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Disney to release Muppets' Wizard of Oz Soundtrack and DVD

By Greg James
April 6, 2005

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Billboard announced today that Walt Disney Records will release the CD soundtrack to "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" on May 17, 2005 and the DVD on August 9, 2005.

The soundtrack will showcase the new songs created for television-movie, plus some classic Muppet songs. Songs on the soundtrack include Ashanti's solo rendition of "Gotta Get Out of Kansas" and "It's a Good Life," plus a collaboration of Ashanti, Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie and Pepe on "When I'm With You". The CD will be rounded out by such familiar Muppets tunes as "Rainbow Connection", "Mahna Mahna", and "The Muppet Show Theme".

It was also announced today that the DVD release of "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" will be released through Disney Home Entertainment on August 9, 2005. The exact details of the DVD's content has not been released yet, and won't be until later this summer. The disk will hold the 88-minute "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" tele-film; and fans should also be able expect a nice collection of related bonus materials included as well.

"The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" will air in the United States on Friday, May 20, 2005 at 8:00 pm EST on ABC (check local listings for full details). The film will also premiere in New York at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19th through May 1st (more details can be found on the festival's official website).

Muppets Wizard of Oz Soundtrack
1. Kansas - Ashanti
2. When I’m With You - Ashanti & Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie, Pepe
3. The Witch Is In The House - Miss Piggy & Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band
4. Calling All Munchkins - The Munchkin Tap-your-knuckle Choir
5. Good Life - Ashanti
6. Nap Time - Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band
7. The Muppet Show Theme - Featuring the Muppets
8. Mahna Mahna - Mahna Mahna & the Two Snowths
9. (It’s Not Easy) Bein’ Green - Kermit
10. Rainbow Connection - Kermit
11. Lady of Spain - Marvin Suggs and his Muppaphone
12. Halfway Down the Stairs - Kermit and Robin
13. What Now My Love? - Miss Piggy
14. Tenderly - Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band
15. Happy Feet - Kermit and the Frog Chorus

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