Lyle Conway was the design and fabrication supervisor of creature development for The Dark Crystal, specifically for the Skeksis, Urskeks, and Aughra. Following The Dark Crystal, Conway led the design team on the outside project Return to Oz and then helped establish Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, overseeing the build for Dreamchild. Within Henson, Conway has also worked on The Muppet Show and The Great Muppet Caper as a puppet builder and designer, and he was a part of 2009’s Where the Wild Things Are, for which he sculpted models of the monsters. In 1986, he was the creator and designer of Audrey II for Frank Oz’s film, Little Shop of Horrors, which led to Conway’s Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

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