I'm kinda surprised no one made a topic about this. I just watched finished watching The Dark Crystal for the first time just a few minutes ago, and I gotta say that was really well done movie. Jim Henson has succeeded in making an original fantasy movies without using any cheap or already created races/characters. The story was pretty good, but what really struck me was the quality of the Muppets.
If there are any Dark Crystal fans out there, boy do I have some good news for you. If you don't know already, in the year of 2009, there is going to be a sequel to The Dark Crystal called Power of the Dark Crystal. What really excites me about this is that the person who is doing this none other than Genndy Tartakovsky. To those of you who don't know, he is man who brought use Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack.
Apparently, Tartakovsky is going to be filming this in the same vein as the original movie with animatronic puppets and CGI backgrounds which I hope will not suck and ruin the movie.
I also heard there's a prequel manga out, but I don't know whether or not I want to get it as I'm somewhat suspicious of it.