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Journey Back to Oz (1972)

During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Milton Berle ... The Cowardly Lion (voice)
Herschel Bernardi ... Woodenhead Pinto Stallion III (voice)
Paul Ford ... Uncle Henry (voice)
Margaret Hamilton ... Aunt Em (voice)
Jack E. Leonard ... The Signpost (voice)
Paul Lynde ... Pumpkinhead (voice)
Ethel Merman ... Mombi, the Bad Witch (voice)
Liza Minnelli ... Dorothy (voice)
Mickey Rooney ... The Scarecrow (voice)
Risë Stevens ... Glinda, the Good Witch (voice)
Danny Thomas ... The Tin Man (voice)
Mel Blanc ... Crow (voice)
Dal McKennon ... Omby Amby (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
Larry Storch ... Amos (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Cosby ... The Wizard of Oz (TV version)
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Storyline

During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the witch Mombi to conquer Oz with an army of monster green elephants that's she's brewing up. She escapes with the help of Mombi's slave Pumpkinhead, and, together, they try to warn King Scarecrow and her other friends that Mombi is coming, but she finds that her friends haven't quite changed as much as she thought. So it's up to her, Pumpkinhead, and the living carousel horse Woodenhead to find a way to stop Mombi's Green Elephants. Written by Zedd

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All the Fun and Splendour of the Magical Land of Oz in a Wonderful NEW full-length Musical Cartoon Adventure


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wizard of Oz 2 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmation Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The ABC television version featured new wraparound segments featuring Bill Cosby as the Wizard of Oz, standing in a hot air balloon with two children playing munchkins named Sprig and Twig. Cosby was only contracted for two uses, and so when SFM Distribution got the syndication rights, his segments were replaced with new material featuring Milton Berle. See more »

Alternate Versions

There was no Wizard in the theatrical release but the network TV version added new live-action sequences by Bill Cosby, and the sub-plot was to get the children back to Kansas to join Dorothy for Christmas. The TV version runs 96 minutes. These segments were not included in the Syndication rights, for which yet another new segment was filmed featuring Milton Berle. See more »

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Signpost Song
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Jack E. Leonard
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Strange movie, and a bizarre surprise
14 April 2004 | by phil-476See all my reviews

My kids liked this movie but I think even they started flagging after a while. I totally agree it's way too long, and some really weird music and songs.

The most interesting thing from a UK perspective is an odd moment in the Overture at the beginning of the movie. It surprisingly contains a well known and much loved UK TV theme tune.

British viewers will recognise the News At Ten theme tune in it's entireity minus of course the chimes of Big Ben. I always thought it was specially composed for the show but it was lifted from the score of this movie!

Who knew?


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