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Labyrinth' Reboot Rumors Emerge In Wake Of David Bowie's Death". The Movie Network. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016 . Retrieved April 15, 2016. Pleasant, Robbie (24 August 2018). " "Labyrinth Coronation #6" ". Multiversity Comics. Archived from the original on 27 August 2018 . Retrieved 24 April 2022. Sauter, Michael (June 1986). "Playing Hooky". Elle. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012 . Retrieved January 28, 2012. Bowie's performance was variously lauded and derided. In his largely positive review of the film for Time, Richard Corliss praised him as "charismatic" referring to his character as a " Kabuki sorcerer who offers his ravishing young antagonist the gilded perks of adult servitude". [9] Bruce Bailey enjoyed Bowie's performance, writing that, "the casting of Bowie can't be faulted on any count. He has just the right look for a creature who's the object of both loathing and secret desire." [80] In a largely critical review, Hal Lipper found that, "Bowie forgoes acting, preferring to prance around his lair while staring solemnly into the camera. He's not exactly wooden. Plastic might be a more accurate description." [86] Henson stated that, "I wanted to put two characters of flesh and bone in the middle of all these artificial creatures, and David Bowie embodies a certain maturity, with his sexuality, his disturbing aspect, all sorts of things that characterise the adult world." [29] Henson met David Bowie in the summer of 1983 to seek his involvement, as Bowie was in the US for his Serious Moonlight Tour at the time. [30] Henson pursued Bowie for the role of Jareth and sent him each revised draft of the film's script for his comments. During a meeting that took place on June 18, 1984, Henson showed Bowie The Dark Crystal and a selection of Brian Froud's concept drawings to pique his interest in the project. [31] Bowie formally agreed to take part on February 15, 1985, several months before filming began. [17] [31] Bowie discussed why he was involved in the film, stating that, "I'd always wanted to be involved in the music-writing aspect of a movie that would appeal to children of all ages, as well as everyone else, and I must say that Jim gave me a completely free hand with it. The script itself was terribly amusing without being vicious or spiteful or bloody, and it had a lot more heart in it than many other special effects movies, so I was pretty hooked from the beginning." [32]

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The 77 best kids' films of all time". The Telegraph. April 19, 2019. Archived from the original on September 26, 2018 . Retrieved September 8, 2019. Buxton, Kathryn (July 2, 1986). "Henson's fantasy Labyrinth takes cues from the classic". The Palm Beach Post. Labyrinth". Metacritic.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2021 . Retrieved January 25, 2012.Yaeger, Larry. "A Brief, Early History of Computer Graphics in Film". Indiana University. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012 . Retrieved January 20, 2012. Jareth’s land, an eerie expanse of bullies, traps, and two-faced allies, is pretty much an exaggerated blueprint of childhood. In Labyrinth, as in childhood, everything is magnified and inexplicable. Things are kept from children in the interest of protecting them, but in the absence of knowing, kids supply their own answers, which are usually awful. Much of what I remember about my youth involves worrying: that there was a man staring at me from the air-conditioner vents above my bed, that a tornado would come in the night, that robbers would come in the night, that wolves would come in the night. Childhood is full of such demons. Or goblins. thirteen hours, Jareth; King of the Goblins - will keep Toby forever. In the twists and turns of her dangerous journey to Jareth's castle, she meets an extraordinary variety of strange characters, some more friendly than others. But none of them will be able to help her unless she musters the courage to challenge Jareth - no matter what the odds. Hennes, Joe (October 22, 2011). "ToughPigs at NYCC 2011". ToughPigs. Archived from the original on October 19, 2021 . Retrieved October 18, 2021. Henderson, Eric (February 3, 2004). "Labyrinth: Collector's Edition Box Set". Slant Magazine. Archived from the original on May 2, 2011 . Retrieved January 25, 2012.

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Weekend Box Office – July 4–6, 1986". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 17, 2014 . Retrieved January 25, 2012. Brian Froud (2007). "Audio Commentary by Conceptual Designer Brian Froud". Labyrinth (Anniversary Edition) (DVD). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In 2016, Brian Froud expressed that he would like to see Labyrinth adapted as a stage musical with live puppetry and special effects, [143] remarking that it would be "an absolute gift to do it on stage. People would come and sing the songs and dress up, I think." [144] Brian Henson announced that the Jim Henson Company was working on a "stage show, a big theatrical version" of Labyrinth, in April 2018. He said that the production was not intended for Broadway theatre but could potentially take place on London's West End. [145] Possible sequel [ edit ] Taylor, Dawn (May 7, 2009). "Scenes We Love: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer". moviefone. Archived from the original on August 3, 2012 . Retrieved March 3, 2012. Hartlaub, Peter (June 25, 2007). "Staying power is true magic of Henson's 'Dark Crystal' ". San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved February 4, 2012.The dialogue starting-with phrase "you remind me of the babe" that occurs between Jareth and the goblins in the Magic Dance sequence in the film is a direct reference to an exchange between Cary Grant and Shirley Temple in the 1947 film The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. [14] Henson, Jim (December 1, 2011). "12/1/1986 – 'Royal Premier Labyrinth – UK – Party at Elephant on River – then to Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Copenhagen' ". Jim Henson's Red Book. Archived from the original on August 19, 2012 . Retrieved February 3, 2012. In Venice in 1797, a young English nobleman named Lord Albert Tyton has spent a year on a hedonistic trip around Europe, ignoring his stern father's demands that he return to England. In Venetian society, Albert and a woman named Maria have been living as a married count and countess with their baby son. Maria was formerly a tavern linen maid, and Albert claims their marriage has been a pretence. Ohanesian, Liz (August 23, 2011). "Archaia Brings 'Lost' Jim Henson Screenplay to Life With A Tale of Sand". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020 . Retrieved October 18, 2021.

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Between 2018 and 2019, Archaia published Labyrinth: Coronation, a 12-issue comic series written by Simon Spurrier and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss. The series is a prequel about how Jareth became the Goblin King. It began with officials of the 1790s Venice. The story revolves around an infant Jareth who has been stolen by the previous ruler of the labyrinth the Owl King and follows the quest of Jareth's mother Maria to rescue her son. [140] [141] In 2020, Archaia published Labyrinth: Masquerade, a one-shot story set during the film's masquerade dream sequence, written by Lara Elena Donnelly with art by Pius Bak, Samantha Dodge, and French Carlomango. [142] Stage adaptation [ edit ]Labyrinth' Music Video Applauded". Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. July 4, 1986. p.23. ProQuest 389704937 As the series progressed, reception from critics became more mixed. Reviewing the fourth issue, NewRetroWave's Joey Edsall identified as the comic's main weakness "its reliance on concrete explanations for the dreamlike world" of the Labyrinth, which he felt robs it of mystique, opining that "It’s okay to have the labyrinth clearly be a depiction of the adventurer’s fears, dreams, and personality, but it’s another thing entirely when Maria states plainly that she will concentrate her imagination as they turn a corner or to see the Owl King pulling memories and fears from [Albert]". [21] In a review of the eighth issue, Melissa Prange of Rogues Portal wrote that Jareth's frame-narrative plotline had become somewhat "tedious" and the series had a "tendency to move forward in fits and starts" but "always includes something fun to make it worth reading in spite of its repetition". [22] Reviewing the final issue, Ingrid Lind-Jahn of Major Spoilers wrote, "There were times the series felt like it was just a few issues too long, and moments where the art felt somewhat rushed. Overall it had a good flavor and it introduced some distinctive, flavorful new characters." [23]

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The series' ambiguous ending received negative response from some reviewers. Kay Tilden Frost of GeekDad enjoyed the first issue, but by the final installment found the series "went horribly off the rails", writing that the ending was unsatisfying as the story "refuses to answer any of the questions" teased throughout the series about whether or not Maria's baby is indeed Jareth. Frost was also disappointed that Maria "ends up staying ... with her abusive husband, the one who threw her and her son out of the house and started this whole mess." [24] Deron Generally of The Super Powered Fancast was similarly disappointed by the series' conclusion, writing the comic "just falls apart at the end and the final resolution for all of the characters is unsatisfying." [25] Prange found Maria's ending confusing and "lead[ing] to a weird epilogue which ... affects Jareth’s characterization in a rather odd way and goes so far as to drastically change the ending of the film". She wrote that by its conclusion, Labyrinth: Coronation "becomes both a prequel and sequel. While the prequel aspects remain a lot of fun, it's the sequel part which causes the comic to breakdown." [26] The insertion of dialogue and/or non-musical scenes to replace sequences that featured Bowie's songs in the film. The scene that replaces the Magic Dance sequence includes a passage describing Jareth's ennui and general dissatisfaction with his position as Goblin King. The ballroom scene in the novelization has Jareth attempt to kiss Sarah, who is said to be "suffused by disgust" by the other dancers and wrenches herself away from him. Prange, Melissa (December 3, 2018). "Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Under the Spell #1 Review". Rogues Portal. Archived from the original on December 7, 2018 . Retrieved October 30, 2019. What happens when you wish for something terrible... and your wish comes true? Young Sarah is about to find out. Left at home to mind her baby brother, Toby, she finds herself trying to comfort a screaming infant as a wilda b McNary, Dave (January 22, 2016). "Sony Rebooting Jim Henson's 'Labyrinth' ". Variety. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016 . Retrieved January 22, 2016. Generally, Deron (27 March 2019). "Labyrinth Coronation #12 Review". The Super Powered Fancast. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021 . Retrieved 16 November 2021. Variety. 21 January 1987. As cited in "Labyrinth (1986)". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 7, 2021 . Retrieved April 7, 2021. Sarah then plunges into a whirlwind adventure. If she cannot reach the center of the mysterious Labyrinth within

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