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Journey Back to Oz (1972)

During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the ... See full summary »

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Uncle Henry (voice)
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The Signpost (voice)
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Pumpkinhead (voice)
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Crow (voice)
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Omby Amby (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
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Amos (voice)
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During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the witch Mombi to conquer Oz with an army of monster green elephants that's she's brewing up. She escapes with the help of Mombi's slave Pumpkinhead, and, together, they try to warn King Scarecrow and her other friends that Mombi is coming, but she finds that her friends haven't quite changed as much as she thought. So it's up to her, Pumpkinhead, and the living carousel horse Woodenhead to find a way to stop Mombi's Green Elephants. Written by Zedd

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elephant | based on novel | See All (2) »

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All the Fun and Splendour of the Magical Land of Oz in a Wonderful NEW full-length Musical Cartoon Adventure


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5 December 1974 (USA)  »

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The Wizard of Oz 2  »

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Margaret Hamilton, who played Miss Gulch/the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 movie, plays Aunt Em in this one. See more »

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Referenced in Kamillions (1990) See more »

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An Elephant Never Forgets
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Ethel Merman
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For Liza completists...
5 March 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

...and Ethel Merman buffs, too, will love her loud, bossy vocals as the wicked witch Mombi, but this cartoon sequel to "The Wizard Of Oz" is bereft of real imagination, substituting fantasy and excitement with noisy action (and cheaply repeating its footage like a bad music video). Little Dorothy is whisked back to Oz, which has gone to ruin, and meets old and new friends. The inelegant animation is stuck somewhere between the weakest Walt Disney and the less-inspired shows from Hanna-Barbera, however many of the songs are good, particularly Dorothy's sweet lament "It's a Far Away Land", superbly performed by Liza Minnelli. You can count on Minnelli for energy, which is why the movie perks up whenever Dorothy is around. Much of it is unmemorable, and I'm not even sure baby-boomers will get a charge from it since it has been out of circulation for so long. As a curiosity item, just fair. ** from ****


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