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This 150-episode series of shorts chronicles Dorothy's long stay in the land of Oz. The Munchkins are portrayed as tiny globs; the Scarecrow is a fool named Socrates; the Tin Woodman is a ... See full summary »
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A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.
In the Land of Oz, the Emerald City's co-leaders, the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, discover that an evil Jester has stolen the broomstick of his sister, the late Wicked Witch of the West, and taken control over the Flying Monkeys. With Oz's future at stake, the Scarecrow decides to use his invention called the Rainbow Mover to summon Dorothy Gale to save the kingdom again. However, flying monkeys invade the castle and force the trio out the window. In Kansas, Dorothy's farm has been wrecked by a tornado, leaving it in disrepair. A sleazy man claiming to be a government appraiser arrives and condemns the farmhouse, handing the Gales an eviction notice. Dorothy discovers people all across town have been handed the same notices and are moving on. Dorothy and Toto encounter a rainbow which transports them to Oz, but not to the Emerald City as intended.
Although Candy County was in the book, the character of Marshall Mallow was created specifically for this movie. See more »
The various citizens of Oz who appear in puppet cabinets with name plaques are all characters mentioned in previous Oz books. In the source novel, the "Grand Bozzywood of Samandra (1930)" was actually the "Grand Bozzywoz of Samandra." See more »
Unusual Credit Style: In the closing credits, there are numerous entries for co-producers & other "producer" positions that list both husband & wife for each credit entry, such as "Jack & Jill Jones". Some credits are simply listed as a family unit. One such co-producer is listed as "The Ross Family". It is rare that credits are given in groupings of families. Most credits are a single person's name. See more »
This is a really fun movie that both kids and adults can enjoy. Most of the critics out there must not have watched the same movie I did, as much of what they are saying is simply untrue or hyped on the negative. The animation could be a little better on the human character movements, but it hardly detracts from the movie, and the animation is splendid and vibrant once the story is back in Oz.
I would give this movie about an 8/10. I've already seen it multiple times and still enjoy it. My 2-year-old loves the music, especially the "Work With Me" song (although the movie itself is really for older kids). The music totally gets stuck in your head! I highly recommend that everyone see this movie at least once. Forget the critics and give it a try. Remember, there is just a little "weirdness" that goes with Oz, as with many stories set in fantasy worlds, but it's fun! When you consider that this movie is not Disney/Pixar or Dreamworks, it is actually that much more impressive. I say look for great things to come from this new franchise and the producers at Summertime Media!
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