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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

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L. Frank Baum's enduring fantasy story gets a new and very funny spin in this made-for-TV comedy. Dorothy (Ashanti) is a young woman who works in a diner in Kansas owned by her Aunt Em (Queen Latifah) and dreams of one day making it big as a singer. When a tornado makes its way through the trailer park Dorothy and Em call home, the young woman is spirited off to a magical land known as Oz, where she accidentally kills the most wicked witch in the land. Dorothy, however, isn't so sure she wants to stay, and sets off to find a wizard who might be able to help her. As Dorothy searches for the wizard's castle, she makes some friends along the way -- a scarecrow (Kermit the Frog, voiced by Steve Whitmire), a cowardly lion (Fozzie Bear, voiced by Eric Jacobson), a combination robot and computer made of tin (The Great Gonzo, voiced by Dave Goelz) -- but she also has to fend off The Wicked Witch of the West (Miss Piggy, voiced by Eric Jacobson), whose sister fell victim to Dorothy upon her arrival in the strange new land. Featuring most of the best-known Muppet Show characters, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz also features guest appearances by Jeffrey Tambor, David Alan Grier, and Quentin Tarantino.

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Cast

Ashanti
as Dorothy Gale
Queen Latifah
as Auntie Em
David Alan Grier
as Uncle Henry
Steve Whitmire
as Kermit the Frog
Dave Goelz
as Gonzo the Great
Eric Jacobson
as Fozzie Bear/Miss Piggy
Bill Barretta
as Pepe the King Prawn
Dan Payne
as Weatherman
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Critic Reviews for The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

All Critics (8)

Raucous Muppet spoof of a classic. Tweens and up.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

...strictly for kids...

Full Review… | January 7, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

It's a real turkey.

Full Review… | September 30, 2005
Combustible Celluloid

It's not on a par with the Muppet movie madness of old, but it's darn close.

Full Review… | August 30, 2005
Flick Filosopher

A disastrous failure.

August 24, 2005
Film Threat

We're a long way from the creative energy, heart, and charm of Henson's Muppet movies, even though I'm not ready for the Henson Company to stop trying.

August 18, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

½

A disapointment, really wanted to like this but its so flat and a huge anti climax :( Dont get me wrong there are all the usual Muppets and afew nice touches but this really could of been done better. The tunes are uninspired and the look is poor and obviously done on weak looking sets with some poor bluescreen but the costumes are good and the feel is pure Muppets, I just feel they could of gone to town abit more with locations and human casting.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

They ruined the movie and the Muppets.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

½

the muppets take there ride on the ride with this wizard of oz remake and the result is a wonderful, funny, entertaining, and fun for the whole family film

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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