If you were a child (or had a child) in the ’80s and you watched TV, chances are you enjoyed the magical, adorable show Fraggle Rock. A Jim Henson joint featuring a slew of funky creatures who lived underground (and made awesome music), it was at once as cute as — and even more subversive than — The Muppet Show or Muppets Tonight. Really, the show was about peace, love and understanding, and anything featuring colorful puppets having a rad time was OK by me at the time.
Well, good news, babies of the ’80s (and moms of said babies)! Fraggle Rock will soon be getting a film adaptation. According to a post at MTV Geek:
If there’s anything we need in this cinematic atmosphere, its more The Muppets-esque humor, warmth, and geeky self-knowledge. Don’t get me wrong: I love dark and twisty tales and the new mini-trend of young female warrior/badasses (evidenced by The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman) is the best thing to happen to popular movies in a long, long time. I’m simply advocating for cute and positive once in awhile, and a Fraggle Rock flick could be just what we all need for a balanced cinematic diet.
It’s still a long ways off, as naming a writing team is an early step in the process, but it’s a very good sign. I can’t wait to return to the caves of Fraggle Rock.