A storybook opens to depict little Dorothy on the grey Kansas prairies, when suddenly a cyclone comes up, turns her world to color, and she lands on a Scarecrow, who promptly gets up and walks with her. Her dog Toto finds a woodcutter made of tin, so the Scarecrow oils him up and he accompanies them. They watch some animals reproduce before being ushered into the Emerald City by singing suits of armor and a lavish parade of overweight cops before meeting the Wizard, a devious little man who transforms eggs into uncontrollable forms, much to Billina's dismay.
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Did You Know?
This was the first film, cartoon or otherwise, to show the Kansas scenes in black and white and the land of Oz in color. Legal difficulties prevented its release in 1933. See more
Referenced in NCIS: Black Water
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
From "The Carnival of the Animals"
Played by orchestra in scene with swans See more