The Jim Henson Company and Decode Enterprises are to co-produce 26 half-hour episodes of a new 3D animated series, The Doozers, based on the characters which first appeared in Fraggle Rock.
The series, aimed at four to seven year olds, is in the advance stages of development and will be produced in Canada for broadcast in autumn 2010.
The Jim Henson Company will licence the show to the US market, as well as handling all consumer products licensing and merchandising globally. Decode, meanwhile, will look after international distribution of the series.
"Who could forget the industrious little Doozers who wore hard hats as they cheerfully labored alongside the Fraggles?" said Halle Stanford, executive VP of children's entertainment at The Jim Henson Company.
"Now, the Doozers are back to inspire kids to make the world a better place by making smart, eco-friendly choices and by inventing tools, gadgets, buildings, structures and other technology that supports the environment's ecology."