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Download the Muppets' Oz Teaser Promo

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Jan 30, 2005.


What are your expectations of the new Oz film?

Poll closed May 20, 2005.
  1. One of the best Muppet films ever

    7 vote(s)
  2. Not like the 1980's, but pretty good

    22 vote(s)
  3. It will be a disappointment

    7 vote(s)
  4. I'm happy with anything Muppet at this point

    34 vote(s)


    FISH'N'WOLFE Well-Known Member

    Don't be so hard on yourself, you're going through a hard time. Just let me know when you have the internet hooked up at home and I'll re-send the trailer for you.
  2. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor Well-Known Member

    I saved it in my in box so I should be able to open it once I get the net at home. I can not really afford it, but I am thinking of getting the high speed cable thing.

    Also if there are any Guys or Girls out here in the Denver CO area who could use a new friend please let me know. all of the friends I have are through my wife, so I need a few of my own right now. Not to mention a few guys to hang out with and talk shop with would not be bad eather.

  3. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E Well-Known Member

    Not Great, Not Even Good, But Watchable

    Alright, I just saw the thing, yes I'm a bit slow, and while not great, not even good, let's face it, this looks watchable, which is a whole lot better than what I predicted would happen with any future projects when Disney bought the muppets. What I find most aggravating is the total lack of creativity and cleverness that was so apparent in, to put it bluntly, every muppet film produced under JHC. Even IAVMMCM, while garnering the most mixed reviews amongst fans, contained a lot of very clever twists and humor. The trailer for this new film makes me worried. Makes me sad. I am hoping that it isn't that bad; there are some instances which actually look promising. But this'll be nowhere near the creative genius of Jim Henson; nor will it even come within1000 miles of the directorial genius of Brian Henson. All it will be is a boring formulatic un-creative story; all the creative stuff within Disney began a slow death with the passing of Frank Wells, until it surcummed to a painful last breath with the release of the craptacular Pocohontas 2. And ultimately, Oz is a cheap outlet to sell merchandise and probably introduce character meet n greets at DCA.
  4. muppetmaniac

    muppetmaniac Member

    Ok in light of recent posts that are somewhat dissapointing, i would like to say that just because a 60 second trailer for a tv movie looks dissapointing, or even if the movie sucks when you do see it, doesnt mean that Disney can't learn from it. Think about two years ago when EM.TV owned the muppets. ANYTHING is better than that! we didnt see practically any muppets for years. so try to look on the bright side of things. isn't that what kermit would do...
  5. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E Well-Known Member

    Alright, deal. Still, I'm suspicious ... trailers for all muppet films under Jim Henson, including the two wuth the Walt Disney Picturs label attached, look awesome; just as great as the film itslf. As the first trailer strictly under Disney, it looks cheap and too formulatic. But, I will give it a shot :)
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    All I can say is, I cannot think of one movie or special(with the big exception of Muppets@WDW) that I liked where Disney was attached. I liked Muppets Tonight, but MCC and MTI are far from anything I'd wanna watch again.

    Guys, you know when youre watcing tv, and you see a Muppet comemrcial or guest spot on a talk or game show, ya get kind of excited? Not one microcosm of my body was excited when I saw that Oz thing, not one cell. It's the first time where I saw something Muppet related on tv and didnt feel any different than if I saw a commercial for the Apprentice or the evening news.
  7. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E Well-Known Member

    OMG, you don't like MCC? :eek: The greatest Muppet film ever! Greatest example of the directorial genius that is Brian Henson.

    OK ... calming down now :o
  8. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor Well-Known Member


    Well gang, nothing excites me any longer.......My wife told me she knew when she married me I was the wrong guy. Injury to insult. I hope this divorce ends soon. I will agree that it is good to see the Muppets doing more in the public eye, however this OZ thing does not excite me at all.
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member



    *wakes up groggily*

    Sorry, like, man, did someone say something? Oh, what's that? Muppet Wizard of Oz? Oh. That's exciting, man.

    *goes back to sleep*



    Interpited for the red creature who looks slightly wrong in this trailer, but who's boss looks even worse:



    *meeps mee mou mee*

    Meepers, mou, meemee? Moh. Mo mell.

    *meerp mee meel*

  10. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you never did quite explain that! Could you please???
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Are you serious, man that is messed up. I'm so sorry about that. Any dude into the Muppets is the right guy for someone.

    I don't like it because it's depressing, and it came at a very dark and unfortunate time(the early 90's) in Muppet history
  12. emberfire

    emberfire Member


    ok, maby im crazy, maby i havent seen enough muppet shows, but i think it looks kinda good. i mean im only 16, ive grown up with the muppets acting this way...kinda, personaly thats the kind of muppets i like. hu...maby i should watch more of the older muppet shows. oh well, i know i will like it. ;)
  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member


    (just remebering)

    I will explain soon. I promise.


    Interprited for mime:



    ___________. ___________.
  14. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor Well-Known Member

    Messed Up

    Messed up is not the word for it, It is like a bad dream, totally a bad dream like this muppets OZ thing.
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    These whole past years have been a nightmare. Who would have thought the Hensons would give up their only begotten felt to the Free Mason-Illuminati-Evil Corporation known as the Diz, after successfully buying back the Muppets from the Germans? Well crap, planes flying into landmarks, our childhood being raped, it's all **** in a handbasket in this new millennium. Again, my condolences for your marital tribulations.
  16. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor Well-Known Member

    thanks I hear you loude and clear.
  17. Sam Eagle

    Sam Eagle New Member

    The concept of a Muppet Wizard of Oz sounded so cute to me when I first heard about it. However, that trailor broke my heart. The last good movies, in my opinion, were Muppet Treasure Island and Christmas Carol. Where did my lovable hilarious muppets go?? :cry: I will of course watch Oz, probably giggle a few times, but... *sigh* I miss you, Muppets!!

    :attitude: Sam Eagle
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    2-17 2004:
    We will never forget
  19. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor Well-Known Member

    Muppets is what Muppets Does

    The Muppets have become a spoof of themselves, truly a spoof. The 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's were completely different in terms of entertainment and television. The 90's with grunge bands and the rise of Goth culture television began to pull away from family values, and began to highlight the value of self. Entertainment became about preserving self, knocking down the little guy, and building up big business. The almighty dollar sign runs he show and the Muppets followed right along. Family values, what are those? We do not have time to sit down as a family and eat a meal together, we are soccer moms, and little league coaches. We have trips to the mega mall to fill our time, and no one wants to spend a Sunday night at home with there parents playing board games. There are giant video screen bowling alleys, and I Max theaters, and every thing we read, watch hear and see tells us to think about ourselves, to stand up for us, to rage against the machine, to ignore our old and out of touch parents, and to pleasure ourselves. We have video games and mega meals, Porn on the internet, and it is ok because this is the information age. We giant technology to fast, and then abused the power of it, the responsibility of it. And my friends the Muppets are no acceptation, a simple song and a bit of felt might make you feel better, but that is not enough to sell a product or build 120 minute film around. No one wants to feel better because it is all about depression, and being dark and moody, it is about over prescribing Prozac, and over using ADD, and getting high. Mom and Dad leave there kids alone untill one day they read about them in the paper or see there face on TV. We have babies having babies, and people straping bombs to there chest. The world is uniquely different, and the muppets will ahev to do what they have to do to survive.

    Muppets Wizard of Oz could have been one awesome film, with some really great effects, characters, and one heck of a story to back it all up. In stead what we get is a product of our culture and of our age. And who better to know exactly what kids and adults alike want across the unites states and the world, but Disney.
  20. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    That is amazing, Good Doctor. A perfect summing up.

    Since when did the Muppet's follow the crowd? After MTI, when they went into the "space" age, and "prequel" age.

    When did they slowly curl and dye? After MTI.

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