Parents' Guide to

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Raucous Muppet spoof of a classic gets a wee bit edgy.

Movie G 2005 100 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

Disappointing

I loved Pepe the King Prawn being Toto but didn't like the certain references made to Passions, or girls gone wild videos being the standard of the " all American girl " and when i heard Rizzo the Rat drop the "B" bomb i about lost it. I know with the times we live in some of the comedy is going to change a bit but certain things just don't belong in a Muppet's movie . You sit down to watch and think you're going to see a funny, feel good Muppet Movie and then you get hit with this .....I hope this isn't a sign of how the Muppet's will be from now on. This was not one of my happier purchases . The humor in this would have been more at home in a Family Guy Cartoon not a Muppet movie. If i wanted to see Family Guy i would pop in the DVD . It just isn't what i expected from a Muppet movie
age 7+

Not worthy of Muppet's legacy

Can't stress what a terrible movie this is. Couldn't even make it through.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (9 ):

This one seems to be edgier in its humor than previous, G-rated Muppet-brand-name fare. The Muppets' Wizard of Oz premiered on prime-time TV in America, and the video box bears the curiosity of two sets of ratings: a TV "PG" and a theatrical equivalent of a "G." But it never stops reminding you that it's only a movie, making mention that one of the top Muppet talents is actually named Frank Oz. At the climax, action-director Quentin Tarentino appears as himself, excitedly describing to a quivering studio-exec Kermit how violent he can make the next scene.

Ashanti is pretty good when it comes to reacting to Muppets, but the ending moral is a little questionable -- Dorothy, returned to Kansas, gets Auntie Em's blessing to go seek music celebritydom after all. Translation: There's no place like stretch limos and lots of bling, either. We wish this were made into another Muppet joke, but it seems more like the filmmakers wanting their hip-hop heroine to have it both ways.

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