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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Comedy | Family  -  20 May 2005 (USA)
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A storybook opens to depict little Dorothy on the grey Kansas prairies, when suddenly a cyclone comes up, turns her world to color, and she lands on a Scarecrow, who promptly gets up and ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Eshbaugh
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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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Trivia

Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz:  In the diner at the end of the film. See more »

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The Wicked Witch of the West's hat disappears after she comes in from the balcony. See more »

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Toto: The witch is no longer in the house, okay? She is down the drain- we melted her!
Flying Monkeys: HOORAY!
Dorothy: I thought you were supposed to be her vile henchmen.
Angel Marie: Vile? No... We were just a gentle band of motorcycle enthusiasts. Until the witch put us under an evel spell with her enchanted biker cap!
Flying Monkeys: [entranced] Enchanted biker cap...
Sal Manilla: Since you wasted her, this hat rightfully belongs to you, Dorothy! Now we must obey any command you give us!
Angel Marie: Yeah! Like, you can have everybody spank me and call me names!
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Angel Marie: Or ...
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Version of The Wizard of Oz (1925) 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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A Disappointment
20 May 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This was not very good Muppet Translation, maybe because it was produced by Disney/ABC -- but it was just plain lacking of that Original Muppet Magic.

Most notable is an "unknown" who does the voice for Fozzie Bear/Cowardly Lion; it sounded way too much like Mrs. Piggy. The movie itself was much too fast paced, like they were rushing it for some reason. They had two hours, what was the rush? Of course, I'm of the camp who does not like it when singers become actors. Ashanti was bearable when she was just singing. I do not understand why Frank Oz, Brian Henson, etc didn't do their signature voices...working on Revenge Of The Sith?...contractual obligations? I don't know....but it was too annoying.

This would have been MUCH better if this was produced by the original Henson gang. This was a "cute" attempt...but not true to the original Muppet Magic/Spirit.


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