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Written by Jody Revenson and Noel Murray
Published October 19, 2021
Publisher Insight Editions
Pages 224
ISBN 9781683836834

Fraggle Rock: The Ultimate Visual History is a 224-page hardcover book about the making of Fraggle Rock written by Jody Revenson and Noel Murray, and featuring a foreword written by Neil Patrick Harris.

Some content from the book was originally intended to have been released by Insight Editions as early as 2008 as a part of the 160-page Down at Fraggle Rock: Lost Treasures from the Jim Henson Archives by Jocelyn Stevenson (a book that was delayed multiple times and subsequently shelved by 2016 following a failed tie-in with the show's 30th anniversary).

Official description

β€œFraggle Rock: The Ultimate Visual History tells the definitive story behind the creation of Jim Henson's beloved series.

It's been over thirty-five years since the irrepressible Fraggles first hit the screen in the beloved children's television hit Fraggle Rock. Created by the legendary Jim Henson, along with Michael K. Frith, Jerry Juhl, Duncan Kenworthy, and Jocelyn Stevenson, Fraggle Rock remains a favorite of fans to this day. This delightful volume tells the incredible story of the bighearted show that helped instill open-minded values in a whole generation of viewers.

Fraggle Rock: The Ultimate Visual History follows the show's creation, from early concepts to the incredible puppetry that brought the unforgettable characters, such as Gobo, Red, and Mokey, to life. Exclusive interviews with Stevenson, Frith, Kenworthy, and several other major contributors reveal fascinating, exclusive insights that take the reader further into Jim Henson's world than ever before. Featuring a wealth of rare concept art and behind-the-scenes photographs from the archives of The Jim Henson Company, Fraggle Rock: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive look at one of the best-loved television shows of all time.”

Contents

  • Foreword By Neil Patrick Harris
  • Part One: A Show To End War
    • The Idea for the Next Show
    • Drafting a Team
    • The International Children's Show
    • Hyde Park Hotel
    • Woozle World
    • Discovering Something That Already Existed
    • The Big, the Small, and the Leafy
    • On the Same Page
    • The Partners
    • A Place to Call Home
  • Part Two: A Show Of Hands
    • Fur, Foam, Feathers, and Fleece
    • Fraggle Rock Fashion
    • Gorgs Inside and Out
    • Designing Doozers
    • The Trash Heap Has Spoken
    • A Silly Creature's Best Friend
    • Casting About
    • Casting in Outer Space
    • Putting Pen to Paper
    • Building a World
    • Inside Outer Space
    • Architectural Taste
    • Let Me Be Your Song
    • Finishing Touches
  • Part Three: Beginnings And Endings
    • Season 1: It Is A Rock And Fraggles Live There
Giving Direction
In Character
Travalis with Traveling Matt
Dance Your Cares Away
The Day-to-Day
Goofs and Gaggles
Changing Places / Changing Faces
The Second Twelve
Music Makes Us Real
A Truly International Children's Show
Whoopie!
    • Season 2: Expanding A Well-Established World
The Write Ideas
Second (Season Chances)
New Creators, New Quarters
Doozerville
Doozers at Work
    • Season 3: A Chance To Experiment
Bad Is Not Good
Expanding Markets
    • Season 4: You Cannot Leave The Magic
Coming Closer
Let the Water Run (Again)
Coming to an End
Magic Is with You
  • Part Four: The Magic Continues
    • Expanding a Universe
    • Getting Animated
    • Page-Turners
    • Marvel Stars
    • Let the Fraggles Play
    • Rocking in the New Milenium
    • A Fraggle Future
    • Fraggles Forever
  • Notes

Errata

See also

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