FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fraggle Rock is Coming 9.25
From Creative Mastermind Jim Henson
FRAGGLE ROCK: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Debuting for the First Time on Blu-ray™ September 25
Featuring All 96 Episodes Fully Remastered in High Definition
and Presented with Lossless Audio in this 12 Disc Set
All-New Bonus Material Includes Sing-Alongs for Every Episode!
CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 11, 2018) – Join Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of their beloved series when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts FRAGGLE ROCK: THE COMPLETE SERIES on Blu-ray™ for the first time September 25. Described by its legendary creator Jim Henson as “a high-energy, raucous musical romp,”Fraggle Rock stars a cast of puppet creatures called Fraggles, quirky cave-dwellers who live in an underground world alongside their industrious green neighbors, the Doozers, and a family of enormous Gorgs. The series follows the fun adventures of the furry subterranean creatures and features a unique mix of music from all genres including folk, blues, gospel, country and rock, all while embracing themes of friendship, tolerance, diversity and caring for the planet.
All 96 episodes in the 12-disc set from the show’s four seasons are fully remastered in high definition and presented with lossless audio on Blu-ray. This set is also available in special limited edition “scrapbook” packaging, featuring rare behind the scenes photos and an introduction from Uncle Travelling Matt.
FRAGGLE ROCK: THE COMPLETE SERIES is loaded with bonus content on Blu-ray, including the all-new “Fraggle Music Celebration,” where viewers can enjoy their favorite Fraggle songs with sing-alongs for every episode (100 songs!) or hit shuffle and let the Fraggles choose the songs. Also newly included on the Blu-ray set is a fun and rare personal glimpse behind the curtain with creator Jim Henson, plus a 1993 throwback segment from “The Today Show” featuring Uncle Travelling Matt, along with more than eight hours of archival special features, including interviews with the cast and crew, featurettes, promos and the complete “Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series.”
FRAGGLE ROCK: THE COMPLETE SERIES will also be available separately on digital and DVD, along with FRAGGLE ROCK: THE COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES.
FRAGGLE ROCK: THE COMPLETE SERIES Blu-ray Synopsis:
Join Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red in celebrating the 35th anniversary for Fraggle Rock, from iconic creative mastermind Jim Henson. Catch all 96 episodes – now remastered in high definition – with this jam-packed Blu-ray™ set, featuring hours of special features and a behind-the-scenes scrapbook with an introduction from Uncle Travelling Matt!
FRAGGLE ROCK: THE COMPLETE SERIES Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
- NEW: Fraggle Music Celebration
- Celebrate your favorite Fraggle songs with sing-alongs for every episode or hit shuffle and let the Fraggles choose for you!
- NEW: Life on Set: Moments with Jim Henson
- NEW: 1993 “The Today Show” Segment featuring Uncle Travelling Matt
- Down at Fraggle Rock: Behind the Scenes (48-minute version)
- Fraggle Songs & Doozer Music
- Interviews with Fraggle Rock Creators and Puppeteers
- Seasons 2, 3 and 4 Overviews
- Docs and Sprockets
- “All Around the World” Music Video
- Travelling Matt
- 20 Travelling Matt Segments
- Special Tribute to Jerry Juhl
- Scared Silly: Art Imitating Life
- Production Design Featurette
- Electro-Mechanical Puppetry
- Doozer Design
- How the Trash Heap Came to Be
- Gorg Design
- Interviews with Michael Frith, Kathy Mullen and Gerry Parkes
- HBO Promos
- You Cannot Leave the Magic: Excerpts from the Last Day of Shooting
- Dance Your Cares Away: The Evolution of the Theme Song
- The Inner Gorg: An Interview with the Performers Inside the Costumes
- Let the Music Play: An Interview with Phil Balsam and Dennis Lee
- Celebrating Fraggle Rock: Excerpts from the Wrap Party
- Designing the Puppets: An Interview with the Puppet Makers
- Directing the Fraggles: An Interview with Eric Till and George Bloomfield
- Additional Interviews:
- Dennis Lee with Mokey
- Jerry Juhl with Gobo
- Jocelyn Stevenson with Red and Mokey
- Faz Fazakas with Cotterpin Doozer
- A Minute with Travelling Matt
- All 13 Episodes of Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
- Animated Series Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
- Animated Series Character Galleries
- Animated Series Opening Scene Storyboards
FRAGGLE ROCK: THE ANIMATED SERIES Synopsis:
Based on the highly acclaimed live-action series, Fraggle Rock gets animated! The fun-loving Fraggles – Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and all their friends – explore new horizons, frolicking about in the wondrous maze of colorful caverns that make up the fantastic, fairy-tale landscape that the Fraggles call home. From Mokey’s search for the most Fragglish Fraggle to a journey down into the Deep Deep Dark Dark Deep Dark Pit to rescue Boober’s lucky Rag-Fraggle, experience Fraggle Rock like never before!
FRAGGLE ROCK: THE ANIMATED SERIES Bonus Features Include:
- Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
- Character Galleries
- Opening Scene Storyboards
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ABOUT THE JIM HENSON COMPANY
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Dot. (Sprout/Hulu), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Word Party (Netflix), Doozers (Hulu/Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train(PBS), and Pajanimals (Sprout). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. The Company is currently in production on the upcoming Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Projects in development include the highly anticipated film Fraggle Rock.
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show, and its feature The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, will be released in August 2018.