It has been announced that Walt Disney records will release the CD soundtrack to "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" on May 17, 2005 (three days before the TV debut). The soundtrack will feature the new songs in the TV-movie, along with some classic Muppet songs. Some of the tracks on the soundtrack include Ashanti's solo rendition of "Gotta Get Out of Kansas" and "It's a Good Life," plus a collaboration of Ashanti, Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie and Pepe on "When I'm With You". It will be rounded out by such familiar Muppets tunes as "Mahna Mahna", "Rainbow Connection", and "The Muppet Show Theme". The complete track listing is not available at this time, but one it is I'll share the full rundown.
It has also been announced today that the DVD release of "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" is scheduled for release through Disney Home Entertainment on August 9, 2005. The exact details of the DVD’s content have not been released yet. I'll share more details with you as soon as Disney releases more information later this summer.
Also remember to mark your calendars, because that the film will air on television on May 20, 2005 at 8/7c on ABC. All these dates have been added to the GelflingWaldo Files' Henson/Muppet calendar for future reference.