Marvelous Movies of Ozby Un-muted | created - 28 Nov 2010 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
There are a lot of different Oz-projects. I am very interested in all of them and I thought it would be useful to list them here. Excitement should be shared. All titles, old and new, are chronologically ordered. I do not claim to include all Oz projects ever made.
Projects that are announced but not yet listed on IMDb: The Steam Engines of Oz, an animated feature film based on a graphic novel of the same name by Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Sean Patrick O’Reilly.
Cancelled: OZ (by the Polish Brothers - thanks to MGM), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (John Boorman's faithful animated retelling), The Wizard of Oz (Warner Bros remake of the ’39 movie - what were they thinking anyway?), Warriors of Oz (action-adventure miniseries from Syfy by Timur Bekmambetov, which follows a warrior from present day earth who is transported to the future and a post-apocalyptic Oz), Dorothy Must Die (CW drama based upon the young adult novel of the same name by Danielle Paige, in which a young woman from Kansas learns that she is destined to lead the people of Oz in the fight to reclaim their land from a power-hungry Dorothy).
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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 331,470 | Gross: $22.20M
The one and only original.
2. 20th Century Oz (1976)
R | 85 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Musical
Dorothy is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a rock band when, suddenly, the van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in a fantasy world as gritty and realistic ... See full summary »
A rock musical reincarnation.
3. The Wiz (1978)
G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.
Votes: 12,006 | Gross: $21.05M
African American remake of the original tale. Based on the Broadway musical of the same name. To me this is a psychedelic atrocity. I just don't get it.
4. Return to Oz (1985)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.
A sequel to the original movie, combining the plots of both books 'The Marvelous Land of Oz' and 'Ozma of Oz' written by creator Frank L. Baum.
5. Ozu no mahôtsukai (1986–1987)
25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Dorthy gets swept up by a terrible tornado and her and her whole Grandparent's house has been transported to a beautiful land. There she is greeted by the Good Witch, who tells her that she... See full summary »
Anime adaptation of 52 episodes based on four of the original Oz books by L. Frank Baum.
6. The Wizard of Oz (1990–1991)
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Dorothy is called back to Oz by her ruby slippers to once again help her friends. The Wicked Witch of the West has taken over Emerald City by keeping the Wizard away from the West Wind that... See full summary »
In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1939 movie musical, ABC created an animated sequel series.
7. Futurama (1999–2013)
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.
Episode 03x18 - Anthology of Interest II contains the story Wizzin', which is a retelling of the classic tale.
8. Lost in Oz (2000 TV Movie)
A group of contemporary young people are swept to the Land of Oz--only Ozma and the Wizard are missing, and no one knows why.
Television pilot script with Tim Burton as executive producer. Its story inspired the 2002 tv pilot.
9. Scrubs (2001–2010)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama
In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.
Episode 05x07 - My Way Home of the comedy-drama is a homage to The Wizard of Oz.
10. Lost in Oz (2002 TV Movie)
45 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A 20-something woman leads a revolt against the powers that be in the mythical otherworld Oz.
WB television pilot for an original sequel series to The Wizard of Oz. Seek, and ye shall find!
11. Supernatural (2005– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters", fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.
09x04 - Slumber Party introduces Dorothy, a hunter and daughter of American author L. Frank Baum who was one of the Men of Letters. She followed her father on one of his trips and got trapped in Oz where she worked with three freedom fighters against the Wicked Witch of the West.
12. Tin Man (2007– )
TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".
A modern re-imagining of the classic story, from Syfy Channel.
13. Once Upon a Time (2011– )
TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.
Once Upon a Time also took a trip down the Yellow Brick Road starting in its third season.
14. The Witches of Oz (2011– )
TV-14 | 167 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
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.
Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood memories and that the wonders of Oz are real.
15. Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2012)
PG | 101 min | Action, Family, Fantasy
Children's author Dorothy Gale makes a decent living continuing her grandfather's series of Oz books. When a new agent enters the scene, Dorothy moves to New York City. In the midst of a ... See full summary »
Apparently this theatrical release is not only significantly reduced in time, but also follows a different storyline and feature more and better special effects.
16. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
PG | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.
Votes: 186,780 | Gross: $234.91M
I thoroughly enjoyed Oz the Great and Powerful, though its casting could be better. Oz is colourful, but still recognisable. I love all references however small. Though the Wizard's backstory feels completed, I still have unresolved questions and long for more time in Oz.
17. Positively Ozitively (2013 TV Movie)
TV-Y | 17 min | Family
In this innovative problem solving series, Dot, Dorothy's daughter, goes off to Oz everyday with the children of the beloved characters from L. Frank Baum's classic book, The Wizard of Oz. ... See full summary »
Educational children's tv series.
18. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.
Votes: 5,333 | Gross: $8.46M
Animated musical sequel based on the book by Roger S. Baum. The voice cast looks great, I just hope the story is equally wonderful. They want this to be the first in a series of Oz movies.
19. OzLand (2014)
105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In a dry and dusty post-apocalyptic world, two wayfarers wander aimlessly until Leif finds a copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Using the world around him to interpret what he reads, Leif ... See full summary »
An independent fantasy/sci-fi drama film.
20. The Wiz Live! (2015 TV Movie)
TV-G | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A live production of the 1975 Broadway musical, "The Wiz," which put a modern spin on the classic "Wizard of Oz" tale with a cast of African-American actors.
21. Lost in Oz (2015– )
TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Family
In the first season of Lost In Oz, twelve-year-old Dorothy Gale and her trusty dog Toto search for Glinda the Good, in the hope that she can give them the magic they need to send them home ... See full summary »
An animated series.
22. Emerald City (2016–2017)
TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A modern reimagining of the stories that led to 'The Wizard of Oz'.
I really liked this NBC series. It had the brains (good casting and storylines), the heart (fascinating characters) and the nerve (dark rather than sugary sweet). But it still lacked something. But I can't pinpoint what exactly. There are only 10 episodes though. And since it has been cancelled, it no longer has a home too.
23. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (2017– )
TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is about Dorothy, who is granted princess of Emerald City by Queen Ozma after defeating the Wicked Witch.
An animated children's television series.
24. Wicked (2019)
Fantasy, Musical, Romance | Announced
The story of how a green-skinned woman framed by the Wizard of Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West; feature film based on the Broadway musical.
Director: Stephen Daldry
After years of avoiding spoilers, I finally got the chance to see the musical and I was blown away. It has an incredible score, but also delivers an enthralling story. This is my all-time favourite musical and I cannot wait until this movie is made and I can watch it over and over and over again.
Fantasy | Post-production
Young Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale is taken by a tornado to the marvelous Land of Oz. Together with her strange new friends, she will free the people of Oz from the rule of wicked witches and false wizards in her search for a way home.
26. Dorothy (TV Movie)
60 min | Drama | Announced
Focuses on a girl from Kansas City who falls for a man and moves with him to the Emerald City to work at his Emerald Hotel.
A CBS medical soap based in New York City, inspired by the characters and themes from The Wizard of Oz. Yes this sounds peculiar, but hence all the more intriguing. Script only for now.
Fantasy | Announced
Dorothy Gale's granddaughter returns to Oz to fight evil.
Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced
A revisionist take on the L. Frank Baum books.
A modern-time sequel where Dorothy, her grand-daughter and the child they're babysitting are magically transported back to Oz.
Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Announced
Oz and Glinda have their first born child named Olivia. They don't tell Olivia that an evil spell has been cast on her by someone she never knew.
I feel there are many Oz stories left to tell, before Dorothy drops in. As long as they preserve the wonder and improve the acting and character development, I welcome subsequent (pre)sequels. To be honest, I am also looking forward upon Dorothy's arrival but I feel this should be the last chapter in Disney's Oz franchise.
30. Oz Wars
Animation | Announced
A modern-day Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" gets trapped in a world of black magic, martial arts and monsters.
Director: Mike Johnson
Stop-motion action-adventure movie, where Dorothy gets caught up in a whirlwind of warrior witches, black magic, martial arts and monsters.
Dorothy's great-great-granddaughter has to learn to wield the power of the ruby slippers.
480 min | Drama | Announced
A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz's most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely ... See full summary »
TV-series based on the book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. The book differs quite a bit from the Broadway musical, but it's interesting nonetheless. I'm already longing for the other books to become series as well. Pretty please?