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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:28 pm 
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http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2005/092005.shtml

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Fraggle Rock film in development

New movie slated to begin filming in 2006 and will feature the main Fraggles traveling to "outer space".

By Greg James
September 20, 2005

The Jim Henson Company is in the early stages of creating an all new “Fraggle Rock” feature film. The idea of returning to Fraggle Rock has been floating around ever since the show ended in the ‘80s, but now the Henson Company feels that it the right time to bring the Fraggle’s universe back to life and reintroduce the world to the funny little creatures known as Fraggles. Henson responded saying that early work on a Fraggle Rock film is underway.

Henson says that the project will find the Fraggles having to come out into “outer space” (a.k.a. the human world). The group will have a wild adventure as they find themselves in this weird and wild new world, far away from Fraggle Rock. Henson has also stressed that the story will be aimed at both children and young adults (as they hope to appeal to new young fans, and also the fans that grew up on the show). The original Fraggle characters are planned to be the stars of the film. The early work on developing the project is underway within the Henson Company and they hope to start shooting sometime next year.

The company is working to bring back many of the original Fraggle Rock cast and crew for this project. There is no exact information on who is “on board” at this time, however some rumblings say that Jerry Juhl, Jocelyn Stevenson, Brian Henson, Cheryl Henson, Lisa Henson (among others) have met to discuss the project on several occasions. Henson states that they are aiming for a 2007 release, however at this point it could change. Henson is also hoping to make this a theatrically released film; however the project could be reduced to TV-movie or direct-to-video status. No director, writers, or cast have been announced yet.

The idea for a “Fraggle Rock” movie is not a new one; Jim Henson had talked several times with Jerry Juhl about producing a film. However the plans never materialized. Many of the Fraggle creators, cast and crew are excited about the idea of revisiting the world, the themes, and the magic of the show. Although the idea for a Fraggle film is not new, the idea has gained much more support in the last year.
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Upon selling the Muppets characters to Disney, the Henson Company has been looking at ways to revive some of their other popular creations. In January 2005, Henson co-CEO, Brian Henson said that “the studio's now considering filming new "Fraggle" material”. Since January, internal support for the idea grew. Along with the large response for Fraggle products over the past year (including 6 new DVD releases, including the complete first season), Henson feels that now is a perfect time for a new production. Not only would it appeal to the fans (who are now able to rediscover the classic show on DVD), but a new production could be just the thing to really re-launch the Fraggles and draw in a new generation to the world of the Fraggles.

The company is already working strong to continue and revive many of their popular fantasy-world and sci-fi franchises; however they are also hoping to get back on top by reestablishing their power in family entertainment. They hope that a “Fraggle Rock” feature film will be a good step in the right direction – thoughts of even creating a new Fraggle Rock television show have been mentioned (however, Henson wants to see how the response to a new movie is before they start over committing themselves).

More information on this project as it comes; but fans should watch out for the return of the rock with an all new “Fraggle Rock” production.

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Wow thanks for that bit of news... new news to me unlike most news I read here that I already know about. (not being snobby, I just usually catch onto entertainment news very fast) I would love to see a return to Fraggle Rock!
I'm currently enjoying my DVD that I have, which isn't the complete first season but it's something for now. Watching it makes me crave for more of the show on DVD, getting to see the animated series again and some all-new adventures.

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Just a bump to note that IMDB have a page up for this movie!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481649/

Also perhaps this thread should be moved from Off Topic to General since IMDB is listing the production company as Walt Disney Pictures! ;)


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Wow! So the question is, is this a mistake on IMDb's part, or has this really become a Disney production? (I hope it's the latter :D).

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I'm more excited now than I was a couple of months ago because I picked up "Fraggle Rock" Season 1 and boy have the first two discs offered some good times. That said, it would be cool to have it come from Disney, but I'll be interested either way. I'm pretty sure that everything Fraggles (not just the old shows) remains non-Disney property, so I suspect IMDb is wrong. Of course, if it's not Disney then I have no chance whatsoever of interviewing a Fraggle! :(

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News from <a href="http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17088">Comingsoon</a>

The project has finally been announced by The Jim Henson Company, looks like there will be no Disney ties after all. Looks like Luke's dream of interviewing a fraggle will never come true! :(

Unless he starts a new website ultimatefraggles.com? ;)


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Wow! That Fraggle Rock movie should be pretty awesome. I'm excited to see how it looks. Sure will bring back a lot of good memories, I love the Fraggles! Cool news!

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Since I own Seasons One and Two of "Fraggle Rock" on DVD, I can't wait for the movie. My youngest grandson is totally into the Fraggles and this will give Grandpa and him something to do when the movie comes out.

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:lol: Someone was faster than me posting that.

I'm sooo excited for this movie to come out!!! I love the Fraggles. Pretty obvious since I finally found a picture of Red in a decent size to mak it my avatar.
I think it'll be pretty cool seeing our five heroes exploring "outer space" and maybe getting in contact with the "silly creatures", just like in the Travelling Mat sequences that were in the show.
Although, I'd like to see the Gorgs and Marjoree the Trash Heap return. I hope there's going to be a lot of fraggely music in it!!
"Dance your cares away, worries for another day. Let the music play, down in Fraggle Rock!!!" :pink: :party: :clap:

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As long as its better then Muppets from Space.


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Hopefully if this movie is succesful they'll Disney will realize that people still like puppets and finally give the muppets a chance to make a comeback.

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Why should the Muppets make a comeack? Like Muppets Tonight? That one was awful.
They should finally release Season 2 of the Muppet show on DVD, and nor think about anything else.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring in ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE)
http://variety.com/2015/film/news/josep ... 201456256/
(Via animatedviews.com)

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