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The Wizard of Oz (1982)

Ozu no mahôtsukai (original title)
Animated version of the classic story of a young farmgirl who is transported to the magic land of Oz.

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Yoshimitsu Banno, L. Frank Baum (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mari Okamoto Mari Okamoto ... Dorothy Gale (voice)
Kotobuki Hizuru Kotobuki Hizuru ... Scarecrow (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Tin Woodman (voice)
Masashi Amenomori Masashi Amenomori ... Cowardly Lion (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi Taeko Nakanishi ... Aunt Em / Servant (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Uncle Henry (voice)
Miyoko Asô Miyoko Asô ... The Good Witch of the North (voice)
Kaori Kishi Kaori Kishi ... The Wicked Witch of the West (voice)
Kazuo Kumakura Kazuo Kumakura ... The Wizard (voice)
Kumiko Takizawa Kumiko Takizawa ... Glinda, the Good Witch of the South (voice)
Shôhei Matsubara Shôhei Matsubara ... Toto (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Soldier (voice)
Toshiyuki Yamamoto Toshiyuki Yamamoto ... Monkey King (voice)
Aileen Quinn ... Dorothy Gale (voice)
Lorne Greene ... The Wizard (voice)
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Animated version of the classic story of a young farmgirl who is transported to the magic land of Oz.

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wizard | witch | lion | scarecrow | tin man | See All (7) »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wizard of Oz See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$612,300
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally shown at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »


Soundtracks

1 + 1 wa nan?
Music by Joe Hisaishi and Yûichirô Oda
Performed by Mitsuko Horie
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A piece of my childhood
3 January 2007 | by rach_e_davisSee all my reviews

This movie may not be the greatest quality you will find in cartoons, but to me it's a gem! I watched this movie for the first time when I was 3 or 4, and continued to watch it about once every two months until I was about 9. After losing track of it for thirteen years I finally found a copy and watched it again. I have to say, even now when I am "all grown up" I still find this movie charming! I would recommend this movie to any parent with small kids. As a child, I remember being very excited by all the magic and mystery - and of course the excitement of fighting the Wicked Witch of the West. And of course there's a lot about friendship and loyalty in the story. If you want to get your kid really into fantasy/adventure stories, this version of Wizard of Oz is a good investment. Copies are hard to find nowadays because it's a very obscure, little-known cartoon, but they do exist. Personally, I'm going to try to keep my VHS copy in reasonably good condition until I have kids of my own in a few years!


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