It’s possible you’ll not know this about me, however I’m obsessive about “Fraggle Rock.” I personal the 30th-anniversary collector’s version of the television sequence on DVD, have the three-disc soundtrack sitting in my automobile and periodically escape into renditions of Mokey’s “Why” song.
So once I heard that Apple’s streaming video service, Apple TV Plus, was releasing a reboot of the sequence, I used to be ecstatic. Not for my 5-year-old little one, thoughts you. For me.
I imply, are you able to even take heed to the opening theme track with out dancing? Or is that simply me?
The Fraggles is likely to be aside in separate caves, however they’ll nonetheless have enjoyable collectively! Be part of Gobo, Pink, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Touring Matt for #FraggleRock: Rock On! New shorts every week. Watch now on the @AppleTV app. No subscription required. https://t.co/x83ahxKGjQ pic.twitter.com/Ldx1qrtZYF
— The Jim Henson Firm (@hensoncompany) April 21, 2020
Apple TV Plus launched the primary episode of the brand new quick type sequence, “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!,” at no cost on April 21. Episodes are slated to be 3-to-5 minutes lengthy, with new episodes releasing free each Tuesday, according to Variety.
The brand new present consists of all of our outdated favourite Fraggles: Gobo, Pink, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and even Uncle Touring Matt!
The Goobers, after all, are additionally nonetheless tromping about Fraggle Rock, constructing their buildings and dreaming up new innovations. Collectively, the same old crew will use storytelling, music and play to drive home the lesson that “we are all connected through friendship.”
Along with our favourite puppet-creatures and new songs, there can even be visitor stars. The suspense is killing me. (I’m not being flippant. Again once we nonetheless watched “Ask the Storybots” with our daughter, my husband and I lived for these movie star visitor spots.)
These new “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” episodes had been produced by The Jim Henson Firm and, in response to their press page, had been shot in accordance with present social distancing tips by utilizing iPhone 11s within the houses of varied members of the manufacturing workforce and particular person artists throughout the U.S.
You’ll be able to see a screenshot of the primary new episode under to get an concept of what it seems to be like. It options the characters singing a brand new model of the traditional track, “Shine On, Shine On Me.”
The unique “Fraggle Rock” ran for 4 seasons and practically 100 episodes between 1983 and 1987 and I’ve liked the present — and its solid of characters — ever since. Frankly, I can not deal with the thrill of this reboot. However I’ll attempt.
You’ll be able to stream the brand new episodes by the Apple TV Plus app.