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10 Facts About 'Labyrinth' That Will Make You Believe In Dance Magic

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One of the absolute classics of Jim Henson's prolific career, Labyrinth is a movie whose amazing cast, intricate puppets, and great music have made it stand the test of time. In fact, people like it so much that it's actually getting released back into theaters!

In honor of this fact, here's some things you might not know about this amazing movie!

It has the first CGI animal in a feature film.


The owl in the title sequence is computer generated, and was actually the first-ever attempt to make a photo-realistic animal out of CGI.

None of the crystal ball tricks were special effects.


They were all done by choreographer Michael Moschen, an accomplished juggler who was crouched behind David Bowie and lifting his own arms up in place of Bowie's. Also, he had no video feed to work off of, meaning he did the tricks completely blind.

Sarah's bedroom sets up the whole movie.


A ton of the characters show up as dolls throughout her room, the newspaper clippings show her mom with David Bowie, and the paintings on her walls show much of the technology found in the Labyrinth.

The baby was a handful to deal with.


Baby Toby apparently screamed a lot and made a big fuss, so for the scene where he's being hypnotized by Jareth, a crew member had to entertain Toby with a Sooty puppet from off-camera to get him to stay quiet.

The facts just get weirder from here people...

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