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      Journey Back to Oz

      G 1974 1h 30m Kids & Family Fantasy Animation List
      Reviews 53% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Dorothy returns to the Land of Oz and encounters the sister of the Wicked Witch of the West. Read More Read Less

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      Richard Schertzer ScreenAnarchy The look of the film is absolutely breathtaking. Its sheer artistry and passion for the craft of animation is something that deserves a lot of admiration. ... Every frame of the film is a splendor-filled nostalgia ride that demands to be seen. Jun 16, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      StephenPaul C The greatest 1.5 hours of animation ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/21/23 Full Review Kyle E I don't think it is quite as good as the 1939 classic, which was and still is my childhood favourite, but it is an enjoyable underrated film, that is nowhere near as bad as some people say it is. The animation while simple, is colourful and adds to the charm of the film. The songs, while not as fabulous as the 1939 film, are still very nice and quite charming, even "Carousel". Liza Minelli does an excellent job as Dorothy, and I think her singing voice here was beautiful, and here she sounds like her mother, the wonderful Judy Garland. I loved the characters Pumpkinhead, Glinda (voiced by beautiful opera singer Rise Steevens) and the Horse, but the biggest surprise was Ethel Merman as the witch Mombi. This is still the same person who has the big, brassy voice from films like Call Me Madam, yet she does this film, and manages to do a truly excellent voice over, that is both sinister and fun. Even Margaret Hamilton, the wicked Witch in the 1939 film, voices Aunt Em here The story is like the animation, cute and charming, not the best story line in the world, but stays fairly true to the film it obviously drew its inspiration from. All in all, an enjoyable, charming film. It's not perfect, but I've honestly seen worse. 8/10 Bethany Cox. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/14/22 Full Review Audience Member The greatest 1.5 hours ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member The funniest sequel ever invented, because of the Oz jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member so so so bad. The Wizard of Oz and Return to Oz are two of my favorite movies....I couldn't even get through this! Awful animation, even worse music. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/21/17 Full Review todd a It's better than most attempts to recreate the world of Oz in animation, as the obviously put more effort into this one. Yet, the film suffers from a ludicrously stupid plot and songs that are more annoying than memorable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Dorothy returns to the Land of Oz and encounters the sister of the Wicked Witch of the West.
      Director
      Hal Sutherland
      Producer
      Norm Prescott, Lou Scheimer
      Screenwriter
      Fred Ladd, Norm Prescott
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 30m