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Fraggle Rock Animated

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Count von Count, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I think I'd rather wait and see if Hit releases them. 40 bucks for 13 episodes of a cartoon that could fetch 20 if released here.... I dunno.
  2. Count von Count Active Member

  3. Redsonga Active Member

    *lol* I've never waited for something I liked to come out in the US and I am not about to start now ;) *Says the fangirl that got a japanese movie on a official Japanese DVD five years before it was even talked about here and paid $30 more :D*
    Expensive? Yes.
    Impatient? Yes.
    Worth it? I think so! :D
  4. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Japanese media is different. There's all these crazy licenses you have to go through before you can sell it here... I'm sure that Hit would release the cartoon series over here, cheap. WITH extras. Movie's probably due out in 2010, so maybe we'd get it before then.
  5. Traveling Matt New Member

    With the animated series already digitized for the Australian release (and with DVD sales continuing to do well in the US), I would anticipate an American box set before too long.
  6. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Oh, there's no doubt that they have a digital library of all the episodes. unless Marvel wants something out of the profits, I couldn't see any problem. And it was never an issue when the single disk releases came with a bonus animated episode (going so far as having them with Fraggle Rock Plus Toys).

    Australia gets them a quarter to a year before us, albeit bare bone releases, so I'd expect to hear something about them after the next FR box set.
  7. Vicki Fraggle Active Member

    I hear ya girlfriend! Hooray for impatient fangirls!
  8. Redsonga Active Member

    Yay! I mean we always get the real US version to in the end so it is not like we are hurting anything :). I also do the same with new colors of Gameboy systems from Japan..It is my guilty pleasure :D
  9. Count von Count Active Member

  10. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If, on the other hand we don't get it, I'd be open to importing and getting a region free player.

    But I'm sure Hit has plans for it. And I'd figure that they'd have some special extra that the Austrailian copy just doesn't have. Maybe a copy of the animated series bible, a mini reproduction cel (like the Pinball number Count insert in Old School Vol 2), and maybe a featurette with voice actors or something.

    It would be great to see them interview Rob Paulsen. he was Boober and Sprocket in this series. And a personal favorite voice actor.

    If they plan on doing something special like that, the special features will be more interresting than the main program.
  11. Redsonga Active Member

    I wouldn't say that ;) Some of us like the cartoon ;).
    I dunno with me, I watch special features only once or twice, they have never been the selling point for me. Maybe because at heart I still like my VHSs just as much...
    Now actual add ons like a bible or something collectable, I love those...
    But I've been meaning to get a region free player anyway :)...
  12. Vicki Fraggle Active Member

    Well, I just got my set tuesday and I love it to death. It is by HIT, but there are no special features sadly. But still, worth every penny. Especially since Gobo is do darn cute in the animated series!
  13. Rose Member

    I like the animated version. Not as much as the Muppet version mind you. But for what it was it wasn't a bad series for it's time considering the style of saturday cartoons in the 80's this fit in with the rest of them. So those who don't know what it wa sliek to have only cartoons on saturday may not see this. :)
    It wasn't meant to be a replacement for the originial it was just a recreation in animation like a lot of other fameous programs or celebs they always had an animated spot somewhere. This was quite poplure in the 60's 70's but it fazed out in the 80's. You wernt concidered a someone 'till someoen made you a toon.
  14. heralde Well-Known Member

    That's true! In the '60s there were cartoon versions of the Beatles (I think they were the first band to be made a cartoon) and The Three Stooges. (I hear they wanted to use the Marx Brothers, but they also wanted the real voices, and sadly two of them had died by that time). And in the '70s the Jackson 5, the Osmonds, the Brady Bunch (and Gilligan's Island for some reason lol) were made into cartoons.
  15. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, it depends on what the special features are. I mean, I have an Incredibles DVD, and I have yet to watch the actual movie without commentary. They crammed so much stuff into the second disk, It's usually the one I put in the player.

    Plus, i just LOVE to see cast interviews. Still disappointed Disney didn't get Jim Cummings to come in and interview for the Darkwing Duck set. (Jim is right up there with Rob as my favorite voice actors)

    Well, i can't so much say it fizzled out in the 80's, but it just wasn't as common. And if it was, 10 to one odds that it was DIC animation that did that sort of thing.

    But yeah, we had those cartoons listed, plus various sitcoms like Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days, and ALF (who had 2 cartoons). Little Muppet Monsters was pretty much that idea too, but Jim wasn't comfortable with it (I liked it, but I could see what he had a problem with).

    I always felt that Fraggle Rock the animated series was good for what it was, and since the original was on cable, I made due with that. And I felt it did as good a job as possible in taking the essense of the show. Sure, it could have done with better writing, and some better voice casting (at least in the part of Junior Gorg, who sounded completely off), but it was still a pretty good show.
  16. heralde Well-Known Member

    At the time, I didn't see much difference between the puppet version and the animated version. Now though I think the animated version is sweet and generally stays in the Fraggle spirit ("the deep, deep, dark, dark, deep dark pit" and "And then, it'll call you names. Names? ! Lol Plus the episode where they make up a long new language). But it's just not quite as edgy. Which is fine, and I still like the animated show, but I prefer the puppet version for that reason.
  17. Count von Count Active Member

    I like the puppet version to.
  18. wwfpooh New Member

    Yep. The Internet is fast becoming the only way to get things.
  19. Count von Count Active Member

    Faster Maybe Safer only if you know what your doing.
  20. wwfpooh New Member

    Indeed. But sometimes anymore, it's a stroke of luck.

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