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Newsweek: Rock On, Fraggles

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by bknatchbull, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. bknatchbull

    bknatchbull Well-Known Member

    Fans: Rock On, Fraggles Newsweek Jan. 10 issue

    Fans: Rock On, Fraggles NewsweekJan. 10 issue -
    Note to obsessive fan sites everywhere: you're being watched. That's what Warwick Brownlow, a fan of the 1980s series "Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock," recently learned. In April 2002 Brownlow launched an online petition, pleading to have the series released on DVD. After garnering more than 30,000 e-signatures, HIT Entertainment, a licensing partner of the Jim Henson Co., announced that this month it would release selected episodes from the first season. "This is the direct result of fan support," says Lauren McCabe, a HIT representative.

    That's news to Brownlow, who learned of his impact from NEWSWEEK. "Well, that's brilliant," he says. "We knew they were watching us, but we didn't think they'd do anything about it." Studios usually don't, says Tom Adams, president of Adams Media Research, though that's beginning to change. Fox's "Family Guy" and Sci-Fi's "Farscape" are both back in production after fans demonstrated con-siderable support. Henson co-CEO Brian Henson says the studio's now considering filming new "Fraggle" material. Let the petitioning begin.
  2. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    Good article, but "considering" and doing are two very different things.
  3. janicegroupie

    janicegroupie Well-Known Member

    that is a good article. it's always cool when you're hard work as a fan is recognized and when fr is mentioned in newsweek. :excited:
  4. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    *Takes A Bow*
  5. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Congratulations BlueFrackle on getting featured in Newsweek - YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yo! Coolness.

    (Next time see if you can get MC a referennce, huh ;) )
  7. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Actualy, MC only had a small little ad for the DVD Petition. Most of this generated from my site...
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yes, I knew that. I was kidding. I thought that MC should have given you more support all along.

    Anyway, thanks for doing it. It could be Great!
  9. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    Congrats BlueFrackle! I'm disappointed that I have to be back at college on the very day that this Newsweek edition come out. My family has a subscription here at home.
  10. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Hooray! I'll have to go find that Newsweek and read it. Even "considering" is a great thing when it comes to new Fraggle material.

  11. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Ok, Lets start another push for Fraggle Rock Boxsets. They've given us the single release discs now we need to show them that we want Season Boxsets and that we mean business...

    Check out the 'Help to Promote' section. There are banners for all the webmasters to use, Or even for people to use anywhere they can. And remember always link back to this page...

  12. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Wow, this is great! A chance is better than none.
  13. Foodie

    Foodie Well-Known Member

  14. wembleyfraggle

    wembleyfraggle Well-Known Member

    New material! Good and bad!
    :excited: Good: Its Fraggle Rock for crying out loud!
    :smirk: Bad: Jerry Nelson is gone, off the Henson team, so that means a new voice for Gobo/Trasheap/Pa gorg, which is all right if they can pull it off. Also, i hope it, like the last show, will be aimed for all ages, not for pre-schoolers. Like Fraggles counting radishes, and teaching the alphabet. Just hope its episodes with hidden morals that teach kids things with out telling them!
  15. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Jerry Nelson hasnt gone from the Henson team, he's just not around as much. I'm sure he might loop some Fraggle voices if he was given half a chance. I don't think you should mistake new Fraggle "matierial" for a new Fraggle "show" though. Not quite the same thing.
  16. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    If anything It will probably be some new footage for a DVD or something, Not a new show.
  17. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    That would be nice. Congrats BlueFrackle and Thanks Sooo MUCH!:)
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    GO BlueFrackle!! WOOOOOTTT!!

    Luke, can't you see it now? "Gobo's Big Massive Giant Talk Show." Move over cats, here come the radishes...

    (Sorry, Alf! heh)
  19. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Hi Barry,
    Please use one of my Fraggle Banners on your site and link back to us!
  20. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    sorry:) such an idiot!

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