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Original 1987 Hi-Tops Video release

The Wizard of Oz (オズの魔法使い Ozu no Mahōtsukai) is a 1983 Japanese 10-minute original video animation (OVA).

Part of Toei Animation's World Famous Fairy Tale Series (世界名作童話まんがシリーズ Sekai Meisaku Dōwa Manga Shirīzu)[1][2] video series, it was originally released in February 1983 on Fujifilm's Single-8 film. Later, it was released on VHS a few times by Toei Video.

In the United States, it was dubbed in English and released as part of Volume 4 in the My Favorite Fairy Tales video series, produced in 1986 by Saban Productions and released in 1987 by Hi-Tops Video. It was re-released twice: In 1990 by Video Treasures, and in 1995 by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

In 2004, Digiview Productions (later Digiview Entertainment), a budget distributor of mostly public domain cartoons, released this on DVD, along with other cartoons, as part of their "Cartoon Craze" series.



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The Wizard of Oz Anime


  • This is the second Japanese produced Oz adaption coming one year after The Wizard of Oz (1982 film)
  • There are various differences in the story presented: Toto is a brown dog, the slippers are pink, the Tin Man is not rusted, the Wizard lives in a Emerald Castle which has a portal to the haunted forest, the Scarecrow discovers the Wicked Witch's weakness is water after extinguishing her fire, and the Wizard rings a bell which summons the Good Witch of the South who is a small fairy.


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OzIcon Films and Television OzIcon
Silent films Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) • His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914) • The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) • The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914) • The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Live-action adaptations The Wizard of Oz (1939) • The Wonderful Land of Oz (1969) • 20th Century Oz (1976) • The Wiz (1978) • Return to Oz (1985) • The Wizard of Oz (1994) • Lost in Oz (2002) • The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) • Tin Man (2007) • La Maga (2008) • Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2011) • After the Wizard (2011) • Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) • The Wiz Live! (2015)
Animated adaptations Tales of the Wizard of Oz (1961) • Return to Oz (1964) • The Wizard of Oz (1973) • Journey Back to Oz (1974) • Dorothy in the Land of Oz (1980) • The Wizard of Oz (1982) • In the Magical Land of Oz (1983) • The Wizard of Oz (1983) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1986) • Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz (1987) • The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz (1990) • The Wizard of Oz (1990) • The Oz Kids (1996) • Adventures in the Emerald City (1999) • Lion of Oz (2000) • Marchen Awakens Romance (2007) • Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (2011) • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) • Save Oz! (2015) • Lost in Oz (2015) • Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz (2016)
Upcoming adaptations Emerald City (2017) • Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers (2017) • How the Wizard Came to Oz (2018) •Wicked (2019) • The Land of Oz (2020) • L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (TBA) • Warriors of Oz (TBA) • Dorothy (TBA) • Dorothy Must Die (TBA) • Red Brick Road (TBA) • Road to Oz (TBA) • Yellow Brick Road (TBA)
Guest appearances Shirley Temple's Storybook (1960) • Superfriends (1980) • Rugrats (1999) • That's So Raven (2003-2006) • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006-) • Inkheart (2008) • Once Upon a Time (2011-) • Supernatural (2013-)
Featured challenges Project Runway (2004) • Face Off (2011)
Shorts and others Beef Ravioli commercials (2006) • After Oz (2007) • Flying Monkeys (2013) • OzLand (2015) • Unknown (TBA)

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