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Return to Oz: The Joy That Got Away (2007)

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A Documentary on the '1985' film: Return to Oz (1985).

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John Fricke ...
Himself / Oz Historian & Author
Jeanette Furevig ...
Herself / Actress
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Herself / Actress / Oz and Rocky Horror Fan
Jeff Legace ...
Himself / Oz Collector
Sean Pollock ...
Himself / 14-Year-Old Oz Collector
Aaron Schultz ...
Himself / Founder of WaltDisneysReturnToOz.com (voice)
Matthew Wages ...
Himself / Actor
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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 Anonymous

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Rodriguez has shown it to different festival heads, as well as the Oz Museum in Wamego, KS. See more »

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Sean Pollock: [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.
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The Joy that Got Away
23 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary provides many behind-the-scenes details that watchers of Return to Oz undoubtedly thirst for. It contains a very interesting interview with Oz historian John Fricke, who provides a great centerpiece for the documentary with his endless knowledge about all things Oz. The documentary also contains interviews with numerous fans of the film, who often have very interesting and thoughtful opinions on the work. The documentary also deals with the constant change in management at Disney, and how this may have affected the film. Overall the documentary is very nicely done, and I highly recommend it to anyone.


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