On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.

  1. Jim Henson

    Director, Story

  2. Frank Oz


  3. David Odell


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jim Henson

    Jim Henson


  2. Kathryn Mullen

    Kathryn Mullen


  3. Frank Oz

    Frank Oz

    Aughra, A Keeper Of Secrets / Chamberlain

  4. Dave Goelz

    Dave Goelz

    Fizzgig, A Friendly Monster

  5. Steve Whitmire

    Steve Whitmire


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The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 17, 1982


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $40,577,001.00



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