Written by Terry Jones
, written and directed by Jim Henson
, starring David Bowie
, Jennifer Connelly
, and of course, the real stars, Jim Henson's Creature Workshop
. A beautiful modern-day fantasy about a young girl, Sarah (Connelly
), who, in a moment of frustration at her baby brother, Toby (Toby Froud), idly wishes him to be taken away by the Goblin King
). Unfortunately for her, her wish is granted. She has thirteen hours to navigate the Labyrinth and rescue her brother from the Goblin City, or he'll be turned into a goblin.
A wonderful movie for all ages, featuring some of the most creative work ever to come out of the Henson workshop
. The script was written by the wonderfully imaginative Terry Jones
(of Monty Python
fame), and small touches of British humour sneak in all over. This movie also has some of the most amazing special effects - including an entire Escherian
set designed to be filmed from multiple angles. It's a definite must-see for everyone.