The Wizard of Oz (adaptations)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum, which has been adapted into several different works, the most famous being the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz", starring Judy Garland.
Many of the adaptations have themselves been adapted for
pantomimeor amateur productions, for example.
The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays": A 1908 multimedia presentation made by L. Frank Baum
* "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz":A 1910 film, based on the 1902 stage musical, directed by
* "The New Wizard of Oz": A loose 1914 adaptation by
L. Frank Baumwith so many new ideas that it became the basis for " The Scarecrow of Oz"
* "The Wizard of Oz":A 1921 film, directed by
Ray C. Smallwood, never completed
* "Wizard of Oz":A 1925 film, directed by
Larry Semonand notable mostly because it features a young Oliver Hardy
The Land of Oz, a Sequel to the "Wizard of Oz"":A 1932 film featuring the Meglin Kiddies.
* "The Wizard of Oz":A 1939 musical film by MGM, directed by
Victor Flemingand starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, and Jack Haley.
Journey Back to Oz":A 1971 animated film, begun in 1963, the official sequel to the 1939 film
Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde":A 1971 Turkish film, directed by Tunç Başaran(known to bootleggers as "The Turkish Wizard of Oz")
* "Oz":A 1976 Australian rock musical film, also known as "Oz - A Rock 'n' Roll Road Movie" or "20th Century Oz".
* "The Wiz":A 1978 musical film based on the 1975 stage musical, directed by
Sidney Lumetand starring Michael Jacksonand Diana Ross
* "The Wizard of Oz":A 1982 anime film by
Tohostudios, best known for its dubbing cast including Aileen Quinnand Lorne Greene.
Return to Oz":A 1985 film by Walt Disney Pictures, an unofficial sequel to the 1939 film, directed by Walter Murchand starring Fairuza Balk
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz":A 2005 telefilm, directed by Kirk Thatcherand starring Ashanti and The Muppets.
* "The Land of Oz":The 1960 premiere episode of "The Shirley Temple Show", known in previous seasons as "Shirley Temple Theatre", this adaptation of "
The Marvelous Land of Oz" was written by Frank Gabrielsonand directed by William Corrigan. William Asherproduced. The cast included Shirley Temple, Ben Blue, Agnes Moorehead, Sterling Holloway, Jonathan Winters, and Arthur Treacher.
Tales of the Wizard of Oz":A 1961 animated series of short episodes based on the Oz characters from the book
* "Return to Oz":A 1964 animated television special sequel-come-remake of the 1939 film, based on the artistic renderings of the characters in the 1961 animated series
* "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" ("Oz no Mahōtsukai"):A 1987 anime adaptation created for the Japanese network
TV Tokyoand broadcast in the USA on HBO
* "The Wizard of Oz":A 1990 animated series inspired by the 50th anniversary of the 1939 film.
The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz" ("Supēsu Ozu no Bōken"):A 1990 anime series, involving Dorothy and the gang travelling the "Galaxy of Oz". Truncated to 76 minutes and dubbed for American release as "The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz"
The Oz Kids" :A 1996 animated series featuring the children of the original characters
* "Tim Burton's Lost in Oz": A 2000 television pilot script, written by
Tray Callawaywith Tim Burtonas executive producer. Key scenes were filmed by Michael Katleman.
Lost in Oz":A 2002 television pilot, never broadcast, aimed as an original sequel to the 1939 film
Tin Man (TV miniseries)":A 2007 television Mini-Series, directed by Nick Willingand starring Zooey Deschanel, Richard Dreyfuss, Alan Cumming, Raoul Trujillo, Neal McDonough, Kathleen RobertsonThough at first appearing to be an adaption, it actually seems to be a 'sequal' to the original story, Oz now called the O.Z. and many of the elements of the story, like the tornado, explained.
* "The Wizard of Oz":A 1902 stage play by
L. Frank Baum, Glen MacDonough, Paul Tietjens et al. A lavish extravaganza with popular songs rotated in and out of the show.
* "The Wizard of Oz":A 1945 stage play using songs from the 1939 film; adapted by
Frank Gabrielsonfor the St. Louis Municipal Operacite web |url=http://www.beyondtherainbow2oz.com/stagethewizard.html |title=We're Off To Stage The Wizard of Oz |accessdate=2007-07-15 |last=Raymond |first=Kurt |work=Beyond the Rainbow to Oz website] [cite web |url=http://www.tams-witmark.com/musicals/wizardrsc.html |title=Wizard of Oz (R.S.C. 1988) |accessdate=2007-07-15 |year=2005 |publisher=Tams–Witmark Music Library, Inc.]
The Wiz":A 1975 musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, featuring exclusively African American actors
* "The Marvelous Land of Oz" (1980):A 1981 musical by
Thomas W. Olson, Gary Briggle, and Richard Dworsky. The original production, which included Briggle as the Scarecrow, was taped and shown on television.
* "The Wizard of Oz" (1987 - 1989):A 1987 adaptation by John Kane for the
Royal Shakespeare Company, also based on the 1939 film and hewing more closely to its script than the 1945 version did; this adaptation played in London's West End and starred Imelda Stauntonas Dorothy [cite web |url=http://www.tams-witmark.com/musicals/wizard.html |title=Wizard of Oz (MUNY 1945) |accessdate=2007-07-15 |year=2005 |publisher=Tams–Witmark Music Library, Inc.]
The Wizard of Oz Live" (1989 - 1990): An arena touring production in celebration of the film's 50th anniversary. The production featured a pre recorded soundtrack. Due to a lack of audience, many of the show's scheduled stops were cancelled towards the end of tour.
* "" (1995):A 1995 concert performance of the RSC's adaptation at
Lincoln Center, featuring celebrity actors (such as Jewel, Roger Daltrey, Joel Grey, Nathan Lane, Deborah Winger, Natalie Cole, and Lucie Arnaz)
The Wizard of Oz on Ice(1995 - 1999):A touring production produced by Kenneth Feld, that toured nationally & internationally around the world.
The Wizard Of Oz on Tour(1997 - 1999): A 1998 touring production that originally played in the Madison Square Gardentheatre in May 1997. Roseanne Barrwas cast as the Wicked Witch, followed by Eartha Kittin 1998, and Liliane Montevecchi in 1999. Mickey Rooneywas cast as the Wizard in 1998 & 1999. The production played at Madison Square Garden from May 1997 - May 1999. The touring production ran from May 1998 - late 1999.
* "Wicked" (2003 - Present):A 2003 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, based on Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel
Der Zauberer von OZ" :A 2005 stage play with music by Ralf Linke, performed by the Festspiele Balver Höhle
The Wizard of Oz (2009 stage musical)(Begins touring October 2009):A restaging of the 1939 MGM Musical, produced by Networks [http://networkstours.com/seasons.cfm] and Columbia Artists Theatricals [http://www.columbiaartiststheatricals.com/Shows/wizard_oz.html] , scheduled for a US national tour in 2009.
There are 40 "canonical" Oz books, including 14 by Baum, all of which are considered "official" sequels or prequels to "
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". In addition, the following books use the Oz melieu as settings for their tales:
* "Was" — A 1992
parallel novelby Geoff Rymanfocussing on the lives of disparate individuals linked to one another by " The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", and the 1939 film
* "" — A 1995 novel by
Gregory Maguire, presenting "The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West". "Wicked" has two sequels: " Son of a Witch" (2005) and " The Watermark" (not yet published)
*"Dare" — a 2007 novel by
BEThost Abiola Abramsis a loose adaptation with several references to the tale of Oz. The main character's middle name is Gayle, which was Dorothy's last name, and she is on a journey to find love, courage, and home. A record producer referred to as the wizard is named Ozzie Marvelous, and there is a wicked witch stylist and her "good" sister. The hotel Heretix is on a yellow bricked road and they leave Ohio in a tornado and land in beautiful sunshine the author refers to as Technicolor. There is also a frequent refrain that "no place was home." [ [http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Abiola-Abrams/dp/1416541667 Amazon.com: Dare: Books: Abiola Abrams ] ]
The Oz setting has also been adapted in
comic bookform. Besides direct adaptations of the stories — including "MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz", the very first joint publishing venture between DC Comicsand Marvel Comics[ [http://www.comicsbulletin.com/bobro/104975075118539.htm Rozakis, Bob. "Tabloid Talk," (Apr. 7, 2008).] ] — series using the setting include:
Oz Squad", which featured an adult Dorothy and her original companions from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" as a covert operationsgroup protecting Oz from threats both within its borders and from the "real world".
The Oz-Wonderland War", where the people of Oz battle the characters of Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderlandand Through the Looking-Glass.
Dorothy of Oz" (Korean: 도로시 "Dorosi" "Dorothy"), a manhwaby Son Hee-joon(손희준) about an ordinary girl named Mara Shin who winds up in a science-fantasy realm called "Oz". She meets up with this realm's version of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, and follows the Yellow Brick Road to find her way home. [ [http://www.animeondvd.com/reviews2/manga/manga.php?manga_view=4079 AnimeOnDVD.com review of Dorothy of Oz] ]
*Dorothy Gale is one of the main characters in
Alan Moore's " Lost Girls", along with Alice from " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and Wendy Darlingfrom " Peter Pan".
* "The Wizard of Oz":A 1985
text adventuregame produced by Windham Classics for Apple IIcomputers
* "The Wizard of Oz" and Wizard of Oz.:A video game released on the
Super NES(soon to be released on the Wii and the DS) based on the 1939 film
* The video for the
Blues Travellersong " Run-around" was heavily inspired by the Wizard of Oz. The video centers on "Dorthy Gale" (complete with a Kansas state ID marked "Under 21"), and includes a Cairn Terrier pulling back a curtain to reveal Blues Traveller performing.
*The video for the
De La Soulsong " Oooh." was heavily influenced by the Wizard of Oz with Rah Diggaas Dorothy, the group as her companions and Redman as the Wizard.
Youtubeand other video sites there is an adaptation known as No Place Like Home. With Internet Celebrity and musician Lemon Demondoing music and starring as the Scarecrow.
The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's:The 33rd episode in the " VeggieTales" series was released on DVDon October 6 2007in Christian Bookstores and on October 9 2007in other stores. It is based on the parable from the Bible, The Prodigal Son, and a parody of "The Wizard of Oz" film adaptation.
RIZ-ZOAWD, a Japanese role-playing game for the Nintendo DS.
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