4/15/1981 - Begin Shooting "The Dark Crystal - Mystic"

Nov 22, 2017

The Dark Crystal: A Cult Classic

The date 4/15/1981 marked a significant milestone for La Historia Society's community and society. It was the day when the production of the iconic movie, "The Dark Crystal - Mystic," began. This influential fantasy film, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, achieved cult status and continues to captivate audiences of all ages.

Discover the Magical World of The Dark Crystal

Step into a mystical universe where creatures come to life, engrossing you with their awe-inspiring adventures. "The Dark Crystal - Mystic" transports viewers to the fantastical world of Thra, a realm once shattered and now struggling to restore harmony. As the story unfolds, viewers witness the journey of Jen, a Gelfling, as he embarks on a quest to heal the powerful but broken Crystal of Truth.

Unveiling the Beginnings

The shooting of "The Dark Crystal - Mystic" commenced on April 15, 1981, forever etching this date into cinematic history. La Historia Society proudly showcases the details and significance surrounding the inception of this groundbreaking film.

Creating a New World

Jim Henson and Frank Oz, renowned puppeteers and visionaries, joined hands to breathe life into the intricate world of The Dark Crystal. Their exceptional creativity, meticulous attention to detail, and innovative techniques brought forth a realm like no other. It was a monumental task that required imagination, dedication, and immense artistic talent. The entire crew worked tirelessly to ensure every scene was a testament to their unwavering commitment to craft.

The Visionary Directors

Jim Henson, best known for his work on "The Muppet Show," had a relentless passion for pushing boundaries and exploring new horizons in storytelling. His collaboration with Frank Oz, a master puppeteer and director, elevated the film to unparalleled heights. Together, they fused their artistic sensibilities, giving birth to a cinematic masterpiece that has stood the test of time.

Legacy and Impact

"The Dark Crystal - Mystic" left an indelible mark on the world of cinema. Its innovative puppetry, intricate set design, and captivating narrative paved the way for future films, inspiring countless filmmakers to explore new realms of storytelling. The film's impact on popular culture has been profound, with a dedicated fan following eager to delve into its mythos and explore the depths of Thra.

Continued Reverence

La Historia Society remains deeply committed to preserving and celebrating the legacy of "The Dark Crystal - Mystic." Through comprehensive showcases and events, we continue to honor the extraordinary work of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and the entire team that brought this imaginative world to life. Join us as we delve into the richness of this fantasy masterpiece, connecting with fellow enthusiasts and discovering the threads that bind us through the power of storytelling.

Join Us in Celebrating 'The Dark Crystal - Mystic'

La Historia Society invites you to embark on a journey deep into the heart of "The Dark Crystal - Mystic." Explore our pages to unearth behind-the-scenes stories, fascinating trivia, and intricate character profiles. Join fellow fans in lively discussions, uncover captivating fan theories, and relive the enchantment of this timeless film.

Connect with the Community

La Historia Society's vibrant community of fans awaits your participation. Engage with like-minded enthusiasts, share your thoughts and insights, and celebrate the magic of "The Dark Crystal - Mystic." Together, let's keep the spirit of Thra alive and thriving!


4/15/1981 marked the beginning of a captivating journey that would capture hearts and minds for generations to come. "The Dark Crystal - Mystic" continues to stand as a testament to the power of imagination and the enduring legacy of Jim Henson and Frank Oz's visionary work. Explore the depth, detail, and wonder of this unparalleled film, and become a part of the La Historia Society community today.

Sahadeo Singh
Amazing journey into fantasy!
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