From Scratch: The Amazing Sets of The Wizard of Oz

The Amazing Sets of The Wizard of Oz

Back in the day, MGM was a studio among studios, known for its expansive acreage, a multitude of soundstages, and an impressive stable of Hollywood stars, which included Clark Gable, Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy and, of course, Judy Garland. MGM had its own train station, park and zoo, and plenty … Read more

A Regal Homage to the King of the Forest

A Regal Homage to the King of the Forest – A Guest Blog Post by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the most perfectly cast movies ever made. Despite initial cries of opposition from fans and the press, Judy Garland was young Dorothy Gale. Ray Bolger and Jack Haley embodied those two loveable clowns, the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman—characters that were endeared to theatergoers from … Read more

Happy Birthday to The Wizard of Oz!

Happy Birthday to The Wizard of Oz! – A Guest Blog Post by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

By September 1939, The Wizard of Oz had premiered on both coasts and was playing in first-run theatres across the country. Getting to the point of debuting one of the most highly anticipated films of the year was a long and arduous process that has been recounted in many documentaries and books, … Read more

There’s No Place Like Home!

There’s No Place Like Home!

In honor of the current collaborative campaign among Warner Bros., The Wizard of Oz and Habitat for Humanity, we have chosen Dorothy’s famous declaration, “There’s no place like home!” as the theme of this month’s blog. When we think about our earliest memories of watching The Wizard of Oz for the first … Read more

Meet the Scarecrow!

Meet the Scarecrow

Faithfully based on the beloved character immortalized by Ray Bolger in the 1939 film, The Scarecrow™ has been brought to life by R. JOHN WRIGHT DOLLS for the first time in the medium of molded felt and cloth. Standing 18 inches tall, he is fully jointed at the shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, … Read more

Things Are About to Get UGLY for The Wizard of Oz!

Things are about to get UGLY for The Wizard of Oz!

Pretty Ugly, LLC. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today that they have entered a co-branded collaboration to create plush based on The Wizard of Oz™ and UGLYDOLL characters. Fan-favorite UGLYDOLL characters, Moxy™, Wage™, Jeero™, Babo™ and OX™ are all dressed up and ready to follow along the Yellow Brick Road as … Read more

Fantastically Fashionable

Fantastically Fashionable

Like so many of you, we were intrigued and excited to learn of the initiative between Warner Bros. and Tonner Doll to invite twenty top fashion designers to recreate outfits for the “three leading ladies of Oz”— Dorothy, Glinda, and The Wicked Witch. In fact, this inspired us to look at how … Read more

What a Time We Had in New York!

What a time we had in New York

On Sunday, April 27th, Dylan’s Candy Bar helped bring the Emerald City to the Big Apple—and what a great time it was. New Yorkers came out in force to help pay tribute to The Wizard of Oz and to join in the Dylan’s Candy Bar celebration of the film’s 75th Anniversary. In … Read more

That’s a lot of Candy!

That's a lot of Candy!

We are thrilled to announce that Warner Bros. has broken the Guinness World Records® record for creating the Largest Candy Sculpture! The amazing work of art is based on The Wizard of Oz and was debuted in Los Angeles in honor of the film’s 75th Anniversary. Under the guidance of famed sculptors, … Read more