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Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Oct 19, 2006.
Well I just want it done well. Not just a movie for the sake of having one.
Beeker it all right that we disagree. I just want to make sure that a lot of love is put into this movie and I dont think it will be if it is a TV movie or Direct To Video
Which would mean the movie's clearly taking a while, due to the fact they want to get it down, and get it right. And let's not forget, we've come out of a bitter writer's strike a couple months ago, so that clearly delayed the project a little while.
And as I've said with the upcoming "untitled Muppet Project script" thread, you'll usually have these little lulls in production, especially after the script is written. i have a feeling it will happen at some point. I will be disappointed if it doesn't get a theatrical release, and the fact they've decided DC2 has to be DTV (all the while, Walden Media keeps dropping off the most obscure kids books and makes telefilm quality junk outside of Narnia, and they're all theatrically released) really worries me. But even a DTV movie will be better than nothing at all. But it HAS to be theatrical. Even if they just show it once at Kidtoonz cinema.
I really hope the movie open with the theme music
I expect the theme music will play after perhaps a dramatic entrance of somekind. Maybe not with Gobo running through Fraggle rock though. Something like the theme in Mission Impossible movies maybe.
Most movies based off TV shows start off with the iconic theme song. Even the horrible Inspector gadget movie had the original Shuki Levy/Haim Saban composed track (oddly enough, they're the only Gadget revival to do so, relying on cheap sound-a-likes instead). Now, what I want to know is will we have a complete re-creation of the theme song?
Of course... I forget... Did Follow that Bird begin with the Sesame theme at all? even a small, instrumental bit? I remember it beginning with the Grouch National Anthem.
And then again, NONE of the Muppet movies had the Muppet theme song in the opening. So, it depends on if they're going in the direction of TV show remake, or continuation of the series....
I am just afraid of them playing a more modern version. I want the original.
some times the familiar themes aren't played until the end of the movie and they start with something new and different. or they don't show up at all. but i know in the past they've done it reversed like in the duck tales movie. beavis and butthead had a slightly different arrangement to the same theme and then the simpsons modified it a little bit to fit in with the movie. so it all depends i guess. i'm thinking with how iconic the show and theme is/was, it will show up at some point.
I hope so
After Miss Finch asks "Can you tell how to get to Sesame Street?" and they cut to the SS set, I think there's a very brief instrumental. I'd have to watch it again.
Well, we'd get a re-recording of the song to fit the movie, but I doubt they'd change it Much. In the Fat Albert Movie, for example, they just arranged some of the song differently, and they changed one lyric... and not by much, either. Oddly, just removing a referrence to Bill Cosby. That's about it.
So I could see them doing a remake with the same song, just sung by the different performers to be consistant with the rest of the film (provided that certain people will be recast)
I guess I would be okay with that
Me too. As beloved as the show is--both by Muppet fans and on an international level alike--I cannot see the movie going by without the adoring lyrics...
Dance your cares away
Worries for another day
Let the music play
Down at Fraggle Rock
The problem I do see, however, comes in when regarding the appearance and personalities of the Fraggles.
I mean, with political correctness advocates stamping their views against things for the most idiotic of reasons (ex: making old-school Sesame Street for adults when it was just the depiction of setting [the time and place], and especially given that show's own impact on the world), PC police may demand that Fraggles wear pants, despite the fact that their being pantless has nothing to do with the universal messages the show was always trying to convey.
Couple that with Boober's..shall we say...less than positive outlook on life in general and we may see Boober "Death is my middle name" Fraggle--one of the core characters in the franchise--being completely redone to fit a more "wholesome" family-oriented image (similar to that of a Disney character, considering that Team Henson--or whatever's left of it--is in partnership with the Mouse House).
Whatever's in the Fraggle Film is up to the Zappa kid. I can't get them all together. They have names LIKE Fraggles- I bet they were even raised like Fraggles. Who better to write the film than a Bohemian with a bizzarre name?
just kidding. I'm remaining possitive that something will happen. I can't tell if the script is done, and we've just entered the long time of nothing happening as its getting produced period. Once we hear something official, we'll know what's happening in the case of the film.
As long as the Fraggles don't make pop culture refferences every five minutes.... I mean, how could they? They don't have TV or movies!
How could they? Easy. "Hollywood remake", plain and simple.
I seriously doubt this would be a remake. Especially if Henson is involved. i think it would be, most likely, somewhere in between relaunch and continuation. Sort of like how TMNT was. In that film, the turtles were exactly the same as they were in the films, and we didn't have to sit through the origin story and them fighting Shredder yet again (as he "died" in the second film). So it was sort of like a loose sequal.
That's what I'm hoping for. Something that happens either after the show, or during the show somehow. Not just rehashing the origen for another audience.
I hope it is not a relaunch as well. I never thought about that. I just assumed it would be a continuation.
But the people involved said that they may have to retell the origin, considering that it has be so long since the Fraggles were in the public eye.
There was an origin? I think there's not a need to explain where the fraggles came from. All they need to do is show up, really. (If there was an origin, feel free to imagine me posting this icon again and again. )
But, so far as we know, the Rock itself is rather timeless (at least from our perspective). You don't need a huge origin story. You could still have a main plot with flashbacks and references to flesh things out. It's not like FR was all THAT dependent on their origins: and what origin would you talk about anyway? Proto-Fraggles? The ancient Fraggles when they had leaders? Or would you describe the Rock Fraggles separating from the Cave (actually, that might make a cool flashback)? Is the Weeba beast important? Why sum up the series' plot if you're going to have the F5 go out into Outer Space on an independent adventure anyway? Doc wasn't a big part of their lives until the end. He and Sprocket were just there. There's no reason we can't have the same concept with other Silly Creatures. If it is a sequel, you can reference the Gorg hostility without re-hashing it. After all, that'd be some grudge if anyone even cares about old hostilities 20-something years after the fact -- oh, wait, I live in the South ... never mind. j/k
My point is we didn't find out everything about FR in the pilot -- so there's no need to bring it up and spell it out in the movie.
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