The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

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This version of The Wizard of Oz is played by the Muppets!


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20 May 2005 | pjchatman
4
| A Disappointment
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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Trivia

David Alan Grier (Uncle Henry) and Queen Latifah (Aunt Em) both later starred in another adaptation of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum: The Wiz Live! (2015) in which they played the Cowardly Lion and the Wiz respectively.


Quotes

Miss Piggy (as Tattypoo): And look how sparkly they are!
Dorothy: Uh-uh!
Miss Piggy (as Tattypoo): Listen, high pockets, here's how things work in enchanted lands. Shoes have magical powers. If you have the shoes, you get the powers. But if you're going to question every little detail, the whole thing's gonna...


Goofs

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.


Alternate Versions

The movie has been released on DVD and VHS in the United States with over 20 minutes of footage not shown on the TV broadcasting or at the Tribeca Film Festival The opening music sequence, "Kansas" is extended and much longer. It includes a longer "music video." The opening credits and titles are reworked and slightly different in when and where they appear on screen. After Dorothy leaves the diner to go to her audition, the conversation between Aunt Em and Uncle Henry is extended with more dialogue (and some smoke from the kitchen). Shots of Dorothy walking to the audition at the Easy Delta Hall are inserted after she leaves the diner. When she arrives at the hall, the extended scene shows her finding out that the auditions ended at four (and it is 4:05). An overly dramatic Theater Man explains that the Muppets are gone, and no one knows where they are by now. Just then, their tour bus pulls up, and Dorothy rushes to the bus to go talk with them. In the original broadcast version, Dorothy arrives at the bus just in time to meet the Muppets. Miss Piggy makes a comment about Dorothy being "another groupie," which was not in the original version. After the tour bus pulls away, Dorothy is left watching as it drives down the road. The wind is blowing dramatically in her face and she sadly watches the Muppets leave. In the original version, the film cuts away, but in the extended cut, the camera pulls out to see the Theater Man standing next to Dorothy, fanning her with a big wooden paddle. When Dorothy turns to ask "Why are you doing that?" he replies, "I thought it would make the moment more dramatic." Dorothy rolls her eyes and walks back home. After Dorothy and Toto exit the trailer in Munchkinland, there are extra shots of them looking around before the Munchkins greet them. Toto also turns to the camera and says "If you have Dark Side of the Moon, press play now." A shot of Dorothy reacting to the Munchkins is inserted when they do emerge. When Dorothy says that she knows a rat when she sees one, the Munchkins take out a copy of "Oz for Dummies" and read the section on Munchkins. In the original version, the Munchkins immediately introduce themselves and praise Dorothy for killing the witch - the introduction to Munckinland is shorter (and with no Pink Floyd joke, and no "Oz for Dummies" bit). When Dorothy and Toto reach the cornfield, the Scarecrow's argument with the crow is extended to include a "Passion of Christ" joke and other bickering. In the original edit, this first glimpse of the Scarecrow is slightly shorter. When Toto is acting like Dorothy's agent on his cell phone, Dorothy tells him to cut it out. In the extended cut, she takes the phone from him and reveals it is just a candy dispenser. The extended cut on the DVD also expands the scene where Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and Toto meet the Tin Thing. When the Tin Thing reveals he can answer any question, Toto jumps in and asks why women are so confusing. After processing the question, he answers with an enlightening response. The Scene with Bunsen and Beaker in the Emerald City with the Magic Make-Over Machine is extended. Dorothy gets out of the machine and has been given a punk look (featuring a cameo by Kelly Osbourne). The others don't approve, so she goes back into the machine and comes out with the "Ashanti look." In the original broadcast versions, Dorothy enters the machine and it cuts seamlessly to her second exit from the machine, skipping the whole Osbourne experience. As the Wicked Witch of the West watches the group approach the Mountains of Death, a quick scene of Johnny Fiama and Sal filling up her tub with bottled water was inserted before she turns from the balcony and tells them about the "change in plans." After the Wicked Witch explains the plan to the Flying Monkeys, the extended cut on the DVD holds the final shot on the scene longer as they all exit to mount their bikes and fly off to catch Dorothy and the others - in the shot, the characters run off, and a fed-up Johnny kicks Foo-Foo out of his way. The arrival of the Witch and her gang is extended, with more shots of the Flying Monkeys landing and coming out of the fog. When the Witch is ready to do her musical number, "The Witch Is in the House," she exclaims, "Hit it!" the lights go on, but no music plays. Just then, the Electric Mayhem shows up late for the gig. Each member of the band has a quick line as they try to explain (or just complain) about their delay, and unload and set up their instruments. The musical sequence for "The Witch is in the House" is extended with a much longer cut of the song. Before the henchmen attack the group of travelers, the witch has another three verses that were cut from the original version of the film. Toto and Dorothy have a touching moment before being (nearly) killed by the Wicked Witch. In that scene, Toto wishes a woman would say she loves him before he died, so Dorothy says she loves him. In typical Toto (aka Pepe) fashion, he brushes it off with a humorous comment. This conversation was cut from the original version of the film. The cameo cut-away appearance by Quentin Tarantino is extended. After Kermit denies his first proposal, a second idea is inserted where he suggests an anime morphing scene. It is after this that he makes his third, simpler suggestion that Kermit agrees to. In the original cut of the film, his second fight scene pitch is not included. When the enchanted biker hat is given to Dorothy, Angel Marie makes a startling suggestion on how she could use the power of the cap. This one line, and the reaction shots of the group to it, were not included in the original presentation of the movie. Before Dorothy and the Flying Monkeys show up to pick up the Scarecrow and the Tin Thing, there is an extended shot inserted of the two disembodied heroes talking about how they can get out of this mess; just then the flying motorcycles show up. In the original version, it cuts right from the Witch's castle to Dorothy getting of the bike and going to help them. There is a newly inserted scene featuring Dorothy and friends arriving in a limo and walking the red carpet to the Wizard's televised presentations of their wishes. The original cut of the film cuts right from the Wizard asking for two hours to prepare to the Penguins watching on TV and Scooter introducing the Wizard; however, the extended cut has a new humorous scene featuring Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Thing, the Cowardly Lion, Lew Zealand, Scooter, and others outside of the studio arriving at the big event. When Glinda first meets Dorothy and the gang in Munchkinland, there is an inserted flirtation between her and the Scarecrow. After Glinda tells Dorothy the power to go home is in her shoes, the extended cut features a scene in which Dorothy complains to Tattypoo about not telling her about his before, to which Tattypoo explains that "this is how things work in enchanted worlds."


Soundtracks

Calling All Munchkins
Written by
Michael Giacchino, Debra Frank and Steve L. Hayes
Produced by Michael Giacchino
Performed by Rizzo and the Rats (as The Munchkins)

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Genres

Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical

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