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In Development: Henson's Fraggle Rock Movie

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    All right. This has been the best news since they plannned to release Sesame Street: Old School. Can't wait to see the trailer. :) :) :)
  2. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround Well-Known Member

    I agree, I hope Jerry is able to cope with his lung disease to be in the film.

    I always believed that Wembley was Steve's number one character and would love Wembley to be the star of the film.
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    What I hope is that Mokey doesn't get moved to the background...that would be tragic.
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Um... Could a moderator please edit my above post?
    Meant to say Dave in that list of Muppeteers, but I listed Steve twice.

    Oh, and if this is a Fraggle film, I'd think that all the main characters will get their chance to shine including Mokey and the Gorgs and the Trash Heap and...
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hey, do you think there will be new characters? And if so, are there any muppeteers you'd like to see with a FR charcter? Bill would be great as a fraggle.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Sure... Any of the still present/active cast they can get... Maybe Teri or David Rudman... Or hopefully they can get Ricky Boyd to do some new characters in either his own style or in a Richard-esque manner.
  7. Squigiman

    Squigiman Well-Known Member

    Fraggle Rock Movie To Be Written By...

    ...Ahmet Zappa???

    So, they lose Jerry Juhl, inspired genius, co-creator of the show and characters, oldest and longest-running head-writer of all of Muppetdom, and replace him with...THIS?!?!? I just don't get it. Where are the other in-house people? Where's anyone else who's written a Muppet-related thing, or a kids' movie or any movie? I really don't get it.

  8. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I read a thread here once about someone wonderin' why Frank never had a special Fraggle on the side he could do from time to time. How awesome would it be to have a Frank appear, even for a brief cameo, with the others... a guy can dream, can't he?
  9. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround Well-Known Member

    When they make their movie, things are going to have to be large scale and overblown to bring in the viewing public to the theatres.

    Picture the Trash Heap as big as a city.
    How about 'Gorg City', with thousands of Gorgs.
    The discovery that some Fraggles can fly.
    and a Doozer-metropolis.
  10. superboober

    superboober Well-Known Member

    Sounds interesting. I'll need to know more about plot specifics before I fully commit to seeing it, so anyone who finds anything mroe specific out, please post them here.

    And don't be too worried about Mokey, I think; if indeed Brian and Lisa will be steering it, she'll be in the front with the others, I'm fairly confident.
  11. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Hmmm.. this is truly great news. And this wouldn't be an expensive movie overall, since it will be alot of live action locations, the sets, puppets, etc wont cost as much. It would be interesting to see what they do for the songs especially since (supposedly) Frank Zappa's son is writing.

    Im hoping Gerry decides to be in it, he probablly will, but who knows. Plus, wonder if they will have any guest stars voicing the fraggles? That might be interesting as well. It would be neat if some famous singers reanact some fraggle songs from the show. But I am really excited about this!

    Woohoo! :excited:
  12. Big Bird Fan

    Big Bird Fan Well-Known Member

    I'm not getting excited until I'm sure this is being done right. The Fraggles have been off the air for a LOOOONG time. To me, that just means they'll be more things that can go wrong.

    Plus I'm a big believer in ending on a high note, which is the series did. I'm worried a movie might ruin things if it doesn't turn out right.
  13. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    He is, but I think he may be retired. I've been playing phone and email tag with his agent to do an interview with GP for MC (which he's apparently willing to do), and his agent described him as 'homebound'.

    Reminds me, I owe the agency another follow-up phone call.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  14. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    AWESOME!!! I can't wait! Thanks Phil Chapman!!!
  15. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround Well-Known Member

    Ouch! Homebound! I know that term. It basically means due to ill health you can't leave your home anymore except to go to the doctor because you are very sick.
  16. MrsWembly

    MrsWembly Well-Known Member

    Can anyone fill me in on Ahmet Zappa's past experience in writing? :confused:
  17. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    awsome news! best thing to hear so far! :) :excited:
  18. Foodie

    Foodie Well-Known Member


    *vomits in the best way possible* :smirk: :excited:

  19. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Every party has a pooper that's why we invited you, party pooper!! :p Just teasing.

    I for one am extatic (sp?)!! I knew (or atleast had a strong belief) that this was going to actually happen. It was just a matter of time before we got the official word from Henson. Oh this is great! I also agree that this film could not be happening at a better time. We need it. Our country needs it! The WORLD needs it!!!
  20. MattFraggle

    MattFraggle Well-Known Member

    ay-Yoopadad! is-oopadad, he-thoopadad, est-boopadad, ews-noppadad, in a ear-yoopadad!


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