Apple TV+ has rejuvenated childhoods everywhere by bringing Fraggle Rock to its streaming platform.
Produced by The Jim Henson Company, Fraggle Rock: Rock On! is a new short form series that is available for free on Apple TV+. The relatively new streaming service is full of salacious (The Morning Show, Servant) and educational (Little America, Visible: Out on Television) programming alike, and thus far the quality has been top-notch.
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The Fraggles in particular are aimed at kids and families, but they perfectly complement the rest of the platform’s line-up. New episodes will be available for free, premiering a new one every Tuesday. The new show stars all the favorites from the classic 80s series, such as Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Traveling Matt. For those who locked the old songs, they’ll be back with a vengeance as well.
Fraggle Rock Rocks On
Another significant aspect is the way the series has persevered in the face of the current crisis, as the show is being produced phone home and shot with phone technology in order to maintain stay-at-home guidelines. Check out the press release below:
While the Fraggles might be in different parts of the Fraggle Rock caves, they can still find ways to have fun together, with music, silliness, special guests, and of course the help of devices created by the industrious Doozers – lovingly called the Doozertubes! In the first mini-episode entitled “Shine On,” now streaming on Apple TV+, new Doozertubes are delivered to the Fraggles’ caves, allowing them to come together for a favorite song “Shine On, Shine On Me.”
The all-new short form episodes are produced by The Jim Henson Company, and executive produced by Halle Stanford and John Tartaglia. In accordance with the Covid-19 “Safer at Home” guidelines, “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” is all shot on iPhone 11 phones from the homes of the production team and individual artists from all over the U.S.
“Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” joins an award-winning lineup of shows from today’s most trusted brands in kids and family programming that are now streaming for free on Apple TV+, including Sesame Workshop’s “Helpsters” and “Ghostwriter”; and “Snoopy in Space,” from Peanuts. With families around the world staying at home, Apple is featuring curated collections of TV shows, movies, music, podcasts, books, apps and games for families and kids of all ages. These collections have been created to help parents educate and entertain their kids and to assist teachers who are exploring creative ways to facilitate remote learning.
For those who haven’t yet gotten Apple TV+, it’s available through the Apple TV app on a variety of devices, as well as accessible directly through the website for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.
Have you already watched Fraggle Rock: Rock On‘s first episode? Are you excited for the new return of old classics? Let us know in the comments below.