Jim Henson’s classic series Fraggle Rock will be re-released in HD this winter on HBO.


The 96-episode Muppet series aired on HBO from 1983-1987, and is currently being remastered by illuminate, an LA-based film restoration and post-production studio. While the show will air on HBO, it will also be available in HD on HBO Go, HBO Now, and HBO on Demand.

“HBO was the initial home for the US premiere of Fraggle Rock in 1983 and it’s fitting that the network premieres this beautifully remastered version of the series,” says Richard Goldsmith, executive vice-president of global distribution for the Jim Henson Co. “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 colours and reformatting for widescreen — all under the careful supervision of Brian Henson.”

Following the initial run, HBO, TNT, Disney Channel, and Odyssey Network all reran the series throughout the 80s and 90s. It also saw a Saturday-morning cartoon version on NBC.

Reminisce with the happy theme song below.

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