Jim Henson's The Labyrinth Novelization: The Novelization
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Labyrinth is ranked 72nd on Empire's "The 80 best '80s movies"  and 26th on Time Out's "The 50 best fantasy movies". But Henson changed course and wanted a real human to play Jareth, but not just any human, Henson wanted a musical person, someone who would "change the film's whole musical style. The Jim Henson Company's Brian Henson was set as the executive producer and confirmed Lisa Henson as producer.
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However, the Albert in the dream is only a copy of the real Albert and has been instructed by the Owl King to kill Maria.Stating the comic "features entirely new narratives and scenarios" from the film, Spurrier described the writing process as "a case of blasting out a joyous monsoon of ideas and seeing what the rest of the team want[ed] to keep.
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The series is set within the timeline of the events of the original film, and is framed as a story told by Jareth to his captive baby Toby during their off-screen time together. The 2003 re-release was described as a collector's edition and featured a set of exclusive collectors cards that featured concept art by Brian Froud.
and wrote that the series "shows every sign of being a worthy offshoot of the original movie in its first issue. Insight Kids published Labyrinth: Straight to the Castle, an interactive pop-up book for preschoolers by Erin Hunting, in 2021,  and will release Labyrinth: Goodnight, Goblin King, a bedtime story book, in September 2023.