MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,694 this week

Lion of Oz (2000)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 202 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 3 critic

A circus lion finds himself in a magical land where he becomes the leader of a journey to stop the Wicked Witch of the East, a task which may lead him to loose a part of himself.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 690 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
OZ
a list of 45 titles
created 15 Sep 2013
 
a list of 750 titles
created 14 Jul 2014
 
a list of 21 images
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 240 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lion of Oz" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lion of Oz (2000)

Lion of Oz (2000) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lion of Oz.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A power hungry sorcerer transforms a princess into a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love.

Director: Richard Rich
Stars: Jack Palance, Howard McGillin, Michelle Nicastro
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue.

Directors: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook
Stars: Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton
Adventure | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.

Director: Steve Trenbirth
Stars: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Jay
Halloweentown (TV Movie 1998)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Director: Duwayne Dunham
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag
Stuart Little (1999)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

Director: Rob Minkoff
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Follow the clues to fun and excitement as the beloved little mouse takes on a big monster in this charming, full-length adventure. When a ferocious, mouse-nabbing creature puts fear into ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Latham
Stars: Thomas Dekker, Lacey Chabert, Jane Singer
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An 8-year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens.

Director: John A. Davis
Stars: Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Megan Cavanagh
Stories from My Childhood (TV Series 1998)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Donald Bishop, David Huband, Caroly Larson
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the historic melting pot of 19th century New York City, Fievel and the Mousekewitz family are struggling to make their American dream come true. But when a mysterious treasure map leads ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Latham
Stars: Thomas Dekker, Dom DeLuise, Pat Musick
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sequel to Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

Directors: Carole Holliday, Matthew O'Callaghan, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Worried that he costs too much to feed, Clifford runs away to join a carnival act and help win a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies.

Director: Robert C. Ramirez
Stars: John Ritter, Cree Summer, Kel Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Beckman ...
Narrator (voice)
...
Oscar Diggs (voice) (as Dom DeLuises)
...
The Oak Tree (voice)
...
Lion (voice)
...
Miklos Perlus ...
Sunbeam (voice) (as Mik Perlus)
Eleanor Noble ...
Moonbeam (voice)
Elizabeth Robertson ...
Starburst (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Gloom (voice)
...
Silly Ozbul (voice)
...
Wimsik (voice)
...
Captain Fitzgerald (voice)
...
Caroline (voice)
...
Tog (voice)
Don Brown ...
Pin Cushion (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Before Dorothy landed on the Wicked Witch of the East with her little farm house, the witch had to contend with another resident of middle America. The Lion, who was once part of the Omaha Circus, comes to Oz with the Wizard and starts on an adventure to stop the witch from obtaining the Flower of Oz. As new friends and strange characters look to him for his courage, Lion could loose exactly what it is that makes him so brave. Based upon the book by Roger S. Baum (Great-Grandson of Oz L. Frank Baum, the original author of the Oz books). Written by Max Vaughn

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is based on the book "Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage" written by Roger S. Baum, great-grandson of the author of the original Oz series L. Frank Baum. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not terrific, but still enjoyable.
8 February 2001 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

If you're like me, when you saw that this movie was about the Lion of Oz, you immediately thought of Bert Lahr's performance in the 1939 film. And you thought you knew the character pretty well.

And you come to find out, there's more to him than you thought.

Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser have written two of my favorite animated films (the underrated films "Balto" and "Cats Don't Dance"), and once again, they do a nice job with the script here. Like I mentioned above, there's more to this Lion than you thought. They do a nice job of tying into the original story at the beginning and the very end, but the majority is brand new material. The voice cast (Dom DeLuise, Bob Goldthwait, Jane Horrocks, Tim Curry, et al) does a serviceable job, though I believe they have given better performances. The animation is good, and of higher quality than some direct-to-video productions I've seen.

The only things I did not care for were the songs by Michael and Patty Silversher. They have done much better work before (their theme song for Disney's "Tale Spin" has got to be the single most irresistibly catchy theme song ever). Here, the songs just really didn't seem to do much, and I didn't really care for the vocalists' performances much. (Dom DeLuise has done MUCH better singing before.)

But this film is called "Lion of Oz," after all, and fortunately the best aspect of the production is the title character (appropriately called--Lion.) The animation of him is very good, and Jason Priestley's performance is wonderful. I love the way he delivers his lines, especially the "asides." His performance is the best one.

In closing, "Lion of Oz" has a few flaws, but it still makes for enjoyable viewing.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Lion of Oz (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?