History Trivia / TheWizardOfOz

14th Jul '16 4:13:04 PM CaptEquinox
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* YouLookFamiliar: Frank Morgan plays four different roles in Oz--the doorman at the gate, the coachman who drives the Horse of a Different Color, the guard outside the Wizard's chamber, and the Wizard himself. This was done to balance out Morgan's screen time with the rest of the cast.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Frank Morgan plays four different roles in Oz--the doorman at the gate, the coachman who drives the Horse of a Different Color, the guard outside the Wizard's chamber, and the Wizard himself. This was done to balance out Morgan's screen time with the rest of the cast.
cast. It also unintentionally gives the viewer a clue that all is not as it seems in the vast, graceful Emerald City.
14th Jul '16 7:00:15 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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** The Reprise of ''The Witch is dead'

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** The Reprise of ''The Witch is dead'dead''
14th Jul '16 6:59:21 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* CutSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntuFQoiMbk4 "The Jitterbug"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLDbg3m3Sk the sad reprise of "Over the Rainbow"]], though both are usually performed in stage adaptations of the movie. {{Averted|Trope}} with the main "Over the Rainbow" song itself, which the filmmakers almost cut out of concern that it would slow down the plot.

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* CutSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntuFQoiMbk4 "The Jitterbug"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLDbg3m3Sk the sad reprise of "Over the Rainbow"]], though both are usually performed in stage adaptations of the movie. {{Averted|Trope}} with the main "Over the Rainbow" song itself, which the filmmakers almost cut out of concern that it would slow down the plot. Other cut songs includes:
** ''If I Only Had a Brain (Full Version/The Scarecrow Dance)''
** ''If I Were A King in the Forest (Full Version)''
** The Reprise of ''The Witch is dead'
** Even the original recording of ''If I Only Had a Heart'' by Buddy Ebsen
10th Jul '16 3:13:30 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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** Apparently, the reason that Dorothy hides behind the Tin Man and Scarecrow when they're ambushed by the Cowardly Lion is because she was about to start laughing.
17th May '16 1:37:00 AM jameygamer
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Yes. Budget, $2.8 million (not counting marketing costs), $4.2 million (counting them). Box office, $2,048,000 (domestic), $3,017,000 (worldwide). It couldn't make up the budget domestically and got MGM hit with a $1,145,000 loss over the film. It has since recovered.
1st May '16 4:14:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntuFQoiMbk4 "The Jitterbug"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLDbg3m3Sk the sad reprise of "Over the Rainbow"]], though both are usually performed in stage adaptations of the movie. {{Averted|Trope}} with the main "Over the Rainbow" song itself, which the filmmakers almost cut out of concern that it would slow down the plot.



* FollowTheLeader: The film was greenlit after the enormous success of Disney's fairy-tale musical ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}''.




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* YouLookFamiliar: Frank Morgan plays four different roles in Oz--the doorman at the gate, the coachman who drives the Horse of a Different Color, the guard outside the Wizard's chamber, and the Wizard himself. This was done to balance out Morgan's screen time with the rest of the cast.
13th Apr '16 10:57:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** Nowhere in either the book or the movie is Dorothy's exact age mentioned, though the book describes her as a "little girl." Some sources suggest Dorothy was meant to be twelve in the film while others assume (from the casting of Fairuza Balk in ''ReturnToOz'') that in the book she is around eight.

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** Nowhere in either the book or the movie is Dorothy's exact age mentioned, though the book describes her as a "little girl." Some sources suggest Dorothy was meant to be twelve in the film while others assume (from the casting of Fairuza Balk in ''ReturnToOz'') ''Film/ReturnToOz'') that in the book she is around eight.
11th Apr '16 12:38:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Hey, is that Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} asking, "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" in [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Juliet Capulet's place]]?
** And those Munchkin voices kind of sound like younger versions of [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Grumpy, Sleepy,]] and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}.
** The Munchkin Mayor and the Lollipop Guild leader are [[Disney/{{Pete}} Peg-Leg Pete]] and [[Disney/ThreeLittlePigs The Big Bad Wolf]].
** One of the apple trees is [[Disney/PeterPan The Indian Chief]] and [[Dinsye/TheGreatMouseDetective Fidget]].



* HeyItsThatVoice: In the English dubbed version, Dorothy is Film/{{Annie|1982}} (from the film version that was released that same year).
** The Wizard is none other than (the original) [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 Commander Adama]]!

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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the English dubbed version, Dorothy is Film/{{Annie|1982}} (from the film version that was released that same year).
** The Wizard is none other than (the original) [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 Commander Adama]]!



* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/TressMacNeille as the Wicked Witch of the West.
** Creator/BJWard as Glinda.
** Creator/CharlieAdler as The Cowardly Lion.
** Creator/PatFraley as Truckle the Winged Monkey.
** Creator/FrankWelker as Toto.
** The Tin Man is Hal Rayle ([[WesternAnimation/SwatKats Lieutenant Steele]]).
** The Scarecrow is David Lodge [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Jiraya,]] [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi Zaraki]] and [[WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot Tenderheart Bear]].
** Dorothy is Liz Georges ([[WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger Courtney Gripling]], [[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin Myra the archaeologist]]).
** The Wizard himself is Alan Oppenheimer [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor, Man-at-Arms, Cringer/Battlecat]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Vanity Smurf]].
** The Munchkin Mayor is [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Wuya,]] another WickedWitch.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/TressMacNeille as the Wicked Witch of the West.
** Creator/BJWard as Glinda.
** Creator/CharlieAdler as The Cowardly Lion.
** Creator/PatFraley as Truckle the Winged Monkey.
** Creator/FrankWelker as Toto.
** The Tin Man is Hal Rayle ([[WesternAnimation/SwatKats Lieutenant Steele]]).
** The Scarecrow is David Lodge [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Jiraya,]] [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi Zaraki]] and [[WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot Tenderheart Bear]].
** Dorothy is Liz Georges ([[WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger Courtney Gripling]], [[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin Myra the archaeologist]]).
** The Wizard himself is Alan Oppenheimer [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor, Man-at-Arms, Cringer/Battlecat]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Vanity Smurf]].
** The Munchkin Mayor is [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Wuya,]] another WickedWitch.

25th Dec '15 10:59:54 AM Kitchen90
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* DyeingForYourArt: Judy Garland's feet hurt so much in the ruby slippers that she could only wear them for shots when they would be on camera. Margaret Hamilton could not eat with the make-up on (Bert Lahr also decided to have his redone daily as he got tired of a liquid diet). The Tin Woodsman costume worn by Jack Haley was so stiff that he had to lean against a board to rest. The Cowardly Lion's costume was really hot due to being made of real lion skin. And everyone had to suffer with really hot studio lights.

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* DyeingForYourArt: DyeingForYourArt:
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Judy Garland's feet hurt so much in the ruby slippers that she could only wear them for shots when they would be on camera. camera.
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Margaret Hamilton could not eat with the make-up on (Bert Lahr also decided to have his redone daily as he got tired of a liquid diet). diet).
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The Tin Woodsman costume worn by Jack Haley was so stiff that he had to lean against a board to rest. rest.
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The Cowardly Lion's costume was really hot due to being made of real lion skin. skin.
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And everyone had to suffer with really hot studio lights.
30th Nov '15 8:43:47 AM said43
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** MGM considered using Leo the Lion as The Cowardly Lion. An actor would have dubbed the character's lines in.
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