The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

2005 TV-PG 1h 40m DVD

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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

2005 TV-PG 1h 40m DVD
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In a fresh spin on a classic tale, the lovable Muppets head down the yellow brick road with Dorothy Gale (Ashanti), an aspiring performer who works at her Auntie Em's (Queen Latifah) diner in a small Kansas town -- until a twister sweeps the girl away to the Land of Oz. There, she encounters many favorite Muppet faces -- including Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest of the crew -- in this charming musical adventure.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
  • Ashanti
  • Queen Latifah
  • Jeffrey Tambor
  • David Alan Grier
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Kermit the Frog
  • Miss Piggy
  • Fozzie Bear
  • Gonzo
  • Muppets
  • Steve Whitmire
  • Dave Goelz
  • Bill Barretta
  • Eric Jacobson
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Reviews

age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this Muppet caper operates on two levels, with numerous gags that mainly adults will understand. The movie includes mischievous references to R-rated movies (Kill Bill, Passion of the Christ) and pretty far-out rock and roll, like the legend that Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album has been used as an "alternative soundtrack" to the 1939 Wizard of Oz with trippy results.

Sexual Content

Some talk on what constitutes "sexy." Leading-lady Ashanti wears some provocative outfits (for which she is upbraided by her aunt), and the Wizard at one point materializes as a Lara Croft-style super-hot videogame vixen in revealing CGI clothes.

Violence

No worse than the fantasy stuff in the 1939 movie -- which means both the Scarecrow and the Tin Man get torn apart, then reassembled. Streetfighting between the Wicked Witch Miss Piggy and Dorothy.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Toto has, for some reason, been replaced by a crustacean who, for some reason, is a stereotyped Latino street dude.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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