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Fraggle Rock Movie Gets Screenwriters (Hollywood Reporter)

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by charlietheowl, May 30, 2012.

  1. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    You sure you don't wanna write the next Fraggles movie? Lol!
  2. bandit Well-Known Member

    I'm hiring P to do it. Her writing skills trump mine. ^_- Hahahaa

    But what I seem to be good at doing is running my mouth and pointing at people to say, "I have a great idea! Now YOU do it!" Hahaha
    I wanna do what I can, though. I like getting my hands dirty.
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  3. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but you seem to be the Fraggle novelist like I am the Kermit & Piggy freak. :p
  4. bandit Well-Known Member

    *clutches chest* They are my first love....well...not really but my greatest Muppet love.^_^
  5. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know what you meant by that. Lol!
  6. Slackbot Well-Known Member

    When Rainmaker tried to revive the ReBoot franchise they actively enlisted the fans to become involved in the process. We voted on the teams who might do the work, and critiqued the comic they produced. It was both a good and a bad idea; good in that we hardcore fans who know ReBoot inside and out were able to keep it on the rails when the team would have made awful mistakes. It was bad in that Rainmaker clearly had no idea what to do with this property they had acquired, and thought that this would make up for their deficiency in finding a good team (and bringing in on some of the original creators) in the first place. In the end the project was cut short and died withough even a whimper of closure.

    I guess where I was heading with this is that it'd be cool if they worked with us fans on this, but if the core team ain't any good, it ain't gonna fly. Not that they're going to try the same thing... oh, I'll shut up now. I've handed around enough muffins for one day.
  7. Borples Active Member

    Ha ha ha, B, I know what we should do. You have the ideas, and I'll write them out. We'd be an unstoppable force of...uh, literature or something. :)

    I keep hearing a hip-hop version of the Fraggle theme song in my head. Can't you just hear it? Don't you just know somebody is going to suggest it? Doesn't it make you want to curl up and weep? Spare us, Hensons, from such a fate!
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  8. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah like "Love Led Us Here" from MTI. "shivers"
  9. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I've said time and again, I really wasn't happy with how they handled the Smurfs movie, though I begrudgingly accept that it wasn't quite as horrible as it could have been. But they did such a wonderful job on the Smurf village in that film it was a total waste. If the movie took place there entirely, it would have been a better film overall, and a more visually stunning film. I hate/don't hate the film, but there's about 10 minutes in the beginning where the film was better than the rest of the 80 minutes spent in "our" time.

    Of course, with Fraggles, they exist in our time, they know of our world (though skewed) and can jump out of those holes and pop into a major city at any moment. They just don't want to. It would be organic to the situation, unlike the Medieval setting of the Smurfs.

    Still, I want them to do it right and keep the running around like idiots to the barest of minimums.

    The problem with fans being on a project is that you get two kinds of fans. The devoted kind that know all the little intricate details, having watched and absorbed the program/movie in question and the kind that are obsessed about one particular thing about it. I would NOT want to see a fan driven Tiny Toons project, because it would inevitably just be a show or movie devoted to Fifi LaFume or Montana Max X Elmyra without any of the fun and substance of the real series. It depends on what kinds of fans get involved, but overall, I'd much rather their be input from the puppeteers and Fraggle Rock writers than any fan out there. They know more about the characters than we do.
  10. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Personally, I would want time spent in outer space to be a small part of the movie, not the be-all and the end-all. Your point is very important here; the Fraggle five have a skewed knowledge of outer space and would be scared rather than completely dumbfounded. I hope the writers consider this, because I don't want the characters dumbed down.
  11. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A rough half/less than half of the film would be sufficient. The whole "everything is new to us" exploration of the outside world should be kept to a cliche ridden minimum, and any time spent outside should be useful to the plot.

    I'd use the Sesame Street film Follow That Bird as an example. There's a LOT of time spent, all useful, with Big Bird out on his own and his friends following him, cutting back to Sesame Street and the characters not involved with the chase comment on the events taking place.

    Something like that, but with Doozers and Gorgs. I'd hate to separate the main Fraggle Five for too much of the movie.
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  12. bandit Well-Known Member

    Fra-Fra-Fra-ra-raaaaaa o/~ @_@ Noooooooooooo!
    Yes! Ignorant doesn't mean STUPID! They just wouldn't know about certain specifics of our world but they aren't going to fly off the handle about every little thing.

    We'll petition these dudes and say 'Please handle this film with love and intelligence.'
    And then OR ELSE, fist waving etc. etc.
  13. bandit Well-Known Member

    Also, P, lol YES! Let us become the Wonder Twins of the writing world.
    Form of genius writer! Form of editing master! *joins rings*
  14. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I think you both should
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  16. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Me too! I cannot wait for the movie either. Whoo-hoo-hoo!
  17. Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Me three I can hardly wait!
  18. MrBabySpencer Active Member

    Nice To See It Got Screenwriters :), But Just Watch There Not Be Anymore News Till 2015:p
  19. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Wow! I din't know it could take that long. I hope they write the characters well, just like the wirters from the show did. I don't mind if they make referneces from the show either.
  20. bandit Well-Known Member

    *folds arms* Until I see that the original look and feel and general tone of this show is done justice, I'm not interested in a Fraggle Rock movie. The more I think about it, the more I think that there's waaaaaay more that could go wrong than right. Best to remember them as the lovable little guys in the multi-faceted and intriguing world they were in.
    Nope! Don't wanna see a Fraggle movie. ^.^
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