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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.

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Dorothy
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Dr. Worley / Nome King
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Nurse Wilson / Mombi
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Aunt Em
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Uncle Henry
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Tik-Tok
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Tik-Tok
Sean Barrett ...
Tik-Tok (voice)
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Billina
Denise Bryer ...
Billina (voice)
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Jack Pumpkinhead (voice)
Stewart Harvey-Wilson ...
Jack Pumpkinhead (as Stewart Larange)
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Gump (voice)
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Gump (as Steve Norrington)
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Scarecrow
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Cowardly Lion / Wheeler
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Tin Man
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Ozma
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Mombi II
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Mombi III
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Lead Wheeler / Nome Messenger
Rachel Ashton ...
Wheeler
Robbie Barnett ...
Wheeler
Ailsa Berk ...
Wheeler
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Wheeler
Roger Ennals ...
Wheeler
Michele Hine ...
Wheeler
Mark Hopkins ...
Wheeler
Colin Skeaping ...
Wheeler
Ken Stevens ...
Wheeler
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Wheeler
Rob Thirtle ...
Wheeler (as Robert Thirtle)
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Policeman
Tansy ...
Toto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cherie Hawkins ...
Polychrome (uncredited)
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Munchkin (uncredited)
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Cage Carrier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walter Murch

Written by

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Walter Murch ... (screenplay) &
Gill Dennis ... (screenplay)
 
L. Frank Baum ... (novels "Ozma of Oz" and "The Land of Oz")

Produced by

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Colin Michael Kitchens ... associate producer
Gary Kurtz ... executive producer
Paul Maslansky ... producer

Music by

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David Shire

Cinematography by

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David Watkin
Freddie Francis ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Leslie Hodgson

Editorial Department

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Peter Boita ... second editor
Dan Farrell ... assistant editor (as Daniel Farrell)
Kerry Kohler ... senior assistant editor

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Susie Figgis
Marci Liroff

Production Design by

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Norman Reynolds

Art Direction by

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Charles Bishop ... supervising art director
Fred Hole

Set Decoration by

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Michael Ford

Costume Design by

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Raymond Hughes

Makeup Department

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Stuart Artingstall ... mechanical characters hair design
Magdalen Gaffney ... makeup artist
Robin Grantham ... makeup supervisor
Beryl Lerman ... makeup artist
Pat McDermott ... hair stylist (as Patricia McDermott)
David White ... special makeup effects (uncredited)

Production Management

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Philip Kohler ... unit manager (as Phil Kohler)
Steve Lanning ... production manager (as Stephen Lanning)
Bruce Sharman ... executive in charge of production
Thomas L. Wilhite ... original executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ray Corbett ... assistant director
James Devis ... second unit director
Ian Hickinbotham ... second assistant director
Michael Murray ... assistant director
Kieron Phipps ... second assistant director
Waldo Roeg ... second assistant director: second unit
Peter Waller ... assistant director: second unit
Steve Lanning ... assistant director (uncredited)
John Speer ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Alan Adams ... dipping props
Bill Beecham ... constructor hod (as William Beecham)
Reg Bream ... chief draughtsman
Barry Bruce ... claymation art director
Bruce Cheesman ... unit props
Kenneth Clarke ... constructor hod
Bill Coggon ... unit props (as William Coggon)
Peter Collins ... constructor hod
Michael R. Driscoll ... constructor hod (as Michael Driscoll)
Peter Hancock ... property master
Ron Higgins ... unit props
Robert Hill ... unit props (as Rob Hill)
Richard Holland ... draughtsman
Tommy Ibbetson ... prop management
Harley Jessup ... storyboard artist
Laurie Kerr ... carpenter
I.F. Lawrence ... constructor hod
Bert Long ... constructor hod (as Albert Long)
David Lusby ... production buyer
Philip McDonald ... locations property master
Ted Michell ... scenic artist
Michael G. Ploog ... illustrator (as Mike Ploog) / storyboard artist (as Mike Ploog)
Doug Purdie ... dipping props
Denis Rich ... storyboard artist
Henry Selick ... storyboard artist
Chris Sheehan ... dipping props (as Christopher Sheehan)
Bob Walker ... scenic artist
Bill Welch ... construction manager
Gavin Bocquet ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Michael Finlay ... painter (uncredited)
Dave Midson ... supervising dressing prop (uncredited)
Brian Muir ... sculptor (uncredited)
Jay Pales ... plasterer (uncredited)
Michael Peraza Jr. ... conceptual artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bob Allen ... production sound (as Robert Allen)
Tim Blackham ... sound crew
Geoff R. Brown ... assistant sound editor
Martin Evans ... sound editor
Mike Hopkins ... sound editor
Ray Merrin ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Tony Morris ... assistant sound editor
Peter Musgrave ... sound editor
Walter Nelson ... assistant sound editor
Bill Rowe ... re-recording mixer
Lionel Strutt ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Martin Trevis ... sound crew
Allen Hurd ... sound (uncredited)
Tim Partridge ... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Paul Clancy ... Special Effects Trainee
Peter Davey ... special effects technician
Michael Dawson ... special effects technician
Ken Gittens ... special effects technician
Brian Lince ... special effects technician
Ray Lovell ... special effects technician
Brian Morrison ... senior special effects technician
Trevor Neighbour ... senior effects technician
Frank Richardson ... special effects technician (as B. Frank Richardson)
John Stephenson ... mechanical characters mechanical design
David H. Watkins ... special effects technician (as David Watkins)
Barry Whitrod ... senior effects technician
Trevor Butterfield ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Dave Chagouri ... special effects technician (uncredited)
David Hunter ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Richard Craske ... assistant model cameraman
George Djurkovic ... art department models
Carl Frith ... model and process effects unit camera operator
Allen Gonzales ... effects animator
Peter Hammond ... matte camera
John Harris ... model camera operator (as John H. Harris)
Robert Hill ... model and process effects unit camera operator
Peter Krook ... optical editorial supervisor
Michael Lloyd ... matte supervisor
Tim McHugh ... matte camera assistant
Nick Moore ... assistant optical editor
Zoran Perisic ... director of model and process unit-visual effects consultant
Stanley W. Sayer ... matte photography consultant (as Stanley Sayer)
Robert Scifo ... matte artist
Charles Stoneham ... matte artist
Carl Willat ... additional opticals
Ian Wingrove ... model and special effects supervisor
David Worley ... model camera operator
Alan Church ... optical camera operator (uncredited)
Peter Govey ... additional opticals (uncredited)
Sam Longoria ... claymation camera (uncredited) / motion control engineer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Andy Bradford ... stunts
Cheryl Brown ... stunt double: Fairuza Balk
Alison Lynn ... stunt double: Fairuza Balk
Gareth Milne ... stunts
Nicola Roche ... stunt double: Fairuza Balk
Colin Skeaping ... stunt arranger / stunt coordinator
Tip Tipping ... stunts
Sarah White ... stunt double: Fairuza Balk
Elaine Ford ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenneth Atherfold ... camera grip
Richard Blanshard ... still photographer
Bob Bridges ... video technician (as Robert Bridges)
David Budd ... assistant camera
Jim Dawes ... camera grip
James Devis ... camera operator: second unit / director of photography: second unit
Maurice Gillett ... gaffer
Gordon Hayman ... camera operator
Ronnie Homewood ... best boy
Christopher Kenny ... video technician
Roy Larner ... gaffer
Roger McDonald ... assistant camera
Simon Mills ... clapper loader: second unit
Shane O'Neill ... assistant camera
John Palmer ... camera operator
Barry Peake ... still photographer
Ken Worringham ... camera operator
Dean Kennedy ... electrician (uncredited)
David Worley ... camera operator (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Craig Bartlett ... animator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tony Allen ... wardrobe assistant (as Anthony Allen)
Rosemary Lis ... wardrobe assistant (as Rosemary Worth)
William McPhail ... assistant costume designer
Paul Vachon ... wardrobe supervisor
Hilary Watson ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Grania O'Shannon ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Davis ... musician: violin solo
Gordon Greenaway ... assistant music editor
Harry Rabinowitz ... associate conductor
David Shire ... conductor
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator
Eric Tomlinson ... music recording mixer
Stan Witt ... music editor
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (uncredited)

Other crew

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Douglas Aberle ... claymation artist
Barbara Allen ... production coordinator
David Altschul ... claymation producer
Brian Archer ... mechanical characters patternmaker
Alan Arnold ... publicist
Craig Bartlett ... claymation artist
Annie Britten ... secretary to producer
Lyle Conway ... mechanical characters cosutme design supervisor
John Coppinger ... mechanical characters designer
Michael Culling ... animal trainer (as Mike Culling)
Douglas Cummings ... cello soloist
Chris Eveleigh ... mechanical characters designer
William Fiesterman ... claymation artist
Derek Frampton ... mechanical characters technician
Gary Frutkoff ... mechanical characters additional design
Tom Gasek ... claymation artist
Joan C. Gratz ... claymation artist
Linda Gregory ... assistant accountant
Mark Gustafson ... claymation artist
Don Henry ... first process engineer
Colin Hurry ... mechanical characters technician
Paul Jiggins ... mechanical characters supporting plasterer
Sally Jones ... continuity
Val Jones ... mechanical characters fabric design (as Val Johnston)
Helen Lewis ... mechanical characters textile
Lesja Liber ... mechanical characters fabric design
Pons Maar ... mime movement arranger
Mary Jo Macvey ... tutor
Doris Martin ... continuity: second unit
Sue Matthews ... secretary to director
Bruce McKean ... claymation artist
Tom McLaughlin ... mechanical characters foam latex supervisor
Cathy McMahon ... tutor
Gary McRobert ... claymation artist / claymation technical supervisor
Phil Meador ... supervisor: Disney Efx (as Philip Meador)
Richard Morrison ... title designer
Aggie Murch ... unit nurse (as Muriel Murch)
John R. Neill ... mechanical characters original drawings
Roger Nichols ... mechanical characters technician
Chris Ostwald ... mechanical characters designer
Richard Padbury ... mechanical characters designer
William Plant ... mechanical characters technician
Joanne Radmilovich ... claymation artist
Nick Rayburn ... mechanical characters designer
Melinda Rees ... continuity: second unit
Glynis Robertson ... executive producer's secretary
Ian Rolph ... mechanical characters technician
Tim Rose ... mechanical characters senior designer
David Sainty ... mechanical characters general assistant
Neal Scanlan ... mechanical characters technician
Moyra Simpson ... assistant production coordinator
H.W. Hamilton Smith ... mechanical characters mechanical design
Will Vinton ... claymation director
Chris Warren ... video coordinator (as Christopher Warren)
David Watson ... effects technician
Rebecca West ... publicity assistant
Sam Williams ... supporting accountant
Cas Willing ... mechanical characters fabric design
Michael Yell ... assistant accountant
Judy Britten ... captions assistant: publicity (uncredited)
Francis Ford Coppola ... assistant to director (uncredited)
Sue Dacre ... supporting puppeteer (uncredited)
Geoff Felix ... supporting puppeteer (uncredited)
David Greenaway ... supporting puppeteer (uncredited)
Swee Lim ... supporting puppeteer (uncredited)
Craig Miller ... marketing consultant (uncredited)
Tony Miller ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Stefano Priori ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Maurice Sendak ... preliminary artwork (uncredited)

Thanks

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George Lucas ... special thanks
Robert Watts ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Dorothy Gale has recently come home to Kansas from the Land of Oz is now almost back to perfect health since the incident of the tornado, only she cannot get that wonderful place out of her head. She frequently talks about it and cannot get any sleep at night. Aunt Em worries about her health/well-being. Thinking that she is suffering delusional depression and acute insomnia, she decides to take her to see a special doctor in another town. While he tries to treat her with electro-shock treatment and take those nasty dreams away from her head, she is rescued by a mysterious girl who leads her back to Oz for a new adventure. Written by Nichola McDougall

Plot Keywords
Taglines An all-new adventure down the yellow brick road. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Adventures of the Devil in the Sky (United States)
  • Oz (United States)
  • Oz, un monde extraordinaire (France)
  • Oz, un mundo fantástico (Spain)
  • Oz - Eine phantastische Welt (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Fairuza Balk actually performed most of the film barefoot, as she found her black shoes uncomfortable, and the ruby slippers were very fragile and easily damaged. Thus, the actress only wore shoes when they would be visible on camera. See more »
Goofs Jack Pumpkinhead's neck thickness varies throughout the film, it constantly goes from the thin stalk-like neck (puppet) to a thicker, shorter, more normal neck (actor in a suit). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985). See more »
Quotes Jack Pumpkinhead: If his brain's ran down, how can he talk?
Dorothy: It happens to people all the time, Jack.
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