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‘Dance your cares away’: Production of new Fraggle Rock series underway in Calgary

CALGARY — Arguably a postcard from Uncle Travelling Matt alerted The Jim Henson Company to some of the benefits of filming in Calgary.
As of Monday, production of Fraggle Rock, a new version of the beloved series is officially underway in the city.
Chris Lytton, COO of The Jim Henson Company, says Calgary was an obvious choice for the production given Alberta’s “fantastic rebate structure.”
“In summer of 2020, with the COVID-pandemic in full swing, the pressure was on for us to find a home where we could produce our green-lit series Fraggle Rock,” said Lytton in a statement released Monday. “We were delighted to discover the Calgary Film Centre, a first-class facility that could accommodate our timing.”
The company says admirers can expect the Fraggle Rock reboot to uphold the same spirit as the original, and will centre on the classic characters of Gobo, Wembley, Red, Boober, Mokey and Uncle ……

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