Ojo and Unc Nunkie are out of food, so they decide to journey to the Emerald City where they will never starve. Along the way, they meet Mewel, a waif and stray (mule) who leads them to Dr.... See full summary »
J. Farrell MacDonald
A wicked king has taken over the Emerald City, and wants his daughter, Princess Gloria, to marry the horrid courtier Googly-Goo, though she loves Pon, the Gardener's Boy. The camera now ... See full summary »
L. Frank Baum
A storybook opens to depict little Dorothy on the grey Kansas prairies, when suddenly a cyclone comes up, turns her world to color, and she lands on a Scarecrow, who promptly gets up and ... See full summary »
This film combines live action/original animation and library animation. Mickey steals a magic hat from a Sorcerer and is put under a spell by the angry magi so that no one will recognize ... See full summary »
The film depicts Baum acting on the stage when his father's theatre burned down. In reality, the theatre burned down during a production of his drawing room comedy, "Matches", while Baum was on tour as the male lead in another of his plays, "The Maid of Arran", and hence did not actually witness the fire. See more »
L. Frank Baum's niece Dorothy Gage who was the inspiration for the Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz died at 5 months of age. See more »
I haven't seen this in 10 years, but I remember it quite fondly. The sequences where he is visualizing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion, etc are realized very well, with depth and feeling. And Baum's hard luck life was finally turned to gold after they found a publisher(after 23 attempts...)-his true life story was quite involving itself.
Strange, I remember quite clearly seeing Avery Schreiber play the artist who illustrates Baum's books and helps bring them to life-but failed to see him mentioned in the credits. Was he unbilled or was I wrong? Oh well. No biggie.
Very good show-*** outta ****
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