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Ahmet Zappa is writing a FRAGGLE ROCK feature film...

Hey folks, Harry here with... mondo bizarro news. It seems that in our future, we will see a FRAGGLE ROCK feature film written by Ahmet Zappa. Apparently it will be the Fraggles on an adventure into Outer Space - which is our Human world. OK... sure... I love it when my fiance wears her pink Fraggle Rock shirt... and from time to time I do sing a terrible version of their Theme Song. But - I can't really imagine a theatrical FRAGGLE ROCK feature film. And personally - I'd rather they explore INNER SPACE further into the universe of the Fraggles... However, it'll all be worthwhile if we get remote control dozer thingees actual size. That'd rule. Variety also mentions that Zappa has written THE MONSTROUS MEMOIRS OF A MIGHTY McFEARLESS for Jerry Bruckheimer to produce at Disney. I have to admit massive curiousity as to what a Ahmet Zappa conceived film looks like. Weird times...



Merrick here... Don't forget to watch THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET! Also, this Fraggle reminds me of Harry!

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  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Ahmet Zappa?

    by I Own You

    You mean Dweezil? Yikes.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Dance your cares away!

    by blackwood

    Worries for another day!

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:13 a.m. CST

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by The Atomic Worm

    ::lights cigarette::

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Who would finance this!?

    by Veraxus

    I mean... what the FUCK? This movie will never happen.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:19 a.m. CST

    dance your cares away...

    by Staldo

    worries for another day... Hell yes. I too want to see more of inner space(there was this episode where they found a mummified fraggle that still gives me nightmares), but, ah well. Let's see more odd Fragglish commentary on human society. I'd like to hear the fraggles' take on cellphones and such.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Fuck it let's Capitalize off this too

    by DOGSOUP

    Just be prepared for an all CGI Smurfs movie around 2010

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Will never happen

    by zacdilone

    Too many suits will say, "Fraggle What?"

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Fraggle Rock?

    by Spice-Orange

    Didn't we learn from the 4-5 attempted re-boots to the muppet show that kids don't like puppets anymore? its sad because i love the muppets, but this is doomed to fail unless theres some "witty" twist and make it a comedy for stoner teenagers with Jon Heder in it talking about Ligers. In that case, it will DEFINATELY fail. Fraggle Rock was awesome, but somethings just cant be brought back to the way we loved them. *tear*

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Puppets forever!

    by blackwood

    Fuck kids today!<br><br>Wait, don't.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:40 a.m. CST

    what?

    by darkslab

    who is this going to appeal to? everyone who grew up on this show is now in their 30's or older. whats the deal with all these 80's movies and television shows suddenly coming back. arnt' these films about 20 years too late? I love Fraggle Rock, but this seems to be the wrong time for this film. Perhaps 1987 would have been good.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:57 a.m. CST

    By far the "coolest" news I've ever read on AICN

    by DoctorWho?

    Weird...but cool.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:59 a.m. CST

    ...and only because Zappa is doing it.

    by DoctorWho?

    Anyone else and it would be *yawn*

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Kill Allen

    by arrangedletters

    Can we ban that guy? All he does is plug his crap.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Subtle mention of your fiancee...

    by DanielKurland

    It's two "e"s when it's a woman though.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 4 a.m. CST

    fi·an·cé - n. A man to whom one is engaged

    by Sam Raimi's Car

    Please find some other outlet to express how awesome your girlfriend is and get her off this 'news' site. Personality journalism can be endearing, but her irrelevant referencing is becoming annoying. Sorry to be rude, but I am a heartless monster and it spoils what is, for me, an otherwise enjoyable site.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Ronny Yu's "Fraggles versus Muppets" in 2008.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    And they will make a game based on it, and Uwe Boll will adapt it.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 6:21 a.m. CST

    "I Own You"

    by Drworm2002

    Ahmet!

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 6:42 a.m. CST

    OLD

    by Free Squares

    Uh, you've already reported this back at Comic Con (the Jim Henson panel with the Dark crystal and such announced it). I've talked about it a lot on various forums across the Internets. So yeah. Hella, hella, HELLA old news.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Never saw it.

    by CatVutt

    Never saw Fraggle Rock. Not once. Haven't a clue about it. But Muppet fans...if you're ever really, really bored, check out Muppets From Space on DVD with the commentary track by Kermit and Gonzo, MST3K-style. Fozzie shows up as well. There's seriously more legitimate laughs in that than there is in the film.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST

    CatVutt

    by emeraldboy

    Let me explain. Fraggle Rock remains the best childrens programm Henson ever did and arguably the best kids tv show ever. The Fraggles was made in the UK and the US and canda and Fraggle Rock ruled by the Gorgs had a very large Lighthouse on top of it in the UK and in the US Jerry nelson played Doc who owned a DIY store. Anyhow, the lighthouse keeper was played by two different actors. While he was alive Lighthouse keeper one was foulton McKay Aka Mister McKay from from the Sitcom POrridge by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and later on when McKay died his role was taken over by John Gordon Sinclair. Mckay the lighthouse keeper had a dog called sprocket and there was hole in the wall that allowed the fraggles to go into and out of the lighthouse. The fraggle world was the most amazing thing ever and Henson and company really pulled all the stops. There was Marjorie the talking Trash heap which gave the fraggles advice, there the Doozers who were mini fraggle construction workers. The fraggles enemy were the Gorgs who were incredible large as wells being increibly thick theres ma Gorg, pa gorg who might have been king and queen and junior gorg. the Fraggles themselves were boober, wembly, red, gobo and mokey. The only one to Escape Fraggle Rock and go and see the world(our World) Gobo's Uncle travelling Mat. In the end the Fraggles befriend everyone.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 9:06 a.m. CST

    a Don Hertzfeldt interview, and now this!

    by StovetopStuffin'

    Finally, some genuinely Cool News!!

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 9:10 a.m. CST

    In regards to 1st by "I Own You"

    by FrixFrixFrix

    Ahmet Zappa and Dweezil Zappa are two different people.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Did you ever notice . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . Uncle Traveling Matt grew, like 10 times the height of a normal fraggle while in the outside world.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I met Ahmet Zappa too...

    by harrys_site_sucks

    He and Dwezil hung out ater a concert to talk with us fans. Both were really cool, friendly, and funny. Nowhere near being douchebags.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 11:03 a.m. CST

    That picture ain't a Fraggle

    by Staldo

    The Harry-looking beast is one of those huge ogre things that harassed the Fraggles. Completely different species.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Hot! Can't Wait

    by Saluki

    Actually very old news, but cool none the less. Some update Fraggle action is just what this world needs... I think.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Harry's Fiance' and Moriarty's Girlfriend/Wife

    by The Funketeer

    This is getting to be as annoying as Mori constantly mentioning his girlfriend in his reviews a few years back. Maybe Harry should just create a shrine to his beloved at the top of every page to make sure we all know he's got a girl. Then maybe we wouldn't have to read about her all the time.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Is this like one of those SAT analogies?

    by tucson

    Tom Cruise :: Katie Holmes as Harry :: his fiance'e ? When's the date? Engagements with no definite and obvious end are cop-outs.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Looks like it's going to be a Henson Renaissance.

    by rbatty024

    Dark Crystal 2 and now a Fraggle Rock movie...hells yeah! Written by the son of Frank Zappa, huh? I can only imagine the hippie Fraggles sitting around a bong talking about how they're really just a world inside a larger world that's probably inside an even larger world.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I grew up on Fraggle Rock!

    by Orionsangels

    It was on Wednesday nights on HBO. That night was awesome in my household growing up. We'd pick up dad from work and go grocery shopping at Path Mark. Get home. Put a TV dinner in the microwave. watch Charles In Charge, (first season with the original family and before Buddy became retarded) followed by the Fall Guy. Switch to HBO and watch a new episode of Fraggle Rock! I welcome this movie, but didn't Jim Henson voice Uncle Travelling Matt? Won't be the same.

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 10:25 p.m. CST

    The voice of Baby Bear from Sesame Street is Junior

    by Orionsangels

    My fav episodes were when they would sneak into the gorge farm. The Trash Heep! lol

  • Oct. 20, 2006, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I don't care who makes it...

    by sillymary

    but I must see this. ;) They better have madame trashheap...

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST

    AAAHAHAHA YES!

    by WolfmanNards

    A fraggle rock movie will be my balls!!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Thats no Fraggle...

    by KentDorfman

    Its a space station!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 1:15 p.m. CST

    My God...

    by Orionsangels

    It's full a Fraggles

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 3:22 a.m. CST

    They should make a movie out of the MUPPETS from SNL!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    ...Those creepy, weirdo Muppets that never really made any sense from the ORIGINAL "Saturday Night Live."

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 3:50 a.m. CST

    FRAGGLE ROCK IN NAME ONLY

    by Poopoodio

    FRINO! FRINO! Damn you Michael B- wait, I mean damn you Ahmet Zappa!