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Celebrate 25 Years of Fraggle Rock with “Fraggle Rock The Complete Collection” on DVD Nov. 4th

Posted in Press Releases on October 7th, 2008
DANCE YOUR CARES AWAY AND CELEBRATE
25 YEARS OF JIM HENSON’S ICONIC FRAGGLE ROCK™

The Fraggle Rock Complete Series Collection – The Ultimate DVD Set – Includes The Entire Award-Winning Series – Rockin’ Onto DVD November 4, 2008

From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: November 4, 2008

DVD SRP:  $139.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

From a fun-loving group of furry subterranean creatures came millions of fans, 100 original songs, 96 total episodes, four seasons… and one Fraggle Rock Complete Series Collection!  Dance your cares away with the all-new, fully loaded collectible set of the entire award-winning series, including Season 4 available for the first-time ever on DVD!  The Complete Series Collection is sure to be a fan favorite with over 47 hours of content on an impressive 20 discs, including over two hours of never-before-seen bonus features and an original Fraggle Rock illustration poster – all presented together in custom premium, collectible rock packaging!
With more than 1.3 million DVD’s sold to date and five international Emmy awards, the Fraggle Rock series is adored by millions of fans worldwide.  Fun-loving Fraggles – Gobo, Mokey, Red, Wembley and Boober – are joined by tiny diligent Doozers and giant Gorgs, in one fantastical, musical world.  Share in the music and memories that have kept fans rockin’ for 25 years in the ultimate Fraggle Rock Complete Series Collection!
DVD SYNOPSIS
The Jim Henson Company’s beloved children’s television series, Fraggle Rock, ran four seasons (96 episodes) from 1983 to 1987 on HBO.  Starring a diverse and quirky group of cave-dwelling creatures, the world of Fraggle Rock is a unique place where three different, yet surprisingly similar communities learn to live and work in harmony.
The Fraggles love to sing and dance, work just thirty minutes a week and spend most of their days dancing their cares away.  They are joined by their industrious neighbors, the Doozers, tiny green workers that build elaborate structures the Fraggles find irresistibly tasty; and the Gorgs, giant creatures who live in the garden above Fraggle Rock guarding their cherished radish patch.
Through the fun of the Fraggle five – level-headed, practical Gobo; spiritual, artistic Mokey; exuberant, athletic Red; nervous, indecisive Wembley; worrisome Boober – and the unique mix of music, from folk, blues and gospel to country and rock, the series entertains and encourages an understanding and embracing of diversity.
Never-before released episodes from season four included in the Fraggle Rock Complete Series Collection are “Sprocket’s Big Adventure,” “Wembley’s Wonderful Whoopie Water,” “Sidebottom Blues,” “Uncle Matt’s Discovery,” “Junior Faces the Music,” “A Tune For Two,” The Perfect Blue Rollie,” “A Brush With Jealousy,” “Wembley’s Flight,” “Red’s Blue Dragon,” “Wonder Mountain,” “Space Frog Follies” and “Boober Gorg.”

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
“Let the Music Play” featurette
“Directing the Fraggles” featurette
“The Inner Gorg”: Interviews with performers inside the costumes
“Designing the Puppets”: Interviews with puppetmakers
You Cannot Leave the Magic: Last day of Shooting
Celebrating Fraggle Rock:  Excerpts from wrap party, featuring Jim Henson
Dance Your Cares Away:  Evolution of Fraggle Rock Theme Song
Original Fraggle Rock illustration poster
*special features subject to change
MARKETING SUPPORT
The DVD release will be supported with a national consumer marketing campaign that includes online advertising and promotions.  The aggressive publicity campaign kicked off with a Comic Con event featuring the popular RED puppet.  The grassroots online program includes sneak peeks on fan websites, online exclusives and more.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 1983-1987
Title Copyright: © 2008 The Jim Henson Company.  JIM HENSON’S mark & logo, FRAGGLE ROCK mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company.  All Rights Reserved.
Type:  TV on DVD
Rating: Not Rated
Age Target: Perfect for Fraggle Fans of all ages, from 0-99!
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Format: Full Screen
Total Run Time: Over 47 hours
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Stereo  
Program Website: www.henson.com
To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com or hitnewsonline.com.

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain at andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.