Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s Kids Are Making a Puppet Film



Toby Froud, son of Dark Crystal designer Brian, got his start in showbiz as baby Toby, whom a young Jennifer Connelly wished the goblins would come and take away – right now – in Labyrinth. While he was saved from the clutches of a masterfully mulleted David Bowie, he has remained carried away by puppets and goblins ever since, and now with a grant from Heather Henson, he’s looking to fund a short, “Lessons Learned,” that carries on in the Henson-Froud fantasy tradition.

Froud is seeking completion funds on Kickstarter, and the rewards are top-notch. For example, he’s giving away these:


Seriously, a phone call from Zach Braff lasts maybe five minutes…but a goblin maquette is forever. Or at least for until you get tired of it, or your pet chews it up, or something. Point is, owning some actual Froud critters in your house gives you some major-ass freakin’ fantasy cred.

His pitch is after the jump, magic jump. So take it away, Toby…right now.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist