Here’s Your Final Exclusive Wizard of Oz/LEGOLAND Sneak Peek!

Here’s Your Final Exclusive Wizard of Oz/LEGOLAND Sneak Peek

“It really was no miracle, what happened was just this…” It may not be a miracle, but visitors to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City will think the scenes from The Wizard of Oz, made completely out of LEGO bricks, are miraculous indeed. LEGO artists have collaborated to bring visitors not one, … Read more

Here it is! Your first exclusive Wizard of Oz/LEGOLAND Sneak Peek!

Here it is! Your first exclusive Wizard of Oz/LEGOLAND Sneak Peek

The Wizard of Oz MINILAND is scheduled to open April 29th, but you don’t have to wait! Over the coming weeks leading up to the Grand Opening, we’ll be bringing you exclusive advanced previews with fun facts and photos from this incredible attraction. Here’s your first look at the Witch’s Castle. Stay … Read more

What’s Not to Love: LEGO and The Wizard of Oz

What’s not to love LEGO and The Wizard of Oz.

Two of the most enjoyable ways to pass the time — playing with LEGO and watching The Wizard of Oz — are coming together this spring with the opening of the newest LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City. If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting a LEGOLAND Discovery Center, it’s like … Read more

Which Witch Is the World’s Most Famous Witch?

Which witch is the world’s most famous witch?

Most would agree that the world’s most famous witch is the Wicked Witch of the West played by Margaret Hamilton in the movie. But Hamilton didn’t launch her acting career as the Wicked Witch of the West. Seven years before she was offered the role that would forever define her powerful public … Read more

The Wizard of Oz Used Some Pretty Special Special Effects

The Wizard of Oz Used Some Pretty Special Special Effects

In 1939 special effects in movies were, well, not that special. Then, along came The Wizard of Oz. Needless to say, audiences were not only stirred by the terrific story, but they also were dazzled by the film’s special effects. All of the Oz sequences in The Wizard of Oz were filmed … Read more

No, You’re Not Seeing Double or Triple or More

No, you’re not seeing double or triple or more

The Wizard of Oz was and still is a wonder to behold. Great story, effects, costumes, sets, and actors. Everyone adores the singular sensation, Judy Garland, in her lead role as Dorothy. But how many filmgoers remember that a number of the actors in The Wizard of Oz played more than one … Read more

Be Honest, Did the Flying Monkeys Give You Nightmares?

Be honest, did the flying monkeys give you nightmares?

There were a number of scary characters and moments in The Wizard of Oz. But none more frightening, especially for young audiences, than the flying monkeys. They drop from the sky to swoop down and snatch their terrified prey. For what evil purpose? To deliver Dorothy to the scariest character in the … Read more

Remember the First Time You Saw The Wizard of Oz?

Remember the first time you saw The Wizard of Oz?

If you were around in the late 1930s you could have seen The Wizard of Oz when it premiered in 1939. Interestingly, it didn’t premiere in Hollywood or New York City, but at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on August 12, 1939. If you didn’t get to see it during its … Read more

Judy Garland’s Greatest Performance

Judy Garland’s greatest performance

Judy Garland had an illustrious career that spanned virtually her entire life. She may have been known the world over for her incredible talents and achievements on stage, screen, and television, but she will be forever remembered for her role as Dorothy in one of the most memorable movies of all time … Read more

Director Victor Fleming’s Other Films

Director Victor Fleming’s Other Films

After entering motion pictures as a driver and stunt man at the Flying A studio in Santa Barbara, California, in 1912, Fleming achieved his first real directorial success with Lord Jim in 1925. Several films followed and Fleming was credited with helping to launch the careers of such actors as Clara Bow … Read more