First two pages of the interview. Notice the picture of Jareth/Bowie in the right, right behind the door, teenage girl style. I will scan the magazine for you asap.

First two pages of the interview. Notice the picture of Jareth/Bowie in the right, right behind the door, teenage girl style. I will scan the magazine for you asap.

03.05.11
Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 1st page (p.16).

Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 1st page (p.16).

04.05.11
Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 3rd page (p.18).

Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 3rd page (p.18).

04.05.11
Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 5th page (p.20).

Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 5th page (p.20).

04.05.11
From Jim Henson’s official website:

Special care went into shooting the wild things (later dubbed Fireys), loose-limbed characters that danced crazily, tossing their body parts and removing their eyes as they sang “Chilly Down”, the first song Bowie wrote for the film. Way-laying Sarah, they were, as described by Bowie, “…a bit cruel, but infectiously hilarious.” The intricate routine grew from Jim’s original notes and storyboard, worked out by choreographer Charles Augins. With four weeks of rehearsals, Augins discovered that, “…there’s nothing a puppet can’t do, which is very useful!”

Photo: Casting chart for the Firey sequence.

From Jim Henson’s official website:

Special care went into shooting the wild things (later dubbed Fireys), loose-limbed characters that danced crazily, tossing their body parts and removing their eyes as they sang “Chilly Down”, the first song Bowie wrote for the film. Way-laying Sarah, they were, as described by Bowie, “…a bit cruel, but infectiously hilarious.” The intricate routine grew from Jim’s original notes and storyboard, worked out by choreographer Charles Augins. With four weeks of rehearsals, Augins discovered that, “…there’s nothing a puppet can’t do, which is very useful!”

Photo: Casting chart for the Firey sequence.

08.05.11
From Jim Henson’s official website:

To perform each of the five Fireys, four puppeteers were required, each wearing black velvet so that they would disappear into a black backdrop. They maneuvered the various body parts, but according to Augins, there was one thing the puppets could not do in the pre-digital age — they “…couldn’t make the Fireys cross one another, or turn around, because the puppeteers’ bodies would block each other.” It took two weeks to shoot the sequence and another two weeks doing special shots with the second unit to complete the scene.

Photo: Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) on the set with the Fireys.

From Jim Henson’s official website:

To perform each of the five Fireys, four puppeteers were required, each wearing black velvet so that they would disappear into a black backdrop. They maneuvered the various body parts, but according to Augins, there was one thing the puppets could not do in the pre-digital age — they “…couldn’t make the Fireys cross one another, or turn around, because the puppeteers’ bodies would block each other.” It took two weeks to shoot the sequence and another two weeks doing special shots with the second unit to complete the scene.

Photo: Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) on the set with the Fireys.

08.05.11
How cool is that the Fireys were previously named Wild Things? Henson changed the name when the movie started shooting, but his debt to the work of Maurice Sendak is acknowledged in the credits as well as in the initial sequence in Sarah’s room where you can see all the references to the Labyrinth and other fairy tales and children stories.

How cool is that the Fireys were previously named Wild Things? Henson changed the name when the movie started shooting, but his debt to the work of Maurice Sendak is acknowledged in the credits as well as in the initial sequence in Sarah’s room where you can see all the references to the Labyrinth and other fairy tales and children stories.

08.05.11
Sarah and the Fireys.

Sarah and the Fireys.

09.05.11
A very nice fanart by jjportnoy.

A very nice fanart by jjportnoy.

18.05.11
Sarah and the Fireys by Stephen Thompson.

Sarah and the Fireys by Stephen Thompson.

22.05.11