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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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

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Tales of the Wizard of Oz (TV Series 1961)
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Director: Ted Eshbaugh
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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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Featured in The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond (2009) See more »

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It's a vague but reminiscent and entertaining memory.
11 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now how I recall those Friday nights when I'd see the Main 4 Characters going over the rainbow at the start of the show and even when they and The Wizard of Oz slid down the slide.recently I'd even checked this show out on You Tube to see how it would look?As you'll see too it did very well in mimicking the scenes in The Great Hall including from which the The Voice says "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" Among others.It just has if not the same magic as the 1939 classic then very close to it.Very similar to it in fact. when it opens and closes with the classic song of somewhere over the rainbow.If you also saw this as a kid and reminisce about this then you'll be immediately transported back through time too.This would be great for release on DVD as well.So let's hope that it'll get on a.s.a.p. as well.Yes what a score it would be to be 4 again too.

Truthfully,Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste"


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