Cupcake Digital is celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Fraggle Rock” with new deluxe story apps based on the beloved series created by Jim Henson. Fraggle Friends Forever is the first of several interactive app experiences designed to introduce fans old and new to the one-of-a-kind world of the Fraggles. Kids and parents will meet Boober, Gobo, Mokey, Red, Wembley, the Doozers, the Gorgs and more Fraggle friends as they enjoy tap-and-play animations on every page. In the story, Boober comes face to face with a very big, very hungry, very ticklish Slurp, and he realizes that a Fraggle has to do what a Fraggle has to do. Can Boober save the Great Hall? And will his friends arrive in time to help? The full story is available today for $3.99 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Barnes & Noble for the iOS, Android, NOOK and Kindle Fire platforms.
“As fans of ‘Fraggle Rock,’ we are so excited to share this special app in celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary,” said Susan Miller, president of Cupcake Digital. “Our team has such passion for bringing this series to life, because it brings back such strong memories for so many people. We feel a responsibility to capture the wonderful world of the Fraggles as we all remember it, and we baked in a wealth of surprising special effects and fun games that will appeal to a younger generation while they play, learn and explore.”
“Cupcake Digital is a wonderful addition to our Fraggle Rock 30th anniversary campaign. Their ability to translate beloved Fraggle Rock stories from the 80’s into state of the art interactive stories will be loved by fans of all ages,” said Melissa Segal, Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company.
Fraggle Friends Forever is filled with fun animations, games, coloring pages, and other features, including:
•Text highlighting, synched narration, sound effects, and three reading modes: Read & Play, Read to Me, and Just a Book
•Games and skill-building activities, including Marjory the Trash Heap’s recycling game and Gobo’s Radish Patch Maze
•Creative coloring pages filled with “Fraggle Rock” scenes straight from the story
•A Common Core Corner detailing educational experiences infused within the app to help prepare children for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
•The Grown-up’s Corner offers thoughtful questions designed to spark open-ended conversation and reinforce reading comprehension
Fraggle Rock Synopsis-About Fraggle Rock
Created by Jim Henson, Fraggle Rock stars a cast of puppet creatures called Fraggles, quirky cave-dwellers who live in an underground world alongside their industrious green neighbors, the Doozers and a family of enormous Gorgs. The show has been seen in over 80 countries and continues to enjoy a loyal international fan following while encouraging friendship, tolerance and diversity with fun adventures and a unique mix of music from all genres including folk, blues, gospel, country and rock.
About Cupcake Digital:
Cupcake Digital, Inc. was established in June 2012 with the intent of transforming children’s entertainment properties into deluxe story experiences infused with educational elements. The company’s first venture into digital applications was based on the Emmy® Award-winning television series “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! ®.” The Wubbzy apps released in 2012 have each been recognized with Parents’ Choice Classic, Fun Stuff Awards and have been consistently ranked among the top children’s book apps on Amazon and iTunes. Headquartered in NYC, Cupcake Digital was founded by proven professionals in the fields of technology, family entertainment, publishing and brand marketing. In October of 2012, Cupcake Digital received its first round of private funding and has since gone on to partner with additional major children’s entertainment properties.
CupcakeDigital.com provides more ways for parents and caregivers to enhance the app experience for kids. Free downloadable activities encourage further practice of CCSS skills, including handwriting, sight words, number and letter recognition. Plus, the site includes a Parent’s Guide for practical tips to help children get ready for school.
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,” “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America” and “Pajanimals.” Features include “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” “MirrorMask,” and “Unstable Fables” 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 soundstage and postproduction 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 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 has recently launched the national tour of “Stuffed and Unstrung,” a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows” by Entertainment Weekly. Visit henson.com, join us on facebook.com/hensoncompany, and follow us at twitter.com/hensonparents.