Jim Henson’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ Reboot Set at Apple!

I remember when I was a kid, Jim Henson’s tv show “Fraggle Rock” was a staple in our house. Truly a must watch watch for my brother and I back then. Well now, according to Variety, this nostalgic show is making a comeback. Though the Fraggles are not owned by Disney, I still wanted to share the fun news! Here’s the scoop!


Apple is bringing back “Fraggle Rock.”

Variety has learned that the tech giant’s streaming service has ordered a new iteration of the classic Jim Henson series titled “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” Each episode will be three to five minutes long, with the first episode of the series available today for free on Apple TV Plus. New episodes will premiere for free globally every Tuesday.

The show will bring back classic characters like Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Traveling Matt. While the Fraggles might be in different parts of the Fraggle Rock caves, they can still find ways to have fun together, with music, silliness, special guests, and of course the help of devices created by the industrious Doozers called the Doozertubes. In the first episode entitled “Shine On,” new Doozertubes are delivered to the Fraggles’ caves, allowing them to come together for a favorite song “Shine On, Shine On Me.”

The all-new short form episodes are produced by The Jim Henson Company, and executive produced by Halle Stanford and John Tartaglia. In accordance with the current social distancing guidelines, “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” is all shot on iPhone 11s from the homes of the production team and individual artists from all over the U.S.

The original “Fraggle Rock” ran for nearly 100 episodes between 1983 and 1987, airing on HBO in the U.S. The series inspired an animated series that ran for one season on NBC. Tthere has also been talk of a feature film adaptation for years now, though it has yet to be produced.

Apple TV Plus launched back in November, anchored by premium content such as “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” and “Servant.” The streamer’s current children’s programming includes shows like “Helpsters” from the Sesame Workshop as well as “Ghostwriter” and “Snoopy in Space.”

Thank you to Variety for the information!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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