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Fraggle Rock film in development

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by King Prawn, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. MattFraggle New Member

    I'm a screenwriter and former professional animation artist and I would do anything to get involved with the production of this film!! ( I have ten years of animation experience in story, working for studios like dreamworks and cartoon network.) Yup, this is my unofficial application! Since I don't know exactly who is involved...and it takes MONTHS to get in contact with any Hollywood production.

    Please God, if Jerry Juhl, or anyone involved with the production is reading this...hire me! I want to work on this film sooooooooooo bad... I'm a fan as well as a professional *beg beg beg pine pine beg*

    beerbeastredux@yahoo.com ( click the link! I draw fraggles! )

    http://metacritter.org/imagehost/RedFraggle.jpg
  2. Kimp the Shrimp Active Member


    that went too far

    i'd post a thread that stats that you are intrested
  3. MattFraggle New Member

    Oh yeah. I'd start a thread to try and get JHP attention, but that's generally not how things are done in Hollywood. They rarely pay attention to fan sites, and if they do, with a cautious eye. otherwise, they could get deluged by rabid fans. ( like myself )

    The only reason I decided to submit that nerdy, fanboy-ish post, is because I'm genuainly interested ( and qualified ) to work in film. I had already started a FRAGGLE ROCK screenplay...ironically, just a few days before the news about the movie hit. I was planning to pitch my screenplay on a whim, sometime in the future, but more than likely, Jerry Juhl or some of the original writers will be brought back in to write the script. It only makes sense. Their writing was part of what made the show so appealing.

    So if I don't have a chance to write a screenplay, I could do storyboard or concept art. Also, I'm almost done learning MAYA, the high end computer graphics software used bymost Hollywood studios. I would imagine JHP plan to use CG effects in association with the puppets. ( and I hope those effects blend seamlessly, and don't overshadow the puppets. Using them sparingly would be key. ) And keeping a well crafted story that draws on the series past magic. Story is always king.

    One of the tidbits of my story,(which also involved the Fraggles going into outer space ) involved Red discovering a water park, and having to be dragged screaming away from it. As well as the fraggles discovering a gigantic trash dump, and thinking they had found the most powerful oracle in the universe. Those were just early ideas...thrown into a bag of possible story segments.
  4. Sylinde Bren Member

    That is a genius idea! I can picture that scene in my head so vividly, and start giggling. She'd love a water park; she'd probably think she died and went to heaven. ;)
  5. lowercasegods Member

    Best Muppet news I've heard since Brian Henson bought back the Muppets from that German company!
  6. MattFraggle New Member

    The first story concept of my screenplay was Gobo leaving the rock to search for his long lost parents, who were explorers like traveling Matt, and never returned from outer space. ( Gobo once referred to them in song ) And the others accompany him on his quest. A bit generic, but it was the first thing to pop into my head.
  7. MattFraggle New Member

    Thanks Sylinde! I'm glad you like the idea! There's plenty more where that came from.
  8. This is awesome!!!!!!! Who said that the fraggles and the muppets were dead franchises? It has to be a theatrical release. It just has to! :excited:
  9. Gorgon Heap Active Member

    If Jerry Juhl and Jocelyn Stevenson are working on the screenplay then I think we can rest easy.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  10. luvtosr New Member

    I just read that Beau would want Boober to have a lesser part. I think that's unfair. I am a lifelong Boober fan and actually I don't care too much for Gobo and Red so I think it would be best if the fraggles had roughly equal parts to try to keep everybody happy, though Gobo probably will have a slightly better role - as ever.

    But I do agree - lots of Sprocket ain't gonna hurt the picture one bit.
  11. EleganceLiberty New Member

    Dude, if they were to have less Boober, lots of people would be angrier than me during that time of the month. (And THAT is angry, lemme tell you that) I'd probably go and like... punch a hole in the wall. XD
  12. Sylinde Bren Member

    I think another great scene would be if Boober visited a laundromat (picture him trying to get a washer or dryer to take back to Fraggle Rock, hehe), or a restaurant. Mokey could visit an art gallery, and there's just so much potential for a feature film, it's amazing.
  13. MattFraggle New Member

    Actually Sylinde, one of my movie ideas was to have the individual fraggles "distracted" by the wonders of outer space, and split up to have individual adventures.

    But of course, there would be drawbacks and danger to these wonders as well. Boober might just as easily be dismayed by the sight of a modern clothes washer. He might feel, well, obsolete and question his place in the universe! He could stop worrying about hygiene and become filthy and unkempt! Not to mention there are a lot of scary things in the human world. Any moderatly frightening thing in our world could seem overwhelming to a fraggle, and make them yearn for home.

    There's a chance the fraggles could get away with all kinds of stuff. If the story sticks to the "rules", then technically, no one could see them. (except certain dogs or maybe even children, perhaps ) That way Red could play in the water park without being seen or raising a health scare. "There's a yellow rat in the wave pool!" Mokey could wander the halls of an art gallery. Wembly could drive himself crazy trying to decide what to eat at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

    The possibilities are endless :}
  14. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I hope that Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Karen Prell, and Kathy Mullen can all perform in this. I also hope that Cheryl wagner can perform Ma Gorg, and that as many of the background performers as possible will be able to perform. I think David Rudman could perform Junior Gorg. I don't know about Gunge.

    However, I think that most of the main fraggles, assuming that this movie isn't a prequel or featuring competely new characters, will have different performers.

    Jerry Nelson has limited his work to just Sesame Street. I don't know if he would want to go through the work of performing his fraggle characters again. Especially sinc eGobo, in my opinion, was the star of Fraggle Rock. I guess he coudl just do voices if he can't/ won't actually perform.

    karen prell has a contract with Pixar, and she is allowed to do occassional performing if she wants to. I am not sure if a movie would get in the way of her Pixar work or not.

    I don't think Kathy Mullen has done any performing for henson in a long time, but hopefully she will work in this (then again, she didn't speak in the season 1 DVD interviews).

    I am sure that Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire would do this if they can schedule their time around the Muppets. I know that Disney is trying hard to get the muppets, especially Kermit, out to the public, and there are many Muppet productions currently being worked on.

    Note: I have not read very many of the previous posts, so i do not know if anything I said has been discussed or covered.
  15. Whatever Active Member

    Oh, I DON'T want to see a movie where they get befriended by some kid, and possibly held captive, like a Fragglish Indian in the Cupboard. Although there sort of is precedent in that episode where they're held captive by the Gorgs. Keep to the Fraggles, don't drag humans in, other than Doc, please!
  16. MattFraggle New Member

    Here's another possible idea. The Fraggles could discover that they only have a certain amount of time before they have to return to the rock. I'm not sure how to work that, but it could be exciting. A ticking clock, as it's referred to in screenwriting circles.

    Will they ever get back home? Will they be stuck in outer space forever? Will they become part of the human world? For that matter, who's to say how humans see or don't see them. They could see the fraggles as little children for all we know. We all know that humans interacted with Traveling Matt, but they never seemed shocked at the sight of this little creature with a tail. it's intriguing to think about.

    click the link! I draw fraggles!

    http://metacritter.org/imagehost/RedFraggle.jpg
  17. Sylinde Bren Member

  18. MattFraggle New Member


    Well, i'm currently making many many more pics. Gobo, Wembly, Mokey, the gorgs, they're all on the way. Actually, I thought the original Fraggle Rock animated series was so horribly done, that i wanted to design a new one. But then I heard about the movie...and well...it's not as if I can't make up a fraggly portfolio to submit to JHP.

    btw, I tried to capture the genius of karen Prell in this particular image of Red. Go Karen! I can't wait to see you performing Red again!
  19. Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Something just occurred to me- remember how we were informed (by Karen, I believe) that the old Fraggle puppets were basically destroyed by age? This means that they'll have to be RE-BUILT. How good a job do you think will be done on them? The look of the Muppets has changed a bit as of late (compare the current incarnations of Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie et al to the various TMS versions, and compare the Whatnots of today to the Whatnots of the 70s and 80s, you'll see what I mean).

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  20. MattFraggle New Member

    Well hopefully, if they have to rebuild the puppets..they don't make them "too" perfect. What I mean is that overly airbrushed, static look. Look at the covers of the Fraggle Rock DVD's and the pictures on the back. They aren't from the show. They're fraggle puppets set up for a photo shoot. They look terribly lifeless and static.

    I call it "Return of the Jedi" syndrome. Everything in Return of the jedi was shiny and plasticine, where the two previous (and better films) were grungy, dirty, and had a lived in look to them. Whatever JHP decides to do, I just hope the new Fraggle puppets can be flung around, covered in gook, and bashed into each other.

    I do so love a puppet's flailing, boneless arms :}

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