Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series

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Title: Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
Year: 1987
Network: NBC
Episodes: 13, at 25 minutes
Creator: Jim Henson
Director: Ray Lee
Writers: John Semper, Cynthia Friedlob, Barry O’Brien, Betty G. Birney, Alan Swayze, Larry Parr, Misty Stewart-Taggart, Mel Gilden, Bill Prady, Anthony Adams, Kathryn Mullen, Dennys McCoy, Pamela Hickey, Pam Dovale, Jack Enyart, Marv Wolfman, Donna Kuyper, Mark McClellan
Starring: Bob Bergen, Townsend Coleman, Barbara Goodson, Michael Laskin, Mona Marshall, Rob Paulsen
Music: Robert J. Walsh

My reaction
Synopsis: tiny, fun-loving creatures live underground
How I saw it: on video (have on DVD), over the past few weeks
Concept: Great.
Story: Terrible. Absolutely horrible writing.
Characters: Bad. How can they be bad when they’re the same characters as in Fraggle Rock? I don’t know, but they manage it.
Dialog: Bad. Usually terrible, but every now and then there will be something that’s okay.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Bad.
Special effects/design: Bad. Reasonably okay character design, but the animation quality is awful.
Acting: Terrible. With the notable exception of Rob Paulsen, who does Boober’s voice – the only contribution to this show that isn’t complete crap.
Music: Bad.
Subjective Rating: 2/10 (Terrible). This is the sort of thing that I might love even if it’s bad, just because it’s associated with Fraggle Rock. If I’m saying it’s terrible, something is really wrong here.
Objective Rating: 1.2/4 (Bad).

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