Jim Henson, USA, 1986, 101 min., PG
In this 1986 musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive-produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud, we are swept up by the story that follows Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a teenager with a very vivid imagination. When her father (Christopher Malcolm) and stepmother (Shelley Thompson) go out and leave her to babysit her stepbrother, Toby (Toby Froud), she is so annoyed with his continuous crying that she wishes the goblins would take him away. Which they do, and Sarah must solve the Goblin King's (David Bowie) labyrinth before midnight or else Toby will become a goblin.
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