Muppet Central News has it that the Jim Henson Company is starting to work on a film version of "Fraggle Rock." Details are sketchy, but the Henson Company hopes to start production next year. While a film version has been talked about for years, they think that now is the right time to try a go.
This comes on the heels of the release of the complete Season 1 of "Fraggle Rock" on DVD, earlier this month. This DVD is doing reasonably well at Amazon, as it is listed in the top 100 DVD's being sold.
It makes sense that there would be renewed interest in the Fraggles, some 22 years after their premiere. Many of "Fraggle Rock's" original fans are now in their late 20's or early 30's and looking to share with their children what was for them was a magical experience. Either that, or they're using their kids as an excuse to reconnect with the Fraggles. Either way, the Henson Company is looking to make out big here. --Terrence Ryan