolabi Productions/CBeebies/Smallfilms

Best Voice Talent

Bob’s Burgers
Bento Box Entertainment/20th Century FOX Television

Best Music

Stick Man
Magic Light Pictures

Best Design

Stick Man
Magic Light Pictures

 

The Kidscreen Awards also includes a category designed to spotlight the best efforts made by broadcasters to forge stronger connections with global kids and family audiences. These winners were determined by a Kidscreen readership online vote that took place in December. Winners within this category are:

 

BROADCASTING CATEGORY

Channel of the Year 
Netflix

Best Channel Design
Sprout

Best Programming Block

Sprout
Sunny Side Up

Best Channel Website

PBS KIDS
pbskids.org

Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team

Sunny Side Up—Sprout
Carly Ciarrocchi, Tim Kubart, Kaitlin Becker, Emily Borromeo

 

And rounding out the Kidscreen Awards program are a set of Digital Categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up). The winners for these prizes are as follows:

 

DIGITAL—PRESCHOOL CATEGORY

Best Website

Dinosaur Train
The Jim Henson Company/Sparky Entertainment

Best Web/App Series

Sesame Street Happy Birthday Songs
Sesame Workshop

Best Learning App (Smartphone)
Curious World
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Best Learning App (Tablet)

Pocoyo Playset: Let’s Move
Early Learning Collaborative/ HITN/Zinkia Entertainment

Best Game App (Smartphone)

Curious World
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Best Game App (Tablet)

PBS Kids Games
PBS Kids

Best eBook

Colored Dots
Uyoung Interactive Technology Co.

Best Streaming Video Platform

BBC iPlayer Kids
BBC

DIGITAL—KIDS CATEGORY

Best Website

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Partners

Best Web/App Series

Secret Life of Boys
Zodiak Kids Studios for CBBC and ABC Australia

Best Learning App (Smartphone)

Nickelodeon: Code a Character
Nickelodeon Digital

Best Learning App (Tablet)

La Francomobile
TV5 Québec Canada/Manito Média/Tobo

Best Game App (Smartphone)

Cut the Rope: Magic
Zeptolab

Best Game App (Tablet)
Toca Blocks
Toca Boca

Best eBook
Little Lunch: A Teacher’s Guide
Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Best Streaming Video Platform

Toca TV
Toca Boca

Best Tablet
LeapFrog Epic
LeapFrog

Dreamworks Trollhunters | Guillermo del Toro Featurette | Netflix

A story of ordinary kids turned heroes, set against a visually breathtaking world created by the legendary Guillermo del Toro. Dreamworks Trollhunters comes to Netflix on December 23.

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