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"The Witches of Oz" (2011) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2011-

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Dorothy Gale discovers that her best selling novels are actually based on suppressed childhood memories of her time in Oz, and that she may be in danger of experiencing it all over again. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 8)
Paul Jude Letersky ... Flying Monkey / ... (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Directed by
Leigh Scott (1 episode, 2011)
Series Writing credits
L. Frank Baum (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
David Didato .... co-executive producer / consulting producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Grace Didato .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
John Joyce .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
George Keane .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Chuck McGuire .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Cinematography by
Leigh Scott (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Film Editing by
Nick Everhart (2 episodes, 2011)
Leigh Scott (2 episodes, 2011)
Eliza Swenson (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Casting by
Jordan Turnage (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Design by
Krista Gall (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Art Direction by
Brian Rzepka (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Costume Design by
Regina Amato (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Makeup Department
Joe Amella .... creature effects technician (2 episodes, 2011)
Rob DeMaio .... creature effects assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Hindsgaul .... key hair stylist / key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Krystal Phillips .... creature effects designer / makeup department head (2 episodes, 2011)
Ella Watson .... creature effects intern (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Management
Ross Edgar .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Laura J. Hill .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Connor Driscoll .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Ross Edgar .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Shannon Murphy .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Jordan Turnage .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Art Department
Ryan Beasecker .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Danielle Brustman .... set designer (2 episodes, 2011)
John Hatch .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2011)
Laura J. Hill .... poster artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Linda Keil .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2011)
Jaime Rosegren .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Sound Department
Andrew Knopp .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Derek Morse .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2011)
Joe Pfeil .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Special Effects by
Bali Bock .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Visual Effects by
Ismail Kemal Ciftcioglu .... matte painter (2 episodes, 2011)
Jay Garrison .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2011)
Laura J. Hill .... lead digital compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Victor Ianiu .... modeler (2 episodes, 2011)
Jeff Klein .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2011)
Nikie Monteleone .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2011)
Michael Nikitin .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2011)
Wesley Ortiz .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Ajoy Paul .... modeler (2 episodes, 2011)
Debarati Paul .... modeler (2 episodes, 2011)
Luis Reyno .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2011)
Wilson Rosario .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2011)
David Scandlyn .... visual effects producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Vladimir Zharov .... compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Stunts
Mitch Gould .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
David Kiiskinen .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Reuben Langdon .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Tadahiro Nakamura .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Dan Southworth .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Blankemeier .... best boy grip: second unit / grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Ben Booker .... electrician (2 episodes, 2011)
Robert 'Tweedy' Francis .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Al Gonzalez .... electrician (2 episodes, 2011)
Bryan Krass .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Trenton McRae .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2011)
John Nathans .... grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Ross Neugeboren .... electrician (2 episodes, 2011)
Eric Rodriguez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Phillip Smith .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Hitoshi Tomonori .... best boy electric (2 episodes, 2011)
Mel Turner .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Matt Turve .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Jared Wilcox .... key grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Evan Wilhelm .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Josh Woodin .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Ian Woolston-Smith .... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Casting Department
Christine Nelson .... extras casting (2 episodes, 2011)
Barry Ratcliffe .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kyra Doumlele .... wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Editorial Department
Michelle Jimlami .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Transportation Department
James J. Duhon .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Other crew
Nick Doumlele .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Connor Driscoll .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Everhart .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Paige Gautreaux .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Michael Hancock .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Kammler .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Beau Kline .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Scott Self .... production staff (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Thanks
Michael Bevins .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Bob Gale .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Brian Henson .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2011)

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USA:167 min (TV)
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Did You Know?

The flying monkeys were nearly 100% practical, hand sewn and armored by the creature effects team (and a few stragglers, like the wardrobe designer and production supervisor) using old Hollywood techniques and cues from Jim Henson. CGI wings were added in post production to round out their fierce, menacing look.See more »
Billie Westbrook:You made me cry.See more »
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Is this a direct sequel to Wizard of Oz.
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Are the wicked witch of the west, the scarecrow, and the lion in this movie?
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28 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Didn't do anything for me, 6 July 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

To start things off, I was not expecting any kind of adaptation or even a re-imagining. Just something decent. I was also dubious though, considering The Witches of Oz was airing on the SyFy Channel, save a few exceptions, a lot of stuff on there is not bothering with in my view.

Thanks to costume and set design that is a notch above to most projects on the SyFy Channel and the appearance of Lance Henrikssen, The Witches of Oz could have been much worse. But in all honesty, is that saying much? Not for me.

Apparently there were over 1,400 visual effects. Okay, that is a sort of impressive number though I don't think The Witches of Oz needed that many. It wasn't the quantity of the effects I was looking to, it was the quality of them. While not as crude as some effects I seen compared to some of the other output that airs on the channel, the quality of the effects I don't think are that good, they are often lacking in clarity and sharpness.

The lighting doesn't help much either. Some scenes are dimly lit and make some of the production values seem flat. As for the story, I liked the idea and I admit I was kind of looking forward to what they were going to do with it, however it didn't engage me, I found The Witches of Oz rather sluggishly paced and also that some scenes dragged on for too long. The characters are not written very well at all, and I cared for very few of them, even Toto.

The writing is also stilted, often in a horrendous sense, the direction is perhaps too relaxed that it becomes rather dull and the acting ranges from overplayed to wooden. The worst offenders in both these categories in my opinion are Sean Astin, trying to give his material and bad material some life but ending up overdoing it quite wildly, and the girl who plays Dorothy, who is incredibly unanimated and wooden. Christopher Lloyd is also criminally underused.

Overall, didn't entirely hate it but it didn't do anything for me, sorry. 3/10 Bethany Cox

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