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Oz Casting News

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Squigiman, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I am liking Pepe as Toto more and more.

    I was thinking it would be Rizzo (Rowlf of course is semi-retired so he can't talk in movies for no apparent reason)....

    I hate this idea still, and since they are going with it, I'm a little two sided about it...
  2. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member


    If Ozzy makes an apearence I think i'll Barf
  3. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I like Ozzy, that MTV stuff is scripted and planned, just like most of reality TV. Most celebrities i've met who have been publicised as drunken loons off their heads have actually turned out to be nice quiet well spoken civilised people. If they were themselves on TV people would get bored and turn off - granted he's had his wild days but he's been living in posh places amongst posh people and loads of money for 20 odd years. You're not telling me some of that hasn't rubbed off on the family - he'd make a great cameo for the Muppets, well known and 'current' celebrity, has character, ties in with the whole 'Oz' thing and a fanbase that would see the movie because of him. He can't be any worse than Hulk Hogan or the cast of Scrubs - look how painful Whoopi Goldberg was. She was just awful, boring, didn't even have a single scene interacting with the Muppets or bring anything to the character. She just took the money, came in and read the lines that had been written for her and went home - she isn't even that well known internationally nowdays. IMO she was everything the writers shouldn't pick in a guest star - it's a Muppet movie, they need people who don't mind mucking in and having fun with the puppets or at least look like they are.
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I thought she was good(ish) but that could be becasue I was expecting worse.

    Hulk Hogen, well, don't get me started on him....

    But, I'm sorry to say that there is only one Muppet song I have ever deleated from my computer and that was Ozzy and Piggy singing Born To Be Wild, and remeber it takes a LOT to get me to deleat MP3s from my computor. So, I'd rather he isn't in it, but that's just my opinion.
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Oh! I think the singing is HORRIBLE in that "Born To Be Wild" but it's very funn-ee to me! He starts screaming and Piggy says, "Ozzie, chill! Ozzie, quit spitting! Ozzie, get off the floor!"
  6. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Yeah the singing in "Born To Be Wild" was pretty awful. I don't think i'd want Piggy or Ozzy to sing in the Oz movie. Frank sounds more like Grover when he's singing anyway, it's too gruff and masculine. I guess thats part of the joke with Piggy though but after a line or two it gets annoying to me.
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'm listening to it right now, and Ozzie is good. I would have been okay had Piggy just not sung so off-key in this song. I don't think Frank was really into doing this project, it seems. Her singing is REALLY bad!
  8. I just can't picture Pepe as Toto. Why not introduce a new Muppet? One that might actually be a dog? Shrimp as Dog... Bizzare! But that IS what the Muppets are all about- bizzareness. Oh, well. I just know that the Company will make the right desision for the movie.
  9. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    not just bad?

    but on the subject of that (here comes a muffin) is it just me, or does anyone else think Eric does a splendid job with piggy singing?
  10. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    Well I don't konw about Rowlf as toto but I don't know about Pepe as toto either? But They do want to put Pepe somewhere in which he will be a main character and always present most of the time not just a cameo. It would be nice if the movie starts off with Piggy "thinking she's going to play dorthy" while she holds Foo Foo, just for a Foo Foo cameo. But we have know idea on how the stories going to run.

    Miss Piggy as the witch: "I'll get you! and your little prawn too!!!"

    That DOES sound like a FUNNY quote from the movie that would have to be a must! :)
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Hearing this casting news confims this project will not be a simple, tired rehash. :excited:
  12. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    are you sure about that?!!!!........

  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I think the new voices for Frank's characters are doing a wonderful job!!

    I'm HOPING that they aren't doing a sleepy parody of this story.
  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    So which casting news were you reading then ? :confused: :halo:
  15. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener Well-Known Member

    That might make the whole movie worth it...

    Would have been better if it were Gonzo in the old days:

    "I'll get you, my pretty and your little... uh... well... whatever!"

    OK, maybe not...

    - Derek
  16. ohdarling

    ohdarling Active Member

    ah man i wish they would put sweetums in the film! that would just make it the best, lol i looove sweetums.

    they need to put dr teeth in there too. i miss the old muppets! wouldn't beaker be a good munchkin? :eek:
  17. jzion12345

    jzion12345 Member

    OK...I'd like to tell you how annoyed I am at Henson and most of Hollywood these days for projects like this. When did Hollywood run out of ideas? Why can't we see more original Muppets programming like TVMMC from last year?
    That was an original story with the characters trying to put on a variety show. It was like a new Muppet Show in movie form. I loved it. But, this Wizard of Oz rehashing is just horrible. First off, most people will hate it because it cannot follow the more recognizeable movie because of copyright. Secondly, they will complain because Pepe's playing Toto or Miss Piggy's Playing the witches and not Dorothy or that Rowlf's not a major roll. Third they'll complain because the human actor is horrible. Come on! Why not just come up with an original idea, have the Muppets play themselves, and put it on TV or in the theaters? That would be much more enjoyable than comparing this to a 70 year old classic movie. Henson should be ashamed of this. Jim would turn in his grave if he knew about this.
  18. Randlev

    Randlev Active Member

    Oh no, I think this could work out just as wonderful:

    "I'll get you my pretty, and your little shrimp, too!"

    "Hey, lady, I'm a king prawn, okay."
  19. Fozzie54

    Fozzie54 Well-Known Member

    Secret Squirrel?

    I'm out of the loop... can someone explain what this "Secret Squirrel" source is I hear about a lot? :confused:

  20. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    He's just someone who posts here occasionally, always with reliable information. He probably works for Henson.

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