Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Dance your cares away *clap clap*

Oh happy of all happy days...i almost peed my pants.

Fraggle Rock' to be made into movie
POSTED: 10:58 a.m. EDT, October 20, 2006
LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock" is coming to the big screen.

The 1980s cult hit TV show is being developed by Ahmet Zappa -- younger son of Frank Zappa -- into a full-length live-action musical fantasy starring the classic characters.

"(Zappa) recently created his own fantasy property ('Mighty McFearless'), and we had him in to talk about books and movies," said Lisa Henson, who serves as co-CEO of the Jim Henson Co. with her brother, Brian.

"During that conversation, I had an intuition that he might be a 'Fraggle Rock' fan. He jumped out of his seat when he heard our idea of making 'Fraggle Rock' into a feature-length movie."

Zappa -- a musician and TV personality who will serve as the project's executive producer -- is developing a treatment in which puppet stars Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red will travel from beneath the Rock and venture into the human world for the first time.

"The Fraggles didn't really get into the human world on the series, so we plan to make the movie more about the intersection between the Fraggles and the humans," Lisa Henson said.

Zappa is informally talking to musician friends about writing original songs for the movie. The original Henson puppets will be refurbished and updated for the film, with little expectation of computer-generated enhancements.

A release date has yet to be determined. Lisa Henson plans to hire a screenwriter and director once an initial treatment is completed.

"We're taking the movie as far as we can independently because the company has a big personal investment in how the movie turns out," she said.

"Fraggle Rock" premiered on HBO in 1983 and over five seasons garnered multiple awards and a global fan following. The show was created by Jim Henson as an international co-production and was adapted for each territory to meet the needs of its audience.

20 comments:

Lindsey said...

This and Transformers (Due out in July 07 I believe) I CANNOT wait!

Lindsey said...

Plus they have just recently released the top episodes of SHE-RA on DVD. I'm on my way to Target to pick them up!

Trib said...

Life just keeps getting better and better!

Cynthia said...

Oh my God, I love that show and I was sooo excited to hear about that as well. Yay!!

Jennifer said...

So the Fraggles are going out into the human world ... PP, care to speculate on whether they'll be getting any jobs in politics?

Princess Pessimism said...

Linny - I heard the transformers are bad guys....I hate you for having target. I love that store.

Trib - :) Totally

Cynthia - Im not looking forward to the singing, but the rest im totally excited for.

Jennifer - OHHH STOP. They can work in politics all they want. That doesnt bother me.....be nice.

Natalia said...

Dude...I never really watched the fraggles...it wasn't imported into Argentina. However, one of my colleagues used to have that as her ringtone for her soon to behusband during hteir wedding planning days. As you can imagine, we'd hear it a trillion times a day and I was hooked on it. Now I know I have to rent the DVDs and watch it...but a movie is evern BETTER!

-N

Miss Ash said...

haha @ Jennifer's comment.

Ahmet Zappa's a pretty crazy guy, this should be a fantastic movie.

blepharisma said...

I love everything Muppet, so all I can say is "They'd BETTER NOT SCREW IT UP AND RUIN MY CHILDHOOD"

In more stable news, Fraggle Rock Season 2 DVDs came out recently. I got Season 1 (along with Muppet Show Season 1) for my bday last year.

Speaking of bdays... someone's is COMING UP!

Princess Pessimism said...

Natalia - Ohhh...i feel for you. This movie is going to be amazing. You can get them on dvd and catch yourself up before it comes out next year.

Ash - Agreed.

Bleph - SHHHH.....lets not discuss that. lol...

Lindsey said...

The Transformers are not bad guys...the bad ones are the Decepticons. Optimus Prime and his boys are good.

Sexy Suburbanite said...

Oh! I saw this last week and meant to mention it to you. I know how you enjoy that show. It used to be my fave. But, you know, I tried to watch season 1 last year and I was a little dissapointed. It didn't stand the course of time as much as I had thought it would.

Steven Novak said...

OHHHH FUCK YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the Fraggles...I love the Muppets more, but still...the fuck ya holds true. ;)

Steve~

Princess Pessimism said...

Linny - I thought they were bad against people though. The preview looks like they are bad.

Sexy - I felt the same. There was a lot more singing than I remember.

Steve - I concur. ;)

Phil said...

...you are a total loser. LOL!

Princess Pessimism said...

Phil - Touche.... :)

rawbean said...

Who were the little guys that built those little cities and the fraggles would eat they built? I imagined it tasted like radishes...

Princess Pessimism said...

Rawbean - They were called Doozers. LOL!!!

angel, jr. said...

I use to love Fraggle Rock!!!

Amichai said...

Speaking of Hollywood mining our childhoods for additional profit have you seen this yet?

I don't know how I feel about it. I'm still trying to get over the live action version from the 90's.