Although it’s developed a bit of cult following, Disney’s “Return to Oz” is generally overlooked by both the company and the lionshare of its fans. That’s a shame, because The Walt Disney Company had big plans for an “Oz’ franchise (plans we saw revived with… Read More »Wizard of Oz fan convention to celebrate Disney’s “Return to Oz”
Wizard of Oz
The world of Oz, as created by L. Frank Baum, is rich enough to have spurred dozens of additional works by authors and artists beyond the 14 original books. But none of those works dealt with how the Wizard himself arrived in the land of Oz.
Much like the 1939 film, Disney Oz The Great and Powerful opens in black and white (Well the Wizard of Oz was more Sepia toned). It focuses on the backstory of Oscar Diggs, a traveling carnival magician and con-man, and sets him up as a good man who has just strayed from the path of righteousness while consumed by his search for success. Also like the first movie, we’re introduced to actors who will later reappear in the film in the guise of other characters giving Oz (and the viewers) some touchstones to help stay grounded when the goings get wild.
The version of Oz created for this movie is amazing. We get a look at it when Oz crashes his hot air balloon and again when they’re on the Yellow Brick Road. However, I wish they had spent more time exploring its otherworldly aspects.Read More »A Journey into the World of Oz The Great and Powerful
A few lucky preview audiences have already seen Oz the Great and Powerful. While I’ve been avoiding spoiler reviews, I had read that the production is at least on par with Alice in Wonderland. That should be a good sign for Disney, since Alice did over a billion at the box office.
As the release date of March 8 approaches, Disney’s marketing efforts are reaching a fever pitch. Here are two clips from the film that I think, hope, shows what a great film we can look forward to:
John Carter is now considered one of the biggest movie blunders of all-time. You would think that Disney would start to stray away from big budget flicks for a little while, then work its way back up. Unfortunately…they went the opposite direction. Oz, coming out… Read More »Oz: The Great and Powerful…The 1st of Many Risks
The Superbowl trailer for “Oz The Great and Powerful” got some of the best buzz at our big game party last night. The consensus is that Disney is marketing it the right way and that it just might come close to the $1.1 Billion effort… Read More »Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” Extended Superbowl Spot
A new poster for Oz The Great and Powerful features a full length look at the Wicked Witch of the West. Note: some may consider this spoilery, so you can see which character it is by hovering over the poster. (Actually this may be the… Read More »Wicked Witch of the West on new Poster for Oz The Great and Powerful
A treasure trove of new images and the latest trailer for Oz the Great and Powerful were just released. I am looking forward to this more and more with every new frame they share. Above is the completed triptych made into one large poster. Below is the new longer trailer for the movie. There’s a lot of detail in there, but are things really what they seem? Not always so in the land of Oz.
Note: I had to embed the UK version of the trailer because for some reason the US youtube channel doesn’t have it yet. Silliness!
Official Synopsis and more pictures below the jump:
Disney has released the first panel of a three panel poster for Oz The Great & Powerful. Here we see the Wicked Witch along with the official release date of March 8, 2013. The full synopsis is below: “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by… Read More »New Poster for Oz The Great and Powerful