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  Frank Oz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard Frank Oznowicz (born May 25, 1944), better known as Frank Oz, is an English film director, actor and puppeteer.
Oz is best known for his work as a puppeteer, performing with Jim Henson's Muppets.
Oz had a great deal of creative input on the character, and was himself responsible for creating the character's trademark style of reversed grammar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frank_Oz   (970 words)

 The Oz books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Baum, another nineteen by Ruth Plumly Thompson, and another seven books by various other authors comprise the "Famous Forty", which is considered the classic original series (though many inconsistencies make it difficult to call it canonical).
Many years ago, before Dorothy came to Oz, the royal family of the Munchkins were kidnapped and imprisoned on the mysterious Ozure Islands by the witch Mombi.
The phrase "The Wizard of Oz" was included in the title to coincide with the release of MGM film The Wizard of Oz the same year the book was published.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Oz_Books   (3133 words)

 Frank Oz
The son of Isidore and Frances Oznowicz, Oz was raised in Belgium until he was five years old.
One of his first jobs was to operate the right hand of the Muppet Rowlf the Dog, while Henson operated the head, the left arm and did the voice.
Oz lives in Connecticut with his wife, Robin, an illustrator, with whom he shares two children.
www.tribute.ca /bio.asp?id=2693   (434 words)

 Frank Oz
Oz played with puppets from a very early age, started staging his own puppet shows at 12, and was an accomplished amateur puppeteer by high school.
Jim Henson met Oz at a California convention of puppeteers, and hired Oz in 1963.
Oz performed an early version of the Cookie Monster for Our Place, a kiddie show that aired on CBS in 1967, and Henson, Oz, and the Muppets became cornerstones of Western culture with the debut of Sesame Street in 1969.
www.nndb.com /people/009/000023937   (429 words)

 Frank Oz News - Muppet Central Forum
Well, the one and only Frank Oz was going to show up tonight at a benefit, with tickets costing $100, and he was, undoubtedly, going to perform some very famous characters.
Oz, but that a talk he was giving in town would be rescheduled.
Oz will bring Miss Piggy with him to town this weekend, and she will interact with "the first lady" of the Paul Mesner Puppets, Georgette, at a fund-raising event set for this evening.
forum.muppetcentral.com /showthread.php?t=20615   (1176 words)

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Oz is fairyland originally created by L. Frank Baum as stories he told his four sons and their friends.
Baum came up with the name of Oz, one being that when asked by one child what the name of this marvelous land was, his eye happened to catch sight of his filing cabinet, which read "O-Z".
The _Bugle_ appears three times a year and specializes in popular and scholarly articles on Oz and its creators, biographical and critical studies, first edition checklists, research into the people and places within the Oz books, etc. The magazine is illustrated with rare photographs and drawings, and the covers are in full color.
www.ucalgary.ca /~dkbrown/oz.faq   (1766 words)

 Frank Oz - MovieActors.com
Frank Oz Frank OZ was born on May 25, 1944 in Hereford, England.
Frank Oz is a recipient of the prestigious Connor Award given by the brothers of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Frank Oz's most notable "performance" was as the Muppet-like Jedi master Yoda in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and in RETURN OF THE JEDI.
www.movieactors.com /actors/frankoz.htm   (301 words)

 Frank Oz
Frank Oz Born in Hereford, England, Frank Oz (born Frank Oznowicz) graduated from California's Oakland City College during 1962 and joined the humans behind Jim Henson's fledgling Muppet group as a puppeteer the following year.
After The Muppet Show went on the air in 1976, Oz became vice president of the Henson organization, and was responsible for the portrayals of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal, among other characters, earning three Emmy Awards for his work on the show.
Two years later, with Henson in the director's chair, Oz was one of the voices in Labyrinth.
www.djangomusic.com /actor_bio.asp?pid=P105306   (248 words)

 L. Frank Baum's Oz Books
Lyman Frank Baum, whose fertile imagination would delight future generations of children, lead an early life almost as colorful as some of his fictional characters.
Baum brought Dorothy back to Oz in his third Oz book, Ozma of Oz, published in 1907, and she has appeared in all subsequent books.
Oz is real to its many readers because of the careful way that Baum crafted his stories.
www.myantiquemall.com /AQstories/baumbooks/BaumBooks.html   (752 words)

 Wizard of Oz History @ Oz Central
Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856 to Benjamin Ward and Cynthia Ann (Stanton) Baum.
In 1868 L. Frank Baum was sent to the Peekskill Military Academy where, after the comfort and indulgences of Rose Lawn, he spent two miserable years and suffered a heart seizure brought on by the rigors of army life.
In the two years before The Emerald City of Oz, Baum's financial affairs had become increasingly entangled, and by 1910 the situation was do serious that he assigned all rights to his Bobbs-Merrill books to a group of creditors.
www.oz-central.com /history.html   (1213 words)

 Star Wars: Biography | Frank Oz
starwars.com > Biography > Cast > Frank Oz Within the Star Wars universe, Frank Oz is known for his masterly portrayal and voice of the Jedi Master Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
He is credited with bringing to life a mere puppet and making the creation of one of the most memorable characters of the Star Wars saga.
Born in Hereford, England, on May 25th, 1944, Oz began puppeteering at age 11.
www.starwars.com /bio/frankoz.html   (231 words)

 Frank Oz News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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At the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith DVD press event at Skywalker Ranch on Thursday, part of the conference included a discussion with Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda in the films, animation supervisor...
Frank Oz is in negotiations to helm "Horrible Bosses" for New Line Cinema.
www.topix.net /who/frank-oz   (361 words)

 Frank Oz biography (YodaJeff.com)
Frank Oz also worked on the final two movies of the Star Wars Trilogy: The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
Frank is scheduled to controll Yoda in the upcoming prequels, and he also will still supply the voice.
Oz's last film marked a return to kid stuff as the director of The Indian in the Cupboard, the story of a young boy who essentially plays God when he's given an old cupboard that brings his toys to life.
www.yodajeff.com /frank_oz/biography   (626 words)

 Frank Oz's Stepford Wives debuts June 11 - Muppet Central Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is from a whole different angle," said director Frank Oz, who got his big start in entertainment as a collaborator of Muppets maestro Jim Henson and who supplied the voice for puppets including Miss Piggy and Cookie Monster.
Oz's update on gender conflict is pretty to look at, with Kidman and other Stepford lovelies like singer Faith Hill gliding over exquisitely landscaped lawns, and it delivers loads of camp laughs thanks to the wisecracking Midler.
Oz is like many talented directors: he's had his hits and he's had his misses.
forum.muppetcentral.com /showthread.php?t=14686   (1640 words)

 Amazon.com: Lost Princess of Oz (Wonderful Oz Books): Books: L. Frank Baum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Tin Woodman of Oz: A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, Assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz, and Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter by L.
When Princess Ozma and all the magic of the Land of Oz are mysteriously stolen away, Dorothy and the other residents of Oz are determined to find their missing ruler and the thief responsible for her disappearance.
The Lost Princess of Oz (Books of Wonder) by L. Frank Baum is the 11th book in the oz series and tells the story of when ozma is missing from oz and the subsequent hunt to find her.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345333675?v=glance   (1937 words)

 L.Frank Baum-OZ Museum Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frank Baum was the creator of "The Wizard of OZ".
He was born in Chittenango, New York, and made it the Birthplace of OZ.
The Chittenango Foundation exists to immortalize him by operating the L. Frank Baum-OZ Museum.
www.baumozmuseum.com   (38 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - The Stepford Wives -- Frank Oz - DVD - Special Edition / Subtitled / Sensormatic / ...
The pre-release "buzz" on Stepford Wives was uniformly bad, convincing prospective viewers that Frank Oz's remake of the 1975 thriller based on Ira Levin's bestselling novel would be virtually unwatchable.
Frank Oz's Stepford Wives takes liberties with both Levin's novel and the earlier film version, coming up with a hybrid that may be somewhat inconsistent but is far from the disaster this movie's detractors claimed it to be.
Kidman is decidedly quirky as an unknowingly domineering wife, although her finely tuned performance is eclipsed by the more colorful portrayal of Midler, whose blowsy, tart-tongued scribe gets most of the laughs.
video.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?ean=97360503845&frm=0   (972 words)

 "TO PLEASE A CHILD" L. Frank Baum and the Land of Oz - The Wizard of Oz (Library of Congress Exhibition)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Frank Baum's classic American fairy tale was an instant success and received positive reviews in numerous publications of the day.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the way in which portions of the text were printed over Denslow's drawings, a feature soon copied in other children's books.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz In 1956 the copyright on the book expired, opening the way for a stream of new editions of the book in which illustrators created their own visual interpretations of the Oz characters originally portrayed by W. Denslow.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/oz/ozsect1.html   (1424 words)

 Wizard of Oz - Frequently Asked Questions - Oz Characters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A wanderer from America, he came to Oz with Dorothy on one of her adventures, and was invited to stay.
In The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, as played by Ashanti, is probably an older teenager, as she's working at her aunt and uncle's diner but longing to move on and become a Hollywood star.
The Oz character has a wooden body and a pumpkin for a head, and is a farmer in the Winkie Country.
www.eskimo.com /~tiktok/faq05.html   (5950 words)

 Cast Profiles: Frank Oz - Yoda
provides such a skimpy bio of Frank when his contribution to Episodes V and VI was so huge.
I could go on all day about what a nice guy Frank is and how he never complained about being subteranian in "a slimy mud hole" (and you had to be there to know how true that line really was).
Frank Oz first achieved fame as one of the major creative forces behind The Muppets.
1001resources.com /hosting/users/cinesecrets/SW1/pmSW1CastFrankOz.html   (161 words)

 Salon.com Books | Oz vs. Narnia
Frank Baum's sanitized, all-too-American world is infinitely less compelling than C.S. Lewis' dangerous imaginings.
While W.W. Norton celebrates Oz's milestone with the publication of a new hardcover edition of Baum scholar Michael Patrick Hearn's "The Annotated Wizard of Oz," Lewis' book is getting a desultory commemoration from HarperCollins -- new editions of the seven-book Chronicles of Narnia series with the original illustrations colorized and laminated paperback bindings.
The model for this volume is Martin Gardner's successful annotated version of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." But while Carroll's children's classic is full of double meanings, mathematical jokes, puzzles, political satire and witty digs at the pomposity of Victorian culture (particularly the poems children were made to memorize), Baum's fairy tale is plainer stuff.
www.salon.com /books/feature/2000/12/28/baum   (934 words)

 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Oz first started as a book, which grew into an entire series of books.
The Wonderful Blog of Oz Illustration by John R. Neill from The Giant Horse of Oz, © 1928 The Reilly and Lee Co.
Oz T-shirts, Cards, and Posters are now available through our own shop at Zazzle.com.
www.eskimo.com /~tiktok   (1737 words)

 Biography for Frank Oz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Oz moved to California with his parents in the 1950s and began staging puppet shows when he was 12.
Oz codirected the fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1983) with Henson and then soloed on the third Muppet movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984).
Ready to branch out beyond Muppetdom, he brought a keen eye (and sense of humor) to the stylized musical remake of Little Shop of Horrors (1986), which proved his mettle as a filmmaker.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0000568/bio   (715 words)

 Frank Oz @ Filmbug
Within the Star Wars universe, Frank Oz is known for his masterly portrayal and voice of the Jedi Master Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Born in Hereford, England, Oz began puppeteering at age 11.
Tell us what you think of Frank Oz in the Filmbug forum...
www.filmbug.com /db/27231   (236 words)

 Amazon.com: FZ:OZ: Music: Frank Zappa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frank would never have done this...I'm pleased that his family is doing it.
Perhaps the strongest aspect of it is Frank's guitar playing, both lead and rhythm.
He plays what must be 30+ minutes of guitar solos on this disc...and they are for the most part, pretty inspired, not just noodling for the sake of it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006YXL7?v=glance   (1164 words)

 eBay - frank oz, Children's Books, Fiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ - Frank Baum - Riley & Lee
The Land of Oz by L.Frank Baum; Reilly & Lee ed.1920s
The Scarecrow of Oz L. Frank Baum, 1st ed.
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 The Famous Forty Canon of Oz
The Famous Forty Canon consists of the forty original Oz books published by the Reilly & Lee company of Chicago (the first book was originally published by George M. Hill, and Reilly & Britton was the company's name through 1919).
These original forty titles span the years 1900 through 1963 and five writers - the most prolific ones being Lyman Frank Baum (of course), the discoverer and then "Royal Historian" of Oz; and his immediate successor, Ruth Plumly Thompson.
Also, with the exceptions of the very first Oz tale [The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)] and the final four, the other 35 Oz tales were all illustrated to perfection by John R. Neill.
www.welcometooz.net   (242 words)

 Frank Oz
Screenwriter David Odell, who penned the original film as well as the first "Muppet Movie," is on board for the second spin, although a director has yet to be announced.
Frank Oz Helps Three Guys Kill Their Bosses
Frank Oz is in negotiations to direct Miramax Films' comedy "The Ultimate Low Self-Esteem Movie." The project is about a woman who has bad luck with men -- they all end up dumping her.
www.rottentomatoes.com /p/frank_oz/news.php   (3675 words)

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