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13th Oct 2016

‘80s kids rejoice, Fraggle Rock is making a comeback

Nostalgia overload.

Carl Anka

Iconic children’s television show Fraggle Rock is set to get a glossy HD update.

The incredible puppet TV show Fraggle Rock, made by Muppet creator Jim Henson, saw us follow the adventures of a bunch of charming and eccentric subterranean creatures called Fraggles, who lived in an underground world alongside their industrious green neighbours, the Doozers, and a family of enormous Gorgs.

Sounds odd, but give this theme song a listen and you’ll understand there was something magical about this show.

Boasting over 100 original songs, Fraggle Rock was also a lowkey amazing musical, packed full of tunes from a range of genres including folk, blues, gospel, country and rock, all while embracing themes of friendship, tolerance, diversity, and caring for the planet.

Clip via The Jim Henson Company

This week, the Jim Henson Company have confirmed that Fraggle Rock will be making a comeback on HBO’s Internet TV network.

The show, which aired for 96 episodes, was broadcast in 98 countries will be getting a smart digital remaster and will return to HBO before the end of this year.

“In remastering the series, [LA-based film restoration studio] illuminate has created a contemporary look for the series with meticulous attention paid to every detail – sharpening the images, cleaning up the contrast, increasing the vibrancy of the colours and re-formatting for wide-screen – all under the careful supervision of Brian Henson,” said Richard Goldsmith, EVP of Global Distribution at The Jim Henson Company.

If you’ve never seen Fraggle Rock, we strongly advise you jump on and have a nice little binge watch.

One more time everybody: “Dance your cares away, worry’s for another day…”

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