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Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Oct 19, 2006.
Did he look good?
... are there any new developments on the Fraggle movie? It's supposed to happen next year right? Just wondering... & poking my head in...
Here is the FULL CAST!
Kevin Clash... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)Brian Henson... Gobo Fraggle / Marjorie the Trash Heap / Pa Gorg (voice) (rumored)Steve Whitmire... Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket / Flange Doozer (voice) (rumored)
Bill Barretta... Cantus the Minstrel / Convincing John (voice) (rumored)Gerard Parkes... Doc (rumored)Jerry Nelson... Gobo Fraggle / Marjorie the Trash Heap / Pa Gorg (voice) (rumored)Dave Goelz... Boober Fraggle / Philo / Uncle Travelling / Wrench Doozer Matt Fraggle (voice) (rumored)Kathryn Mullen... Mokey Fraggle / Cotterpin Doozer (voice)
Allan Trautman... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)John Henson... Junior Gorg (voice) (rumored)Drew Massey... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)Karen Prell... Red Fraggle / Modem Doozer / Sprocket (assistant) (voice) (rumored)David Rudman... Junior Gorg / Gunge (voice) (rumored)Eric Jacobson... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)Leslie Carrara... Ma Gorg / Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)Tyler Bunch... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)Alice Dinnean... Ma Gorg (voice) (rumored)Julianne Buescher... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)John Kennedy... Architect Doozer / Pa Gorg (voice) (rumored)Jeny Cassady... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)Geoff Redknap... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)Mike Quinn... Pa Gorg (voice) (rumored)Adam Behr... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)Rickey Boyd... Junior Gorg / Gunge / Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)James Rowley... Additional Muppets (voice) (rumored)
Any not rumored?
So it appears to me that Brian Henson will be performing the Gobo puppet and other various Jerry Nelson parts in the hope that they will eventually be dubbed later by Jerry himself if he is able. After seeing behind the scenes footage with Jerry on the Fraggle Rock DVD sets there's no mistaking his particular adoration for Gobo Fraggle.
Bill Barretta as Convincing John is a no-brainer. I hope he can find the appropriate calm note required to play Cantus. I think he can do it. I have mentioned many times around the forum that he's one of my favorite performers. It's just that character of Jim's has big shoes to fill. Well, not shoes exactly.
David Rudman for Junior Gorg is also a no-brainier and a fantastic casting choice!
And we all know the fabulous Karen Prell would play Red. Finally she'll get her brand new “Stradivarius" Red puppet (as she refers to it) to replace the wonderful hat she created for Muppet Fest. I just feel very happy about that!
Thanks for posting this cast listing!
Where'd ya get this info from?
imdb.com most likely
I am curious as to where he info came from myself.
Is this the same imdb.com that said that Captain Smollet would be in VMX? Because I can't help feel there's something a little sketchy about it. This may be real news, but considering what day it is... check your calendar, or at least my post date... there could be some discrepencies. That and imdb entries of movies in production sometimes aren't correct.
I'll reserve judgement for when we hear something a little more official.
Yeah, it really can be hit-or-miss over there, but they do have a generally good track record when compared to other such sites. The "rumored" remark held for things not 100% confirmed makes me hopeful, but as always I take this stuff with a grain of salt. However, I do think it has some "ballpark" accuracies if that means much.
Definate ballpark figures there...
Not sure how I'd feel about Bill voicing Cantus though...
I was questionable about that as well. Has he done any other Jim characters? Was he Rowlf?
I'm wondering if this has been permanently shelved, I just have this feeling that a FR movie was too good to be true.
You may be right. But if we got a transformers movie, it may still stand a chance.
I feel this could still be made, at the very least as a DTV film. but hey, how the heck did that Honeymooners movie get a theatrical release?
I am just going to say this as loud as it can be typed. I DONT WANT A DIRECT TO TV MOVIE!
Can you type that a Little Louder i didn't here you type it the First time!
Just kiddin, I understand and agree.
thank you Wes. It seems like we would really get along. We should talk more.
Ya i'm here as much as Possible IM me on my hotmail account.
It's a shame the Muppets and FR are now ruled by 2 different companies ... because the Muppets could have helped provide some links to FR.
Since the best "plot" we have so far is "Fraggles in Outer Space", it's hard to know the best way to market it. Putting out the DVDs helps give us some background, but the general public won't be getting those. There needs to be a way to increase general interest. Despite what anyone feels about Bayformers, I think they got it right in dragging the rest of the public into the theaters. X-Men did a good job too, with those "Mutants are real" kind of things where we got to see Sen. Kelly's political ads and stuff.
I would imagine we'd need to set up Outer Space first, introducing the idea that all this time there has been another world with weird critters in it. Hype up the nostalgia-escapism factor. Have spots with differently-aged humans (so it doesn't just come off as a kid thing), each with their own different "issue" (like a lonely kid in a playground or a frazzled office worker). Have a Fraggle hole dramatically open up in a wall, out pops out Gobo or somebody, cheers up the human and offers them some fun down in Fraggle Rock.
After spots like those have been playing ahwile, do some ad parodies. Do some "insurance" ads courtesy of Boober or the Firefighters. Have Gobo and Red play sports in "Gatorade" spoofs (maybe with "Is the magic in you?"-type tag lines). Have Junior advertise some gardening equipment. Have Uncle Matt show up in random "real" commercials in the background or even commenting on the products/services. None of the products would be real, of course ... they'd all be spoofs ... but they'd get the attention they need.
Follow this up with a web site like the new Muppet one with all the really hilarious blog-type stuff and games and such.
This way, any re-casting doesn't have to seem like absolute blasphemy, as fans already know who's dead/retired and the general public wouldn't care anyway. It'd also give the new voices time to stretch their chops before the movie comes out. Put the ad parodies with shows whose creators are big-time hard-core Muppet fans ... maybe it'll be cheaper that way ;D . And for God's sake, if the movie comes out, have a follow-up project. Whether it's a new show or a continued Web presence or whatnot, don't just drop it after the movie. FR can still be milked plenty ... take advantage of it.
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