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
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Actor Eric Fleming
drowned while filming a live-action segment for this series in a Peruvian jungle. See more
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
Referenced in Oz: The American Fairyland