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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Comedy | Family  -  20 May 2005 (USA)
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Dorothy Gale lives with her Auntie Em and Uncle Henry in a trailer park in Kansas. Dorothy has dreams of becoming a famous singer, but when a tornado hits Kansas and Dorothy rushes to save Toto, her prawn (she couldn't afford a dog), she is whisked away to Oz where she meets the four witches (all played by Miss Piggy) and the Munchkins of Oz (the rats). On her way to see the Wizard, she meets the Scarecrow (Kermit), the Tin Thing (Gonzo), and the Cowardly Lion (Fozzie) who all wish to have something given by the wizard. On their way to Emerald City, they are captured by the Wicked Witch of the West (of course, Miss Piggy) and her flying monkeys (other muppets). When they finally make it back to Emerald City, the Wizard is really a man from Hollywood. But he "grants" their wishes, but what they wanted they already had inside (there's a lesson there). When Dorothy finally is back in Kansas, she becomes what she had wanted, a famous singer and on the Muppets Star Search show. Written by Chris Hunter <DrEvilGuy200>

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The scene where Dorothy arrives home was filmed in Five Oaks on King George Hwy, in Surrey BC, Canada. See more »

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Dorothy's apron appears between shots an the beginning of the movie when Dorothy is trying to convince Aunt Em to let her off work so she can go to her audition. See more »

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Miss Piggy: [as the Wicked Witch of the West] There's only room for one diva in Oz, and that is moi!
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Version of The Land of Oz, a Sequel to the 'Wizard of Oz' (1932) See more »

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The Witch Is In The House
Written and Produced by Michael Giacchino, Jeannie Lurie, Brandon Christy and Adam Cohen
Performed by Miss Piggy & Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
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I'll Get You My Pretty - And Your Little Prawn Too!
28 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of the Muppets from way back - the Muppet Show was campy and entertaining, and the Muppet Movie is a classic. The Muppet "movies" have ranged from the delightful (Muppet Treasure Island) to the bizarre (Muppets From Space). But "The Muppet's Wizard of Oz" is easily the worst of the bunch:

• While "The Muppet Movie" had more cameos than my Aunt Tilly's jewelry box, this movie features David Alan Grier, Queen Latifah (in what must have been a contractual necessary role), Jeffrey Tambor, and Quentin Tarentino. It's sad, really.

• The humor is, for the most part, forced from the characters, as formulaic as anything I've ever seen. There is just the slightest resemblance to the early work of Jim Henson and Frank Oz. One must wonder why Frank Oz was not a part of the ensemble; the script, perhaps?

• The decision to use Pepe the King Prawn as Toto aside (the most redeeming production decision made), the pillars of the Muppet domain - Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, and Gonzo - are relegated to secondary roles that could easily have been any other characters.

• The Muppet performers, even the veteran Dave Goelz, seemed to be giving poor imitations of their own creations.

• A movie works best when it isn't aware of itself, but this one plays like a tacky road show of a vintage Broadway play. In fact, the whole movie seems to echo Norma Desmond's desperation to be a star again.

If "The Muppet's Wizard of Oz" is any indication, the Muppets are done.


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