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Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American fantasy film. The film was directed by Jim Henson and produced by George Lucas. The film stars David Bowie as Jareth and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah. Sarah must rescue her baby stepbrother from the hands of the Goblin King before he becomes a goblin and is lost forever.
The film was the last to be directed by Henson himself before his death in 1990. The film was originally a financial disappointment and received mixed reviews from critics. It has since gained a large and devoted cult following, and a four volume manga sequel, Return to Labyrinth, was published by Tokyopop between 2006 and 2010. A prequel graphic novel to the film was announced in 2012 to be developed by Archaia Studios.
The film features some of the most imaginative and loveable of Henson’s puppet creations. With the upcoming series premiere of SyFy’s Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge fast approaching, we went back to some of our favorite works of Henson, and thought about some characters we didn’t get enough of. Fitting so many amazing characters into one film means limited screen time for each.
Aside from wanting more, we also wanted more background on each character. We compiled our top 10 characters from Labyrinth that left us with the most questions, or just left us missing them.