to Fraggle Rock" screening held in Dallas
Dave Goelz and Karen Prell were on-hand for the 22nd Annual KidFilm
Festival at Dallas, Texas
Jim Henson Company and HIT Entertainment held a very special Fraggle
Rock theatrical screening in Dallas for Henson's 50th Anniversary
as part of the KidFilm Festival. A sold-out crowd of more than 200
adults and children were in attendance on Sunday January 22. Veteran
Muppeteer Dave Goelz (performer of Boober, Gonzo and Bunsen) was
the featured guest for this rare theatrical presentation of Fraggle
introduced three of his favorite episodes, “The Trash Heap
Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (UK Version), “Mokey
and the Minstrels” and “Boober’s Quiet Day”.
Before the screening Dave talked about his work on Fraggle Rock
and other Muppet projects during the past thirty-three years.
Prell and Dave Goelz hold their alter-egos after a theatrical
showing of Fraggle Rock in Dallas, Texas.
people at Henson were just so wonderful to work with. Though we
were all so different. Everyone was so wonderful and we'll never
forget those who have passed like Jim [Henson], Don Sahlin, Richard
Hunt, and now Jerry Juhl."
went on to elaborate on the special relationship he had with Jerry
Juhl. "Jerry was a lot like Ernie. He was always grinning.
He loved all of life. He even almost loved the bad times. I was
kind of Bert to Juhl's Ernie. He would always put me [as Traveling
Matt] in these aggravating situations like... on a roller coaster
when he knew I was afraid of roller coasters. He was mischievous,
but he always had a steady hand in everything we were doing."
Jerry Juhl was also honored with a written tribute on the front
page of the KidFilm Festival program.
the screening, Dave Goelz and Karen Prell (performer of Red Fraggle)
signed autographs for fans young and old.
KidFilm Festival is held each January in Dallas by the USA Film
Festival. KidFilm is the largest and oldest children's film festival
in the United States. Muppet Treasure Island premiered at KidFilm
in 1996 with Brian Henson, Hans Zimmer and James Hart in attendance.
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