"...They took us to Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock, to the storyteller’s fireplace and the world of the Dark Crystal. In his documentary Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched, Muppeteer-turned-director Frank Oz takes a rare look back at a life under felt..."
"...Suzan Zeder has a dog named Ozma. The dog is 20 years old..."
"...According to the Library of Congress, 1939’s The Wizard of Oz has been seen by more viewers than any other movie, a piece of trivia I mulled over as the lights went down in the theatre and a couple with four small children came in, thus upping the attendance to seven. The stories that L..."
"...”If you can make them believe, then you’re wizard enough,” says the witch Glinda (Williams) to the magician and con man Oz (Franco), who has been cast reluctantly as the prophesied savior of her people. Can the filmmakers, however, make the audience believe? That is the real question underlying Oz the Great and Powerful, and that question raises another: Is “wizard enough” good enough when you’re tinkering with a beloved movie classic?..."
"...But by the end of this new musical version of one such story, we come to see this term in another light, as a fault. For in their take on Ozma of Oz, the third book in Frank Baum's fantasy series, Suzan Zeder and Richard Gray have crafted a vision of a world that is literally timeless, that never progresses beyond a single day, that never sees the seasons turn or the years pass, that never knows age..."
"...Kevin Muñoz is my neighbor; I met him while walking my dog. Living where I do, I was first introduced to Muñoz's work by way of his ever-changing balcony facade..."
"...Now he co-owns a skateboard company – Roger Skateboards – and is a member of Austin's Okay Mountain collective of artists, and his works appears in print and online venues like Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose, and, this latest thing, he's the illustrator of a new edition of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from Harper Collins...."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett, Gary Farmer and Paul Soles..."
"...Starring: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Luke Wilson, James Marsden, Danny Glover, Columbus Short, Peter Dinklage, Loretta Devine, Regina Hall and Keith David. The Brits invented the parlor farce and surely had an early patent on gallows humor, too, but Frank Oz's 2007 Death at a Funeral was a dud, never finding the right pitch at which to play the mounting hysteria of a funeral gone cataclysmically wrong (featuring blackmail, an accidental LSD dosing, and a dead body, for starters)..."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Graves, Peter Dinklage, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan, Alan Tudyk, Jane Asher, Kris Marshall, Peter Vaughan, Thomas Wheatley and Peter Egan..."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins, Rishi Bhat and David Keith..."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski and Robert Downey Jr...."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon and Debbie Reynolds..."
"...The supermarket racks were rife with TV Guides huckstering 100 years of The Wizard of Oz -- one could choose between four "collector's covers" featuring Judy Garland's earnest, endearing Dorothy about to burst into song. She was 17 and playing a girl of, what, about nine? Eleven? That she could efface her seventeen-ness so thoroughly, radiating no hint of sexuality, is both a tribute to her talent and a little frightening..."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris, Donald Moffat, Peter MacNicol, Christopher Durang and Heywood Hale Broun..."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray and Levi Stubbs..."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and Roger Bart..."