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Journey Back to Oz (1972)

During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the ... See full summary »

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Hal Sutherland
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Cast

Credited cast:
Milton Berle ... The Cowardly Lion (voice)
Herschel Bernardi ... Woodenhead Pinto Stallion III (voice)
Paul Ford ... Uncle Henry (voice)
Margaret Hamilton ... Aunt Em (voice)
Jack E. Leonard ... The Signpost (voice)
Paul Lynde ... Pumpkinhead (voice)
Ethel Merman ... Mombi, the Bad Witch (voice)
Liza Minnelli ... Dorothy (voice)
Mickey Rooney ... The Scarecrow (voice)
Risë Stevens ... Glinda, the Good Witch (voice)
Danny Thomas ... The Tin Man (voice)
Mel Blanc ... Crow (voice)
Dal McKennon ... Omby Amby (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
Larry Storch ... Amos (voice)
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Bill Cosby ... The Wizard of Oz (TV version)
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During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the witch Mombi to conquer Oz with an army of monster green elephants that's she's brewing up. She escapes with the help of Mombi's slave Pumpkinhead, and, together, they try to warn King Scarecrow and her other friends that Mombi is coming, but she finds that her friends haven't quite changed as much as she thought. So it's up to her, Pumpkinhead, and the living carousel horse Woodenhead to find a way to stop Mombi's Green Elephants. Written by Zedd

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All the Fun and Splendour of the Magical Land of Oz in a Wonderful NEW full-length Musical Cartoon Adventure


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wizard of Oz 2 See more »

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Production Co:

Filmation Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Lawford was the original voice of the Scarecrow, but his lines were rerecorded by Mickey Rooney. There were two soundtrack records released, one of which was a Japanese bootleg which still featured Lawford's singing voice instead of Rooney, as well as two songs that were changed or cut from the picture. See more »

Alternate Versions

There was no Wizard in the theatrical release but the network TV version added new live-action sequences by Bill Cosby, and the sub-plot was to get the children back to Kansas to join Dorothy for Christmas. The TV version runs 96 minutes. These segments were not included in the Syndication rights, for which yet another new segment was filmed featuring Milton Berle. See more »

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Version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) See more »

Soundtracks

Signpost Song
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Jack E. Leonard
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Much better than expected!
17 June 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I don't think it is quite as good as the 1939 classic, which was and still is my childhood favourite, but it is an enjoyable underrated film, that is nowhere near as bad as some people say it is. The animation while simple, is colourful and adds to the charm of the film. The songs, while not as fabulous as the 1939 film, are still very nice and quite charming, even "Carousel". Liza Minelli does an excellent job as Dorothy, and I think her singing voice here was beautiful, and here she sounds like her mother, the wonderful Judy Garland. I loved the characters Pumpkinhead, Glinda (voiced by beautiful opera singer Rise Steevens) and the Horse, but the biggest surprise was Ethel Merman as the witch Mombi. This is still the same person who has the big, brassy voice from films like Call Me Madam, yet she does this film, and manages to do a truly excellent voice over, that is both sinister and fun. Even Margaret Hamilton, the wicked Witch in the 1939 film, voices Aunt Em here The story is like the animation, cute and charming, not the best story line in the world, but stays fairly true to the film it obviously drew its inspiration from. All in all, an enjoyable, charming film. It's not perfect, but I've honestly seen worse. 8/10 Bethany Cox.


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