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Oz Casting News

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

  1. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Secret Squirrel does (or at least, says he/she does) work for the Jim Henson Company. We just don't know who he/she is.

    Can't be Karen Prell, Noel MacNeal or Steve Whitmire... they're all on under different usernames (though rarely on here... Steve's only ever come on here once).
  2. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Steve posted here once? What did he say?
  3. Tera

    Tera Well-Known Member

    I like Pepe for the Toto role - I think he'll make the other Muppets seem more believable as the Oz characters in comparison.

    I looking forward to this production, but I would like to see another original Muppet series on TV, too. I'll take all the Muppets I can get! :excited:

    My vital question is this : will they make special edition Muppets ruby slipers in my size?
  4. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    "There are more of us than you know."

    Don't make a big deal out of it, though. He most certainly didn't. Remember, if we wig out (WigGy) we could scare 'em off... so, shhhhh! we're hunting wabbits!
  5. Lynnette

    Lynnette Well-Known Member

    That's funny too - Toto in Spanish could be Todo. Todo, as in all or everything, right? That would be Pepe - he's got it All going on. Todo-ally. :rolleyes:
  6. Mark Filton

    Mark Filton Well-Known Member

    Yeah, for once I agree with Luke: This is DESPERATE :D

    And why retire Rowlf? UNRETIRE HIM!!!!

    I can do a good Rowlf voice myself! What is the problem? The Henson kids are insane, and the company hasn't emailed me back about my idea for a video of the NYC building.

    But I CAN understand Pepe as Toto. Rowlf is too much of a big guy and an easy manner to play a small yapping dog. Pepe is good. So...I can at least agree with that.

    But still, it is too little a thing to agree with. I like "Great Muppet Caper," which is a good story using the Muppets. The last movie was bad, and the Christmas TV special was pretty good, but COME ON it was REALLY just a "Wonderful Life."

    What a bunch of rip-off artists the Henson family are. Wizard of Oz is already very special, and it can NEVER be topped, and CERTAINLY NO WAY with a cheapie TV special.

    I can't even believe they are making this pile of stupid garbage. I would rather watch a Twiddle Bug adventure.

    They are going totally mental :p
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I think if they do a whole new take on Oz and not re-do the '39 musical it could be interesting; I just get tired of them doing parodies. I like movies like TMM, MFS or VMX where the characters are being themselves. GMC and TMTM where the characters play themselves playing someone else were great films, too; but, MCC and MTI--good though they were--just makes me want to holler because I want to see MUPPETS, not Kermit as the Scarecrow.

    What I WOULD have liked to see is JHC Creature Shop take the original book and create a whole new film based directly on the book! That's always been my hopes.
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yeas, I think a tweedle bug adventure would be cool. Let' s run with it!
  9. Mark Filton

    Mark Filton Well-Known Member

    "What I WOULD have liked to see is JHC Creature Shop take the original book and create a whole new film based directly on the book! That's always been my hopes."

    Yes, it would be fun, but it would take years of work and many millions, all to top a movie that can't be topped.

    Better to have Jackie Chan and Gonzo do an action adventure cop movie and play it straight.

    Oh well, forget that...back to kiddie video all the time :D
  10. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

  11. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    The only bad thing about online books is that you can't see John R Neill's or WW Denslow's illustrations to go along with the story! Please read these stories wherever you can, though, because they are awesome stories!
  12. JohnFranklin

    JohnFranklin Well-Known Member

    this is all so funny because there isn't even a script yet.

  13. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    They got a deal with ABC just on the treatment or isn't the deal solid yet? I thought 'Secret Squirrel' said it was and Palisades have been all geared up to make figures. Anyway fan speculation maybe but it's all good. I hate the idea of this movie though - its got an air of Swamp Years about it, i doubt appealing to family audiences on a more kiddie orientated level is gonna do the business for them. I preferred the VMC style because I could see that appealing to the kind of audience they'd want for a weekly TV show.
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I preferred VMC also, because it's the Muppets being the Muppets at the Muppet Theater.

    I like stuff about The Muppets anyways because I'm a geek, but I'm tired of Muppet Parodies (even though this'll really only be the third one), but I want to see it done as though they're in the Muppet Theater performing the show, y'know?
  15. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    i thought that's what the henson company was trying to do with the muppets for the past few years now. i'm confused on where they want to take the muppets. either the kiddie road or the regular audience road...

  16. GPrime1

    GPrime1 Well-Known Member

    I found that to be the problem with Muppets Tonight as well. They often did not seem like they knew what kind of direction they wanted to take.
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I still say they need to look at their history and see what it was that made the Muppets famous to begin with and start updating THAT retrospect and travelling down the same road. Their current direction is going on a winding road next to a deep chasm!!

    Really, they only need to just listen to us here! LOL!
  18. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but listen to WHO? (WHOM)

    One Muppet fan wants one thing, another wants something completely different. And I don't think very many people want what I want. I hope not, for society's sake. :mad: :o

    But yeah...they need to get away from Muppets trying to be "hip" and go back to them being a little bit more misfitty...

    More oatmeal tapdancing! Less "yo, yo, yo, give it up!"

  19. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    you can thank the writers for giving those kinds of lines to clifford...

  20. MrTheFrog

    MrTheFrog Well-Known Member

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most of those puppets don't even exist anymore. The foam breaks down over the years, and they become what is known in puppet terms as "toast".

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