Most of what I have learned from Oz is from the era of television and film. However, I did catch the “Project Runway” segment on the challenge to create a look for “Wicked.” On the cable show “Faceoff” great “other worldly” imagination, talent and creativity gives its own twists.

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From the list below here there appears many new Oz themed adaptations in the works. Oz, obviously, continues to inspire and hopefully give many more opportunities to explore the messages.

What do you have to say about any of the listed Oz productions?

Did any affect you? How did it relate to wisdoms and lessons? Can you recommend any?

13 Facts About L. Frank Baum’s ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz ……/13-facts-about-l-frankbaums-wonderful…

Jul 28, 2015 – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum was a hit from the start. Published in 1900, the story of Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow,…..


Born Lyman Frank Baum
May 15, 1856
Chittenango, New York, U.S.
Died May 6, 1919 (aged 62)
HollywoodLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Pen name George Brooks, Louis F. Baum, Laura Bancroft, Suzanne Metcalf, Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald, Schuyler Staunton, Edith Van Dyne, Floyd Akers, John Estes Cooke
Occupation Author, newspaper editor, actor, screenwriter, film producer
Language English
Nationality American
Genre Fantasypoetryshort stories
Notable works The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Spouse Maud Gage
(m. 1882–1919; his death)
Children Frank Joslyn Baum
Robert Stanton Baum
Harry Neal Baum
Kenneth Gage Baum
 Films and Television 
Silent films Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) • His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914) • The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) • The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914) •The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Live-action adaptations The Wizard of Oz (1939) • The Wonderful Land of Oz (1969) • 20th Century Oz (1976) • The Wiz (1978) • Return to Oz (1985) • Lost in Oz (2002) • The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005) •Tin Man (2007) • La Maga (2008) • Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2011) • After the Wizard(2011) • Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) • The Wiz Live! (2015)
Animated adaptations Tales of the Wizard of Oz (1961) • Return to Oz (1964) • Journey Back to Oz (1974) • Dorothy in the Land of Oz (1980) • The Wizard of Oz (1982) • W krainie czarnoksiężnika Oza (1983) •The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1986) • Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz (1987) • The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz (1990) • The Wizard of Oz (1990) • The Oz Kids (1996) • Lion of Oz (2000) •Marchen Awakens Romance (2007) • Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (2011) • Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2014) • Save Oz! (2015) • Lost in Oz (2015)
Upcoming adaptations Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz (2016) • Yellow Brick Road (2016) • Emerald City (2016) • Wicked(2016) • The Land of Oz (2020) • L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (TBA) •Warriors of Oz (TBA) • Dorothy (TBA) • Dorothy Must Die (TBA) • Red Brick Road (TBA) •Road to Oz (TBA)
Guest appearances Shirley Temple’s Storybook (1960) • Superfriends (1980) • Rugrats (1999) • That’s So Raven(2003-2006) • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006-) • Inkheart (2008) • Once Upon a Time (2011-) • Supernatural (2013-)
Featured challenges Project Runway (2004) • Face Off (2011)
Shorts and others Beef Ravioli commercials (2006) • After Oz (2007) • Flying Monkeys (2013) • OzLand (2015) •Unknown (TBA)


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