14.In Jim Henson's earliest plan for the movie, the two main characters were called Brian and Dee. In the final version, their names are Jen and Kira, but Rian and Deet's names in Age of Resistance seem to be inspired by Henson's original plan.
15.The Garthim puppets in the movie were so heavy, their performers were hung on racks inside them every five minutes to allow them to rest.
16.The inspiration for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance came from the hieroglyphics Jen and Kira see in the movie, which raised questions about what Gelfling society was like before the Skeksis wiped them out.
17.CGI Gelflings were tested for Age of Resistance, but ultimately the creators decided to stick with the movie's 100% puppet approach.
18.Joe Lee, who is the author of a Dark Crystal young adult book series, created the Podling language for the show.
19.Brian Froud returned to work on Age of Resistance along with his wife Wendy and also his son Toby. Toby was actually involved in another Jim Henson production when he was very young – he played the baby in Labyrinth.
20.And unlike traditional animation, which is typically created to match the performance of voice actors, the voice cast of Age of Resistance had to match their dialogue to the puppeteers' performances.
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