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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jim Henson’s “Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series” on Blu-ray in September

The Jim Henson created TV series “Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series” is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 25th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Tech specs include remastered HD video and lossless audio spanning across a 12-disc set. In other words: full 1080p HD video and DTS-HD Master Audio sound. No word yet on if they will be presented in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio and if they’ll receive 5.1 treatment for the audio, but stay tuned for an update. The title is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon yet either, so stay tuned for an update on that as well. The release is going to come in scrapbook packaging titled the “35th Anniversary Collector’s Edition” as you’ll see pictured above.

A rather lengthy amount of bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
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

PRESS RELEASE:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Iconic and Beloved Series,
From Creative Mastermind Jim HensonFRAGGLE 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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