A documentary of the underrated 'Return to Oz,' including behind the scenes footage, discussion of how the movie came to be and its production and marketing struggles, and the famous filmmakers and more that were attached to it. There is footage of interviews with Fairuza Balk and Nicol Williamson, and of John Fricke (Oz Historian) interviewing the surviving munchkins, at Ozfest in 2006. There's also footage from 'The Mickey Mouse Club: Rainbow Road to Oz(1957) and more. It's also packed with clips, stills, book references and more from 'Wizard of Oz' and 'Return to Oz'. There are clips of movies that were somehow related to that genre and time. Written by
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, executive consultant on the film, recorded an interview but due to technical problems, the footage was not usable. Later, after the film had already been released, Gabe Rodriguez
found a way to make the footage work and then edited a new version with Pacentine's interview inserted throughout the film. However, Rodriguez only considers this second version to be a favor to Pacentine; the original released version is the true director's cut. See more
[about Return To Oz
I'm really glad Disney made it because it's probably the best thing to ever come out of Disney, whereas nowadays they're making movies about Cars and stuff.
The end credits appear over a sketch drawing of Tik Tok and the Wheeler. See more
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