History Film / ReturnToOz

17th Jun '16 8:58:35 PM WanderingBrowser
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* EatingTheEnemy: After Dorothy solves the Nome King's riddle and frees four of her five friends from their emerald imprisonment, the Nome King decides to go back on his deal with Dorothy and eat her and her friends by becoming a OneWingedAngel rock monster. He's able to eat Gump's couch body and is about to eat Jack when all of a sudden, Billina pops out of Jack's head. Out of fright, [[BowelBreakingBricks she suddenly lays an egg]] that falls right into the Nome King's mouth. What the gang didn't know up until that point was that [[WeaksauceWeakness chicken eggs are the Nome King's weakness]] and the egg kills the Nome King.

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* EatingTheEnemy: After Dorothy solves the Nome King's riddle and frees four of her five friends from their emerald imprisonment, the Nome King decides to go back on his deal with Dorothy and eat her and her friends by becoming a OneWingedAngel rock monster. He's able to eat Gump's couch body monster.
* ElementalEmbodiment: The Nomes are rock spirits who normally exist intangibly inside the earth itself. For most of the film, they manifest as faces formed from spontaneous cracks
and is about to eat Jack when all of a sudden, Billina pops out of Jack's head. Out of fright, [[BowelBreakingBricks she suddenly lays an egg]] that falls right into ridges in rock faces, but as the Nome King's mouth. What the gang didn't know up until that point was that [[WeaksauceWeakness chicken eggs are the Nome King's weakness]] and the egg kills the Nome King.King reveals, they can physically extrude themselves to become more human-like if they want.



* ExploringTheEvilLair

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* ExploringTheEvilLairExploringTheEvilLair: Dorothy and Billina do this to the Wheeler-haunted ruins of Oz, and then alongside Tik-Tok do this to Mombi's lair.



** The desert that turns you into sand.

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** The desert that turns you into sand. Which we see three Wheelers fall into and be destroyed by.



* LightIsNotGood: The ornament room is brightly lit and filled with beautiful trinkets. And if you guess wrong, you end up there... {{f|ateWorseThanDeath}}orever.

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* LightIsNotGood: The ornament room is brightly lit and filled with beautiful trinkets. And if you guess wrong, you end up there... {{f|ateWorseThanDeath}}orever.{[[FateWorseThanDeath forever]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: In the film's epilogue, we're told that Dr. Worley's asylum was set on fire by a lightning strike after Dorothy escaped; Dr. Worley was implicitly burnt to death due to his insistence on trying to save his precious electroshock machines from the burning building, whilst Nurse Wilson is seen being hauled off to jail.]]
13th Jun '16 6:51:40 PM PaulA
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''Return to Oz'' is a Walt Disney film (yes, ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon that]]'' Creator/{{Disney}}) made in 1985, which was supposed to be both a semi-sequel to the {{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and a more accurate adaptation of [[AdaptationDisplacement the more obscure]] [[Literature/LandOfOz original printed-page L. Frank Baum books]]. For the most part, those who never watched any trailers or commercials for the movie expected a cheerful [[TheMusical musical]] with [[TastesLikeDiabetes bright sets and visuals]] and dancing, friendly Munchkins.

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''Return to Oz'' is a Walt Disney film (yes, ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon that]]'' Creator/{{Disney}}) made in 1985, which was supposed to be both a semi-sequel to the {{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and a more accurate adaptation of [[AdaptationDisplacement the more obscure]] [[Literature/LandOfOz original printed-page L. Frank Baum books]].books]] (primarily ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' and ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'', the first two sequels). For the most part, those who never watched any trailers or commercials for the movie expected a cheerful [[TheMusical musical]] with [[TastesLikeDiabetes bright sets and visuals]] and dancing, friendly Munchkins.



Not to be confused with the 1964 Creator/RankinBassProductions animated TV movie of the same name, nor with {{Creator/Filmation}}'s rather dreary 1974 {{Animated Film|s}}, ''JourneyBackToOz''.

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Not to be confused with the 1964 Creator/RankinBassProductions animated TV movie of the same name, nor with {{Creator/Filmation}}'s rather dreary 1974 {{Animated Film|s}}, ''JourneyBackToOz''.
''WesternAnimation/JourneyBackToOz''.



* AdaptationDistillation: Of Ozma and Marvelous Land of Oz with a ton of NightmareFuel.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Of Ozma ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' and Marvelous Land of Oz ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' with a ton of NightmareFuel.



* CompositeCharacter: Specifically, Princess Mombi combines Old Mombi from the second Oz book with the multiple-head-wearing Princess Langwidere of Ev in Book Three.

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* CompositeCharacter: Specifically, Princess Mombi combines Old Mombi from the second Oz book ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' with the multiple-head-wearing Princess Langwidere of Ev in Book Three.''Literature/OzmaOfOz''.



* {{Expy}}: Dorothy's new companions are not quite so different from her first companions from her first visit in Oz. Billina = Toto, Tik-Tok = the TinMan, Jack = the Scarecrow, and the Gump = the Cowardly Lion. It verges into SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute territory, since these characters were also in ''The Marvelous Land of Oz'' and ''Ozma of Oz'', which the movie was largely based on.

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* {{Expy}}: Dorothy's new companions are not quite so different from her first companions from her first visit in Oz. Billina = Toto, Tik-Tok = the TinMan, Jack = the Scarecrow, and the Gump = the Cowardly Lion. It verges into SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute territory, since these characters were also in ''The Marvelous Land of Oz'' ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' and ''Ozma of Oz'', ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'', which the movie was largely based on.



* TheFilmOfTheBook: Combines elements from ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' and ''Ozma of Oz'', the first two sequels to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Combines elements from ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' and ''Ozma of Oz'', ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'', the first two sequels to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Various aspects of Books 2 and 3 of the ''Oz'' series were changed, condensed, or otherwise modified to work for this film.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Various aspects of Books 2 ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' and 3 of the ''Oz'' series ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' were changed, condensed, or otherwise modified to work for this film.
13th Jun '16 6:45:22 PM PaulA
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->'''Mysterious Girl''': ''Why did they bring you here, Dorothy?''
->'''Dorothy''': ''Because I can't sleep, and I talk about a place that I've been to, but nobody believes that it exists.''

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->'''Mysterious Girl''': ''Why Girl:''' Why did they bring you here, Dorothy?''
->'''Dorothy''': ''Because
Dorothy?\\
'''Dorothy:''' Because
I can't sleep, and I talk about a place that I've been to, but nobody believes that it exists.''
exists.



* AffablyEvil: The Nome King is quite courteous, even giving Dorothy and co. [[AlienLunch limestone pie and melted silver to eat]]. [[spoiler:And when he is about to die, he gently puts down Jack and Billina without any further trouble, when a common response would be to take his enemies down with him.]]
** FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler: When Mombi arrives however, he reveals his sadistic nature, admitting to her he only gave her a chance because it's more fun to watch. He soon blatantly proves he never had any intention of actually going through with the bargain if she won. The Novelisation also insinuates most of his sympathetic act was just to toy with Dorothy while she was down.]]



* BatmanGambit: The Nome King challenges Dorothy and her friends to find the Scarecrow. [[spoiler:If they fail, they'll all become ornaments, and the Nome King will become human.]]

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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The Nome King challenges Dorothy and her friends to find the Scarecrow. [[spoiler:If they fail, they'll all become ornaments, and the Nome King will become human.]]



* CoversAlwaysLie: The poster seen above shows Dorothy's old companions (the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man) along with her and the other main characters. The Lion and the Tin Man spend most of the film as [[TakenForGranite statues]] and the Scarecrow is the only one of the three to have any lines. Some of the earlier drafts of the story had more involvement from the other two; the Lion was even going to turn up as an ornament in the climax. But it was not to be.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: CoversAlwaysLie:
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The poster seen above shows Dorothy's old companions (the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man) along with her and the other main characters. The Lion and the Tin Man spend most of the film as [[TakenForGranite statues]] and the Scarecrow is the only one of the three to have any lines. Some of the earlier drafts of the story had more involvement from the other two; the Lion was even going to turn up as an ornament in the climax. But it was not to be.



** The witch trying to take Dorothy's head, and the desert that turns you into sand.
** [[spoiler:Who could forget the Nome King, though, who, after swallowing an egg, which is poison to nomes, sloowly falls apart, eventually becoming a skeleton-like stone before collapsing entirely? And his human-like eye turns into a rock, giving him a creepy blank stare as he's dying...]] It's no wonder they cut this scene down when it was on TV!

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** The witch trying to take Dorothy's head, and the head.
** The
desert that turns you into sand.
** [[spoiler:Who could forget the [[spoiler:The Nome King, though, who, after swallowing an egg, which is poison to nomes, sloowly slowly falls apart, eventually becoming a skeleton-like stone before collapsing entirely? entirely. And his human-like eye turns into a rock, giving him a creepy blank stare as he's dying...]] It's no wonder they cut this scene down when it was on TV!



* FateWorseThanDeath: What Mombi did to the beautiful ladies; [[AndIMustScream they are still alive and conscious and are kept by her]]. Mombi's final fate is also arguably this. As Ozma stated:
-->"I forgive Mombi. Dorothy has punished her by removing her magical powers, and a witch without magic is a miserable creature indeed."[[note]]Mombi: "And that's a fact."[[/note]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: FateWorseThanDeath:
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What Mombi did to the beautiful ladies; [[AndIMustScream they are still alive and conscious and are kept by her]]. her]].
**
Mombi's final fate is also arguably this. As Ozma stated:
-->"I
this:
-->'''Ozma:''' I
forgive Mombi. Dorothy has punished her by removing her magical powers, and a witch without magic is a miserable creature indeed."[[note]]Mombi: "And \\
'''Mombi:''' And
that's a fact."[[/note]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: The Nome King is quite courteous, even giving Dorothy and co. [[AlienLunch limestone pie and melted silver to eat]]. When Mombi arrives however, he reveals his sadistic nature, admitting to her he only gave her a chance because it's more fun to watch. He soon blatantly proves he never had any intention of actually going through with the bargain if she won. The Novelisation also insinuates most of his sympathetic act was just to toy with Dorothy while she was down.



* LosingYourHead: This happens to Jack Pumpkinhead.

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* LosingYourHead: LosingYourHead:
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This happens to Jack Pumpkinhead.



** Fittingly, the blonde one is Sarah Sutton, a companion of the fifth Doctor.
** Even better, Jean Marsh herself was also a companion of the First Doctor (Sara Kingdom).



* PetTheDog: The Nome King actually comforts a crying Dorothy, and offers her a way to rescue the Scarecrow. [[spoiler:That way is a DeathTrap, though.]]

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
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The Nome King actually comforts a crying Dorothy, and offers her a way to rescue the Scarecrow. [[spoiler:That way is a DeathTrap, though.]]
13th Jun '16 6:37:12 PM PaulA
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* PumpkinPerson: Jack Pumpkinhead.
12th Apr '16 9:03:04 PM Josef5678
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'''''Return to Oz''''' is a Walt Disney film (yes, ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon that]]'' Creator/{{Disney}}) made in 1985, which was supposed to be both a semi-sequel to the {{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and a more accurate adaptation of [[AdaptationDisplacement the more obscure]] [[Literature/LandOfOz original printed-page L. Frank Baum books]]. For the most part, those who never watched any trailers or commercials for the movie expected a cheerful [[TheMusical musical]] with [[TastesLikeDiabetes bright sets and visuals]] and dancing, friendly Munchkins.

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'''''Return ''Return to Oz''''' Oz'' is a Walt Disney film (yes, ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon that]]'' Creator/{{Disney}}) made in 1985, which was supposed to be both a semi-sequel to the {{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and a more accurate adaptation of [[AdaptationDisplacement the more obscure]] [[Literature/LandOfOz original printed-page L. Frank Baum books]]. For the most part, those who never watched any trailers or commercials for the movie expected a cheerful [[TheMusical musical]] with [[TastesLikeDiabetes bright sets and visuals]] and dancing, friendly Munchkins.
8th Apr '16 6:40:25 PM TimG5
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* EatingTheEnemy: After Dorothy solves the Nome King's riddle and frees four of her five friends from their emerald imprisonment, the Nome King decides to go back on his deal with Dorothy and eat her and her friends by becoming a OneWingedAngel rock monster. He's able to eat Gump's couch body and is about to eat Jack when all of a sudden, Billina pops out of Jack's head. Out of fright, [[BowelBreakingBricks she suddenly lays an egg]] that falls right into the Nome King's mouth. What the gang didn't know up until that point was that [[WeaksauceWeakness chicken eggs are the Nome King's weakness]] and the egg kills the Nome King.
11th Feb '16 8:22:25 PM NOYB
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** So is the Nome King with Dr. Worley, in both ways. Both are portrayed by the same actor, just like Nurse Wilson and Princess Mombi. This reflects how in the original, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion were all representative of three of the (film only) farmhands from Dorothy's home in Kansas.

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** So is the Nome King with Dr. Worley, in both ways. Both are portrayed by the same actor, just like Nurse Wilson and Princess Mombi. This reflects how in the original, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion were all representative of three of the (film only) (film-only) farmhands from Dorothy's home in Kansas.
21st Oct '15 6:35:56 PM nombretomado
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'''''Return to Oz''''' is a Walt Disney film (yes, ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon that]]'' {{Disney}}) made in 1985, which was supposed to be both a semi-sequel to the {{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and a more accurate adaptation of [[AdaptationDisplacement the more obscure]] [[Literature/LandOfOz original printed-page L. Frank Baum books]]. For the most part, those who never watched any trailers or commercials for the movie expected a cheerful [[TheMusical musical]] with [[TastesLikeDiabetes bright sets and visuals]] and dancing, friendly Munchkins.

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'''''Return to Oz''''' is a Walt Disney film (yes, ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon that]]'' {{Disney}}) Creator/{{Disney}}) made in 1985, which was supposed to be both a semi-sequel to the {{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and a more accurate adaptation of [[AdaptationDisplacement the more obscure]] [[Literature/LandOfOz original printed-page L. Frank Baum books]]. For the most part, those who never watched any trailers or commercials for the movie expected a cheerful [[TheMusical musical]] with [[TastesLikeDiabetes bright sets and visuals]] and dancing, friendly Munchkins.
1st Oct '15 6:37:56 PM Psi001
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** FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler: When Mombi arrives however, he reveals his sadistic nature, admitting to her he only gave her a chance because it's more fun to watch. He soon blatantly proves he never had any intention of actually going through with the bargain if she won. The Novelisation also insinuates most of his sympathetic act was just to toy with Dorothy while she was down.]]
23rd May '15 12:20:51 PM randomguy399
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* DemotedToExtra: Dorothy's friends from the original movie (Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion). The Scarecrow doesn't appear until Dorothy reaches the Nome King's Mountain (which is about eighty minutes in) and the latter two only appear [[spoiler:(moving)]] during the crowd scene at the end.


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The Nome King mentions that after Dorothy used the Ruby Slippers to return home, they just "fell out of the sky one day", and their power inadvertently allowed him to conquer the Emerald City and turn most of Oz into a desolate wasteland.


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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Before Dorothy enters the ornament room to wind up Tik-Tok and make her three guesses, The Nome King, who has Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, instead gives her the chance to return home without any recollection of Oz. Dorothy, knowing full well that she could become an ornament herself and ''never'' go back to Kansas, refuses to leave her friends behind, and enters the room.
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