The Fraggles are back! The beloved stars of the classic series want to show kids that we are all still connected even though we may have to stay in our own homes (or in their case, caves) right now. Apple TV+ debuted an all-new collection of mini-episodes, Fraggle Rock: Rock On! for free today, and new mini-episodes will continue to premiere for free every Tuesday. 

According to the show’s description, “The Fraggles might be apart in separate caves, but they can still find ways to have fun together! Join Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Traveling Matt for stories and songs that show everyone how we’re all connected.”

While the Fraggles might be in different parts of the Fraggle Rock caves, they can still find ways to have fun together, with music, silliness, special guests, and of course the help of devices created by the industrious Doozers – lovingly called the Doozertubes!  In the first mini-episode entitled “Shine On,” now streaming on Apple TV+, new Doozertubes are delivered to the Fraggles’ caves, allowing them to come together for a favorite song “Shine On, Shine On Me.”

The all-new short form episodes are produced by The Jim Henson Company, and executive produced by Halle Stanford and John Tartaglia. In accordance with the Covid-19 “Safer at Home” guidelines, “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” is all shot on iPhone 11 phones from the homes of the production team and individual artists from all over the U.S.

“Fraggle Rock: Rock On!” shares with everyone how we are all connected through friendship, and joins a lineup of award-winning content for kids and families now streaming for free on Apple TV+, including “Helpsters,” “Ghostwriter” and “Snoopy in Space.”  

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Apple TV+

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