If you are from the '80s, you would also know that Toby’s dad Brian Froud is one of the greatest in puppetry. And he has clearly passed on his skills to his son and it is just a mere testament of the quote 'Like father, like son.'
Everyone remembers Toby from Labyrinth -- I mean how can one forget that cute baby in the striped pajamas who is completely swept away by Jareth the Goblin King, played by none other than David Bowie. Turns out, Toby Froud is back to his roots, working with the Jim Henson Company once again -- keeping himself within the puppeteering world.
Yes, as you may have figured it out, little Toby actually grew up to be a puppeteer, and that's not all. You can now catch up with his work in the upcoming Netflix series 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.' And if you are from the '80s, you would also know that Toby’s father Brian Froud is one of the greatest in puppetry and had worked with David Bowie in 1986. And now it clearly looks like the iconic Brian Froud has passed on his skills to his son and it is just a mere testament to the quote 'Like father, like son.'
Froud is now a full-time animator and puppeteer and has worked on several films like King Kong, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings. In an earlier interview with Vice in 2016, Toby had revealed: "It was really being in the right place at the right time. My father, having done The Dark Crystal [where he also met] my mother, in talking with Jim [Henson], they decided to do another film, which turned out to be Labyrinth. My father created the baby and the goblins painting, [which] was the first true concept for the film."
1986 - Toby and David Bowie as Jareth in Labyrinth (backstage photo) pic.twitter.com/DkzFv5mjG8— Rock Genesis (@rockorigins) January 11, 2016
"He did that six months to a year before I was even conceived. He always felt that he was painting on sort of a cosmic level, because it turned out that it looked like me in the end. And then I was born, but because my father was designing the film and my mother was working on it, I was always around the workshop with them. I was used to the puppets—I loved the goblins and squishing their noses, and I knew the people there as well, and it sort of transpired that I was the right age to be the baby."
And the voice cast of upcoming 'Dark Crystal' series is truly on another level with big names such as Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel from Game Of Thrones voicing for Rian, Brea, and Deet, the three Gelfing heroes, respectively.
Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham-Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong and Alicia Vikander will also be lending their voices to our beloved characters from the show.
“To match the stunning visual world of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, we knew we had to entice some incredible voice talent to add dimension to the exquisite artistry of the puppeteers who bring the characters to life,” Netflix VP of Original Series was earlier quoted as saying by Radio Times.
“I am proud to say that this may be one of the finest casts assembled from the world’s favorite TV shows and movies, and I am now even more excited for fans to come back to Thra with us, and for new viewers to discover this world for the very first time,” she added.
Will you be watching Netflix's 'Dark Crystal'? The show is releasing on August 30, so mark your calendars.