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The Muppets head for Oz

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Mar 16, 2004.

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What do you think of the Muppet Wizard of Oz script?

Poll closed Jun 14, 2004.
I like that it will be based on the book 49 vote(s) 43.0%
I wish it was based on the movie 11 vote(s) 9.6%
I wish they would do something original 54 vote(s) 47.4%

  1. Phillip Administrator

  2. BornBlue New Member

    Hrmm...

    Blah...

    I just don't think the Muppets doing Wizard of Oz is what they need to invigorate the characters.

    I want to see more of the characters doing ORIGINAL stuff.

    I guess we'll see, though.
  3. mupvisiongirl New Member

    I'm a HUGE fan of the wizard of oz books, so I'm really optimistic about this project. I think that the muppets can really make it fun and fresh; I'm probably the only one on the board who is excited about this but I don't care! :excited:
  4. Super Scooter New Member

    Sounds terrific! I can't wait to see what they do with it.

    I wonder if they'll be writing any songs for the movie.
  5. Whatever Active Member

    I think it's a good thing that it will be based on the book, at least. That will give them a chance to do some fresh new stuff, not just competing against Judy Garland. Still, I'd rather they do an original movie.
  6. jediX Active Member

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

    Sigh......... :smirk: :(
  7. Tera New Member

    I'm a big fan of the books, and I think this can really work. Remember, the best stuff from the Mupppet Show was parody!

    I have high hopes for this project. I keep imagining Johnny Fiama as the Great and Terrible Oz with Sal as the doorkeeper. And oh, to see Pepe as Toto... :)
  8. Klonoa New Member

    Sounds like fun!

    At the very least it'll probably be better than 90 percent of what's on TV today.

    --Klonoa
  9. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm still mixed. I'm happy it's being based on the book and not just some cheapo parody of the movie. Hopefully this will turn out good, but I still would rather see something more of a sketch movie (like Monty Python's the Meaning of Life).
  10. BoyRaisin2 Active Member

    Hmm, Fox is involved. I just find that sort of interesting.

    Hope it's good.
  11. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    I would rather see a Muppet movie about Muppets, something original; but, I'm glad that it's being based on the book rather than the movie!! When I was in the play, we changed the beginning and ending of the play to match the book as well as the 39 MGM Film.

    Well, we're off to see the Wizard!
  12. Aaron Active Member

    that we are kev
  13. Erine81981 Active Member

    Well something nice for a change. Now I'll love it. Can't wait for it to hit TV! I've never read the book but I have seen alot of other pics in the book and it does seem alot differnt then what I had seemed. Isn't all together that is the Wizard of Oz and Return to Oz? Aren't they all the same book just two differnt movies?
  14. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    No, in the original Oz series, there were several books by Baum about the Land of Oz (which was the title of the 3rd book, I believe; second book was Ozma of Oz {which combined with Land of Oz created the movie Return to Oz}). After Baum passed away, the publisher hired Ruth Plumley Thompson to continue the series: today, there are altogether 40 "official" Oz books.

    You can click here for another thread to be dedicated to the Non-Muppet Oz Works: Wizard of Oz (Baum, Movie, Books)
  15. Ryan New Member

    Ditto..they have the opportunity to do something original...and they should. :sympathy:
  16. rexcrk Active Member

    Woo hoo! I can't wait! :D I'm so glad it's officially confirmed! :) Hopefully it'll be REALLY good! :halo:
  17. Bean Bunny New Member

    I am happy for the new Muppet TV film but I wish, it was more Muppet in nature and not based on a famaliar story. Oh well, "Muppet Christmas Carol" and Muppet Treasure Island" were good, so I guess this would be good as well. Hopefully Bean Bunny will have a big number in this pic, Maybe he could be the mayor of muccin (spelling so) Land.
  18. Randlev New Member

    Any word on if it will be a musical or not? Or has Disney stopped making muppet musicals just like they've stopped animating them?
  19. Daylight New Member

    All in all, I'd prefer something original, but it's good to get anything.

    Is the book really different from the movie? I think it's good that it's going to be based on the book rather than the movie so it'll be something a bit different, but I'm not sure how they're going to completely avoid doing it like the movie considering how ingrained that movie is into our culture. I can just imagine all these people watching the new Muppet movie expecting it to be like the Wizard of Oz movie and being completely confused and disapointed when it's not.

    It'll be great to have another Muppet movie, but I'm so worried that it's going to end up being really bad. :(
  20. dmx10101 Member

    It said it'll maybe have one human??!! It's not the Muppets without several humans interacting with the muppets. Oh well at least we'll have a new movie.

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