Frank OzFrank Oz who has provided the voice of Yoda in five out of the six movies has said he would return if asked. Oz, told Hero Complex in an interview this week that he hasn't heard anything but he would be game to return.“He’s in my heart,” Oz said. I know Yoda very deeply.”The main issue for Frank Oz is the change of Yoda from puppet to CGI.“I think it depends on the story, but I think at this point you can’t go back to the puppet,” he said. “The reason George [Lucas] did the CGI...Read Full Story
Regarding the recent rumors about who may or may not be getting a stand-alone film, Yoda was considered as a potential character within the rumor mill. While some don't want one, others think that it may be a good idea. Besides the point, there seems to some sort of possibility of some sort of spin-off of Star Wars.
Frank Oz has come forward and basically implied that if such a stand-alone movie were to arise, then he would like to return to voicing Yoda. In an interview with Hero Complex, he...Read Full Story
The stage is the thing: Andy Nyman, Frank Oz and Scott Bakula rehearse at the Menier Chocolate Factory (Picture: Nobby Clark) A stark warning is issued before meeting Frank Oz, the legendary puppeteer who brought to life Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and Yoda. Don’t, says his publicist, ask him to do any voices.‘I don’t mind being asked at all. I just say no,’ chuckles the lovable, British-born 67-year-old, whose real voice is smooth and low and not at all growly or effeminate. ‘It’s like I...Read Full Story
Kevin Bishop and Tim Curry star in Brian Henson’s Muppet Treasure Island.
As a Muppet fan, the thing I miss most about Muppet Treasure Island is the Muppets. Oh, they’re around, but in neither of the film’s principal roles. Instead, it’s Tim Curry and Kevin Bishop–and their performances both have ups and downs.
But neither is wholly responsible–in Bishop’s case, the script changes his character quite a bit without reasonable impetus, and Curry seems to be missing directorial attention. So...Read Full Story
When The Muppets hits theaters the day before Thanksgiving the movie will be missing one of the original "Muppeteers": Frank Oz.
Before becoming a director with films as diverse as the 1986 musical remake of Little Shop of Horrors and the DeNiro/Brando/Norton crime drama The Score to his credit, Oz provided the voices and movements for several of the most iconic Muppet characters including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal as well as Grover and Cookie Monster on Sesame Street. He also did...Read Full Story