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Once upon a time "Jack and the Beanstalk" was a fairy tale, but for Jonathan William Von Hapsburg Robinson (Jack, for short) it’s a part of his history—a giant secret buried in the Robinson family closet for centuries is now loose. Prepare yourself for the larger-than-life truth behind a modern-day fable that reaches new heights in fantastic entertainment.
In a valley of glistening mist, alive with perfect white roses stands a grand, medieval castle of great stone walls and magnificent turrets. The Magic Castle Resort and Casino, is a conceptual dream for wealthy developer Jack Robinson, who was taught by a long line of Robinson men to “believe in the possibility of the impossible.” But Jack’s dream has unearthed a nightmare. Discovered buried on the land is a human skeleton of enormous proportions. Is it the greatest scientific find of the ages or an elaborate publicity hoax to further Jack’s greed? The answer arrives late one night in the figure of a mysterious woman known as the Matriarch.
Claiming to have known the Robinsons for centuries, the ageless vision divulges the secrets that have plagued Jack’s bloodline for ages, exposes the sins of his ancestors, and reveals a family curse that only he can undo. The Matriarch has arrived to save him. For born out of his family’s greed and wealth, is a creature on the verge of resurrection. To stop it, Jack must return to a different place in time, to a fantastic world where fairy tales come true. Here, a handful of beans really can produce magic, a goose really can lay a golden egg, and a beanstalk does indeed reach into the heavens where an immortal giant lives, breathes, and swears vengeance for all eternity.
In the tradition of such dazzling flights of fancy as Alice in Wonderland, The 10th Kingdom, and Arabian Nights, comes an inspired retelling of the classic fairy tale. Spanning centuries—most not of this earth—and filled with state-of-the-art special effects featuring the magic of The Jim Henson Company, Jim Henson's Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story will make you believe in the possibility of the impossible.