Kelsey Mann Dark Crystal concept 04

Kelsey Mann art

The Jim Henson Company announced in 2005 that they were working on an animated TV show based on The Dark Crystal.[1] The show was to be geared for the Cartoon Network's "Toonami" anime block, and designed as a 2D animated follow-up and promotional tie-in to Power of the Dark Crystal.[2]

The show's look and feel was announced as being designed by David Slack, who did the same for Cartoon Network's popular Teen Titans series.[2]

Kelsey Mann — who has worked on Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and the 2003 Duck Dodgers series — produced art as a pitch to work on the project, and ultimately developed conceptual artwork for the series.[3]


  1. Official Press Release February 1, 2006
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richmond, Ray.Coming attractions, September 20, 2005
  3. KMANN Sketches and Doodles "Dark Crystal Designs" by Kelsey Mann, March 12, 2006