The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

1h 27m
Running Time

May 20, 2005
Release Date

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

1h 27m
Running Time

May 20, 2005
Release Date

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Touchstone TelevisionJim Henson ProductionsThe Jim Henson CompanyPlaisir d'Offrir Productions
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Plot.

A young woman named Dorothy Gale dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, the person who both Dorothy and the citizens of Oz believe can help make her dream come true.

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Cast & Crew.

Larissa Ballstadt

Larissa Ballstadt

Assistant Director Trainee

Crispin Reece

Crispin Reece

Second Unit Director

Ken Shane

Ken Shane

Second Unit First Assistant Director

John Holbrook

John Holbrook

Second Unit Director of Photography

Mark L. Levine

Mark L. Levine

Assistant Editor

Annie Court

Annie Court

Post Production Supervisor

Taylor Dorris

Taylor Dorris

Post Production Coordinator

Stephen M. Davis

Stephen M. Davis

Music Editor

Details.

Release Date
May 20, 2005

Status
Released

Running Time
1h 27m

Content Rating
NR

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Wiki.

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz is a 2005 musical fantasy television film directed by Kirk R. Thatcher, and the third television film featuring the Muppets. The film stars Ashanti, Jeffrey Tambor, Quentin Tarantino, David Alan Grier, Queen Latifah, as well as Muppet performers Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, and Eric Jacobson. A contemporary adaptation of the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the story follows young Dorothy Gale, who works in her Aunt Em's diner, but dreams of becoming a singer somewhere beyond her small Kansas town. Swept up by a tornado, in her trailer home with pet prawn Toto, she lands in Oz and embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard who can help make her dreams come true.

Following The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of the rights to the Muppets in 2004, pre-production took place throughout February 2004, and principal photography began seven months later. The Muppets' Wizard of Oz was co-produced by The Muppets Holding Company, Touchstone Television, Fox Television Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, marking the latter company's final involvement with the Muppets after more than five decades of ownership. ABC made several changes after the initial script was written, ultimately deciding to adapt plot elements from Baum's original novel rather than the well-known 1939 musical film adaptation. The Muppets' Wizard of Oz became a musical, and included five new songs composed by Michael Giacchino.

It is the first Muppets film without the involvement of veteran performer Jerry Nelson following his 2004 retirement from physical performing. His characters of Lew Zealand and Floyd Pepper were respectively performed by Bill Barretta and John Kennedy. Barretta also debuts as the new permanent performer of Dr. Teeth, a character originally performed by Jim Henson. The production also marked the feature film debut of Eric Jacobson as the performer of Sam Eagle, a character originally performed by Frank Oz.

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz premiered on April 27, 2005, at the Tribeca Film Festival, and made its television premiere on ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney on May 20, 2005. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics, who felt that the film was too mature for young audiences and that the cameos and popular culture references were unnecessary.

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