Thursday, May 04, 2006

Fraggle Rock Season 2 DVD Update

I’ve been getting lots of e-mails about Fraggle Rock’s future on DVD, so I thought I would give a quick update on the sets. In January I reported that "Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season" DVD set will be released on September 5, 2006. Excited fans have been bouncing off the walls with excitement, especially after the great treatment seen in with the first season. HIT has stated that they are working hard to create a second set that will please the fans - and given the standard set from season one, HIT has big expectations to fulfil.

The first season set held the classic "Down at Fraggle Rock" documentary hosted by Jim Henson along with over 100 minutes of new interviews and behind the scenes insights from the cast and crew Dave Goelz (puppeteer of Boober and Traveling Matt) stated in January that The Jim Henson Company had begun scanning the archives for bonus material for the second season box set.

Steve Whitmire (puppeteer of Wembly and Sprocket) recently reveled some insider information on the upcoming set to a group of fans in London. Steve stated that he has already done another set of interviews for the second season set. So fans should be able to expect another round of interviews similar to those found on the first season set. Steve also said he gave disc producers a copy of his "never-before-seen" personal home-videos from the set of Fraggle Rock. The producers hope to use some of the footage in someway on the upcoming season sets.

There are just over 120 days left until the final release of the second season, the final disc details are not ready yet, and neither HIT nor Henson have officially confirmed any of the sets discs' final features publicly yet. I'll keep you posted as soon as more information on the sets is released.

A special thanks to Warrick and the other UK fans who talked with Steve Whitmire in London, and posted about their conversations in Muppet forums around the web.

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