Friday, October 20, 2006

Henson Official Announces Fraggle Feature Film

The buzz has been circulating for over a year now, but the Jim Henson Company has finally made a formal announcement of their plans for a Fraggle Rock feature film. The movie is still in pre-production, however Henson has confirmed some details about the project. Ahmet Zappa is writing the story, Brian Henson and Jason Lust are executive producing and Lisa Henson will serve as the film's producer. The untitled Fraggle film will take Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red on an adventure outside of Fraggle Rock and into “outer space”.

Brian Henson said back in May that fans should expect the movie to be something more of a "revisiting" of the classic characters, rather than a straightforward continuation of the series. Henson said the plan is to do something that "sort of stands next to the Fraggle Rock series rather than be a continuation of the show." The film is currently anticipated for release in 2008.

It's great to hear more official confirmation that this film is coming. I'll keep you posted as more information on this, and other Fraggle projects, surface.


SkylarKD said...

Oooooh, great news!! Can't wait for more details.

>^..^< ~~Honeycat ~~ said...

I can't wait. I loved the tv show and the fact that they are making a feature film is amazing.
Thanks for the great news.

Invader_Muppet said...

I loved the series, sounnds good too. I am exited about returning to the magic