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"The Doozers" preschool series under development

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Traveling Matt, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member



    Oh! I am actually surprised at myself, because the idea of this show does not upset me or make me feel worried or anything! The Doozers really are the kind of creatures that would work well in CGI (Although I don't want to see them as CGI in the Fraggle Movie...) But in a side project, probably based further from the main centre of Fraggle Rock with new characters, this is kinda exciting.

    And it will also probably bring people back memories of regular Fraggle Rock, and also draw attention to those tiny little creatures that are usually ignored! They have a great work-ethic, and would make great role-models!

    Also, I seem to remember that Jim Henson was always a big fan of his little Doozer creations. I think this show would fit into his original Fraggle Rock vision.
  2. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Personally, I think it's just because of his expression. It may look more normal in motion.
  3. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Funny you say trip, I find FR quite frankly a very trip-inducing tv show.:insatiable:
    Oh and that Doozer needs a smaller head/fatter body. And I agree with Redsonga. That nose has serious problems.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And of course, coming from Henson, we can expect to see some puppetry involvement behind the CGI. I mean, Sid ain't just some wire frames floating around in space... they're connected to body performers and the WALDO system of remote head puppetry. Doozers did use the WALDO system from time to time... so, in an essense, the only thing they're trading is CGI bits for foam and plastic.

    I agree, as long as they keep it in tact with Sid's style, and they don't Barney or Dora the thing up, we could see something golden. Plus, Doozer merchandise. Come on, how can anyone not be excited for that prospect?

    And I might as well add, we have that Fraggle Rock film about to be made. What better way to get interrest in the franchise than with a new series? There was this Japanese movie based on one of their old 1970's TV show being made... and as soon as they unveiled those plans, they unveiled a plan to remake the cartoon series for a new generation. It might work over here too.
  5. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Active Member

    Well... um... wasn't expecting this. Don't quite know what to think :p
  6. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle New Member

    why does it always have to be CGI, good grief
  7. Foodie

    Foodie Active Member

    Egad. :smirk:
  8. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    This is as close as a Fraggle Rock Comeback as we're going to get. And I'm going to enjoy every moment of this new series. :excited:
  9. Davina

    Davina Member

    i have my concerns.. but where the main target market is pre schoolers, i will cut them some slack... i do wonder about the names.. not very doozery.. but,.. ok, whatever.. new generation, myabe their parents were a bit rebellious...

    it has potental and i'm going to stay optomistic for now..

    and really wish i'd had more then 3 hours of sleep last night so i could spell better, sorry..
  10. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Member

    It all sounds good to me. I can't wait to see it.
  11. ftnpro

    ftnpro Member

    As I read the article, I thought, "This might just work, since the Doozers were background characters, the ecological theme is appropriate, and they lend themselves to CGI." Then I saw the photo, with the Doozer's freakishly-swollen head! Yikes!

    Since they are "testing" the animation right now, let's hope they make the Doozers look more like... Doozers.
  12. CarrieTheGreat

    CarrieTheGreat New Member

    Oh, swell!

    Just what we need, another preachy liberal show constantly haranguing at kids about how humans are the biggest danger to the planet. Hogwash!

    Fraggle Rock only did that a couple of times; most of the shows were about having fun and how to get along with other people. The truth is that human beings clean up their messes far better than any animal, and technology has made our lives much better, not worse.

    I wouldn't have it any other way, and I don't care how big my so-called carbon footprint is. I have a right to live, and live well.


    P.S. The CG Doozer looks really ugly, too!
  13. emily

    emily New Member

    I'm really excited about this! I have a preschooler now, who adores Sid the Science Kid, and I'm excited about the prospects of a doozer show for my pre-preschooler. He'll be just the right age in 2010!
  14. Rax

    Rax New Member

    I was really exited when I read the title, but then I saw the word CGI. :concern:
    Why, why, Why? Why CGI? It's so overrated. I mean, CGI movies look pretty good mostly, but CGI series look woody, crappy, and cheap. This "new" style is still too expensive for a series to make it look good.

    I prefer puppetry. Man, I'd even be happier with a regular (cheap ***?) cartoon, so...
    Well, just take a look at that horrible looking CG Doozer. Man, I hadn't even seen that screenshot yet. And it's not because of his facial expression, but because his body is too tiny, his nose is off etc.

    True. Very smart idea. The idea still sounds cool to me. It's just the execution that makes me very concerned.

    Gr, Rax
  15. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's just that. The young'uns need to learn about working as a team, too. In every type of job I've worked in ... ya wanna know how RARE that is?

    I didn't see in the summary that this was a lecture. Again, it sounded like there's more than whining. Also, nature cleans up far better than we do. Ever see an animal landfill? Thought so. And an anti-tech stance would be weird coming from the Doozers, who rely on it to do their work. It's the Fraggles who avoid tools for the most part.

    You have a right to end up on Clean House, too. OOH, OOH, I have an idea! Let's teach our children that cleaning their rooms makes no difference! Crud on the stove! Forget the infection risk! Just because there's an opening on the toilet doesn't mean ya gotta use it (that one's for little boys)! You may have a right to live, but I think I'll make sure to bring gloves over first.

    PS: That may have come off as rather rude. However, I feel I am merely responding to a very spoiled post. Ignore at your discretion.
  16. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Nature cleans up far better than any human ever could in that it never makes things (like plastic) in the natural world that can't be broken back now into the elements it's made of to become a part of the soil:). (And knowing is half the battle :3!)

    And as far as the episodes about not ruining the water in nature go I think they were needed, not preachy. After all, it is animals and humans who suffer if we don't have clean water...All humans, even those "Humans are gods and should never have to answer for what they do because animals are just a waste of space on land where I could be putting an oil drill on." thinkers -.-
  17. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Preach! I'm sick of this annoying pseudo-conservative contradictarian crap that's spewing all over the place now. Oh yeah, let's just drive dangerous, unwieldy poison spewing status symbols, and throw our trash all over the ground. And DON'T recycle! I ain't wasting valuable seconds of my time I could be not doing anything. I agree, that was spoiled, selfish and snotty, and not so much an opinion as useless whining. You don't have to believe in global warming to help stop the freaking planet from being a toxic dump. Living well is fine, but how you gonna do it when you can't breathe air or drink clean water? Total and utter partisan pundit tommyrot and balderdash!

    And I really don't see how this is any uglier than the millions of staccatto, poorly conceived CGI shows I see sploping up all over the place. At least they didn't try to make them look "realistic" and human (like a certain orange fat cat).... ever see something called Turbo DOgs? It looks like it came out in 1993. If I see the same quality as Sid the Science Kid in this project, I'm supporting it. And I don't doubt it will be.
  19. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    The only people who SHOULD enjoy living in a dump are the following: grouches, rats (including Philo/Gunge), and Marjory.
  20. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

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