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The Muppets Wizrad of Oz: ONE YEAR LATER

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by a_Mickey_Muppet, May 20, 2006.

  1. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I really like the movie, to be honest. I don't think the magic was lacking at all. To me, the Muppets have always been about two things - humor and heart. This movie was lacking in neither department.

    My two biggest complaints are Ashanti and Quentin Tarantino.

    Ashanti isn't a very good actress, for starters. And when she was acting with the Muppets, it just seemed like she didn't even believe that they were real. It literally felt like she was just talking to an inanimate object. Even when she talked to Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, I got that feeling.

    Quentin Tarantino's cameo was unfunny and anti-climactic. I love the man's movies, but he cannot act, and I didn't see the point of having him in a Muppet movie.
  2. Brinatello

    Brinatello Well-Known Member

    Wow, this aired over a year ago? Time sure does fly! I think my favorite part was when Miss Piggy started to melt and looked like a sausage! That was hilarious!
  3. The Whatevers

    The Whatevers Active Member

    I have the version on DVD that doesn't have the extra bits but I still like it.

  4. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    While I don't agree with Barry Lee's opinion, I stand by his right to express it.

    For my part, I had heard awful things about "Muppets Wizard of Oz", but being in bad need of some new Muppet material, I bought it anyway, and was pleasantly surprised. It's far from being the best Muppet movie, but it has enough fun stuff in it to keep me interested. I found Kermit particularly charming as the Scarecrow, and Piggy was hilarious as the Witches. Could have been better, though, and I thought it a little to "hip" for my tastes. What I would really like to see is a new movie where the Muppets get to play themselves, or even better: "The New Muppet Show". And it certainly wouldn't kill them to feature a certain pianoplaying dog a little more prominently, would it? :)

  5. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    This I do agree with: It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is in my opinion by far the best of the new Muppet films, and i watched it three times the first week i owned it, which is something of a record for me. The only thing wrong with it is that cumbersome title ...

  6. Dantagon

    Dantagon Member

    I barrowed it from the library the moment I saw it thinking, 'Yay! New muppet movie!'. I finished watching it thinking, 'This shouldn't be in the kids section...' I really was unimpressed with the movie, and so was my dad who also watched it all the way through. Some of the adult humor was a little to all there, so to speak. The Jim Henson Company can do better than that, I know they can.
  7. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    you mean Disney not henson...and um I'm not sure they can lol
  8. Well, MWoO went into production when the Muppets were still owned by the Jim Henson Company...BEFORE Disney acquired the rights to them.

    Also, Disney CAN do better things.
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Disney can do better things but do they do better things? Personally, I think disney is slipping with the quality of their productions.
  10. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle Well-Known Member

    actually while the title had been floating around at Henson , it was the first Disney Muppet production, the muppet deal went into affect only a few months after AVMMC special, originally it had been planned as a follow to the NBC christmas special, but the deal with deinsey moved it to ABC
  11. Dantagon

    Dantagon Member

    Either way, both groups can do better and have done better. Why they didn't do better this time I don't know.
  12. The Whatevers

    The Whatevers Active Member

    I realised that 10 years ago.
  13. Muppet Matt

    Muppet Matt Well-Known Member

    I do think they coud have found a better actress then Ashanti.:boo:

    People like Juliana Donald, Kevin Bishop, or Tim Curry were all acting like the Muppets were real.
  14. dawningoftime

    dawningoftime Member

    I think that some of the problem with the Muppet's Wizard of OZ, is that I don't know how many people have read the actual book. Most people probably know the story via the Judy Garland movie. The muppet version actually stuck with the book and frankly I don't like the book version. I also felt that some of the pop culture references were very forced.
  15. Brinatello

    Brinatello Well-Known Member

    Plus, the book is actually more darker and violent than I expected when I first read it! I happened to like the books; I managed to read all 14 of Baum's originals several years ago. As for Disney, they stuck very close to the second and third books for "Return to Oz" and it's become one of my favorite movies to this day. Maybe if the Muppets' version was close to that, or even like the quick version from "Muppet Babies," it probably would have done better.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I keep saying I'll give it another chance on DVD, but I never do. Considering I haven't even seen KSY yet, dispite the fact I could get it for 6 bucks, Vs. MOZ 14.95 (money better spent on the ALF or ALFTales cartoon disks).

    SOme of it was okay, some of it was wretchid. All and all, if the script and production went through a few more passes and rewrites, it would have been a bit more enjoyable. And Ashanti couldn't act if her butt was on fire and that was the only thing that put it out. I know that makes no sense, but you can't blaime me, after seeing that.

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