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Weinstein Co. to Make Live-Action Fraggle Rock Movie

Guess what? It's time to "Dance your cares away/ Worry's for another day/ Let the music play/ Down at Fraggle Rock!" The Fraggles are back! According to Variety, the Weinsteins are teaming up with Lisa Henson of the Jim Henson Company to bring a live-action, half-human half-puppet Fraggle Rock extravaganza to the big screen. Check it out:

Just like the series, the film will be populated by a mix of human characters and Fraggle Rock puppets. . .Pic will take the core characters Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red outside of their home in Fraggle Rock, where they interact with humans, which they think are aliens. The show premiered on HBO in 1983, ran five seasons and was broadcast in more than 80 countries. It posted strong sales recently when the first three seasons were released on DVD.

Awww! I'm excited about this news for so many reasons, but first and foremost: Hooray for no CGI! It'll be so great to get some good old-fashioned puppets, just like we'll get with Jason Segel's Muppet project. Plus, I can't wait to see some Fraggle musical production numbers choreographed for the big screen — and hopefully accompanied by Gobo on his gourd guitar.

Want to take a sweet little trip down Memory Lane? After the jump, relive the adorableness that is the opening sequence to Fraggle Rock. You can enjoy when you



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drea-nicole drea-nicole 8 years
My nephews are going to love this almost as much as I do!
BeatBoxANNI BeatBoxANNI 8 years
Excellent. Bring back the 80s. I feel old now.
hlpmommyof2 hlpmommyof2 8 years
omg I am sooo happy this will be made into a film. When my 2 1/2 yr old was 6 months we saw a single episode DVD at Wal-Mart. My husband and I were talking about how much we loved the show. So we bought it and our son loved it! And still does and now we also have a 9th month old and they watch it together. We have all the seasions that were released....and can't wait for the movie! THANKS!
xensweetie xensweetie 8 years
I love The Fraggles!! They have repeats on now and then and it's such a flashback to my childhood. LOVE IT!
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 8 years
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
the fraggles rock!!!!! yay for new movie!!! cant wait!!!! :cheer:
moxierain moxierain 8 years
Aww I used to love this as a kid. If its any good then I'll go for the nostalgia. lol. I know I'm a dork. ;)
ladyv ladyv 8 years
I can't decide if I'm horrified or excited...
Ginger Ginger 8 years
Time to dust off my Fraggle Rock lunch box.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Thanks, ghettochemist, that's really sweet.
buggyslice buggyslice 8 years
OMG! So excited for this to come out!
daniellexo daniellexo 8 years
i cant wait!!!
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
Sweet!! LOVED the Fraggles!
blublublu blublublu 8 years
Don't care about fraggles. I WANT A FARSCAPE MOVIE!!!!
Megatron Megatron 8 years
OMG! Cannot wait :). Nice shout out on Yahoo, Buzz :D
iBseriousDotCom iBseriousDotCom 8 years
I remember watching this when I was a kid. This was a lot better than Sesame Street in my opinion. Great news
jler0jler jler0jler 8 years
Wow! i love Fraggle Rock. i'm in a happy place whenever the Fraggle theme song would start. Fraggle Rock is practically one of the reaaally good memories i have in the 1980s. other than Super Friends and Captain Caveman.i love Gobo, mockey,boover,wimbley,red(rip?)
dsaje dsaje 8 years
I loved Fraggle Rock. I hope that the doozers and Madame Trash Heap are included in the movie.
LilKit4 LilKit4 8 years
OMG!! I loved Fraggle Rock! I can imagine adults going to the movies for this -- with or without kids :)
sugmom2 sugmom2 8 years
I called my mom I was so excited! Can't wait I love Fraggle Rock!!
bamagirl49 bamagirl49 8 years
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 8 years
This makes me happy.
mlde14 mlde14 8 years
Can't wait, it was one of my fav tv shows growing up!
ghettochemist ghettochemist 8 years
It's 'Gobo' fraggle- not 'Gogo' fuck who the hell writes these goddam articles?
Sunshinelover Sunshinelover 8 years
=) Alright!! Can't wait, it was one of my fave tv shows growing up!
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