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Ashanti, Tarantino Off to See Muppets in 'Oz'

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Luke, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Movies205

    Movies205 New Member

    I'm going say no :) I think the film-makers realize they have an awesome film-making tactic in there hands here. By making everyone in oz a puppet, they are clearly differenciating between the real world and oz, giving it more of a dream like quality.
  2. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    I think Piggy is more of the Wicked Witch type. She likes attention, she hogs (no pun intended) the glory, etc. Piggy is definitely able to play the bad guy. However, I thought there were earlier rumors that she would play both the good (Glenda) and bad witches in the film.
  3. Randlev

    Randlev New Member

    Amen, Go Henson! Go Disney! I'm not sure how many of us there are, but I'm really excited about the direction this project seems to be taking. It isn't at all like I imagined, but I love it nonetheless. Ashanti will make a great Dorothy, it'll be fantastic to have a song or two sung by her. Queen Latifah as Aunt Em, again, who'd have thought...but I really think she can go from being a kind of mean protective Aunt to a kind and loving friend over the course of the story.

    I mean, if the muppets can pull off Whoopi as God, then I don't think there's a lot they can't do. Have faith, kids.

    oh, and I hadn't thought of Mickey as the Wizard, it's so crazy it could actually work. Or Michael Eisner himself could have a wicked and ironic cameo as a man who tries to make the world think he's a lot more powerful and smarter than he actually is......but of course Frank Oz is my number one pick. I can't wait for next spring!
  4. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Active Member

    Gees, Frank Oz is such an obvious surprise cameo that they have to use that as an inside joke. I mean it's just so perfect!

    Either way, I'm now pretty curious about who the Wizard is going to be. Don't know if I need to be, but I am for some reason.
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

  6. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    No chance! It's pretty obvious they intend to keep Mickey and the Muppets as far apart as possible. You have to remember the Muppets are being run as a completely different and seperate franchise that just happens to be owned by a subsidary of the Disney Company rather than them being part of the regular Disney stable of characters and owned by the Disney Company itself. They aren't really "together" at all.
  7. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I didn't think they did actually "pull off" Whoopi as God. She was awful.
  8. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Really? I thoroughly enjoyed Whoopi as God. I don't know why, but I thought it was irreverent and reverent at the same time.
  9. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I didn't hate the choice of her as God and indeed it was irreverant and reverant, just her bits (in my opinion) were badly written, went on too long and were a bit dragged out. Those bits were boring to me, i fast forward them. Her role could have been a lot funnier and it was a shame she didn't get any interaction with the Muppets - if anything i would have cast her as the angel with Kermit and just had God as a booming voice seen from over the shoulder or something
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Ok Ok so Mickey was a far way left field guses. two things i hope one its not a muppet and Two i hope its not Jesica Simpson. Now If it was the Electece Mayhem that would be ok becaues i think they need more sopt light.

    I also need to apoolgiese for the whole Piggy arugument i think that sence she is playing all 4 witches that she will be doing a realy good justice to the movie. so im sorry if i hurt anyone with my angure.

    The other thing that is bothering me is we have so many muppets un creadited like Sal Johnny Rowlf Anamal and other ones that just in the last movies have had preety big roles. I also wish that Pepe was not toto big mis casting there, i think Bill Bereta is ready to do Rowlf full time and for a lot of secnes with more then one word in them. Of corues i know that it might be a hard voice for him to do at this time i just think he should at least try.

    The Uncle i think should be Mark Curry from "Hangin with Mr. Copper" He is so funny and i think would be a good uncle figure. Im not sure if he still has a good standing with ABC or not his show was one of the frist shows with TGIF and it was one of the only ones that stayed with ABC to finesh out.
    Another old TGIF show that stayed with TGIF was Boy meets World and i love that show as well so anyone from it could in my book join the cast for this movie and help it for the better.

    Another thing is im so so so Glad they are using the JHC staff i was scared when Disney bought the Muppets that they would not be using the JHC staff but they are and im really pleased. The director seems like a really cool guy and is edgy wich is good. Pluse Touchstone is helping not Disney but a devieson of Disney.

    Oh yea What about Keven Clash do you think he will be a part of this movie or not and if so do you think Clifford will be in it he was not in the last one but keven did do Sam the Egeal. So that will be intresting to see as well.
  11. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    It was only an initial press release, they wouldn't go into detail with an entire cast list. I'm sure all the usual gang will be there - it is a Muppet movie afterall. I think it's probable that Tarrentino will be playing the Wizard in the Oz parts and they just didn't mention it but they could surprise us yet!
  12. baby sinclair

    baby sinclair New Member

    Maybe rowlf or animal could play the little dog.I forgot his name its been so long since i've watched wizard of oz.
  13. WOCKA2416

    WOCKA2416 New Member

    I could be wrong, but it sounds like they're going to just get him for that cameo. I hope they don't fail with casting the Wizard though. They need someone great for that role.
  14. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Yeah it sounds like just a cameo i agree, just not sure they would get another high profile human in for another main role, might start to overshadow the real stars. I hope if it isn't him they use a Muppet!
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    For some odd reason i have a funny feeling its going to be the muppet band. As there big come back, and do you think that in the comercales they will have something about there new muppet show. Luke or Phil could probly answer that one.
  16. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    You mean Toto. He is going to be played by Pepe, but I hope Rowlf does get some air time. :)
  17. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny New Member

    I hope that Bean get some air time. Any air time. Maybe he could be one of the Lolli Pop Kids. Of the Munkins are the rats, but hey it could work.
  18. King Prawn

    King Prawn New Member

    I predict their will be Muppets in the real world. I mean Pepe will be there, he is Dorophy's Dog... I mean prawn after all. Although I would prefer having all the Muppets in Oz.

    I can't wait to see this film. I'm really warming up to the new cast.
  19. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    I doubt if a new Muppet series will happen any time soon. I'd say it's more likely we will see another made-for-tv movie (after Oz) before a weekly Muppet series.
  20. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Active Member

    I have a feeling if Bean will be in this movie, there will be pain. Really, everything he's done in the past 15 years has involved him getting hurt. Sad, but very entertaining. :zany:


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