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Frank Oz's Biography

Frank Oz (born Frank Richard Oznowicz; born May 25, 1944) is a film director, actor, voice actor and puppeteer who is known for creating and performing the characters Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show, as well as Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover in Sesame Street. His work as a film director includes 1986's Little Shop of Horrors remake and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is also the voice of Yoda in the Star Wars film series.

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  • Muppets Most Wanted is a Great Caper

      News Source: Village Voice | 1 month ago
    If you count forward from Jim Henson's mid-1960s TV appearances with a fringy pup named Rowlf and the lizard, made from an old winter coat, who would later become Kermit the Frog, the Muppets have outlived most of their early puppet peers by more
  • 37 Things We Learned from the ‘Muppet Christmas Carol' Commentary

      News Source: Datzhott | 4 months ago
    Things We Learned from the Muppet Christmas Carol' Commentary Another wonderful moment from the archive to help you celebrate Christmas Christmas is just around the corner, and you're probably catching up on some old and new favorite films about the
  • ‘Jim Henson: The Biography,' by Brian Jay Jones

      News Source: The New York Times | 4 months ago
    Consider the opening sequence of 1979's The Muppet Movie, in which Kermit the Frog performed The Rainbow Connection, the ­follow-up to his breakout number, Bein' Green. Kermit strummed his banjo while perched on a log in the middle of a swamp. The

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  • Flooby Nooby: The Dark Crystal - Rare Director's Cut

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    Message from therperson who restored this film and made it available online: Early versions of The Dark Crystal were a bit different than the version we see today. Jim Henson and Frank Oz originally sought to create a much darker story that ...
  • shy crafty girl: ARC December

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    He wanted Frank Oz to work with him, but Fran was too young, only 17 or so so After he graduated High school Frank went to work with Jim. When Sesame Street came to be popular, Jim kept trying to make sure to let people know that the ...
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) - The Squeee

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    Starring the Muppet voices: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz and David Rudman; with real-life actors Steven Mackintosh as Scrooge's nephew, Meredith Braun as Belle, Robin Weaver as Clara and Raymond Coulthard as ...

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