Off to See the Wizard (1967–1968)

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Family-oriented TV series, produced by MGM, in which animated versions of the "Wizard of Oz" characters were used as wrap-arounds to introduce various family-oriented films from the MGM ... See full summary »

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Family-oriented TV series, produced by MGM, in which animated versions of the "Wizard of Oz" characters were used as wrap-arounds to introduce various family-oriented films from the MGM library ("Lili," "The Glass Slipper," among others), usually shown in two parts, nature documentaries, and original programming, most notably the Emmy-nominated "Whatever Happened to Mother Goose?," featuring an all-star cast as various Mother Goose characters. Written by Bob Sorrentino

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Actor Eric Fleming drowned while filming a live-action segment for this series in a Peruvian jungle. See more »

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The opening and closing credits for the theatrical films presented on this series were not shown, as was the custom during the '50's, '60's, and most of the '70's on Walt Disney's television program. See more »

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Referenced in Oz: The American Fairyland (1997) See more »

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Barely remembered, but the concept sounded good!
26 December 2007 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

My memory of this show is incredibly fragmentary, even though I was 8 when this first aired in 1967. That said, I remembered when "Lili" was aired, and I also remember seeing The Three Stooges at the end of one of the segments.

That this show aired was ironic. Walt Disney had run his shows on ABC until 1959, when he and the network had trouble with each other. Disney then moved his show to NBC. It is very strange that this show would air, as ABC's version of Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

The concept certainly sounded good: An anthology tapping into MGM's movies, as well as original programming. It also used the team of Chuck Jones and Abe Levitow. Unfortunately, this show was canceled, joining the ranks of other Friday night shows that bit the dust in the mid-1960s. Still, it seems like such an intriguing show.


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