Oz Experts Answer Your Questions

Oz Experts Answer Your Questions on Facebook

Fans were recently invited to ask questions about The Wizard of Oz movie or anything else Oz related. The response was extraordinary, which probably comes as no surprise to Oz fans.  There has been enormous fan participation which has proven that this timeless classic is still a favorite among young and old. … Read more

Oz at the 1939 Oscars

Oz at the 1939 Oscars

We recently profiled Pink’s performance of “Over the Rainbow” at this year’s Academy Awards® show. Her stunning rendition, a tribute to the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, was enthusiastically applauded by everyone in attendance, most notably perhaps, Judy Garland’s own three children. Most aficionados of the film know that The … Read more

More Fun Facts From The Making of The Wizard of Oz!

More Fun Facts From The Making of The Wizard of Oz

Here are some more fun facts about the making of The Wizard of Oz! Enjoy! The flying monkeys were originally going to be animated, but it didn’t work with the rest of the film. In the scenes where they are flying in to capture Dorothy, the monkeys are actually made out of … Read more

The Sounds of The Wizard of Oz!

The Sounds of The Wizard of Oz

We hear a lot about the amazing visuals in The Wizard of Oz, and rightly so. Even by today’s standards, with the incredible technological advancements we see in current movies, many of the effects accomplished in this 1939 film are simply stunning. What many don’t consider is the movie’s achievement in sound. … Read more

Oscars ® to Honor “The Wizard of Oz” on 75th Anniversary

Oscars ® to Honor "The Wizard of Oz" on 75th Anniversary

This year’s Oscar ceremony will honor the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. The all-time classic, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, was nominated for six Academy Awards in 1939, losing Best Picture to Gone With the Wind but winning two statues for Original Score and Song. “We are delighted to celebrate … Read more

The Wizard of Oz 3D Premiere Kicks off the Film’s 75th Anniversary

The Wizard of Oz 3D Premiere Kicks off the Film’s 75th Anniversary

On Sunday, September 15, 2013, The Wizard of Oz premiered for the first time ever in IMAX 3D at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It was a star-studded event as celebrities came to celebrate this iconic film’s 75th Anniversary. Special highlights included the appearance of Ruth Duccini, one of the two … Read more

The First American Fairytale

The First American Fairytale

It was a long road to Oz as we know it. In fact, the journey started in 1900, nearly 40 years prior to the premiere of the film. And it all began in the imagination of author L. Frank Baum who began the series that created the Land of Oz. His stories … Read more

Judy and Mickey, Forever

Judy and Mickey forever

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney’s relationship started at a very young age when the two attended Hollywood High School together. However, the soon-to-be lifelong friends became much better acquainted in 1937, when they appeared together in the movie, Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (Judy played Cricket West, a hopeful young actress with a big … Read more

The Wizard of Oz—Now in 3D for the First Time Ever!

The Wizard of Oz—Now in 3D for the First Time Ever!

Marking the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will bring the cherished classic into the present and beyond with a brand new kind of magic: a stunning 3D version that will premiere theatrically and will be the highlight of the studio’s 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. “People … Read more

Shirley Temple and Toto?

Shirley Temple and Toto

There have been many famous onscreen relationships between a child and his/her pet over the years, perhaps none so well-known as that between Dorothy and Toto in the iconic film, The Wizard of Oz. Who can forget the loyal Cairn Terrier, constantly by Dorothy’s side as they made their way through the … Read more