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Fraggle, Crystal news

08.06.2009

Brian Henson, son of famed Muppets creator Jim Henson, recently sat down with MTV to give an update about two long awaited projects, the FRAGGLE ROCK movie and the DARK CRYSTAL sequel. First up, FRAGGLE. It’s been talked about for a while, but Henson confirms it as for-sure happening. Don’t believe him? Well, he’s got details:

"It'll have a strong musical component. It'll be expanded to an older audience. 'Fraggle Rock' [the TV show] was presented... for a pretty exclusively children's audience. The feature film does expand it to be more accessible to a wider audience."

The original show may have seemed childish, but there are many who saw it as a grand allegory about race relations, though I’m guessing that message probably went over most kids’ heads in favor of "Ha ha funny singing monsters!" And how about that DARK CRYSTAL sequel?

"We have a 'Dark Crystal' sequel, called 'The Power of the Dark Crystal.' It has a very strong script. Both of those projects... are very close to going into pre-production," Henson said. "They're both really ready to go. [The studio is] just [in the process of] putting together the final finance pieces and the final distribution pieces."

No word on a timetable for either (I’d guess no sooner than 2011), but with this news I bet you’re already starting to stock up on illicit substances for the premiere.

Extra Tidbit: What about Jason Segel's Muppet movie?
Source: MTV

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