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Frank Oz on Muppets, Disney, and Being Puppies at SXSW
The great director gets candid at the fest
"...Legendary filmmaker Frank Oz got candid during Monday’s SXSW Interactive Featured Session..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

The Wonderful World of Frank Oz
It’s time to meet the folks behind Muppet Guys Talking
"...Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched, Muppeteer-turned-director Frank Oz takes a rare look back at a life..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Life Again in Oz
On the 20th anniversary of the premiere of her play Ozma of Oz, Suzan Zeder revisits Frank Baum's enchanted land to turn the show into a musical and finds a part of herself there.
"...Suzan Zeder has a dog named Ozma. The dog is 20 years old. "We got her..."

April 21, 2000 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Animated Dorothy goes back to Oz for further adventures.
" the Library of Congress, 1939’s The Wizard of Oz has been seen by more viewers than any other..."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Oz the Great and Powerful
Neither a besmirching nor a instant classic, this sometimes clunky prequel in which James Franco plays the Wizard when he was a mere, young huckster also has Sam Raimi's ravishing visuals.
"...witch Glinda (Williams) to the magician and con man Oz (Franco), who has been cast reluctantly as the prophesied..."

March 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Getting to Oz Through Austin Arts
Area arts events make a Yellow Brick Road to The Wizard of Oz in Zilker Park
"...vacay from the Sunflower State to the Land of Oz. Well, this year, the Zilker Summer Musical will transport..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Time Again in Oz: Right on Time
Time Again in Oz, a new musical version of Ozma of Oz by Suzan Zeder and Richard Gray, takes Dorothy Gale back over the rainbow to learn the value of time, and based on the production by the UT Department of Theatre and Dance, the creators may have produced a tale that's timeless.
"...light, as a fault. For in their take on Ozma of Oz, the third book in Frank Baum's fantasy..."

April 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Studio Visits: Kevin Muñoz
Art and graphic design meet in a windowless East Austin studio
"...Kevin Muñoz is my neighbor; I met him while walking my..."

March 1, 2013 Arts Feature by Andy Campbell

Michael Sieben Illustrates a New Edition of 'The Wizard of Oz'
Austin's inkstained Okay Mountain man drops da Baum on us
"...his works appears in print and online venues like Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose, and, this latest thing, he's the illustrator..."

Feb. 19, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Zilker Theatre Productions’ The Wizard of Oz
The 59th Zilker Summer Musical embraces all the joy in the familiar tale, making for a family-friendly show
"...The Wizard of Oz is a curious animal. Originally a children's book by..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Wizard of Oz 3-D
Watch out for the flying monkeys.
"...Directed by: Victor Fleming. Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Wizard of Oz Summer Sing-Along
"...Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin and Munchkins...."

July 26, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Wizard of Oz W/pink Floyd
"...Fleming. Starring: Munchkins, Charley Grapewin, Margaret Hamilton, Billie Burke, Frank Morgan, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger and Judy..."

July 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Score
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando,..."

July 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death at a Funeral
A remake of a 3-year-old British comedy, Death at a Funeral transfers its farce from a predominantly white cast to predominantly black.
"...had an early patent on gallows humor, too, but Frank Oz's 2007 Death at a Funeral was a dud,..."

April 23, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Death at a Funeral
Pure farce served straight up and directed by the man who moonlights as the voice of Yoda and Miss Piggy.
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Graves, Peter Dinklage, Keeley..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Indian in the Cupboard
The excellent animation and sly wit make this an above-average kids' fantasy .
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins,..."

July 21, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

In & Out
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Letters at 3AM
Follow the yellow brick road to Wounded Knee in this account of L. Frank Baum's effort to tame the untamable.
"...TV Guides huckstering 100 years of The Wizard of Oz -- one could choose between four "collector's covers" featuring..."

July 21, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Little Shop of Horrors
A house plant with an appetite for flesh says, "Feed me."
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve..."

May 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie..."

June 12, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Stepford Wives
Remake will quickly go from an idea that's misbegotten to a movie that's completely forgotten.
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Bette..."

June 11, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What About Bob?
In this classic comedy, Murray plays a patient who drives his shrink (Dreyfuss) crazy.
"...Directed by: Frank Oz. Starring: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty and..."

May 24, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Little Shop of Horrors: A Good Time Out of Joint
Zachary Scott Theatre Center's Little Shop of Horrors is a terrific staging of an endearingly weird musical.
"...ago, and the Ashman & Menken remake (directed by Frank Oz) about 14 years ago. And that when I..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Seeming more like a calculation than a flight of fancy, this adventure tale has both hits and misses
"...Tomorrowland loom in the distance, recalling the image of Oz seen through the poppy field or the remote house..."

May 22, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

From the Vaults: The Yellow Brick Road Leads to Austin
Michael Sieben illustrates new edition of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'
"...Disney's new tent pole, Oz the Great and Powerful, opens across the country today..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Other Stars in the Galaxy
"...BOWFINGER D: Frank Oz; with Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Christine Baranski, Heather..."

May 21, 1999 Screens Feature

Star Wars
"...Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, voice of James Earl Jones. Return..."

May 14, 1999 Screens Feature

With his follow-up to Elf, actor-turned-director Jon Favreau sticks with family-friendly filmmaking, this time delivering a bang-up version of Chris Van Allsburg’s bestselling children’s book Zathura.
"...Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, Frank Oz, John Alexander and Derek Mears. With his follow-up..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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