Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Fraggles are Coming to Hulu Today!

Dance Your Cares Away! "Fraggle Rock" and Nine Shows From the
Jim Henson Family TV Library Join Hulu Kids Today

"Today, Hulu launches Jim Henson Family TV on Hulu Kids, which features 10 series from the Jim Henson collection, including the beloved and timeless series “Fraggle Rock.” With Jim Henson Family TV, families can relive the magic of the singing, adventurous and fun-loving Fraggles, as well as other favorite Henson characters, while teaching children valuable lessons about the world with music, comedy and lots of fun. 

All episodes are now available commercial-free on Hulu Plus, which offers more Jim Henson Family titles than any other video subscription service in the U.S. Five rolling, consecutive episodes of each show will be available on the free, ad-supported This library was made available to Hulu in conjunction with Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment. They are The Jim Henson Company's catalog distributor in North America.

Please see below for a short synopsis of each title and links to each show page: 

"Fraggle Rock" Four seasons, 96 episodes

Aimed at children ages four through twelve, this live-action International Emmy® award-winning series features The Fraggles, a fun-loving community of creatures who live in a subterranean fantasy land where they love to play, sing and dance their cares away. The series teaches empathy and tolerance and encourages children to understand people different from themselves.

"Fraggle Rock: Animated" One season, 13 episodes

Following the success of the original “Fraggle Rock” series, The Jim Henson Company's animated “Fraggle Rock” series (1987) is based on the universally relatable original storylines and beloved characters. The animated series features its own original music and embodies the same message of universal acceptance and peace that Fraggle Rock fans know and love.

"Peek-A-Boo: A Big Surprise for Little People" is designed for children under 3 years old, offering bright images, puppets, music and surprising sounds to engage young viewers.

"Mopatop’s Shop" One season, 32 episodes

Mopatop's Shop is a wondrous shop where you can get everything you could ever want - a rainbow, the hiccups, or a friend. The show, featuring Mopatop and his assistant Puppyduck, aims to introduce pre-school children to a variety of concepts such as shapes and musical sounds, using imagination, humor and fun.  

Animal Show brings out the wild side of wildlife - as only The Jim Henson Company can! Your hosts Stinky the Skunk and Jake the Polar Bear welcome guests of the animal kingdom to the furriest talk show to ever hit the airwaves.

"The HoobsOne season, 40 episodes

Join Iver, Tula, Groove and Roma on a friendly, fun-filled, journey as they investigate different worlds and search for answers to everything Hoobs could ever want to know about the universe. “The Hoobs” embraces the power of the question and uses a delightful mix of puppetry, animation and live-action to help young audiences learn about the world we live in.

"Mother Goose StoriesOne season, 13 episodes

Each eight-minute episode of this delightful series, directed by Brian Henson, features Mother Goose, who shares nursery rhymes with her three impatient, fluffy goslings. The shows combine the live-action talents of young children with Jim Henson's extraordinary puppets.

"Secret Life of ToysOne season, 13 episodes

This series follows the adventures of a close-knit band of six toys: Balthazar, the battered old teddy bear; Rugby, the mischievous tiger; Ditz, the puzzled clown; Mew, the little blue cat toy; Hortense, the rocking horse; and Raisin, the tom-boy rag doll.

"Wubbulous World Of Dr. SeussTwo seasons, 40 episodes

This Daytime Emmy®-nominated preschool series features the fun, music and adventures of some of the favorite characters created by celebrated children's author Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). Starring The Cat In the Hat, The Grinch, his dog Max, Terrence, Horton, Yertle and all the residents of Seussville, these whimsical tales and well known characters come to life using masterful puppets built by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

"Construction SiteTwo seasons, 26 episodes

Enter the world of "Construction Site,” a special place beyond the fence where, through the antics and adventures of trucks and construction machines, children are exposed to important messages about the nature of learning, thinking and behaving."

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About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated “Sid the Science Kid,” “Dinosaur Train,” and “Pajanimals” as well as the new series “Doozers,” a CG animated preschool series. Features include “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” “MirrorMask,” and the upcoming “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day” and television productions include “Fraggle Rock” and the sci-fi cult series “Farscape.”

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with sound stage and post production facilities.  Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring “Puppet-Up! - Uncensored,” a live puppet improvisational show. 

About Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, a leading producer, distributor and marketer of entertainment and lifestyle media, is a [subsidiary] of Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA).  With a diversified distribution network that spans more than 60,000 retail doors as well as an extensive digital platform, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment dominates the health and fitness category and ranks among the top three providers of non-theatrical programming. With content focused on film, fitness, sports and family programming, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment provides sales, marketing and distribution services to many of the home entertainment industry's most prestigious brands, including The Jim Henson Company, Discovery Communications, Jillian Michaels, NFL Films, National Geographic, Marvel Animation, Shout Factory, Televisa, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

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