The Jim Henson Company’s upcoming spin-off series Doozers is on course to launch next year, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Fraggle Rock. Some new details have now rolled out, via Kid Screen, and I have to say, I was just a little surprised by the setting.
The show’s stories are to take place:
…in Doozer Creek, a self-sustainable community (located just beyond the view of humans). The action really takes place in a high-tech, eco-friendly enchanted forest, where the Doozer pals share a passion for inventing.
So, there are Doozers outside of Fraggle Rock, away from Fraggles. What this does to their delicate ecology I can only guess. In one episode of Fraggle Rock, the Fraggles stopped eating Doozer sticks and the results were disastrous.
The lead characters of the new show are to be Spike, Mollybolt, Flex and Daisy Wheel, a quartet of “kid Doozers.” That’s three of them in the image above. According to IMDB, they’re to be voiced by Jacob Ewankiuk, Jenna Warren, Trek Buccino and Millie Davis respectively.
There are 52 episodes of 11 minutes duration each in the works. That’s a lot of what Doozers do, so yum. But because it looks like the show is going to premiere on Cartoonito in the UK, I’ll be left waiting for the DVDs.