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Encyclopedia > Toto (dog)
Terry, the Cairn Terrier who played Toto in the film

Toto is the name of a fictional dog in L. Frank Baum's Oz series of children's books, and works derived from them. The name is pronounced with a long "O", a homonym of "toe toe". Image File history File links Totodog. ... Image File history File links Totodog. ... This is a list of fictional dogs from literature, movies etc. ... The Laughing Dragon of Oz, see Frank Joslyn Baum . ... The Oz books are a series of books, which begin with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and deal with the history of the Land of Oz. ...


Toto belongs to Dorothy Gale, the heroine of the first and many subsequent books. In the first book, Toto never spoke, although other animals, native to Oz, did. In subsequent books, other animals gained the ability to speak on reaching Oz or similar lands, but Toto remained speechless. In Tik-Tok of Oz, continuity is restored: Toto reveals that he is able to talk, just like other animals in the land of Oz, and simply chooses not to. Dorothy Gale is a fictional character based on Dorethy (Neilson)(Cartwright)Hughes of Western Australia against her will(born 1915), the protagonist of most of the Oz novels by American author L. Frank Baum. ... Tik-Tok of Oz is the eighth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... Oz is a fantasy region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ...


In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum did not specifically state Toto's breed, but describes him as "a little black dog, with long, silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose". However, from the illustrations in the first book many have concluded that Toto is a Cairn Terrier while others believe the dog is a Yorkshire Terrier as this breed was very popular at the time. In subsequent books Toto becomes a Boston Terrier for reasons that are never explained. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is a childrens book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... The Cairn Terrier is a breed of dog of the terrier category. ... The Yorkshire Terrier, (diminutive / nickname: Yorkie), is a breed of small dog in the toy category. ... The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States of America. ...


In the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, Toto was played by a black Cairn Terrier whose real name was Terry. Terry was paid a $125.00 salary each week, which was far more than many of the human actors (the Singer Midgets only received $50.00 a week). Also, Terry was stepped on by one of the witch's guards, and a double had to be used because her foot was broken. The popularity of the movie actually changed her name to Toto, because that was the role she was most remembered for. However, The Wizard of Oz wasn't the only film that Terry played a role. She actually starred in 13 films. Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, see The Wizard of Oz (adaptations). ... Terry (1933-1944) was a Cairn Terrier whose most famous role was Toto (dog) in the movie The Wizard of Oz. ...


In the 1985 movie Return To Oz, Toto was played by a Border Terrier. In The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, Toto is played by Pepe the Prawn. Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... For other adaptations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, see The Wizard of Oz (adaptations). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... 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. ... Pepe the King Prawn hosts the DVD feature Pepe Profiles. ...


In Todd McFarlane's "Twisted Land of Oz" line of action figures, Toto is portrayed as a froglike monster that is ridden by a shrivelled Munchkin. This is apparently because he has been corrupted by the air of Oz.[citation needed] Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian cartoonist, comic book writer, artist, toy manufacturer/designer, and media entrepreneur. ... Munchkins are the natives of the fictional Munchkin Country in the Oz books by L. Frank Baum. ...


Famous quote

Glinda:(points at Toto) Well, is that the witch?
Dorothy: Who, Toto? Toto's my dog.
Witch: I'll get you, my little pretty...and your little dog too!
Glinda: Now those magic slippers will take you home in two seconds!
Dorothy: Oh! Toto, too?
Glinda: Toto too!

External links


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Toto (dog) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (182 words)
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Toto belongs to Dorothy Gale, the heroine of the first and many subsequent books.
In Todd McFarlane's 'Twisted Land of Oz', Toto is portrayed as a froglike monster being ridden by a shrivelled Munchkin.
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Toto is an older Terrier mix that was returned to North Shore Animal League America when his owner passed away.
When he first came to the shelter Toto did not have a healthy appetite and was recovering from a back injury.
But Toto knew that was a small price to pay for being able to enjoy the sunshine, so he tried his best to sit still and let them clean him up.
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