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An untitled Fraggle Rock movie has been in development by the Jim Henson Company since 2005.[1] The film will "take Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red on an adventure outside of Fraggle Rock where they will interact with the strange beings in 'outer space' (also known as humans)." [2]

Early developmentEdit

In a May 2006 interview, Brian Henson said, "Yes, we are writing a Fraggle Rock movie and trying to pull it together." Henson said that fans should expect the movie "to do something that sort of stands next to the Fraggle Rock series rather than be a continuation of the show." [3]

The Jim Henson Company confirmed in an October 2006 press release that the movie was "in the works". [4] The press release also stated that "the treatment is being written by author Ahmet Zappa (The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless)."

Zappa discussed his plans for the treatment in a December 2006 interview with MTV.com. Zappa said at that time the filmmakers were planning to release the movie in late 2008 or early 2009, and said that "the Fraggles need to be here sooner, rather than later." [5]

Weinstein Co. dealEdit

In May 2008, Henson announced that the Weinstein Company would distribute the Fraggle Rock film. The announcement also said that Cory Edwards was attached as the film's director and writer, with Edwards writing the screenplay based on his original story. The press release listed Brian Henson, Jason Lust, Lisa Henson and Eric Robinson as producers, with Ahmet Zappa and Brian Inerfeld as executive producers. [2]

Lisa Henson commented on the partnership: "Our previous partnership with the Weinstein Company has proven to be a wonderful collaboration and we are confident that joining with them on this project will ensure audiences young and old will enjoy meeting Red, Gobo and the whole Fraggle gang. With Cory Edwards directing, this new Fraggle adventure will bring an exciting energy while honoring the heart, joy and hope of the original series." [2]

In the Henson Company press release, Edwards said:

"Jim Henson's work has had a huge influence on my life, so to get the chance to bring 'Fraggles' to the big screen is fantastic. Both Lisa and Harvey [Weinstein] have been very enthusiastic and supportive of my vision of this film. It's my goal to make Fraggle fans happy, as well as make a great stand-alone fantasy adventure film. [2]"
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SourcesEdit

  1. "Jim Henson Company at 50" The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Richmond. September 20, 2005.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Fraggle Rock is Coming to the Big Screen!", (HTML version) The Jim Henson Company press release. May 12, 2008.
  3. "Brian Henson on Dark Crystal 2 and More", Now Playing Magazine, Fred Topel. May, 2006.
  4. "THE RUMORS ARE TRUE! Fraggle Rock Feature is in the Works!", (HTML version) The Jim Henson Company press release. October 19, 2006.
  5. "Celeb Cameos, New Songs: Ahmet Zappa Says Fraggle Flick Will Rock", MTV.com, Larry Carroll. December 7, 2006.

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