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Fraggle Rock Movie Gets Screenwriters (Hollywood Reporter)

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by charlietheowl, May 30, 2012.

  1. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'll be honest I'm more excited about the new muppets movie over Fraggle Rock. :o
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  2. bandit Well-Known Member

    Like Like Like! I agree with everything you've just said there. They really will have to go back and take a very close look at the show. Not only do they need to sit down and re-watch these shows but I think they should really examine the thesis of this program. If it doesn't prove to be convenient to actually meet with the previous creative team, then I hope they will watch the interviews and read the literature on how the show was developed so that they will understand what it was truly driving Fraggle Rock. It is a delicately balanced and expertly woven blending of universal concepts and important life lessons along with music appreciation and humor and wit.
    Fraggle Rock wasn't written in a way that ever seemed preachy or self-important. It illustrated complicated topics and deeper themes in a way that would have made Mary Poppins proud. Juuuust aaaa spoooon full of suuugaaarrr

    Naw, the show was genius because it showed how even in the smallest terms, what happens around us and between us has big impacts and really, we all laugh and sing and worry and fight and fret and and get angry and sad and LIVE the same life under it all. Those common things unite us.

    So...if Lady Gaga turns up in this movie, I'm walking out, darn it.
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  3. bandit Well-Known Member

    Hush you! You've had your moment of glory! lol It's OUR turn!
    JK I love it all.
  4. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I think you should write the Fraggle movie. LOL!
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  5. bandit Well-Known Member

    Cheeky!
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  6. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but The Muppets is set in stone :o LOL! Yours is set in colored pencil. XXD
  7. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Personally, a well-done Fraggle Rock movie could fit into the category of highly praised children's films. This is beyond wishful thinking, but I'd like to imagine that New Regency sees the Fraggles as an attempt to get both families in the theater and get critical praise. The original series set the bar very high, and it would be nice if the creative team attempted to reach that level.
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  8. Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Yeah Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Richard Hunt and all the people who worked on Fraggle that died whould be happy to see that and the moment from last night.
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  9. LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    Not as obsessed with Fraggle Rock as I am with TMS and the Muppets in general, but I'm happy to hear this news and you know Mrs. Otter and I would line up at our local multiplex for a Fraggle movie. Thanks for sharing this news!
  10. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    /You know what? I am not obessed with Fraggle Rock until I see the whole show. Thank you for sharing the news, everyone. I cannot wait for more news about the the Fraggle Rock movie. I do miss Rchard Hunt, Jim Henson, and Jerrry Juhl. They really did their best for the last.
  11. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Reasonable. The writers of the last Muppet movie have already proven themselves worthy of taking up the Muppet mantle, so we're anxiously waiting for what they plan to do next. They gave us a solid Muppet movie that blew all the 1990's ones away, bringing them back to where they should be as a film franchise.

    We know literally nothing about how the Fraggle Film is going to be other than they just hired two writers.

    I highly doubt she would. It's a shame she wasn't actually in The Muppets making a reference to her Kermit suit. But I'd much more worry about tween pop stars being in that film than her.
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  12. bandit Well-Known Member

    Haha! I wasn't really serious about that. I don't think there is any reason to do it or believe they really would. I'm just saying, they better not try to make it 'edgy.'
  13. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Stranger things have happened right? Lol!
  14. bandit Well-Known Member

    Something else I've heard alot of is that this movie would likely take place in 'Outer space.' I know that was the speculation anyway. Not sure how to feel about that either. The idea of the Fraggle Five wandering out into the real world is exciting, in its own way but then again its one of these things that could backfire.
  15. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    So instead of "Muppets from Space" it's gonna be "Fraggles from Space." XP
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  16. bandit Well-Known Member

    Go all 50's scifi/horror and call it....
    Fraggles in Outer Space: Attack of the Silly Creatures
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  17. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah cause we all know how MFS turned out butttt that's another subject. :p
  18. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A Fraggle Rock movie is going to have to take place at least in part in the real world. Ideally, the plotline should be Gobo not getting Matt's Postcards and thinking something happened to him/a Winnie the Pooh-esque misinterpretation of what Matt wrote causing them to think he's in trouble. Which is similar to a first season episode, but Gobo never goes anywhere.

    Still, I hope they spend more of the film in the Fraggle Caves and in the Gorg's garden.
  19. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I remembere the first season episode and it was called "Catch the Tail By the Tiger." He was going to go to Outer Space to look for Uncle Matt, but he didn't go and the Trash Heap's advice was, "Don't go!" I sort of started crying when he was about to leave and I kind of whimpered, "No Gobo, don't go. Not now!" That's how I felt! Thank you, Drtooth! You made my day!
  20. bandit Well-Known Member

    Agreed. If they spend most of the film in the familiar territory of Fraggle Rock and the Gorg's garden then that would be ok. I think it would be great if they approached the movie that way. It is the only way that makes sense. Paritcularly, it would be great for them to play with the idea that this outside world is so new to Fraggles. Let them misinterpret alot of what goes on around them.
    IT really does all hinge on the quality of writing, though. Know your Fraggles and your Fraggle mythology before you presume to pen this movie!
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