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Writer:
L. Frank Baum (characters)
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Plot:
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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Didn't do anything for me See more (37 total) »

Cast

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Paul Jude Letersky ... Flying Monkey / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Leigh Scott (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Chris Campbell (1 episode, 2011)
Leigh Scott (1 episode, 2011)
Eliza Swenson (1 episode, 2011)

L. Frank Baum (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Chris Campbell .... executive producer / producer (1 episode, 2011)
Nick Everhart .... co-producer (1 episode, 2011)
Shannon Murphy .... co-producer (1 episode, 2011)
Leigh Scott .... producer (1 episode, 2011)
Eliza Swenson .... producer (1 episode, 2011)

David Didato .... co-executive producer / consulting producer (unknown episodes, 2011)
Grace Didato .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes, 2011)
John Joyce .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
George Keane .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Chuck McGuire .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Leigh Scott (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nick Everhart (unknown episodes)
Leigh Scott (unknown episodes)
Eliza Swenson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Jordan Turnage (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Krista Gall (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Brian Rzepka (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Regina Amato (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joe Amella .... creature effects technician (unknown episodes)
Rob DeMaio .... creature effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Sarah Hindsgaul .... key hair stylist / key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Krystal Phillips .... creature effects designer / makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Ella Watson .... creature effects intern (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ross Edgar .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Laura J. Hill .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Connor Driscoll .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Ross Edgar .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Shannon Murphy .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jordan Turnage .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Laura J. Hill .... poster artist (unknown episodes, 2011)
Ryan Beasecker .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Danielle Brustman .... set designer (unknown episodes)
John Hatch .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Linda Keil .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Jaime Phelps .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Andrew Knopp .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Derek Morse .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Joe Pfeil .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bali Bock .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Kevin Jackson .... visual effects supervisor: Tikibot (1 episode, 2011)

Laura J. Hill .... lead digital compositor (unknown episodes, 2011)
Jeff Klein .... visual effects (unknown episodes, 2011)
Ismail Kemal Ciftcioglu .... matte painter (unknown episodes)
Jay Garrison .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Victor Ianiu .... modeler (unknown episodes)
Nikie Monteleone .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Michael Nikitin .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Wesley Ortiz .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes)
Ajoy Paul .... modeler (unknown episodes)
Debarati Paul .... modeler (unknown episodes)
Luis Reyno .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Wilson Rosario .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
David Scandlyn .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Vladimir Zharov .... compositor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Mitch Gould .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
David Kiiskinen .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Reuben Langdon .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tadahiro Nakamura .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dan Southworth .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Trenton McRae .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2011)

Bob Blankemeier .... best boy grip: second unit / grip (unknown episodes, 2011)
Ben Booker .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Robert 'Tweedy' Francis .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Al Gonzalez .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Bryan Krass .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
John Nathans .... grip (unknown episodes)
Ross Neugeboren .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Eric Rodriguez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Phillip Smith .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Hitoshi Tomonori .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Mel Turner .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Matt Turve .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Jared Wilcox .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Evan Wilhelm .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Josh Woodin .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Ian Woolston-Smith .... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Amy Roiland .... casting assistant (1 episode, 2011)

Barry Ratcliffe .... casting associate (unknown episodes, 2011)
Christine Nelson .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kyra Doumlele .... wardrobe assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michelle Jimlami .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
James J. Duhon .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Nick Doumlele .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Connor Driscoll .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Aaron Everhart .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Paige Gautreaux .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael Hancock .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Amanda Kammler .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Beau Kline .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Scott Self .... production staff (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Michael Bevins .... special thanks (unknown episodes)
Bob Gale .... special thanks (unknown episodes)
Brian Henson .... special thanks (unknown episodes)
 

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USA:167 min (TV)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Billie Westbrook:You made me cry.See more »
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FAQ

Is this a direct sequel to Wizard of Oz.
Is this based on any of the Oz novels or is it an original sequel?
Where is the story set?
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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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