For fans of the iconic David Bowie movie, Labyrinth, the character of Hoggle is a definite favorite. The lovable character who was torn between his loyalty to the Goblin King and his new friend, Sarah, drew fans in as they watched his struggle.
But, what ever happened to Hoggle?
At the end of Labyrinth, he had certainly chosen Sarah's side, and all looked well on the horizon. But, all these years later, how did that turn out for him?
Labyrinth was a movie that relied heavily on the cast and puppets involved in the story, but little on CGI to create the magic of the movie. This was due to the fact that the movie was created in the '80s, when CGI was not as prevalent as it is today. As a result, the crew had to be creative.
Hoggle was, at the time, the most complicated puppet ever created by the group. The puppet included 18 motors and a team of five people to help create the life-like character we know and love.
Four of these people were actual puppeteers, who worked tirelessly from outside, controlling Hoggle's facial movements. The final person on the team, however, was Shari Weiser, an actress whose job it was to control Hoggle's head and body movements from inside the costume. The whole process was very in-depth and involved the crew learning how to interact with each other seamlessly so that Hoggle appeared to be one person. This took hours and hours of rigorous rehearsals.