Family-oriented TV series, produced by MGM, in which guest hosts and animated versions of the "Wizard of Oz" characters were used as wrap-arounds to introduce various family-oriented films ... See full summary »
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1968   1967   Unknown  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Daws Butler ...  Scarecrow / ... 25 episodes, 1967-1968
Mel Blanc ...  Cowardly Lion / ... 25 episodes, 1967-1968
June Foray ...  Dorothy Gale 25 episodes, 1967-1968
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Family-oriented TV series, produced by MGM, in which guest hosts and animated versions of the "Wizard of Oz" characters were used as wrap-arounds to introduce various family-oriented films from the MGM film library ("Lili," "The Glass Slipper," among others), usually shown in two parts, nature documentaries, and original programming, most notably the Emmy-nominated "Whatever Happened to Mother Goose?," featuring an all-star cast as various Mother Goose characters. Written by Bob Sorrentino

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

St. George, Utah, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The animated sequences introducing each episode were directed by animation legend Chuck Jones. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits for the theatrical films presented on this series were not shown, as was the custom during the '50's, '60's, and most of the '70's on Walt Disney's television program. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Oz: The American Fairyland (1997) See more »

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Barely remembered, but the concept sounded good!
26 December 2007 | by tforbes-2See all my reviews

My memory of this show is incredibly fragmentary, even though I was 8 when this first aired in 1967. That said, I remembered when "Lili" was aired, and I also remember seeing The Three Stooges at the end of one of the segments.

That this show aired was ironic. Walt Disney had run his shows on ABC until 1959, when he and the network had trouble with each other. Disney then moved his show to NBC. It is very strange that this show would air, as ABC's version of Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

The concept certainly sounded good: An anthology tapping into MGM's movies, as well as original programming. It also used the team of Chuck Jones and Abe Levitow. Unfortunately, this show was canceled, joining the ranks of other Friday night shows that bit the dust in the mid-1960s. Still, it seems like such an intriguing show.


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