$39.99 for the set at FAO Schwarz and FAO Schwarz Boutiques at Toys R Us
A classic tale comes to life right in your home with these FAO Schwarz Wizard of Oz Hand Puppets! The soft and snuggly puppets are designed to resemble 4 very memorable characters from the story: Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion. Use your own hands to make their heads and arms move for hours of heel-clicking fun!
The FAO Schwarz Hand Puppets - Wizard of Oz features:
Includes 4 hand puppets
Fabric puppets are designed as Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion
All puppets feature soft cushioning and stitched-on features; Dorothy's 'ruby slippers' are even dotted with sparkles
It’s the Ozzy compendium of the new millennium! In his new book, The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of the American Classic, best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning producer John Fricke celebrates the 75th anniversary of MGM's The Wizard of Oz, along with all other aspects of L. Frank Baum's classic series of "American Fairy Tales." The deluxe pictorial chronologically travels through more than eleven decades of Oz books, productions, and memorabilia and will be published on October 1, 2013, by Down East Books.
Fricke is widely regarded as the preeminent Oz and Judy Garland historian, and his latest book makes its debut in conjunction with several major events in the greater Oz community. Foremost among these is the similarly-titled exhibition, The Wonderful World of Oz, opening on Saturday, October 12, 2013, and running through spring 2014 at The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME. The art for the book and the items for the Farnsworth show have been drawn from the holdings of Willard Carroll and Tom Wilhite, which comprise the most comprehensive Oz collection in the world.
The Farnsworth (www.farnsworthmuseum.org) is the only nationally-recognized art museum mounting a six-month Oz anniversary retrospective. Via Carroll and Wilhite, both the exhibition and Fricke's The Wonderful World of Oz will illustratively detail the entire 114 year arc of Oz-to-date: from the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900 to the 2013 film, Oz The Great and Powerful, which has grossed a half-billion dollars world-wide since its premiere in March. Highlights include such MGM collectibles as one of "Dorothy's" test dresses and original blouse; the costume of a Munchkin member of the "Lollipop Guild"; and one of the hourglasses of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Concurrent with the book and exhibition, Warner Home Video will debut (on October 1) its latest deluxe DVD release of the legendary Garland motion picture, The Wizard of Oz. For the film's 75th anniversary, the studio has remastered the 1939 musical in 3D and will market it in a variety of lavish packagings with a host of additional features. Paramount among the latter is producer/director/writer Gary Leva's new "making of" Oz documentary, in which Fricke is featured. For Warner Bros.' use, Fricke has also prepared a one-hundred point "time line," tracing the history of the MGM Oz film from preproduction in autumn 1937 to the Academy Award ceremonies in February 1940.
Among other 2013 Oz-related appearances, Fricke will serve as host and lecturer at the annual OZ-Stravaganza! festival in Chittenango, NY (hometown of Oz author Baum) from Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd. He will fulfill similar duties as "master of ceremonies of special events" at the Oz Festival in Wamego, KS, from Friday, September 27th through Sunday, September 29th. (Additional appearance information, plus specifics of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book, are forthcoming.)
Table of Contents: Preface Introduction 1900s: Down the Yellow Brick Road 1910s: The Royal Historian of Oz 1920s:An American Phenomenon 1930s: A technicolor Show of Shows 1940s: Oz Around the World 1950s: Oz Comes Home 1960s: Off to see the Wizard 1970s: Ease on Down the Road 1980s: Return to Oz 1990s: Rainbow Road 2000s: Wicked Wonderful
**please note this information is subject to change prior to publication**
About author John Fricke: John Fricke is the author ofThe Wizard of Oz: An IllustratedCompanion to the Timeless Movie Classic,The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversay PictoralHistory, Judy: A Legendary Film Career, Judy Garland: World’s Greatest Entertainer. He is a two time Emmy Award-winning producer for PBS American Masters and A&E biography documentaries about Judy Garland. He lives in New York City.
As someone who loved Oz the Great and Powerful I'm THRILLED it will be a part of this book. Please see Ryan Jay's links for spot on reviews of the theatrical release of Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful.
BURBANK, Calif. May 1, 2013 — Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” will once
again provide audiences with a magical entertainment experience when it debuts
for in-home release on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, June 11,
A must-own for any home entertainment collection, the Blu-ray Combo
Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) of “Oz The Great and Powerful” brings the
epic adventure to life with its vibrantly colorful picture and sound, and boasts
a sensational variety of never-before-seen bonus materials including: “The Magic
of ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Second Screen Feature” that provides viewers with
an immersive opportunity to journey into the fantastical lands of Oz; James
Franco’s personal story of his journey to the land of Oz that is produced and
directed by the Oscar® nominated star himself; Golden Globe® nominee Mila Kunis’
makeup metamorphosis which is hosted by Academy Award®-winning makeup artist
Howard Berger; A back-stage journey through each of the visual effects process
that brought China Girl to life including an interview with Joey King; and much
more. Additionally, all Blu-ray and DVD products include a digital copy of the
film allowing consumers to watch “Oz The Great and Powerful” at home, in their
car, and/or anywhere they go.
The film is directed by Sam Raimi who
helmed the record-crushing “Spider-Man” trilogy, and produced by Joe Roth who
fashioned Disney’s billion dollar-plus earning “Alice in Wonderland.” “Oz The
Great and Powerful” boasts a stellar cast that includes Academy Award nominee
James Franco (“127 Hours”) as Oscar Diggs, the predestined wizard; Golden Globe
nominee Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”) as the tormented young witch Theodora; Academy
Award winner Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”) as Theodora’s older sister,
Evanora, the witch who rules over the Emerald City; and three-time
Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue
Valentine,” “My Week with Marilyn”) as Glinda, the Good Witch.
Blu Ray Bonus Features:
The Magic of “Oz The Great and Powerful” (Second Screen Experience) - An immersive Second Screen experience that details all things Oz. From an interactive map full of secrets and surprises, to an inside look at the spectacular world of Oz. All fans need to do is download the special “The Magic of Oz The Great and Powerful: Second Screen” App (which is free and currently available for immediate download at the iTunes Store for iPads) which provides fans with infinite opportunities to remain connected to their favorite film, its cast of characters and to dive deeper into the magical world of Oz. This App provides exclusive access to invigorating and exclusive content including:
The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz - From Munchkins and Tinkers to good witches, bad witches, and flying baboons, this piece follows each character and creature of the Land of Oz from inspiration to final outcome.
The Sounds of Magical Oz - What adds fragility to the sounds of China Girl's footsteps; ferocity to the tornado; or weight to the flutter of Finley's flapping wings?
Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater - Actor, and voice of Finley, Zach Braff introduces viewers to the Finley mockup.
Mariah Carey Music Video
My Journey in Oz by James Franco - A personal story produced and directed by James Franco.
Mr. Elfman’s Musical Concoctions - An interview with composer Danny Elfman unveils his inspiration in scoring “Oz The Great And Powerful.”
China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief - This feature uncloaks the several forms of movie magic employed to bring China Girl to life, from the initial artwork and character design, to the on-set puppeteering during filmmaking, and finally, through each stage of the visual-effects process; and includes an interview with Joey King, the voice of China Girl.
Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz - Production designer Robert Stromberg takes viewers through the set design of the Land of Oz, from sketching his original ideas on a napkin, through to the final set pieces and the accompanying visual effects.
Mila’s Metamorphosis - Lead makeup artist Howard Berger expands on one of the oldest, most tried-and-true forms of movie magic: makeup design and effects.
Walt Disney and the Road to Oz - It is well known that Walt Disney had a fascination with the Land of Oz since he was a child. See how that fascination grew into inspiration as he began planning for his own adaptation of the stories in the classic Baum books.
Rubies costumes is planning a large line of Oz the Great and Powerful Costumes. Approval is still pending but planned items are:
Teen Sized Costumes of Glinda, Wicked Witch of the West, Evanora, Oscar Diggs, Theodora, and a China Girl dress with masquerade styled mask, and Finley.
Teen Sized Deluxe Costumes of Oscar Diggs, Glinda, Wicked Witch of the West, Baboon, Evanora, and Finley.
Adult Costumes of Glinda,Wicked Witch of the West, Evanora, Oscar Diggs, China Girl with masquerade styled mask, Theodora, Finley, Deluxe Oscar Diggs, Deluxe Glinda, Deluxe Wicked Witch, Deluxe Evanora, Deluxe Baboon, Deluxe Finley, Supreme Edition Baboon, and Finley Mascot.
Accessories: Glinda Tiara, Glinda Wand, Theodora Light Up Ring, Witch Broom, Evanora Necklace, Baboon Spear, Glinda Wig, Evanora Wig, Witch Hat, Witch Make Up Kit, Witch Deluxe Make Up Kit with Nose & Chin, Finley Over Head Latex Mask, Finley 3/4 Mask, Baboon 3/4 Mask, Witch Nose & Chin Set, Finley Gloves, and Baboon Gloves.