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Encyclopedia > Tin Woodman
Emperor Nick Chopper of the Winkies

(left to right) Nick Chopper, Woot the Wanderer, Captain Fyter
Cover of The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
First appearance The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
Last appearance arguable
Created by L. Frank Baum
Information
Aliases The Tin Woodman, The Tin Man
Species former human
Gender male
Age unknown
Date of birth unknown
Date of death N/A
Occupation Ruler of the Winkies
Title Emperor
Family Mr. Chopper (father, deceased), Mrs. Chopper (mother, deceased)
Spouse(s) none
Children none
Relatives Chopfyt (Made with some of his human parts)
Address Tin Castle, Winkie Country
Nationality Munchkin

The Tin Woodman (also known as The Tin Man or The Tin Woodsman (the latter appearing only in adaptations)) is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum. Baum's Tin Woodman first appeared in his classic 1900 book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and reappeared in many other Oz books. In late 19th century America, men made out of various tin pieces were used in advertising and political cartoons. Baum, who was editing a magazine on decorating shop windows when he wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was reportedly inspired to invent the Tin Woodman by a figure he had built out of metal parts for a shop display. Image File history File links The Tin Woodman of Oz cover This image is a book cover. ... Title page of The Tin Woodman of Oz. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is a childrens book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply... The Winkie Country is a division of the fictional Land of Oz. ... Munchkins are the natives of the fictional Munchkin Country in the Oz books by L. Frank Baum. ... Oz is a fantasy region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply... Ğ: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is a childrens book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the history of the Land of Oz. ... This article is about the metallic chemical element. ...

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The classic books

In the books, the origins of the character are rather gruesome. Originally an ordinary man by the name of Nick Chopper, the Tin Woodman used to make his living chopping down trees in the forests of Oz. The Wicked Witch of the East enchanted his axe to prevent him from marrying the girl that he loved. The enchanted axe chopped off his limbs, one by one. Each time he lost a limb, Nick Chopper replaced it with a prosthetic limb made of tin. Finally, nothing was left of him but tin. However, Ku-Klip, the tinsmith who helped him, neglected to replace his heart. Once Nick Chopper was made entirely of tin, he was no longer able to love the girl he had fallen for. The Wicked Witch of the East is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum in his classic books. ... Information Nickname(s) Nimmie Species human Gender female Age unknown Date of birth unknown Date of death probably immortal Occupation houswife Spouse(s) Chopfyt Children none (in canonical books) Relatives unknown Address northeastern Munchkin Country Nationality Munchkin Created by L. Frank Baum Nimmie Amee is the Munchkin girl whom the... A United States soldier demonstrates Foosball with two prosthetic limbs In medicine, a prosthesis is an artificial extension that replaces a missing part of the body. ... Ku-Klip is a character in the Oz books of L. Frank Baum. ... A whitesmith is a person who works with galvanized or tinned iron, or white iron. ...


In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale befriends the Tin Woodman and he follows her to the Emerald City to get a heart from The Wizard of Oz. They are joined on their adventure by the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. The Wizard sends Dorothy and her friends to the Winkie Country to kill the Wicked Witch of the West. The Tin Woodman's axe proves useful in this journey, both for chopping wood to create a bridge or raft as needed, and for chopping the heads off animals that threaten the party. For the Doctor Who character, see Ace (Doctor Who). ... For other uses, see Emerald City (disambiguation). ... The Wizard, on the cover of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz The Wizard of Oz (or simply The Wizard) is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and further popularized by the classic 1939 movie. ... The Scarecrow is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and illustrator William Wallace Denslow. ... Cover of The Cowardly Lion of Oz (1929) by Ruth Plumly Thompson. ... The Winkie Country is a division of the fictional Land of Oz. ... The Wicked Witch, as portrayed by Margaret Hamilton in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz The Wicked Witch of the West (or simply The Wicked Witch) is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum in his childrens books. ...


His desire for a heart notably contrasts with the Scarecrow's desire for brains, reflecting a common debate between the relative importance of the mind and the emotions. This, indeed, occasions philosophical debate between the two friends as to why their own choices are superior; neither convinces the other, and Dorothy, listening, is unable to decide which one is right. Symbolically, because they remain with Dorothy throughout her quest, she is provided with both and need not select.[1] The Tin Woodman states unequivocally that he has neither heart nor brain, but cares nothing for the loss of his brain. Towards the end of the novel, though, Glinda praises his brain though finding it second to the Scarecrow's. The Scarecrow is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and illustrator William Wallace Denslow. ... Glinda depicted on the cover of Glinda of Oz Glinda (or Glinda the Good Witch) is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum. ...


The Wizard turns out to be a "humbug," and can only provide a placebo heart made of velvet and filled with sawdust. However, this is enough to please the Tin Woodman, who, with or without a heart, was all along the most tender and emotional of Dorothy's companions (just as the Scarecrow was the wisest and the Cowardly Lion the bravest). When he accidentally crushes an insect, he is grief-stricken and, ironically, claims that he must be careful about such things, while those with hearts do not need such care. This tenderness remains with him throughout the series, as in The Patchwork Girl of Oz, where he refuses to let a butterfly be maimed for the casting of a spell.[2] For other uses, see Placebo (disambiguation). ... Swatch of black cotton velvet decorator fabric used for drapery Velvet is a type of tufted fabric in which the cut threads are very evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it its distinct feel. ... Sawdust is composed of fine particles of wood. ... The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum, is a childrens novel, the seventh set in the Land of Oz. ...


When Dorothy returns home to her farm in Kansas, the Tin Woodman returns to the Winkie Country to rule as emperor. Later, he has his subjects construct a palace made entirely of tin—from the architecture all the way down to the flowers in the garden. This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Baum emphasized that the Tin Woodman remains alive, in contrast to the windup mechanical man Tik-Tok Dorothy meets in a later book. Nick Chopper was not turned into a machine, but rather had his "meat" body replaced by a metal one. Far from missing his original existence, the Tin Woodman is proud (perhaps too proud) of his untiring tin body. Tik-Tok of Oz For the novel by John Sladek, see Tik-Tok (novel). ...


A recurring problem for the Tin Woodman in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and afterward was his tendency to rust when exposed to rain, tears, or other moisture. For this reason, in The Marvelous Land of Oz the character has himself nickel-plated before helping his friend the Scarecrow fight to regain his throne in the Emerald City. Even so, the Tin Woodman continues to worry about rusting throughout the Oz series. The Marvelous Land of Oz, commonly shortened to The Land of Oz, published in 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baums books set in the Land of Oz, and the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... For other uses, see Nickel (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Emerald City (disambiguation). ...


This, of course, is inconsistent, in that tin does not rust; only iron does. This may reflect the usage where an object made of iron or steel but coated with tin (in order to prevent rusting) is called a "Tin" object, as a "tin bath", a "tin toy", or a "tin can"; thus, the Tin Woodman might be interpreted (in English, at least) as being made of steel with a tin veneer. Another explanation may be that the Woodman is chiefly made of tin, with iron joints; in some of the illustrations, his joints are a different color from the rest of his body.[3] In Alexander Volkov's Russian translation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Volkov avoided this problem by the translation of "The Tin Woodman" as the "Iron Woodchopper". There are several people named Alexander Volkov: Alexander M. Volkov — a Russian novelist. ...


The Tin Woodman appeared in most of the Oz books that followed. He is a major character in the comic page Baum wrote with Walt McDougall in 1904-05, Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz. In Ozma of Oz he commands Princess Ozma's army, and is briefly turned into a tin whistle. In Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz he serves as defense counsel in the trial of a cat. He affects the plot of a book most notably in The Patchwork Girl of Oz, in which he forbids the young hero from collecting the wing of a butterfly needed for a magical potion because his heart requires him to protect insects from cruelty. Baum also wrote a short book titled The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, part of the Little Wizard Stories of Oz series for younger readers. The original 1907 book cover by John R. Neill. ... Princess Ozma Princess Ozma is a fictional character in the Land of Oz universe created by L. Frank Baum. ... Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz is the fourth book set in the Land of Oz (though most of the action is outside of it) written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by John R. Neill. ... The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum, is a childrens novel, the seventh set in the Land of Oz. ...


In The Tin Woodman of Oz, Nick Chopper finally sets out to find his lost love, Nimmie Amee, but discovers that she has already married a man constructed partly out of his own discarded limbs. For the Tin Woodman, this encounter with his former fiancée is almost as jarring as his experiences being transformed into a tin owl, meeting another tin man, Captain Fyter, and conversing with his ill-tempered original head. Title page of The Tin Woodman of Oz. ... Information Nickname(s) Nimmie Species human Gender female Age unknown Date of birth unknown Date of death probably immortal Occupation houswife Spouse(s) Chopfyt Children none (in canonical books) Relatives unknown Address northeastern Munchkin Country Nationality Munchkin Created by L. Frank Baum Nimmie Amee is the Munchkin girl whom the...


Baum's successors in writing the series tended to use the Tin Woodman as a minor character, still ruling the Winkie Country but not governing the stories' outcome. Two exceptions to this pattern are Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson, and Lucky Bucky in Oz, by John R. Neill. The biggest exception is in Rachel Cosgrove's The Hidden Valley of Oz, in which the Tin Woodman leads the forces in the defeat of Terp the Terrible and cuts down the Magic Muffin Tree that gives Terp his great size. Cover of Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz. ... Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of childrens stories. ... Cover of Lucky Bucky in Oz. ... John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. ... Rachel R. Cosgrove Payes, also known as E.L. Arch and Joanne Kaye and (11 December 1922, Westernport, Maryland - 10 October 1998, Brick, New Jersey) was an American genre novelist. ... Cover of The Hidden Valley of Oz. ...


The Tin Woodman in modern fiction

In the 1990 novel The Tin Man, by Dale Brown, the eponymous protagonist is a power-armored vigilante whom the media and police have dubbed The Tin Man for his physical resemblance to the Wizard of Oz character. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Dale Brown (b. ... A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ... For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ...


The Tin Woodman is a minor character in author Gregory Maguire's 1995 revisionist novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, its 2003 Broadway musical adaptation and Maguire's 2005 sequel Son of a Witch. In the book Nessarose, the Wicked Witch of the East, is seen enchanting the axe to swing around and chop off Nick Chopper's limbs. She does this for a peasant woman who wishes to stop her servant, probably Nimee Amee, from marrying Nick Chopper. This seems to be close to the Tin Man's origin in the original books, but from the Witch's perspective. Gregory Maguire (born June 9, 1954 in Albany, New York) is an American author. ... Wicked, or Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a parallel novel by Gregory Maguire. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Son of a Witch book cover Son of a Witch is a sequel to Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, and the fifth revisionist novel written by Gregory Maguire. ...


In the musical adaptation of Wicked the Tin Woodsman is revealed to be Boq, a Munchkin whom the Wicked Witch of the East, Nessarose, fell in love with when they were at school together. When she discovered his heart belonged to Glinda, she botched a spell that was meant to make him fall in love with her, but instead shrunk his heart to nothing. To save his life Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West was forced to turn him into tin. Not understanding her reasons, he pursues Elphaba with a single-minded vengeance for his current form. The Tin Woodman's humble origin in the novel conflicts with him having been the aristocratic Boq. Wicked is a Tony award-winning American musical produced by Universal Pictures with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. ... Spoiler warning: Boq is a character in author Gregory Maguires 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. ... Glinda depicted on the cover of Glinda of Oz Glinda (or Glinda the Good Witch) is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum. ... Elphaba is the name given to the Wicked Witch of the West in Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, as well as in the Broadway adaptation, Wicked. ... The Wicked Witch, as portrayed by Margaret Hamilton in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz The Wicked Witch of the West (or simply The Wicked Witch) is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum in his childrens books. ...


In Oz Squad Nick was shown in a sexual relationship with "Rebecca Eastwitch" in order to get closer to Nimmie Amee and attempt to elope with her. Oz Squad is a comic book updating of L. Frank Baums Land of Oz series. ...


In Forever in Oz by Melody Grandy, Chopfyt, with the head of Fyter and the reproductive system of Chopper, abuses his daughter, whom he considers not his. As punishment, Ozma has Chopfyt dismantled.He is a great character.


In the Scifi miniseries, Tin Man, the "Tin Man" is a term dubbed for those who protect the city as law enforcement. The story's protagonist, Cain, is a Tin Man whose past left him harden and distant from others. Tin Man is a three-part television miniseries from RHI Entertainment and Sci Fi Pictures original films that is airing each night on the Sci Fi Channel on December 2-December 4, 2007 at 9 pm Eastern. ...


Depictions on stage and screen

In 1902, Baum helped to adapt The Wizard of Oz into a wildly successful stage extravaganza. David Montgomery played the Tin Woodman, Niccolo Chopper (who played the piccolo) opposite Fred Stone as the Scarecrow, and the team became headliners. The piccolo would continue to appear in early adaptations, such as the 1910 film, but was largely forgotten, and the name "Niccolo" never appeared in one of the books. Revisionist books like Oz Squad have referred to him as "Nicholas," a name not found in the books, either. The Wizard of Oz was a 1902 stage play based on the book by L. Frank Baum, which was originally published in 1900. ... This article is about the instrument in the flute family. ... Fred Andrew Stone (August 19, 1873 – March 6, 1959) was an American actor. ... Oz Squad is a comic book updating of L. Frank Baums Land of Oz series. ...


In the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man was played by actor Jack Haley. Buddy Ebsen was originally cast to play the role, but the character's makeup originally contained aluminum powder; Ebsen accidentally breathed the powder into his lungs and was rushed to a hospital. This forced him to give up the role. Haley based his breathy speaking style in the movie on the voice he used for telling his son bedtime stories. His portrayal of the character is by far the most famous. The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Jack Haley August 10, 1898-June 6, 1979, was an American film actor best known for his portrayal of The Tin Man (and farmworker Hickory) in The Wizard of Oz, which role he got only because actor Buddy Ebsen had a near-fatal reaction from ingesting the aluminum dust makeup... Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) was an American actor and dancer, who is best-remembered for his role as Jed Clampett in the popular television series The Beverly Hillbillies. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ...


Other notable actors who have played the Tin Woodman include Oliver Hardy in a 1925 silent version of The Wizard of Oz directed by and starring Larry Semon, in which the character briefly fell into a tin pile and emerged as a "Tin Woodsman" [sic]. In subsequent scenes the tin was removed and he became "Knight of the Garter", Nipsey Russell played the "Tinman" as a carnival barker in the film adaptation of The Wiz. (Tiger Haynes played the role on Broadway, but as a wood cutter as in the book.) In the 1960 television adaptation of The Land of Oz, he was played by comedian Gil Lamb, in the 1969 film, The Wonderful Land of Oz he was played by Al Joseph, and in the 1985 film Return to Oz, he was played by Deep Roy. Oliver Hardy (born Norvell Hardy; January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American actor, most remembered for his role in one of the worlds most famous double acts, Laurel and Hardy, with his friend Stan Laurel. ... Larry Semon (July 16, 1889 - October 8, 1928) was a film comedian during the silent era, mainly known for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (of Laurel and Hardy) before they started working together. ... Julius Nipsey Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005)[1] was an African-American comedian, best known today for his many appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, especially Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... Tiger Haynes (December 13, 1914 - February 14, 1994) was an African American actor and musical performer. ... Cover of The Marvelous Land of Oz. ... The Wonderful Land of Oz is a 1969 film by Barry Mahon, based on the novel The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. ... For other uses, including the 1964 film of the same name, see Return to Oz (disambiguation). ... Deep Roy as an Oompa Loompa. ...


The Muppet Gonzo plays a similar role, the Tin Thing, in 2005's The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. In this version he is the Wicked Witch's research assistant, transformed into a robot to prevent him wanting a day off to marry Camilla. John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... Gonzo (aka Gonzo the Great or The Great Gonzo) is a puppet character, one of Jim Hensons Muppets. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... Camilla standing next to a dartboard with a picture of Colonel Sanders on it. ...


In the 1970s, the Tin Woodman appeared in a series of short animated educational films about heart health from Joleron Productions.


In 1985, the Tin Woodman appeared in the educational film Act on Arthritis as well as in promotional commercials.


In 2006, the Tin Man was the protagonist in a pair of television commercials for Chef Boyardee brand canned Beef Ravioli, in a costume identical to the design used in the 1939 Oz film. In the commercials, the Tin Man (played by Australian actor David Somerville, who looks like Jack Haley) is pursued by groups of children due to the fact that an oversized Beef Ravioli can label has been affixed to the back of his cylindrical torso (which he doesn't notice until the midpoint of the first commercial); thus, he appears to be a very large, mobile can of ravioli. In the first ad, the Tin Man escapes from his pursuers only to discover that the building he ducked into is an elementary school cafeteria full of hungry children and a teacher. The second ad begins with the Tin Man running through a residential neighborhood, accidentally adding to his pursuers when he stumbles across a backyard birthday party; after fleeing across a golf course (while dodging balls from the driving range), he is cornered in another backyard and threatened with a garden hose (playing on the Tin Man's classic weakness of rusting). As the scene shifts to the image of a Beef Ravioli can, sounds of water hitting metal and the Tin Man's cries for help are heard. Chef Boyardee in an early television commercial. ... Lemon dill shrimp ravioli Ravioli is a popular type of pasta, comprised of a filling, commonly (though not always) meat-based, sealed between two layers of pasta dough. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ... One of a number of cafeterias at Electronic City campus, Infosys Technologies Ltd. ... A driving range is an area where golfers can practice their swing. ...


In 2006 the Chicago Under Ground Film Festival premiered Lee Lynch’s feature film titled Transposition of the Great Vessels. Based on the story of his own parents, who moved from Redding to Los Angeles, in hopes of making a better life. His father wanted to work for the forest service, and his mother wanted to be a cook, but their baby was born with a rare heart condition. They were forced to give up those dreams, and make choices that would give them insurance and stability. A naturalist movie interspersed with dream sequences; the “Tin Woodman” makes an appearance while on his deathbed, at UCLA medical center.


At Sundance of 2007, a film premiered by young director Ray Tintori entitled Death to the Tinman. It is a somewhat modernized retelling which takes place at sometime in the 1900s, in the town Verton, rather than Oz. However, the book of the same name, which tells the origins of the character, is cited by opening intertitles as the source. Although the basic premise is nearly identical, much of the details and all names and locations have been changed. This is partially do to the film's satirical look at criminal reenactments, as it states at the beginninge that names "have been changed to protect the innocent." Perhaps the most interesting change that story makes, though, is the origin of the curse upon the Tinman's Axe, which is changed from being the Witch to being a curse from God. This film won a short filmmaking award at Sundance. For the North American Indian ceremony, see Sun Dance sundance channel is an independent film network in the United States owned by Viacom, Robert Redford, and NBC Universal. ...


A 2007 CG animated short film called "After Oz", produced by the film students at Vancouver Film School, centered around a stylized version of the Tin Man, after he has received his heart from Oz. The movie shows him moving through a colorful Oz city with his brand-new mechanical heart, before meeting a reddish female Tin Woman (Or robot?) to whom he gives the heart. She proceeds to cruelly play with the heart. The film is available on YouTube.


An internet-collaboration, CG animated feature based on Baum's book The Tin Woodman of Oz is currently in production by A:M Films, with completion expected in 2008.


Modern works

  • The song "Country Robot/A Letter to Dorothy" by The Incredible Moses Leroy is written from the Tin Man's perspective; it includes the lyrics "You gave me oil, I was a rusty load/ You even helped me find my heart."
  • In the song "Tin Man" by the band America, the lyrics state that "Oz never did give nothin' to the Tin Man, that he didn't—didn't already have." The rest of the song has nothing to do with the Tin Man or Oz.
  • Country artist Kenny Chesney recorded the song "Tin Man" for his album "All I Need to Know". The first verse and refrain state:

"Saw a man in the movies that didn't have a heart How I wish I could give him mine Then I wouldn't have to feel it breaking all apart And this emptiness inside would suit me fine The Incredible Moses Leroy, the alter ego of ex-substitute teacher Ron Fountenberry, is an indie artist. ... This article is about the American rock band. ...


It's times like these I wish I were the tin man You could hurt me all you wanted I'd never even know Well...I'd give anything just to be the tin man And I wouldn't have a heart and I wouldn't need a soul"

  • In the comic book series "Oz: The Manga", the Tin Man is depicted as a large, golemesque tin creation. His personality and backstory are exactly the same as in the original books, however.
  • Not one but two Tin Woodmen appear in the comic book The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles #1.
  • A Sci-Fi Channel modern re-imaging Tin Man starring Neal McDonough in the title role is set to debut in December, 2007.

Tin Man is a three-part television miniseries from RHI Entertainment and Sci Fi Pictures original films that is airing each night on the Sci Fi Channel on December 2-December 4, 2007 at 9 pm Eastern. ...

Sources of the Tin Man image

1890 cartoon portraying Benjamin Harrison as a knight in tin armor
1890 cartoon portraying Benjamin Harrison as a knight in tin armor

Economics and history professors have published scholarly studies that indicate the images and characters used by Baum and Denslow closely resembled political images that were well known in the 1890s. They state that Baum and Denslow did not simply invent the Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Yellow Brick Road, Silver Slippers, cyclone, monkeys, Emerald City, little people, Uncle Henry, passenger balloons, witches and the wizard. These were all common themes in the editorial cartoons of the previous decade. Baum and Denslow, like most writers, used the materials at hand that they knew best. They built a story around them, added Dorothy, and added a series of lessons to the effect that everyone possesses the resources they need (such as brains, a heart and courage) if only they had self confidence. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was a children’s book, of course, but as Baum warned in the preface, it was a "modernized" fairy tale as well. Image File history File links TINMAN4. ... Image File history File links TINMAN4. ... For other persons named Benjamin Harrison, see Benjamin Harrison (disambiguation). ...

  • The Tin Man was a common feature in political cartoons and in advertisements in the 1890s. Indeed, he had been part of European folk art for 300 years. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Tin Woodman is described as a worker, dehumanized by industrialization. The Tin Woodman little by little lost his natural body and had it replaced by metal; so he has lost his heart and cannot move without the help of farmers (represented by the Scarecrow); in reality he has a strong sense of cooperation and love, which needs only an infusion of self-confidence to be awakened. In the 1890s many argued that to secure a political revolution a coalition of Farmers and Workers was needed.
1899 soap ad shows a man made of tin containers, labeled as a "Man from Panville"
1899 soap ad shows a man made of tin containers, labeled as a "Man from Panville"

The 1890 editorial cartoon to the right shows President Benjamin Harrison wearing improvised tin armor because he wanted a tariff on tin. Some interpreters argue that this shows the figure of a "tin man" was in use as political allegory in 1890s. The man on the right is politician James G. Blaine. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (475x715, 92 KB) Summary tin man used in soap ad from 1880s Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (475x715, 92 KB) Summary tin man used in soap ad from 1880s Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other persons named Benjamin Harrison, see Benjamin Harrison (disambiguation). ... James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was a U.S. Representative, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Maine and a two-time United States Secretary of State. ...

  • The oil needed by the Tin Woodman had a political dimension at the time because Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company stood accused of being a monopoly (and in fact was later found guilty by the Supreme Court.) In the 1902 stage adaptation the Tin Woodman wonders what he would do if he ran out of oil. "You wouldn't be as badly off as John D. Rockefeller," the Scarecrow responds, "He'd lose six thousand dollars a minute if that happened." (Swartz, Oz p 34).

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Trivia

  • The "tinman" gene in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is so called because, when it is absent, the flies do not develop a heart. (Cf. Azpiazu & Frasch (1993) Genes and Development: 7: 1325-1340.)
  • English indie band Cord after being dropped from Island records re-branded themseleves as Tin Man
  • 4-Q-2 from Hardware Wars was designed after the Tin Man from the MGM film.

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References

  1. ^ L. Frank Baum, Michael Patrick Hearn, The Annotated Wizard of Oz, p 141, ISBN 0-517-500868
  2. ^ L. Frank Baum, Michael Patrick Hearn, The Annotated Wizard of Oz, p 152, ISBN 0-517-500868
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  • Archie Green, Tin Men (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002). on the history of images of tin men in European and American illustrations
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