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Return to Oz (1985). "I have always valued my lifelessness."

Return to Oz. But should we? We meet a new cast of characters but should we? Break up the yellow brick road, grab a chicken and let's go!


Storyline :Dorothy Gale has recently come home from the Land of Oz and is now almost back to perfect health since the incident of the tornado, but she can't get that wonderful place out of her head. She frequently talks about it and can't get any sleep at night. Aunt Em worries about her health/well-being. Thinking that she is suffering from delusional depression and acute insomnia, she decides to take her to see a special doctor in another town. While he tries to treat her with electroshock treatment and take those nasty dreams away from her head, she is rescued by a mysterious girl who leads her back to Oz for a new adventure.

Directors: Walter Murch

Writers: Walter Murch(screenplay), Gill Dennis(screenplay), L. Frank Baum(novels "Ozma of Oz" and "The Land of Oz")

Stars: Fairuza Balk, Jean Marsh and Michael Sundin

Awards: 6 Nominations

Film Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross Worldwide: $11,137,801


Probably one of the most off things about this songs in a movie that is supposed to take place in the same world as Wizard of Oz. WTF.


An all-new adventure down the yellow brick road. Here are some facts to guide you because the road is real fucked up in this movie.

  1. Director Walter Murch invited friend George Lucas to visit the set one day. During that visit Lucas wandered to different sound stages where he came across producer Rick McCallum working on a small film. The two became friends and later collaborated on the "Star Wars" prequels.

  2. Pons Maar who plays the Lead Wheeler, one of the asylum orderlies, and provides the voice of the Nome Messenger also served as a movement coach on the film, working to develop the postures and movements of the Scarecrow and Jack Pumpkinhead.

  3. Cartoonist Tim Burton has acknowledged Jack Pumpkinhead as an inspiration for the iconic character Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).

  4. Judy Garland was 16 when filming The Wizard of Oz (1939), Fairuza Balk was only 10 when filming Return to Oz.

  5. Walter Murch had scouted a number of filming locations to double as Oz in the film. Last-minute budget cuts forced the production to shoot almost entirely on soundstages and backlots.


Considering how many kids were scarred from this movie as a child it is surprising to see it available on scarred 80s kids, I can only imagine what it would do to kids today.

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