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Fraggle Rock 2022: When is Jim Henson Rebooting ‘Back to the Rock’ on Apple TV+, Theme Song and Who’s Participating?

Fraggle Rock was created by Jim Henson, who is best known for creating The Muppets and directing films such as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

Fraggle Rock, the popular children’s TV show from the 80’s, has officially been processed by Apple TV +, the streaming service from the Apple technology giant.

Here’s everything you need to know about the reboot – and how you can watch it.

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What is Fraggle Rock Reboot?

Fraggle Rock is a children’s comedy puppet television series that debuted in 1983 and lasted until 1987 with a total of 96 episodes. It revolves around four main species – Fraggles, Doozer, Gorgs and Silly Creatures.

It mainly tells the adventures of five Fraggles: Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red.

A new reboot will see characters from the original show return to the TV screen (Image: Apple TV)

The series was created by Jim Henson, best known for creating Muppets with popular characters like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Beaker, Fozzie Bear and more.

The Fraggle Rock reboot occurs after Apple TV+ broadcast Fraggle Rock: Rock On! shorts in April 2020. After the success of shorts, the streaming platform requested an entire season restart.

Announcing the reboot, Apple said: “Jim Henson’s fun, music-loving Fraggles is back! Join Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and new Fraggle friends in fun, epic adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world . ”

Who is in the cast?

Behind the scenes, Fraggles is made up of numerous puppeteers and voice actors, including:

  • John Tartgalia (Sesame Street, Word Party presents: Math!) like Gobo
  • Karen Prell (The Ghost of Faffner Hall, The Slow Norris) like red
  • Donna Kimball (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The Happytime Murders) like Moley
  • Jordan Lockhart (Opie’s Home, Completely Random) like Wembley
  • David Goelz (Puppet Show, Sesame Street) as Boomer
  • Kevin Clash (Sesame Street, Earth to Ned) as Traveling Uncle Matt
  • Lilli Cooper (Dynasty, Code) like Doc
The series was originally created by Jim Henson (Image: Apple TV)

According to IMDb, some other puppeteers give Back to Rock including Ali Eisner, Anna Cummer, Andrew G Cooper, Jennifer Bain, Brendan James Boyd and DeRic Starlight.

What is the theme song?

Theme song for Fraggle Rock was created by a Canadian musician and composer Philip Balsam. Balsam also wrote some songs for the original Fraggle Rock TV series too, along with Dennis Lee and Tim Wynne-Jones.

The theme song lyrics are as follows:

“Let go of worries and worries for another day

Let the music play, Pedal to the rock

Do your mind, dance is for another day

We are Gobo, Mokey, Weembly, Momo, Red!

Let go of worries and worries for another day

When will it be released on Apple TV+?

The new one Fraggle Rock reboot will be released on Friday, January 21, 2022, audiences can look forward to 13 episodes.

As Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Apple’s partnership with the Jim Henson Company also includes Harriet the Spy, was the first animated adaptation of the popular children’s book, and Fraggle Rock: Rock On! short.

You can also stream the original Fraggle Rock on Apple TV+, as well as recently added specials Down at Fraggle Rock, Doozer Music and Song Fraggle All are now streaming.

You can sign up for a free seven-day trial of Apple TV (Image: Apple TV)

After completing the free trial, Apple TV+ will then cost £4.99 per month. You can also get three months of Apple TV+ for free with the purchase of an eligible Apple device, such as any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac capable of the latest iOS.

Apple TV+ is available through the Apple TV app and is compatible with smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony and others, as well as on Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and of course iPhone and iPad.

You can share your Apple TV+ subscription with up to five other family members through Family Sharing.

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