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Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Oct 19, 2006.
I meant origin, as in how the show started and how we met the core characters.
Is Ahmet still doing it? His name isn't listed on IMDB in any form
I'm pretty sure he is.
IMDB is quite unreliable anyway, given that it's incomplete and inaccurate. I mean, for WWE alone, it lists Triple H under that stage name & under his real name of Paul Micheal Levesque, but forgets to do the same for Mark William Calaway (The Undertaker).
It's about time! I have been trying to get my niece and nephew hooked. They are hooked on those horrible Wiggles... what happened to GOOD childhood television Hopefully this will bring them back to life for this generation!
If you check out the second thread "Weinstine rolls out with Fraggle Film" you'll see he really WASN'T behind the finished script. he's actually credited (and still is) for the main treatment of the film... the basic storyline. The second writer is basically there to fill in the dialogue and flush the script out fuller.
WOW! Definitely seeing that! I watch Fraggle Rock with every chance I get!
Just as long as the film has a Fraggle feel, I'll be ready to "dance...cares away" again.
The show was so amazing, that I fear the film will lose something in the translation to whatever "today's entertainment" is supposed to feel like. And since my favorite episode is the last one, and they both play such important roles in it, I highly doubt I could watch it without Jerry Nelson or Gerry Parkes. It just wouldn't feel right to me. Any folks from the original crew that we're lucky enough to still have with us, I would love to have involved in the film, as long as they can, and are interested.
While I've gone from "This Movie's gonna happen" to "this movie might just happen, I hope," the one thing that was stated multiple times by the writer of the script in his own blog is that he wants to do a Fraggle Film in a way that will make the fans happy. He renounced (or is it denounced?) any claims that they would "Shrek it up" (in his words) and he wants to keep it as timeless as possible. He says there will only be one small celebrity cameo, and it' nothing like MFS, VMX, or Oz. Everything he said about the film for the year and a half it was in pre-preproduction gives me hope as a fan he wants to recapture the show as best as he can (the only things that need to be changed are basically TV to Film, half hour to 90 minutes plot technicalities) and we're not going to get some crummy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs/Shark Tale type deal out of this.
So stay patient for that... I'm more worried that they're having all this problems with Weinstine trying to fund it.
Very good to hear! Thanks for the info! And as you say, now we just have to hope for the best with the funding and the film happening in general, as long as we know it's in good hands.
I still cannot WAIT to see this movie. It's gunna be huge! Fact.
Does anyone want to speculate on the one celebrity cameo?
I'm more excited for the Fraggles than a celebrity cameo. But it would still be nice to see someone famous make a small appearance.
I agree! I LOVE seeing Red and hearing her voice again! Im so excited to see how they all sound and look!
when i first found out about the movie [in november i think] i think my overjoy of seeing them again overshadowed reality that it won't be the same. first of all richard's dead, jerry's dead, and i heard from my sister one of the female muppeteers died too.
but whatever, as long as I can see Gobo, Mokey, Wimbly, Boober, Red, the Gorgs, Doc and Sprocket [and the replacement muppeteers at least TRY to do the voices] i'll be happy. [seeing Mokey, Boober and Junior again will make me so happy. the Fraggles mean so much to my childhood ]
Well, Richard's dead, yes. And Gerry "Doc" Parkes and Jerry Nelson are a bit erm, not-so-active performance wise... But Kathy Mullin hasn't died. And I do hope Jerry Nelson would at least be well enough to voice-loop Gobo/Pa Gorg's voices. But I still hold some hope that this movie will come as the Fraggle Five are still alive.
When this movie gets made, I'm sure we won't have all that many replacements. Sure, Jerry might have to loop dialogue if anything... but the only way I think we'd even see replacements is if there's a conflicting schedule between this film and Muppet projects with Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire... but then they could easily loop dialogue as well. And If, let's say, Kathy Mullin is still busy with her amazing work overseas (Jim would have been SOOOO proud), I'd say Pam Arciero has done a great job with Leona on BTL... but we can count on Karen Prell... she's ITCHING to be Red Fraggle again. Why, she even performed RED for the big celebrity event thingy.
So if all else fails, and this is purely hypothetical, we'd at the very least see Red.
Letters to the Fraggles
Does anyone know of an address with which to reach the original Fraggle performers?
I grew up on Fraggle Rock and the idea of a movie without Jerry, Steve, Karen, Dave and Kathryn as the Fraggle Five makes me sad. I also think that if the original performers were involved, then they would be able to retain the integrity of Fraggle Rock and be able to keep the script writers in check if they try to go all..."Hannah Montana" on us.
I would love to see this film, but I am wary of how it might turn out. I haven't seen Indiana Jones 4 because I heard it was so bad, or the Harry Potter movies, the new Star Wars movies took something away from the originals...etc. Would hate to see the Fraggles go the same way!
So, anyway, if anyone has ideas for addresses of their agents, etc, it would be helpful. Sometimes all a person needs is someone to tell them in old snail mail style that they are appreciated and wanted.
^ I have no idea but am curious as well about fan mail addresses
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