Somewhere over the Rainbow, there's a place that's made of Dreams, somewhere over the Rainbow, the Land of Oz calls out for thee, somewhere over the Rainbow, the Emerald City shines and gleams, somewhere over the Rainbow, Dorothy Gale sings a lulluby to me, somewhere over the Rainbow, Magic Slippers clicked times three, somewhere over the Rainbow, is where I wish to be...
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A Wonderful and Welcoming Encyclopedia of all things Oz that anyone can edit or contribute Oz-related information and Oz facts, so enjoy!
"Over the Rainbow, and many, many miles East of nowhere, lies the Magical Land of Oz, a magnificent empire created in the mind of a man named L. Frank Baum, who wrote a Wonderful and Marvelous book about it titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first American Fairytale. And like wildfire in a wheatfield, the spellbinding tale of Oz spread from town, to city, to nation, and captured the hearts of people young and old from all over the entire world. Even a century after it was first told, Oz is still as entrancing and intriguing as it was over one hundred years ago in 1900. And unlike many stories told throughout time, Oz hasn't lost it's ability to cause people from generation from generation to fall under it's spell. There are so many endearing characters to meet and places to go, fantastical adventures to have and enchanted inhabitants to encounter. So, just follow the Yellow Brick Road, visit the Emerald City and click your heels in anticipation. The world of Oz awaits you!"
―The Wonderful Wiki of Oz!
About the Oz Wiki
This wiki is dedicated to the task of collecting and displaying to the public information regarding the world surrounding the Land of Oz created by author L. Frank Baum in his original series of books, which was continued by other authors and explored further in print, on the stage, and on the silver screen. There is now a movement for a LEGO Oz set. You can help by taking 15 seconds and supporting http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/43978 this project!
Dorothy Gale is an orphan child who made several trips to the Land of Oz with her little black dog Toto. She eventually moved to Oz permanently and lives in the Emerald City with her best friend Princess Ozma who is the ruler of all the land and who made Dorothy a princess of Oz.
Originally, Dorothy lived with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a farm in Kansas where her only companion was Toto. One day a powerful cyclone carried her house to the Land of Oz where it landed on the Wicked Witch of the East, killing her. She was told by the Good Witch of the North that only the Great Oz could help her return to Kansas. Read More
Return to Oz is a unique 1985 live action fantasy film by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Walter Murch that serves as a semi sequel to both the iconic 1939 film by MGM and the original story of 1900 by Oz creator L. Frank Baum. It is loosely based on the second and third sequel Oz books out of the official 14 titled The Marvelous Land of Oz, published in 1904 and Ozma of Oz, published in 1907 which also were written by Baum. Despite its controversy and ultimately being a box office failure during it's theatrical release over thirty years ago, it has now become a treasured Cult Classic. One of which is praised by loyal Oz fans from all around the world. Return to Oz is also viewed by many critics and Oz fans to be the most faithful Oz film-adaption that has ever been made yet, staying extremely faithful to the original story lines, descriptions and darker themes of what Baum himself most likely envisioned when he first introduced the Land of Oz to the world in 1900.
Return to Oz captures the essence of L. Frank Baum's Oz books nearly perfectly.