The Wizard of Oz
aka: Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard of Oz may refer to:

Additionally, you may be looking for one of the adaptations that don't share the name:

Anime and Manga
  • The 1986 Panmedia produced a Japanese animated series, known in English as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was directly based on the books and only coincidentally resembled the 1939 MGM adaptation.
  • There was a later anime called The Wonderful Galaxy Of Oz.

Comic Books
  • The first Marvel/DC collaborative publication was an adaptation of the 1939 film.
  • Followed by Marvel's adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz.
  • Oz: the Manga from Antarctic Press.
  • The Oz comics from Caliber Comics.
  • Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! In The Oz-Wonderland War Trilogy from DC Comics.
  • There's a comic book series based on the Oz books with main characters cast as 1990s-style superheroes called the Oz Squad, written by Steve Ahlquist.
  • Ozma and the Nome King are featured prominently in the Vertigo series Fables.
  • It got a surprisingly clever Whole Plot Reference as "The Motr of Doov" in Adventure comics 394 (June 1970) with Supergirl and her cat Streaky (making his final appearance). Reviewing this issue at Maid of Might, the anonymous critic says:
    This could so easily have been another throw-away gimmick story; just a transparent rip-off. But instead the readers are treated to an imaginative reinterpretation ó transformative, even ó that cleverly references its source and pays it due respect. A Supergirl makeover was in the offing, but this story is a clever, if somewhat quirky, way of leaving this section of Karaís adventures on a high.

  • The Wiz, a 1978 all-African-American musical retelling loosely based on the Broadway musical of the same name.

  • Tales of the Magic Land, a (very free) Russian translation of the first book made by Alexander Melentyevich Volkov in 1939 that spun off into its own book series.

Live-Action TV
  • A One-Episode Wonder TV show pilot was made in 2002, Lost In Oz.
  • The Muppets' Wizard of Oz was a 2005 Made-for-TV Movie that cast Ashanti as a Present Day Dorothy and various Muppets as her travelling companions and adversaries. Miss Piggy, for instance, plays all four witches.
  • The 2007 Sci Fi Channel six hour, three-part miniseries Tin Man, a re-imagining and continuation of the classic story set years after the events of the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  • The 2011 miniseries The Witches Of Oz by Leigh Scott of The Asylum fame, in which a modern-day Dorothy Gale discovers that her best-selling novels are in fact inspired by her own supressed memories of her adventures in Oz.
  • The 2015 TV special The Wiz Live!, an all-African-American performance of the Oz-based Broadway musical of the same name.
  • A made-for-television biopic, The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, was made in 1990 and told the story of how the Oz books came to be. The cast included John Ritter as Baum and Rue McClanahan as his suffragette mother-in-law Matilda Gage. This movie is included as a bonus feature on the 2009 DVD and Blu-Ray releases of the 1939 adaptation.


Tabletop Games

  • Many stage musicals are based on the Oz books, with the first ones written by Baum himself; later ones include:
  • The Wiz, a musical retelling of the first book, with African-American songwriters and influence.
  • Wicked, adapted from a book of the same name that revisited the events before and during The Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch of the West's perspective.

Video Games
  • A Nintendo DS RPG called RIZ-ZOAWD (an anagram of "Wizard Oz"), released in Japan by Media.Vision, which is highly stylized and re-imagined. It was localized abroad as The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road.
  • A point and click game featuring Oz characters in 1940s film noir Emerald City at Wadjet Eye Games called Emerald City Confidential.
  • Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin-Man and Lion are all playable characters in the Nintendo 3DS game Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., among other literary characters.

Western Animation
  • There was a short subject adaptation called The Magic of Oz. Information regarding it is very scarce; the studio is not identified, the people listed in the opening credits have very scarce information on IMDB and the exact year of release is uncertain (the only approximation is of around the late 1950's/early 1960's). What is certain, however, is that it may be the worst adaptation of Oz ever. See for yourself.
  • In 1961, Crawley Films, (later Rankin/Bass Productions) produced a series of short cartoons, Tales of the Wizard of Oz, featuring Dorothy, the Wizard, the Witch, Socrates Scarecrow, Rusty Tinman, and Dandy Lion.
  • The 1999, Russian two-part animated television adaptation of L. Frank Baum, Adventures in the Emerald City: Silver Shoes. Itís mostly based on Baum but includes several elements from the "Magic Land" books. A two part sequel, Adventures in the Emerald City: Princess Ozma, adapted Baumís Land of Oz.
  • There's a CGI movie in pre-production from John Boorman, the director of Zardoz.
  • Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz, a 2011 Direct-to-Video animated feature, is a Twice Told Tale version of the 1939 film that adds the battling cat and mouse to the story. (The same company holds the rights to both the cartoon characters and the movie.) In 2016, this spawned a sequel, Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz, which also takes inspiration from some of the other Oz books.
  • A 2014 fully computer-animated feature film called Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return was made by Claris and Summertime Entertainment and animated by Prana Studios (the "Tinkerbell" series), as a sequel to both the 1939 film and a few of the books and based on a book written by L. Frank Baum's great-grandson.
  • The 2015 CGI pilot Lost In Oz.

Alternative Title(s): Wizard Of Oz