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Fraggle Rock Event!

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by wembleyfraggle, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    There are pictures of Karen at the event performing Red on Cory Edwards' blog. :excited:
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I couldnt agree more! I've raised that idea before, about rebuilding Uncle Matt and doing cinema verite "on the street" segments to put online; but I guess Disney/Muppet Studios are the only ones willing to do that. Unless JHC starts doing Fraggle skits for youtube, as well as other things; I don't see them generating much new interested.

    We forget, that not many people in the 80's saw or even knew of Fraggle Rock due to it being on HBO.

    IF there is to be a "movie", I can't see it being anything more than a direct to dvd 45-85 minute "feature"...and that would be more than amazing in my mind.
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Ooh, very cool! I sadly hadn't had time to even check out the article when I linked it. A lot of cool photos/tidbits.

    Do you think they've rebuilt any of the other characters? As Dr Tooth suggested, an Uncle Matt or Red Fraggle sketch for viral youtube purposes would be a really good push in the right direction.
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Henson appears to be quite disorganized these days (or at least that's the face they show to the public) so I doubt any additional Fraggles have been built for a viral web campaign. My guess is that they'll start promoting it once the film's in the can. Karen seems to always be up to performing Red (schedule permitting, of course) so if the suits okayed it, that would certainly be possible. Maybe this should be suggested to Edwards?
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Cory seems convinced things are moving forward, that there will be big things to announce soon...so we'll see. I'm not sure if this Fraggle Party was simply to promote nostalgic trendy merchandise or to truly begin a renewed push in the runup to a movie.But Mr. Edwards is convinced, so I have to take that as a good sign. I myself think they should just admit this is a straight to dvd feature with a 2011(or 2012) aim, as I cannot fathom how this could get into *actual* movie theaters the way the market is.

    And yeah, Karen to me has been the heart soul and center point of all that is contemporary Fraggly love...so as long as she is involved, there is hope. And Cory's enthusiasm is good. It almost sounds like they are more committed to this than Dark Crystal 2, which is fine by me.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The thing that bugs me is he always says that. But I think if Henson would just push FR instead of trying to make more CGI DTV Fairy Tales and futzing about with shows that go no where past the pilot stage, we'd get the notice that it needs to get someone to actually become their licensing partners for it. At least someone with more capital than Weinstine.
  7. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    If I were a millionaire, I'd fund them in a heartbeat :D
  8. CoryEdwards

    CoryEdwards Member

    From the Director

    I've read enough posts on the fate of this film to at least correct some information. I'm sorry that some of you feel that the "only Fraggle movie that's possible" is a direct-to-DVD movie.

    Nothing could be further from the truth. This is currently budgeted to be one of the most ambitious Muppet films ever made. It WILL be in theaters. And it will introduce Fraggles to the world by storm. That's why the financing stuff is taking so long.

    Don't be so pessimistic. When I don't post anything, it's because I have no official news I'm allowed to share. When I DO post a "be patient" blog to tide you over, you complain that it sounds like B.S.. It's a Catch 22.

    I should just go into complete "radio silence," but it's not in my nature. I like blogging and communicating with all of you. Trust me, when I'm allowed to spill the beans about everything that's happened in the past year, you'll have plenty to get excited about.

    Come on, guys. It's gonna happen. Things take time. Believe!

    Cory Edwards
  9. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I believed in you from the start, Cory. You keep on going with the movie, I'm sure it'll live up to our expectations.

    My one gripe though is this (Cory you can just ignore this, it has nothing to do with you): When a movie based on a franchise like this comes along (I remember Looney Tunes: Back in Action being a very good example of this), there is a huge splash of merchandise that begins to fill stores only a few months before the movie's release. Let's say we have at least two years probably before the Fraggle movie comes along. If the Fraggles are going to be back in a big way with that, what will be left to promote the movie around release time besides movie ads? I think the merchandise possible for this has already been churned out, there'd be no big boom of Fraggle-ness besides the movie.
  10. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member


    *makes hopeful, starry-eyed puppy dog face*

    I'VE believed in this movie too! *clasps hands in prayerful pose* Dear Lord, please continue to give poor Cory the strength to weather all the Boobers in this world! This movie shall reinvigorate the Heart of the Rock, and the universe will be filled with mega-awesomeness for years to come!

    NOTHING will keep me from seeing this movie. If I die, just toss the body in the theater. Burial can wait :p
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Honestly, It's just great to hear that, especially since I was starting to doubt things would get off the ground. We all know how Hollywood can get, passing over great scripts and making stuff like Underdog that alienates the fan base, and doesn't attempt to get a new one...

    I never doubted that it would come into theaters, myself... the only DTV's I refer to are the Henson CGI Fairy Tales like 3 Pigs and a Baby. I'm sure they're great films and all, just... I'd rather see more pupperty than CGI come out of the company.

    I think the problem is we're all getting frustrated by the slow process, and it really must be frustrating when we're all losing patience. The funding stall up sounded like a red flag to me, but I'm sure by saying things are moving forward that things are... and I appreciate that you don't want to get too ahead of what's going on, and that some of the info is hush hush that you can't tell us until it's finalized. We tend to get ahead of ourselves when we heard any real news... Fans were talking about the 10th series of Sesame Street action figures before they even released the first wave. Unfortunately, that was canned. But it was only a toyline, not a movie.

    Sure, I've gone from "This movie is going to happen" to "Man, I hope this movie Happens!" And I had the most faith of everyone here. But this really does give me a lot of hope... this and the big event in question.
  12. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well I never doubted for a second, Mr Director Sir, so count me in!

    Bea:zany:{And do send an invite next time there's a Fraggle Rock party, would you?}regard
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I believe. Things seem to have been cautious on the Weinstein front so far and I don't think that's a bad thing. Whatever will make for a smooth Fraggle Movie production works for this fan. I'd like to see all this right now, but take as long as you guys need to make it great! :busy:

    Is Hoodwinked still on track or was it pushed to February? :coy:
  14. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Very grateful to hear from you, good sir Edwards. I'm very glad that you have tried to keep fans abreast of the situation. And it's very exciting to hear just how ambitious a project it is, despite the fact that this means more time getting the funds figured out.

    Though I have a tendency to be impatient, I'm happy to hear you're going for a quality film rather than a quick film. Can't wait! (Or, rather, I will wait, but look forward to not having to anymore... or something.)

    :coy: :coy: :coy: Wembleys all around!

    (he's my favorite, too)
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hear hear! I think that's what I was trying to say, just way more eloquently.

    Bea:zany:{Plus, you said abreast! *acough*}regard
  16. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    *giggle giggle*

    ... :attitude: Hmmph! Preposterous!

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