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03/15/2013 12:07 am ET Updated May 13, 2013

Frank Oz: The CFQ Interview

2013-03-18-Frank_Oz_03_410.jpgIt's amazing some researchers haven't figured out a way of determining personalities based on what aspect of Frank Oz's career one is impressed with. Of course there's Yoda -- Frank voiced the beloved, and powerful, Jedi master, operated the puppet for most of the Star Wars films, and for many helped form the heart and soul of the franchise. For me, it's both the time he spent with Jim Henson -- developing characters such as Miss Piggy and Grover and innovating puppetry in that surprisingly visionary company -- and his work in the director's chair for Little Shop of Horrors, taking the musical stage adaptation of the Roger Corman's dark comedy and creating a rich and wondrous, albeit murderous, film world. I was able to talk with Oz on the occasion of the Blu-ray release of the film, which restores the original, apocalyptic Don't Feed the Plants finale that was cut from the theatrical release. We also got to talk Muppets, Star Wars, and the mysterious allure of sequel rumors.

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Frank Oz: The CFQ Interview

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