Frank Oz: ‘Disney Doesn’t Want Me’ Involved with ‘Muppets,’ Has Taken Soul Out of Franchise

Frank Oz revealed in a new interview with The Guardian that he has not been involved with “The Muppets” over the last several years because Disney, which bought the rights to the franchise in 2004, is not interested in working with him.

Oz, the iconic puppeteer and voice actor behind Yoda and the director of “What About Bob?” and “Little Shop of Horrors,” was a mainstay in “The Muppets” franchise as the voice of Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Sam Eagle, Animal, and Marvin Suggs in various film and television projects.“I’d love to do the Muppets again but Disney doesn’t want me, and ‘Sesame Street’ hasn’t asked me for 10 years,” Oz said.

“They don’t want me because I won’t follow orders and I won’t do the kind of Muppets they believe in.”On “Sesame Street,” Oz voiced Bert, Grover, and Cookie Monster.

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