There’s a Fraggle Rock movie in the works according to none other than Brian Henson. Let the music play — clap clap!
Henson told MTV that Fraggle Rock “has a very strong script” and “It’ll have a strong musical component….It’ll be expanded to an older audience. Fraggle Rock [the TV show] was presented…for a pretty exclusively children’s audience. The feature film does expand it to be more accessible to a wider audience.”
I’m not convinced that the old Rock was strictly kid-oriented. It had themes of environmentalism, a nature-oriented pan-spirituality; it’s deeply egalitarian (“Fraggles don’t have any bosses! We each lead ourselves and we all lead each other”) and often sounds like a long-lost John Denver song. Kid-friendly, sure, but also…just kind of hippie-friendly.
Anyhow, I am psyched. Every time I see a pile of leaves, I’m tempted to approach it a la Marjory the Trash Heap, plus I can’t wait so see what Uncle Traveling Matt has been up to all these years.
What’s your favorite Fraggle Rock episode, PopWatchers? Do you think a new movie can live up to that standard?