The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  20 May 2005 (USA)
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This version of The Wizard of Oz is played by the Muppets!



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sal Manilla (voice)
Clifford / Mulch (voice)
John Kennedy ...
Angel Marie / Floyd (voice)
Rickey Boyd ...
Scooter / Crazy Harry (voice)
Tyler Bunch ...
Janice / Old Tom (voice)
Muppet Performer (voice) (as Julianne Buscher)


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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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

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Did You Know?


Kermit the Frog asks the Wizard of Oz if he has met Frank Oz, one of The Muppets' founding fathers. See more »


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 »


Aunt Em: [to Dorothy] OK, now do you want to be a star, or a singer? Because they're not the same thing.
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References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »


Good Life
Written by Jeannie Lurie and Brandon Christy
Produced by Brandon Christy, Jeannie Lurie and Drew K
Performed by Ashanti and Muppet chorus
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Not a very good kids movie
10 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this film because my 7 year old daughter loves Muppets and The Wizard of Oz very much. I wish I had read other users comments first. I didn't feel that it was entertaining at all and I didn't find parts of it appropriate for my daughter. I have to say the whole biker mama bit a little much. And the comment from Gonzo about "you can see my rear end! I must be working out!" to be really over line. I don't have any issues with an African-American playing Dorothy, but I am positive that they could have found someone with a little more skill. I do believe that Dorothy should have been someone a little younger than Ashanti as well. As I remember they thought Judy Garland might have been too old at 16! If this is the path Disney is steering the Muppets then they should sell the franchise to a company who will produce quality films. Now that I think of it, the only movies I can think of that Disney has made in the last few years that are any good have Pixar doing the real work. I am sure there are those that will disagree with me, but these are "my" comments.

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