CharacteristicsAdult Munchkins are about as tall as a well-grown child. They generally wear round hats that rise to a point, and their clothes are always blue. The popular Munchkin style is knee-breeches with silk stockings, low shoes with jeweled buckles, shirts with frilled bosoms, and vests embroidered with silk. Blue is the traditional and favorite color of the Munchkins.
HistoryThe Munchkins were ruled for many years by the tyrannical Wicked Witch of the East, who conquered and eventually enslaved them all to work for her night and day. All up until Dorothy Gale's Kansas farm house was picked up by a terrible Cyclone and brought to the land of Oz and dropped it in the east land of the country. And ultimately crushed and killed the Munchkins Wicked oppressor. Which liberated and freed the Munchkin people from bondage forever. As a thank you reward, the Muchkins, and the Good Witch of the North gave Dorothy the Wicked Witches magic Silver Shoes to have and wear.
The Singer Midgets portrayed the Munchkins in MGM's The Wizard of Oz including the Mayor, the Coroner, the Lollypop Kid, the Lullaby Girl, and the Sleepy-Head, the Violin Man, and the Munchkin Soilder. Jerry Marren played the Lollypop Kid that welcomed Dorothy to Munchkinland.
In stage production of The Wiz, the munchkins are these small overweight people with possibly tiny legs.After Dorothy's house landed on Evamene (the Wicked Witch of the East) they were overwhelmed with joy know that now they were free. In the film production the munchkins were played by a bunch of children and teenagers. These munchkins were turned into graffiti as a punishment for painting on Evamene's playground wall. But after Dorothy flattened her by the giant Z after crashing through the Oz sign, the curse was broken, they were free from their wall prison, and were able to play again.
- The Wizard of Oz (1939): The Singer Midgets
- The Wiz (stage): Phylicia Ayers-Allen, Pi Douglass, Joni Palmer, Andy Torres, Carl Weaver
- The Wiz (movie): Ted Williams, Mabel Robinson,Damon Pearce, Donna Patric Ingram
- The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Muppet Rats
- "The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's" (VeggieTales) (2007): The French Peas as Munchies