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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
20 May 2005 (USA) See more »
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Hit the Bricks this May! See more »
Plot:
This version of The Wizard of Oz is played by the Muppets! Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
NewsDesk:
(11 articles)
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I'm sorry I have to say this but this is the worst Muppet movie! See more (67 total) »

Cast

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Ashanti ... Dorothy Gale

Jeffrey Tambor ... Wizard

Quentin Tarantino ... Himself

David Alan Grier ... Uncle Henry

Queen Latifah ... Aunt Em

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Kermit the Frog as the Scarecrow / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Rizzo the Rat as the Mayor of Munchkinland / Statler as Kalidah Critict (voice)

Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / The Great Gonzo as the Tin Thing / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Waldorf as Kalidah Critict (voice)

Bill Barretta ... Pepe the Prawn as Toto / Dr. Teeth / Johnny Fiama / Lew Zealand / Swedish Chef (voice)

Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Fozzie Bear as the Cowardly Lion / Miss Piggy as the Witches / Animal / Sam the Eagle (voice)

Brian Henson ... Sal Manilla (voice)

Kevin Clash ... Clifford / Mulch (voice)
John Kennedy ... Angel Marie / Floyd (voice)
Rickey Boyd ... Scooter / Crazy Harry (voice)

Tyler Bunch ... Janice / Old Tom (voice)

Julianne Buescher ... Muppet Performer (voice) (as Julianne Buscher)
John Henson ... Sweetums (voice)
Drew Massey ... Clifford (assistant) / Sal Manilla (assistant) / Spotted Dick / Additional Muppets (voice)

Allan Trautman ... Crow / Old Tom (voice)
Alice Dinnean ... Camila / Foo-Foo (voice) (as Alice Dinnean Vernon)

Mike Quinn ... Muppet Performer (as Michael Quinn)
Gordon Robertson ... Muppet Performer
Adam Behr ... Muppet Performer

Jeny Cassady ... Muppet Performer (as Jeny Cassidy)
Geoff Redknap ... Muppet Performer
James Rowley ... Muppet Performer

Dan Payne ... Weatherman

C. Ernst Harth ... Earl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Edward Hibbert ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Ken Jones ... Earl's Buddy (uncredited)

Kelly Osbourne ... Herself (uncredited)

Miss Piggy ... Witches (uncredited)
Randy Thompson ... Earl's Buddy (uncredited)

Directed by
Kirk R. Thatcher 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Debra Frank (teleplay) &
Steve L. Hayes (teleplay) and
Tom Martin (teleplay) &
Adam F. Goldberg (teleplay) (as Adam Goldberg)

Debra Frank (television story) &
Steve L. Hayes (television story)

L. Frank Baum (novel "The Wizard of Oz")

Produced by
Martin G. Baker .... producer
Bill Barretta .... co-producer
Kristine Belson .... co-producer
Warren Carr .... producer
Brian Henson .... executive producer
Lisa Henson .... executive producer
Eric Poticha .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Giacchino 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Westman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gregg Featherman 
 
Casting by
Allyson Bosch 
Susan Taylor Brouse  (as Susan Brouse)
Lynne Carrow 
Donna Rosenstein 
 
Production Design by
Michael S. Bolton 
 
Art Direction by
Roxanne Methot 
 
Set Decoration by
Cynthia T. Lewis  (as Cindy Lewis)
 
Costume Design by
Polly Smith 
 
Makeup Department
Julie Baker .... hair stylist: Queen Latifah
Cleve Gunderman .... special makeup effects artist
Sarah Koppes .... hair department head (as Sarah MacDonald)
Zabrina Matiru .... key makeup artist
Eric Spearman .... makeup artist: Queen Latifah
Nikki Wright .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Warren Carr .... unit production manager
Annie Court .... post-production supervisor
Drew Locke .... unit manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larissa Ballstadt .... trainee assistant director
Mindy Heslin .... second assistant director
Ella Kutschera .... first assistant director
Janine Law .... second assistant director: second unit
Kevin Leeson .... third assistant director
Crispin Reece .... second unit director
Jody Ryan .... third assistant director: second unit
Ken Shane .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Dominique Baker .... paint lead hand
David Beetham .... paint lead hand
Rob Boulet .... scenic artist
Karen Brooks .... assistant set decorator
Trevor Cole .... set dresser
Dave Conway .... construction coordinator
Bradley Howard Cotterall .... lead carpenter
Ricardo F. Delgado .... conceptual artist (as Ricardo Delgado)
Richard Dobbin .... construction foreman
Shelley Dowson .... scenic artist
Brad Elliott .... props supervisor: muppet workshop
Brian Epp .... assistant property master
Terry Ewasiuk .... set decoration buyer
Brian Fitzpatrick .... tool maintenance
Leah Gejdos .... set dresser
Brent Gloeckler .... lead sculptor
Phil Gough .... property master: second unit
Frank Haddad .... head greens person
Lori Hagan .... scenic artist
Mark Howes .... lead dresser
Tara Ireland .... scenic artist
Nicola Irwin .... set designer
Justin King .... scenic carpenter
John Lavoie .... paint lead hand (as John Levoie)
Scott R. Lee .... set dresser (as Scott Lee)
Vladimir Lushnikov .... sculptor
John Marcynuk .... set designer: prep
Jaydene Maryk .... art department assistant
Wendy McAllister .... storyboard artist
Jerry McLaughlin .... scenic artist
Dean Rossmo .... construction buyer
Daniel Scarcello .... sculptor
Kristin Shanski .... prop buyer (as Kristin Beaudin)
Dean Sherriff .... illustrator
Clark Simcoe .... lead carpenter
Macleod Sinclaire .... on-set dresser
Claes St. Cyr .... autospray painter
William Stout .... conceptual design
Grant Swain .... property master
Robin Thomas .... paint coordinator
Joel Turner .... greens best boy
Anneke Van Oort .... assistant art director
Judi Varga .... scenic artist
Larry Walske .... lead laborer
David Weber .... construction lead
Gary Young .... sculptor
Patrick Zahorodniuk .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
John Benson .... sound supervisor
Darren Brisker .... sound mixer
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
Russell DeWolf .... dialogue editor
André Dias .... dubbing editor
André Dias .... dubbing mixer
Matt Dubin .... mixing recordist
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Holbrook .... boom operator: second unit
Ruth Huddleston .... sound mixer: second unit
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Carmen Lavender .... sound assistant (as Carmen Verin)
Steve Lee .... sound effects editor
Mark McBryde .... foley mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Kevin Newson .... foley recordist
Alexander Schwartz .... foley artist
Richard Taylor .... sound supervisor
Steve Walter .... foley artist
Rich Walters .... ProTools playback
Tony Wyman .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Adam Behr .... puppeteer
Chris Flemington .... special effects assistant
Gary Heidrick .... special effects technician
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects supervisor
John Sleep .... special effects: second unit
Scott R. Treliving .... first special effects assistant (as Scott Treliving)
 
Visual Effects by
Blake Anderson .... 3D animator
Blake Anderson .... 3D modeller
Michael Babcock .... lead programmer: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Melissa Best .... compositor: Technicolor
Ann-Marie Blommaert .... visual effects coordinator
Cassia Buss .... on-set visual effects coordinator
John Cairns .... compositor
Aurelio Camps .... head of systems: Henson Digital Performance Studio (as Aurelio Campa)
Jeff Christie .... performance animation supervisor: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Derek Crosby .... motion capture technician (as Derek N. Crosby)
Sid Deb .... tools developer: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Pete Dionne .... 3D artist: ToyBox
Nick Drew .... visual effects producer: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Jeff Forbes .... director of technology: Henson Digital Performance Studio
John Fukushima .... compositor
Ben George .... tools developer: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Ted Gervan .... lead visual effects designer
Michelle Grady .... operations manager
Mark Greenberg .... motion capture supervisor
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Gerald J. Lauze .... 3D animator (as Gerald Lauze)
Brenda Levert .... senior visual effects producer
Ralph Maiers .... visual effects supervisor
Arnaud Mayet .... lead texture artist
Arnaud Mayet .... matte painter
Glenn Muravsky .... electronics engineer: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Bret Nelson .... visual effects producer: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Erik Nordby .... digital compositor
Janet O'Gorman .... visual effects production manager
Sherri Potter .... visual effects producer
Jeremy Price .... compositor
Michael S. Pryor .... head of digital production: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Sam Remfry .... modeller: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Tania Richard .... matte painter
Michael Shapcotte .... system administrator
Dan Sheerin .... rigging: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Richard Smith .... modeller: Henson Digital Performance Studio
Markus Tessmann .... lead 3D animator
Joel Tong .... compositor
Derek Wolfe .... 3D animator
Noel Wright .... compositor
Benjamin J. Wylie .... senior 3D animator (as B. Joseph Wylie)
Matt Yeoman .... I/O administrator
John Hirota .... visual effects compositor assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marny Eng .... stunt coordinator
Lani Gelera .... stunt double
Alana Husband .... stunt double: Dorothy
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adams .... gaffer: second unit
Trevor Butt .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Robin Forst .... camera operator: "b" camera
Niall Fraser .... best boy electric
Rob Graham .... video coordinator
David Gray .... still photographer
Ross Green .... rigging best boy
Pat Harris .... generator operator
Lionel Hebert .... best boy grip
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Tim Heller .... lamp operator
John Holbrook .... camera operator: second unit
John Holbrook .... director of photography: second unit
Pierre Hubert .... dolly grip: "a" camera (as Pierre 'Pepe' Hubert)
Simon Hunt .... gaffer
John-David Hutchison .... rigging best boy (as J.D. Hutchison)
David Hutton .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Dave Hutton)
Tony Hyland .... key grip: second unit
Joshua Kjorven .... camera trainee
Phil Klapwyk .... rigging gaffer
Scott Kozak .... lead man setup grip
John Le Roy .... rigging key grip
Derek Leblanc .... rigging best boy
Armin Matter .... camera operator: "a" camera
Chris Oben .... video engineer
Robert Redford .... generator operator: second unit
Corey Robson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Seale Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Sheridan .... dolly grip: second unit
Tracy Sim .... first assistant camera: second unit
Richard Spooner .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Taschereau .... key grip (as Michael 'Spike' Taschereau)
Marie Trembley .... second assistant camera: second unit
Brendan Wilson .... best boy lighting: second unit
Richard Win .... digital imaging technician
James Wong .... video assist
David Kohler .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Ed 'Animal' Schulz .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andrea Brown .... extras casting director
Jerry Gelb .... adr group voice casting
Mara Kelly .... casting assistant
Larkin MacKenzie-Ast .... casting assistant: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Petra Bergholz .... costumer
Sandra J. Blackie .... costume supervisor (as Sandie Blackie)
Scott Blackie .... costumer
Allison Chretien .... costume set supervisor
Koreen Heaver .... costumer: preparation
Katie Irish .... costume assistant
Kurtis Reeves .... costume set supervisor: second unit
Ali Willdey .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Scottee Angel .... post-production production assistant
Scott Cooper .... on-line editor
Taylor Dorris .... post-production coordinator
Mark L. Levine .... assistant editor (as Mark Levine)
Michael R. Taylor .... post-production assistant
Tony Teresi .... on-line editor
Ed Twiford .... colorist
 
Music Department
Adam Cohen .... composer: additional music
Stephen M. Davis .... music editor
Ian Herzon .... assistant music editor
Peter Lobo .... musician
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dave Ash .... motorhome driver
Scott Carpenter .... driver: hair/makeup trailer
Wayne Desrochers .... driver: construction department
Steve Ellis .... driver: second unit
George Fennell .... driver: set decoration
Greg Hamilton .... transportation captain
Russell Hardy .... driver: honeywagon
John Hardyono .... driver: construction department
Diana Kilmury .... driver
Red Murphy .... transportation coordinator
Sylvia Nablo .... driver: cast
Rick Tait .... driver: electrics truck
Wyley Vlahovic .... driver: effects trailer
Wally Watson .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Neil Allan .... key production assistant
Gigi Bebawi .... assistant: Brian Henson
Paul Becker .... choreographer
Karen Bergen .... assistant accountant
Mary Brehmer .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop
Tamara Carlson .... design and build: Muppet Workshop (as Tamara Carlson-Woodard)
Tom Chen .... assistant video technician
Joe Colwell .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Randy Cooper .... design and build: Muppet Workshop (as Randall Cooper)
Susan Cox .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
John Criswell .... animatronic supervisor
John Criswell .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Andrzej Dec-Williams .... trainee assistant location manager (as Andrzej Dec)
Kelly Denismore .... assistant chef: Edible Planet Catering
Annette DeCaire Fakaro .... assistant: Warren Carr and Martin Baker
Annette DeCaire Fakaro .... scripts/clearance coordinator
Trish Fell .... craft service: second unit
Trish Fell .... first aid: second unit
David S. Fullerton .... assistant location manager (as David Fullerton)
Tanya Gibson .... assistant chef: Edible Planet Catering
Joshua Gollish .... HDTV technician: second unit
Jane Gootnick .... design and build: Muppet Workshop (as Jane A. Gootnick)
Jane Gootnick .... project supervisor: Muppet Workshop (as Jane A. Gootnick)
BJ Guyer .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Eric Hayden .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Jared Howitt .... second assistant production coordinator
Sharre Jacoby .... producer: main and end titles
Scott Johnson .... floor work: Muppet Workshop
Vanessa Jorgeson .... assistant chef: Edible Planet Catering
Marian Keating .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Suzanne Koenig .... assistant: Lisa Henson
Lana Krotenko .... script supervisor: second unit
Vicky Lambert .... choreographer
Tom Lenoci .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Todd Lester .... security captain
Laura Livingstone .... production coordinator
Melissa Lynch .... assistant: Kristine Belson
Roberta Mayer .... production accountant
Robin McCarthy .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Morag McLean .... senior sculptor
Andrew Meyers .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Tana Lynn Moldovanos .... personal nail technician: Ashanti
Kelly Moon .... script supervisor
Georgia Morley .... chef: Edible Planet Catering
Tom Newby .... electromechanical supervisor: Muppet Workshop
Rick Nicholson .... security co-captain
Michael Oosterom .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
Joan Parkinson .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop
Dennis Rawe .... payroll accountant
Jennifer Roe Emery .... production coordinator
Shea Swinburne .... craft service (as Shea Swinburn)
Rhonda Taylor .... assistant to director
Keith Towstego .... video coordinator: second unit
Erin Unrau .... accounting clerk
Kendrie Upton .... location manager
Jeremy Van Newinkirk .... location production assistant: second unit
Kristen Willett .... design and build: Muppet Workshop (as Kristan Willet)
Neil Williams .... office production assistant
Julie Zobel .... design and build: Muppet Workshop
David Isetta .... intern (uncredited)
Shea Swinburne .... first aid (uncredited)
 

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USA:120 min (including commercials) | Finland:88 min (DVD) | USA:100 min (dvd version)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
At a certain point in the movie, Toto the Prawn says that the viewer should start listening to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album, joking about a popular coincidence relating to The Wizard of Oz (1939): certain songs from the album are said to match perfectly with images from the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Towards the end, as Dorothy and Co leave the stage, the Wiz is holding his hand out to shake hands, and in the close up shot he has taken his specs off. When we zoom out, and Toto says something to him, he is still wearing his glasses.See more »
Quotes:
The Great Gonzo:Oh, where's my cell phone?
[then putting on his funny nose]
Pepe the Prawn:Wait a second. That's your cell phone?
The Great Gonzo:Yeah.
Pepe the Prawn:Interesting. What do these do?
[pushing the small buttons on the Great Gonzo's chest]
The Great Gonzo:Nothing. They're my nipples.
Pepe the Prawn:[Pepe runs out of the T.I.N. shack screaming, looks at his hands] I feel dirty.
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Movie Connections:
References The Birds (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
When I'm With YouSee more »

FAQ

Why is Fozzie the lion?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
I'm sorry I have to say this but this is the worst Muppet movie!, 23 June 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

What a disappointment! Though I will say that there are some redeeming qualities. Ashanti does give a very spirited performance in the title role as Dorothy, with a lovely singing voice, but it is one of the weaker interpretations of the character, the weakest being Diana Ross in the Wiz. If you want a wonderful characterisation of Dorothy, try Judy Garland or Fairuza Balk. I liked some of the contributions from Gonzo, Kermit and Miss Piggy especially,(I did like the Muppet's spoof on Ride of the Valkyries) but all of them have given better performances. There is also some nice scenery and costumes. Unfortunately the film is undermined by some very mediocre songs, and the script just wasn't funny, apart from the witch's line "I'll get you my pretty, and your little prawn too". Other than that, the jokes were contrived and overdone, and the film didn't have any of the magic of the original story. I agree with other commentators that it was an attempt to make the Muppets more contemporary, and because of the overall mediocrity of the film, it just didn't work. I absolutely love the Muppets, and I love most of their movies, especially Christmas Carol and Treasure Island, not to mention the surprisingly good Great Muppet Caper. But basically, Muppets Wizard Of Oz doesn't make the grade, some of it was very painful to watch, especially Quentin Tarantino's completely useless cameo, so I will give it a 3/10 for the Muppets. Bethany Cox.

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