Remastered Fraggle Rock Coming to HBO


HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company’s Fraggle Rock has been digitally remastered in HD and will return at the end of this year on HBO, which was the original home of the series when it premiered in 1983.

The new HD version of Fraggle Rock will be offered to international buyers for the first time at MIPJunior and MIPCOM. Fraggle Rock has been remastered to HD by Los Angeles-based post-production and film restoration studio illuminate, using its SmartRez Image Translation technology that uses proprietary algorithms to provide a completely new way to create HD images.

“HBO was the initial home for the U.S. premiere of Fraggle Rock in 1983, and it’s fitting that the network premieres this beautifully remastered version of the series,” commented Richard Goldsmith, the executive VP of global distribution for The Jim Henson Company. “In remastering the series, illuminate has created a contemporary look for the series with meticulous attention paid to every detail—sharpening the images, cleaning up the contrast, increasing the vibrancy of the colors and re-formatting for wide-screen—all under the careful supervision of Brian Henson. Fans will delight in seeing this newly formatted series, and we’ll engage a whole new audience who will love meeting the Fraggles, Gorgs and Doozers.”