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Rumor: The Muppet Wizard of Oz

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Hairfarmer, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Well-Known Member

    How would Muppets like the Swedish Chef and Bunsen & Beaker fit into this movie???
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    You got a point there...it seemed for awhile Rizzo was one of the main characters from the early to late 90's.

    Well, that's JHC's decision I guess...I am happy a post jh character has really 'made' it...Rowlf and Scooter have been on psuedo hiatus while they are fine tuned...tho I must say I am really impressed with Bill's Rowlf.
    I can see how Pepe might be a bit too oversaturated in the last few years...definately not near the Elmo point...but in part I would agree in that I would like to see some newer or classic characters come to the forefront.
    As for laying off Pepe, that's like Clash laying off Elmo...it's their signature bread and butter! :)
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    This si why I don't like Pepe, I think he has a great character, but he took Piggy's place, stealing the limelight each scene he was in.
  4. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    bill hasn't done anything with rowlf that has got me impressed. yeah rowlf had a few lines in the making of the weezer muppet video, but thats all i've heard of rowlf since then.

    don't people from the company come on this board and read our opinions and try to use that for future productions?

  5. Buttercup

    Buttercup Active Member

    I'd LOVE to see this, I hope it's true.
  6. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    ryan....I sort of agree with you*really not trying to start a fight* but don't blame bill! He doesn't write the scripts. I bet the writer's pick Pepe because he is easy to write for, and he is the Muppet that is most relatable to todays audiences, so if you want to blame the writer's go right ahead, but as a member of the BBB, I cannot allow you to blame Bill!
  7. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    And I, not. This will be one thing shall 'forget' to watch...
  8. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Me too! :) I'm in for anything Muppets. And btw, how do we *know* that's it's gonna be a "kiddie" movie anyway? :confused:
  9. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Really? I can't imagine anything that the Muppets do not being at least one viewing. Otherwise, how will you know? I'm willing to bet that most of the people on this board who say they are not going to watch this will probably watch it, if only to confirm what they already thought and give them something to complain about.

    No offense to you personally, of course, but it's probably true for most. I have a similar reaction when people on other boards (such as the AICN talkbacks) complain about particular series of movies (usually Star Wars) and insist that they won't even go see the next one in the theaters, rent it, or deliberately see it on TV. No, they'll only see it if it happens to be on TV, with nothing else on, and they're very bored. Of course, they're talking about a series of movies that they do have some passion for and ongoing investment in... I bet 80% of those people will still wait in line on opening day, go see it, and then get right back to complaining. It's the nature of the beast...

    Anyway, as I said, I can't imagine anything that the Muppets do not being worth my time for at least one viewing.
  10. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    I just don't like Wizard. Just my opinion, although unpopular (won't get into that) -- it's a disappointment to me when there's a potential new Muppet show coming within the next few years.

    Unrelated note...you think those SW boards are bad? I just gave up on a search for a small LOTR fact because all I could find were obsessive people complaining about how inaccurate the movies are when compared to the books. But, that's a different discussion.

    :: prepares to be torn apart ::
  11. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    Same here, I'm in for anything muppets too. It would be great if there was a new TV show or feature film coming out too. I doubt I will get to see the wizard of oz movie if its on on US TV because I don't have access to any pay TV here in Australia in which most of the muppet stuff is on.
  12. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    I'd assume this would be on regular tv... right?
  13. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    yes *shudder* ABC! I believe that's what secret Squirrel said. The thing about ABC, is that they're trying to bounce back from a really really bad recession...the only thing that keeps that station alive is their sitcoms (and only a few of those)
  14. Spicy Bubbles

    Spicy Bubbles Member

    Call me crazy, but I see an awful lot of criticism for something that (if they don't have a Dorothy yet) hasn't even started shooting. Shouldn't there be an open mind? Have faith, think positive, and always keep an open mind. :) ;)
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I have changed my mind on this, having had my eyes opened today by VMC. I am going to make no prejudgment on it yet. Yes, 've been panicing since I heard it was going to be made, but haviong seen VMC, I'm going to calm down.

  16. King Prawn

    King Prawn Well-Known Member

    I'm not particually fond of the idea but I will watch it, i'll even by it on DVD, heck I bought KSW this has to be better... I hope.

    Anyway it takes ages for a new Muppet movie be it for cinema or TV and i'm not going to pass on wait and have to wait all that much longer.

    ps. I've just realised the Muppets have not had a thearetical (or however you spell it) release this millenium! :eek:
  17. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    I doubt this movie will be on Australian free to air TV, if we are lucky it might be on pay TV but I'm not even sure about that.

    The muppets really need to have a theatrical film to put them back in the limelight!
  18. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    sarah, okay sorry for blaming bill, your future husband! he told me that at the new years party! haha.....

    as for this movie, it's like i said before, this is a bad move for the hensons. wizard of oz? the whole poiint of the christmas movie was to help move them to the right direction and to show people that the muppets can have a edgy side to them. as for the oz movie, i think this doesn't help them. if you're trying to move foward, you can't go backwards and keep on repeating the mistakes that you've done before.

  19. King Prawn

    King Prawn Well-Known Member

    It would be surprising a very well recieved (by me anyway) if this movie was edgy, I mean just cause it's Oz doesn't mean the Muppets can be edgy but it's hard enough to make the Muppets edgy already so why complicate it even more by giving them The Wizard Of Oz something non-edgy to work with.

    Although they could totally suprise us and have the part of Dorothy played by Janice who takes something she should and starts picturing all her friends in this strange land... :flirt:
  20. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Well-Known Member

    I think it's nice they are making a new Muppet movie, but I think they could have picked something better than Wizard of Oz.

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