Monday, March 21, 2005

Get in Line for an Early View of "Oz"

The 4th Annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 19th through May 1st. Of the hundreds of entries, there is one that will have Muppet fans waiting in line. "The Muppet Wizard of Oz" is sure to be popular when it gets its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival before airing on ABC. Screenings are free (first come first serve) and will be on April 27th, 30th and May 1st. Details on the festival itself can be found on their official website.

If you can't make it to New York City to catch the premiere, The movie will air as part of "the Wonderful World of Disney", which is Saturday nights at 8pm on ABC. I have contacted ABC and the Muppet Holding Co about the exact air date, and they all say that it has not been decided yet. But they say it will be in "mid- to late May 2005" (the exact date will not be set until mid-April). So it will be either May 7, May 14, May 21, or May 28. (I'll keep you posted as soon as I hear anything). My sources say an announcement on the air date should be ready by Mid-April, after the whole spring Wonderful World of Disney line-up is all worked out.

They also say that they are working on setting up deals to replay it in either ABC-Family or the Disney Channel over the summer; but nothing official yet. There are also plans for a home video & DVD release, but a date or time when that would be out is not avalible either. I'll keep you all posted as the information about the release is released.

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