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Monday, October 21, 2013

The Jim Henson Company Signs PlayTales to Develop New Fraggle Rock Mobile Application for Ongoing 30th Anniversary Celebration

iOS users worldwide can create music and interact with their favourite Fraggles with the new Fraggle Rock Music Maker app.

In celebration of Fraggle Rock’s 30th Anniversary, The Jim Henson Company has organized events, contests, and the launch of limited edition merchandise. 

The Jim Henson Company has partnered with PlayTales, an award-winning children’s app developer, on the creation of Fraggle Rock Music Maker. The app is inspired by the unique musical characteristics associated with Jim Henson’s popular “Fraggle Rock” television series.

“Music plays such an iconic role in the original series, we wanted to produce an app that would give families a chance to interact and play with their favorite ‘Fraggle Rock’ characters in a unique and musical way,” said Melissa Segal, Executive Vice President of Global Consumer Products, The Jim Henson Company. “The PlayTales app brings a new innovative touch point to the Fraggle Rock franchise and is a great addition to our 30th Anniversary celebration product line up.”

Fraggle Rock Music Maker features the five most iconic characters from the series; Wembley, Gobo, Red, Mokey, and Boober, and is set in their home, in the caves of Fraggle Rock. The app is designed around the Fraggles’ love of music. Users are able to enjoy five different activities filled with interactive features and unlimited fun! Pablo Benitez, PlayTales CTO, comments on the development of Fraggle Rock Music Maker, “Fraggle Rock Music Maker has been a great project to work on. Our entire staff grew up watching the show so it was really special for us to have the opportunity to give fellow Fraggle fans a fun new way to interact with their favourite characters.”

Jam out with Gobo, run with Red, and conduct and create awesome music sequences with the whole gang in the newest “Fraggle Rock” application! The app also features new covers of beloved songs from the Fraggle Rock series by popular indie artists. Fraggle Rock Music Maker is now available in the iTunes App Store and can be purchased for $2.99. From October 21st to 28th, 2013 PlayTales, Cupcake Digital, and The Jim Henson Company will be offering Fraggle fans the chance to win promo-codes for three different Fraggle Rock mobile apps as well as official merchandise through this special giveaway.

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