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In Development: Henson's Fraggle Rock Movie

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

  1. unclematt Active Member

    I hope it is still Ahmed's baby. I think he was a very wise choice to bring into the Fraggle family
  2. MrsPepper Active Member

    Personally, as long as we don't hear that the project has been scrapped, I think no news is good news. I'm hoping that it means that they are taking to time to make sure that they do it right, and make a film that they can be proud of and that all the nostalgic fans will enjoy.
  3. unclematt Active Member

    I hear ya loud and clear. I dont want it to just be thrown together.
  4. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's good to know they just have a few creative differences. Worst case scenario, they just get a new writer or something (Similar to what happened with the Fat Albert film).

    Other than the strike and the possibility of the Director's strike, the only real thing keeping this film down does seem to be distribution. I don't see why it wouldn't get any backers, and yet unintellegent parody movies with as many at the moment jokes they can cram i nto 90 minutes are constantly in bargaining. I really think that the Weinstine company, if they're backing the DTV's should help them out.
  5. LORDCHAMBERLAIN New Member

    I hope they just don't keep pushing back the dates like they kepp doing with dc2 (dark crystal-2 power of the crystal)
  6. Redsonga Active Member

    I actually think them taking a long time is a good sign :). Better a well planned out meaningful movie than a rushed out, updated to be 'cool', meaningless money maker movie :wisdom: !
  7. beaker Well-Known Member

    In my view, any Fraggle movie is a good movie...to me it sounds too good to be true, but it shall definately be glorious if this pans out.
  8. heralde Well-Known Member

    I'm not hoping for any movie. I'm more concerned that it's good, considering how some of the more modern Muppet projects turned out. If it doesn't end up good, I'll try to forget it ever happened, heh.
  9. Redsonga Active Member

    I just have had some bad history with the re-dos of My Little Pony and Care Bears, I don't want Fraggle Rock to be on my list of classic childhood series that went wrong :sympathy:
  10. beaker Well-Known Member

    I understand, I'm just saying that regardless if it's destined to be a classic...the possibility of a Fraggle Rock film becoming a reality. Given it doesnt have Disney presiding over it, or a Sesame Street air of having to be pure early child development focused, I believe much care and attention would be made by everyone involved to ensure it was magical.

    I am really hoping this and the Brian Henson/Bill Baretta Muppet scripted movie goes into production in the next year or so.
  11. Redsonga Active Member

    I hope so :) I just worry alot *lol*
  12. Mokey's sweet New Member

    In the original series in whatever country Fraggle Rock was shown in, the chacther of "Doc" was diffrent to blend in with the culture of that Country. in my country England Doc was a lighthouse keeper called "The Captain", of chourse he still had a dog named Sprokect like Doc. in France it was a cheif, and so on. this is why a movie just won't work. because these countries are so used to seeing thier country's chacther. so if the Movie starred "Doc" it won't make any sence to anyone outside the USA because they won't understand who Doc is and why the Lighthouse Keeper or the Cheif has gone.
    how do you think the Jim Henson company will work there way round this?
    do you think they'll make serveal versions of the film?
  13. anytimepally Active Member

    I was thinking.. I think David Rudman could modify the Baby Bear voice to work for Junior Gorg
  14. Redsonga Active Member

    I think they would ether use Doc (because the US version was the main version) or make up a whole other human family altogether who just happen to own a certain dog ;)
    If it is Doc most little ones would not know the show in memory so it would be new to them, and besides Doc was the one in Muppet Family Christmas:)
  15. CoOKiE Member


    THats what i was going to say. If they were to use Doc, it would be the original.

    Follow that Bird Starred Big Bird. Elmo in Grouch Land ALSO had Big... But not every country knows him. So, i think they'd do the same thing.

    I know that if i was watchin a Sesame Movie and it had another countries character, i wouldn't care for it at all... so i can see how people would feel, but he was the original... So, i'm hoping he makes a small cameo at the least.
  16. Redsonga Active Member

    I hope they can get him and don't think he is too old :)
  17. unclematt Active Member

    Do we know how old he is?
  18. Redsonga Active Member

    In his 60's I don't know...none of the wiki's have his birthday:(
  19. unclematt Active Member

    Do we know if he is in good health?
  20. theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    First of all, Gerry Parkes is near his 80s at least, I'm sure. Check IMDB for exact date. But he was just on the bonus interviews for Fraggle Rock Season 3, so he's at least in pretty good health.

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