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Encyclopedia > Tales of the Wizard of Oz

Tales of the Wizard of Oz was a 1961 animated television series, produced by Crawley Films for Videocraft. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ...

The series featured stories derived from characters created in L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens book from the year 1900, written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ...

Artistic renditions of the Oz characters created for this series were later featured in the hour-long television special, Return to Oz. A television special is a television program, typically a short film or television movie intended to debut in prime time, the term used to define any television program which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. ... Return to Oz (1964) was an animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass. ...

See also

Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ...

Oz portal
The authors (Baum | Thompson | McGraw | Volkov) | The illustrators (Denslow | Neill)
The film adaptations (The Wizard of Oz | The Wiz | Return to Oz)

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The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5407 words)
He explains to them that his presence in Oz was an accident, that he was lost in (ironically enough) a "hot air" balloon, and that he is, in fact, from Kansas as well (which seems strange since the text on his balloon reads "Omaha", a city in Nebraska).
Wizard of Oz collectibles, such as autographs and props from the film, are among the most sought-after of all movie memorabilia.
The Wizard who encourages and profits from the defeat of the Western Witch turns out to be another version of the same flimflam man she met at home, a cynical politician who realizes that none of Dorothy's allies truly require anything that they didn't already have.
Fairy Tales - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (137 words)
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.
Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today.
It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.
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