Margaret Hamilton – The Wicked Witch Everyone Loves to Hate

Margaret Hamilton – The Wicked Witch Everyone Loves to Hate – A Guest Blog Post by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

Our blog post this month is in honor of Margaret Hamilton, the wonderfully Wicked Witch of the West, who was born on December 9, 1902. Mention The Wicked Witch to any fan of The Wizard of Oz and chances are they’ll either react with an imitation of the green-complexioned villainess’s evil cackle … 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

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

A New, Classic Twist for Your Favorite Characters

Madame Alexander Tin Man Cloth Doll

What is completely new and yet totally familiar? The new commemorative The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Doll Collection by the renowned Madame Alexander Doll Company. They have recreated your favorite characters with an updated, sure-to-become-classic look. Read the full press release from The Alexander Doll Company below! NEW Commemorative The Wizard … 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

If You’re Looking for a Great Holiday Gift!!!

If You're Looking for a Great Holiday Gift!!!

USAopoly added to its licensed versions of Monopoly, with a special Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition launching. Produced by the firm under license from Hasbro, and in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the game is fully customizable and celebrates over 75 years of Dorothy, the Munchkins, Ruby Slippers, and … Read more

The Yellow Brick Road Meets the Golden Arches

The Yellow Brick Road Meets the Golden Arches

The Wizard of Oz had arrived at a McDonald’s near you! Beginning on September 20, 2013, in conjunction with the release of The Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3D, your favorite characters from the film made their debut in McDonald’s Happy Meals! The characters also landed on the McDonald’s Happy Meals website, … 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 Emerald City Brought to Life at a Simon Mall Near You!

The Emerald City brought to life at a Simon Mall near you

Many people were able to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, September 14 through 26, 2013 at a Simon Mall near them! They were able to join fellow fans of everyone’s favorite movie for an exciting event complete with a host of special prizes. The fun-filled celebration included: Favorite … Read more