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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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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Cosby ... The Wizard of Oz (TV version)
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Storyline

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 »

Company Credits

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

The voice and music recording for "Journey Back to Oz" was actually done a decade earlier than the film's release, in 1964. The producers had to wait several years while sufficient funding was obtained to produce the animated sequences. 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 »

Connections

Version of The Marvelous Land of Oz (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Return To The Land Of Oz March
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Liza Minnelli
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well, I liked it anyway.
22 November 2006 | by polo_tottieSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this film for years, but I remember loving it when I was about six years old - the main thing I remember about it was the song 'an elephant never forgets' which I thought was amazing and went around singing for weeks which drove my parents mad because they didn't like the movie very much. I'm glad Liza played Dorothy - it's only right that Judy Garland's daughter played her character in this cartoon sequel. *goes to dig out the video* I know it's the same character, and played by Judy's daughter who looks and sounds a lot like her, but No comparison can really be drawn from Journey Back to Oz and The Wizard of Oz as they are two completely different things - each with their merits and their weaknesses - but both (in my opinion) are brilliant and well worth a watch!


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