Friday Night Film Fest: The Dark Crystal
I was just catching up on some of my favorite blogs when I ran across this post. Memory lane. Ahh I do love thee. In honor of Disney Afternoon Cartoon's I am featuring a Disney film for FNFF. It's no ordinary Disney flick however...scary, sad and dark, no Little Mermaid here.
You can watch the entire film on YouTube if you so desire.
In a faraway world a mighty astronomical event is about to occur,
the Great Conjunction of the planet's Three Suns. At this time, the
cruel Skeksis who rule this world from the castle of the Dark Crystal
are frightened to learn that an ancient prophecy may be coming true:
A survivor of the Gelfling, an elfin race they thought they had
destroyed, is seeking to restore the missing shard of the Dark Crystal
before the moment of the Great Conjunction, thus ending the tyranny of
the Skeksis. Hidden in the valley of the urRu, young Jen the Gelfling
has been raised by a tribe of mystics and knows little of the world
outside, but know his Master's dying words have charged him with his
mission to find the lost shard before it is too late. Traveling
through many strange places and encountering many extraordinary
beings, Jen races against time to unravel the mystery of his quest and
save his world from the forces of evil.