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Doozer Cartoon series probably happening at this point

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Drtooth, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    The Doozer CGI series is definitely happening, as reported by ToughPigs. However, it will be happening in Europe. Cartoonito, a network which is owned by Turner, has picked it up. And according to Kidscreen, there will be 52 11-minute segments and will start in Fall 2013

    From the brief description, it looks like these Doozers live in a Fraggle-free world, which makes me a little sad. But the end of the Kidscreen article states that "The anniversary year will see classic Fraggle Rock episodes rolling out across international territories on various platforms, as well as special DVD releases." Hmm...
  2. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Well-Known Member

    Europe??? NOOOOOOO!! That Just Downed My Hopes A Little, Yes, I Know In The Original Show Was Produced In The UK, But At Least THAT US/UK Co-Production, This One Seems Highly Unlikely To Come To The U.S.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... Europe getting everything first is now a tradition. For some reason cartoons produced in the US don't even air in the US until everywhere around the world gets it first because, even though we've made strides, children's TV producers are still dinks.

    This would be perfect for PBS, though. Just get rid of Clifford already, and we have a viable time slot.
  4. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'm glad that this project has finally found its way to production, even though I'm quite disappointed that Fraggles do not appear to be involved. Hopefully this can become successful and give the Jim Henson company the boost it needs to continue pursuing their own projects.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm glad JHC is actually getting something into production.

    I just hope this isn't a Gadget and the Gadgetinis situation where the US will never get the darn thing. As long as it's as well done as Henson's other CGI shows, this should be good. If they're looking to end Sid the Science Kid, I really hope they can get PBS to put this in its place.

    Not a huge fan of the designs, but it does mean new Doozer merchandise if it ever comes here.
  6. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    And let's not forget that this is leading into the 30 year anniversary of Fraggle Rock next year which, according to some reports, they plan to blitz hard. Maybe this can add a little momentum.

    (Gadget and the Gadgetinis? I'd never heard of that. And I liked the original Inspector Gadget.)
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Man... it used to be all over Youtube until one of the international home video distributors that released ONE DVD that's completely out of print anyway blew a gasket. It was a series where Gadget was promoted to Lieutenant, Penny was an early teenager and even more scientifically inclined, and she built 2 dumb little Gadget shaped robots to look after him since Brain had a nervous breakdown and fled. The 2 little robots were kinda annoying, but the concepts in the show otherwise were brilliant. It had a superior Christmas Special for one. Then it had pretty much the most brilliant concept I've seen in any IG cartoon, Dr. Claw sends agents back in time to prevent Gadget's parents from meeting, thus erasing Gadget from history... but in the process Gadget accidentally goes back in time and almost erases Dr. Claw instead. And in at least 3 or 4 episodes, Dr. Claw isn't even the bad guy.

    And it really is a shame, since it was actually a pretty decent follow up. Much better than the lousy Gadget Boy cartoons and the boring Inspector Gadget Field Trip. But it was a co-production of Saban and DIC, meaning Disney own's Saban's controlling stake and Cookie Jar, DIC's. Though Cookie Jar would have released it on DVD at least.
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    It's great that this is happening, even if it hasn't been announced to come to the states yet...but am I understanding it correctly that this isn't going to take place in the rock we've come to know and love?
  9. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    It sounds like this is going to take place in a Doozer colony in the forest, so, yeah, it sounds sadly Fraggle-free.
  10. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Now we'll get to see how Doozer stick buildings handle the elements. Great fodder for sweeps week.
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I do really think that there was some missed opportunity with this, I'd have loved to see this take place in a cave setting, even if there were no Fraggles present.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sadly temporary? :eek:
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  13. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    What language is this going to be in?
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Knowing how we treat cartoons in Europe, they're probably going to animate the thing in English, then dub it. Only cartoons made for specific European countries are done in their native language and dubbed in English later.
  15. lazesummestone

    lazesummestone Well-Known Member

    Sorry to bring this thread up again since it was a while since it was last commented on! But are there any aussies in here that have seen this cartoon?? It supposedly came out last month there and will air shortly after in Europe.

    They're pretty cute doozer kids though!

    I'm currently drawing them for something you'll all hopefully see later. :laugh:
    Phillip likes this.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Something tells me we'll see this cartoon somewhere in the US, probably on qubo or something, where it won't get the exposure it deserves, in a couple years. I hate how that's the market for some cartoons now. This really should be on PBS with Dino Train and Sid.

    But at least a Henson project happened this time. We won't get to see it for a while (Henson would probably pull down all uploads), but at least something followed through.
  17. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness it is happening here first! I am so full of glee right now, I cannot put it into words! Finally, a final say- and a production to look forward to. I care not that it is a preschool production, bet your bottom dollar that I will be taking a glance!
    LaniArianna likes this.

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