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The Wizard of Oz Adaptations
Poster for Fred R. Hamlin's 1902 musical extravaganza, the first major theatrical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz
The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914) is another in the series produced by Baum himself via The Oz Film Manufacturing Company. It follows the story of Fluff, the unhappiest person in Oz, and a magic cloak fairies devised for him to grant her one wish.
Many of the television programs cited in this list are not strict adaptions of The Wizard of Oz; rather, they have reinterpreted aspects of the book, such as characters and plot, to create sequels, prequels or side-plots, which are inspired by Baum's original text.
Saturday Night Live, on February 16, 1980, had a sketch called The Incredible Man, a parody of both The Wizard of Oz and the annual TV broadcast of the film that was standard at the time.
The Wizard of Oz is a feature-length anime adaptation of the story produced by Toho in 1982 and directed by Fumihiko Takayama, with music by Joe Hisaishi. The English version of the movie stars Aileen Quinn as the voice of Dorothy and Lorne Greene as the Wizard. Original songs are sung by Aileen Quinn in the English version, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Allen Byrnes. It was released in the United States before it premiered in Japan. In the U.S., it was released on video and syndicated to local television stations.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, an episodic anime adaptation of four of Baum's Oz books, was created in 1986. It consists of 52 episodes and follows the story of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz with the Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow. It continues on to the story of Ozma and Mombi, and follows the events in other Oz books. In 1987, HBO purchased the rights to the series and edited together key episodes of the series into a series of movies, which aired as a television mini-series. Margot Kidder was the narrator. Production for the English version was done by the Canadian studio Cinar.
In the 1987 series Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater, The Wizard of Paws is the first part of first episode. The story begins when after a huge tornado, Hello Dorothy (Hello Kitty) gets whisked away from her home of Catfish to The Land of Paws. Upon arrival, she is welcomed by the Tin Penguin (Tuxedo J Orville Sam), The Scarecrow (Chip), the Cowardly Rabbit (My Melody) and the Munchkits. They thank Hello Dorothy, as the Wicked Witch (Catnip) was about to turn them into cat litter. Just as that is said, the Wicked Witch arises from the house as hello kitty picks up the ruby collar. After crushing the Wicked Witch and taking her collar, the witch plans revenge on Hello Dorothy to take back her precious collar. Dorothy then begins her journey back to the land of Catfish with the penguin, scarecrow and rabbit in order to return home along the yellow block road.
The Wizard of Oz, an animated series based on the 1939 film, was broadcast on ABC during the 1990-1991 TV season. The cartoon featured Dorothy returning to Oz, reuniting with her four friends, and journeying through the magical realm in an attempt to rescue the Wizard from a resurrected Witch of the West.
The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz (Space Oz no Bôken) is a 1990 Japanese anime series involving Dorothy and her friends in a futuristic setting, traveling the "Galaxy of Oz". It was truncated to 76 minutes and dubbed for the American release.
The Witches of Oz is a 2011 television mini-series directed by Leigh Scott, based on the novels The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Ozma of Oz, The Road to Oz, and The Magic of Oz by Baum.
An episode of SpongeBob SquarePants shows SpongeBob and Patrick going to see Mr. Magic. As in The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Magic, who was thought to be a giant, magical head, is revealed to be a powerless, little man.
In 2012 the Nickelodeon show The Fresh Beat Band did a remake in a one hour episode called "The Wizard of Song" with Mariana as Dorothy, Kiki as Tin-women, Twist as Scarecrow, and Shout as the Lion.
In an episode of The Wonder PetsIn the Land of Oz, The Wonder Pets get caught in a tornado and blown to the magical Land of Oz, and they need help getting home by The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion by going to the Emerald City.
An episode of Phineas and Ferb is titled Wizard of Odd. In order to wash their house quickly, Phineas and Ferb build a contraption that spins it around, causing Candace to become so dizzy, she collapses. She soon finds herself in the magical land of Odd where Isabella, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Jeremy, Buford, and Baljeet are remarkably like the characters from The Wizard of Oz.
An episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, "Minnie's The Wizard of Dizz", places Minnie and Pluto in the roles of Dorothy and Toto. Goofy, Mickey, and Donald appear as the Scarecrow, Tin Mouse, and Lion. Clarabelle Cow appears as the good witch, Pete as the bad witch, and Ludwig von Drake as the wizard.
The characters Dorothy Gale and The Wicked Witch of the West make appearances in the 2014 episode "Slumber Party" from the ninth season of the television series Supernatural. Dorothy is revealed to be a hunter of evil and the daughter of L. Frank Baum. The Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow all make appearances. The season 10 episode "There's No Place Like Home" tells of a war for the Emerald City in which the Wizard has been split into good and dark sides.
The Wicked Witch of the West is the main antagonist in the second half of the third season of the ABC/Disney television series Once Upon a Time. In this version, the wicked witch was abandoned by her mother in the woods where a tornado took her to Oz.
Emerald City is a television series in development by Universal Television that drew inspiration from L. Frank Baum's original 14 books. Created by Matthew Arnold, in January 2014 it had been officially picked up by NBC for 10 episodes. In August 2014, it was reported that NBC would not be proceeding with the series. In April 2015, NBC reversed course and announced that the series would move forward under the leadership of executive producer and writer David Schulner.
On December 3, 2015, NBC aired the live television production The Wiz Live! Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it is a performance of a new adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, a soul/R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The performance aired live from Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York.
In the Victorious episode "April Fools' Blank", the main characters retell the story in the girls' toilet of the Hollywood Arts.
In the rebooted TV series Dynasty episode "That Witch", one of the main characters Fallon, gets knocked by an ornament and sees visions of herself as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz, the first musical version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was produced by L. Frank Baum and W. W. Denslow (with music by composer Paul Tietjens) in Chicago in 1902 and moved to New York in 1903. It used many of the same characters, and was aimed more at adult audiences. It had a long, successful run on Broadway. Baum added numerous political references to the script, mentioning President Theodore Roosevelt, Senator Mark Hanna, and John D. Rockefeller by name. Many existing songs that had nothing to do with the story were interpolated. Baum followed with two additional Oz musicals, The Woggle-Bug (1905) and The Tik-Tok Man of Oz (1913). Both were panned as rehashes rather than sequels; Tik-Tok did better than The Woggle-Bug but neither made it to Broadway.
The Wizard of Oz is a 2011 West End musical, building on the 1939 film songs and script with new material by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It began previews on February 7, 2011 and officially opened on March 1. Danielle Hope, of the BBC television Series Over the Rainbow, appeared as Dorothy. Michael Crawford plays the role of the Wizard.
In 2015, a Costa Rican adaptation of both the novel and the 1939 film titled El OH!8 was premiered. The stage play is an open criticism of the country's laws against LGBT marriage, using the original plot and similar musical numbers.
In 2018, musical "?arobnjak iz Oza" premieref in Children's Theatre in Osijek, Croatia.
The Number of the Beast is a science fiction novel written by Robert A. Heinlein in 1980. The story uses Oz as one of many alternate universe settings in which events take place, alongside alternate versions of the setting's Earth.
A Barnstormer in Oz is a 1982 novel by Philip José Farmer in which a pilot named Hank Stover, who is Dorothy's son, is transported to Oz when his plane becomes lost in a green cloud over Kansas.
Was, Geoff Ryman's 1992 parallel novel, imagines three interwoven narratives: one of a real-life "Dorothy Gael" whose experiences are far from wonderful, the second loosely based on Judy Garland's own childhood, and the third story featuring a gay male actor who loves the 1939 film. Was was republished in 2014 by Small Beer Press.
Home from Oz (Thomas Nelson, 1994) and The Oz Syndrome (Hillcrest Publishers, 2001) are two books penned by psychologist and professor, Dr.Michael A. O'Donnell which deal with the Oz characters and the MGM musical version from a psychological point of view.
Dorothy Must Die is a 2014 young adult book by Danielle Paige and makes up part of the Dorothy Must Die series, which also includes three prequel novellas: No Place Like Oz, The Witch Must Burn and The Wizard Returns, which were published together in March 2015. The next three prequel novellas, Heart of Tin, The Straw King and Ruler of Beasts, were released in a paperback book titled Dorothy Must Die Stories: Volume #2 in June 28, 2016. Two more novellas, Order of the Wicked and Dark Side of the Rainbow, have also been released. A sequel titled The Wicked Will Rise was published on March 30, 2015, following the events of Dorothy Must Die. The third installment of the series titled Yellow Brick War was published on March 15, 2016. The fourth and final book, The End of Oz, was published on March 14, 2017.
The comic book series Oz Squad features an adult Dorothy and her original companions from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a covert operations group protecting Oz from threats both within its borders and from the "real world".
Dorothy of Oz (Korean:Dorosi) is a manhwa (Korean comic) by Son Hee-joon about an ordinary girl named Mara Shin who winds up in a science-fantasy realm called "Oz". She meets up with this realm's version of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion, and follows the Yellow Brick Road to find her way home.
The comic book Dorothy was launched by Illusive Arts Entertainment in November 2005. Presented in semi-fumetti style using digitally altered photographs, this retelling of Baum's story has been updated to 2005 and features model Catie Fisher as 16-year-old Dorothy Gale, a disaffected youth with dyed hair and piercings who steals her uncle's car and runs away from home; until she encounters a tornado and is knocked unconscious.
Wizard of Oz Slots game found in Casinos. The game is a five-reel video slot machine with bonus feature rounds, produced by WMS (WIlliams Gaming). Released in 2013.
The Card Game of Oz, a 2014 game created by James C. O'Connor under his Orion's Bell label. The game is based on the original books. Series 1, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was released in May 2014. Series 2, The Marvelous Land of Oz, was released in August 2014 as an expansion.
The crossover-genre video game Lego Dimensions features a world based on the 1939 film.
The mobile game Oz: Broken Kingdom Is based on the world of Oz and takes place after the original story.
Music videos with Wizard of Oz themed imagery
The band Blues Traveler's video of the song "Run-Around" has a Wizard of Oz motif, with Blues Traveler playing behind a curtain in a nightclub while a young, "hip" and more "photogenic" group appears to be playing the song.
The band The Good Life's video for the song "Heartbroke" has characters from The Wizard of Oz going to a pastry/ice cream shop. There are two versions to this video; a "nice" version and a "mean" version. In the "nice" version the characters pretend to rob the shop but then purchase treats. In the "mean" version they violently rob the store, but the Scarecrow (who was supposed to be the getaway car) does not make it on time due to a flat tire and the would-be robbers get arrested.
The Black Eyed Peas music video "Imma Be Rocking That Body" has claimed to be the futuristic version of The Wizard of Oz.
Tech N9ne's "He's A Mental Giant" follows the plot to the Wizard of Oz with darker imagery.
"Oooh" by De La Soul is a music video that shows the Land of Oooh which is heavily based on the Land of Oz.
Sara Evans stars as Dorothy in her music video "Born to Fly".
The music video for "La la la" by Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith shows a young boy traveling around a city meeting characters resembling the Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow.
The music video for "Heretics and Killers" by Protest The Hero shows the flying monkeys featured in the Wizard of Oz.
The Felice Brothers wrote a song called "Don't Wake the Scarecrow" which features several references to The Wizard of Oz.
American McGee's Oz was a darkly, twisted series of figurines based on Baum's original Wizard of Oz characters. This series was released before McFarlane's, and was supposed to help McGee launch a franchise around this interpretation.
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