Thursday, February 28, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful Soundtrack

Press Release:



BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney Records will release the digital original motion picture soundtrack for "Oz The Great and Powerful" on March 5, 2012. Oscar®-nominated composer Danny Elfman reunites with director Sam Raimi for "Oz The Great and Powerful" after composing original scores for the filmmaker's blockbuster hits "Spider-Man," "Spider-Man 2," "Darkman" and "A Simple Plan."

Elfman said, "I didn't really go in with any sense of what I wanted to do other than just to follow the film. It was incredibly clear because the characters and what they were doing, and what their quests were, and what needed to be done, were all laid out, so I fell into it very easily." Elfman employed a traditional orchestra for the film to give the music a classic feel. He relates, "Sam did want a very strong, traditional feel to this movie. I think there has always been the feeling that we'd like to try to give it a classic feel and a timelessness."

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Raimi said, "Danny has a grand arsenal of musical abilities. He's able to create a sweeping gigantic sound that can really describe a tremendous scale and help us create this very unique world that Frank Baum wrote about, the land of Oz."

Elfman has received Oscar® nominations for his scores for Barry Sonnenfeld's "Men in Black," Tim Burton's "Big Fish," Gus Van Sant's "Good Will Hunting" and "Milk." Movie audiences worldwide have also heard Danny Elfman's unique sound and style in 80 film scores, including David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," "Hitchcock," "Promised Land," Brian De Palma's "Mission: Impossible," Martin Brest's "Midnight Run," Jon Amiel's "Sommersby," the Hughes Brothers' "Dead Presidents," Rob Marshall's Academy Award-winning "Chicago," and Shawn Levy's "Real Steel." For more than 25 years, Tim Burton and Elfman have collaborated on some of the cinema's most beloved and recognizable films and soundtracks, including "Beetlejuice," "Batman," "Edward Scissorhand," "Sleepy Hollow," "Corpse Bride," and more recently, "Frankenweenie," "Dark Shadows" and "Alice in Wonderland."

Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

"Oz The Great and Powerful" is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer are serving as executive producers. "Oz The Great and Powerful" opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

The original motion picture soundtrack for "Oz The Great and Powerful" will be available digitally on March 5th; physical CDs will be available exclusively at www.Intrada.com. For more information on Walt Disney Records' releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic.

For more information please contact:
Maria Kleinman, Walt Disney Records/Disney Music Group Publicity
818-560-5867,
Maria.Kleinman@Disney.com

SOURCE Walt Disney Records

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful Magazine Coverage


The closer we get the more publicity amps up and there's no shortage of magazines.  I'm a little late getting some of these up, but I'm sure you can purchase most, if not all, that you may have missed through the respective websites.  You can see many magazine scans on http://milakunisweb.org/
 
F Movie Magazine    January/February 2013       $10.00


Empire (UK) Magazine      January 2013     (Django Unchained cover)       $9.99
    March 2013  (Man of Steel cover)
 
 
In Style        March 2013      $5.99
I took a quick look at this magazine and there was one or two questions related to Oz for each of them.  The bulk of the article was about fashions, jewelry, make up, hair styles etc. 
FYI:  Rachel, Mila, and Michelle have been appearing on mulitple fashion magazine covers

 
D 23: The Official Magazine for the Disney Fan Club      Spring 2013    $15.95
GORGEOUS oversized magazine!!!!
 
 
SFX  (UK)      January 2013

April 2013
 
 
Cineplex      February 2013
 
Gay Times     (UK)     April 2013
Before you go to this website be aware you may find some material objectionable. 
 
 
Total Film   (UK)         March  2013  
 
 
Coming out March  8
 
Hollywood Reporter
 
Entertainment Weekly

 
 
If you have an interest in more foreign material eBay is the place to watch. 
 



Many magazines will probably have one ads for the film and related events.  Cosmopolitan March 2013 has an ad for the Urban Decay make up and Glamour March 2013 has an ad for the Home Shopping Network Event.  We should start seeing reviews very soon as well.

 

 
 
 
 
 


 

Oz the Great and Powerful Cardboard Standups

 
$34.95 each plus shipping
 
China Girl       20" by 6.5"

 
 
Evanora         68" by 26"
 
 
Finley                          38" by 71"
 
 
Glinda           65" by 38"
 
 
Oz          74" by 30"
 
 
Theodora          61" by 18"
 
 
Wicked Witch        71" by 38"
 
 
Winged Baboon           62" by 58"


Winged Baboon  2                 68" by 49"
 
 http://www.advancedgraphics.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=851
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oz the Great and Powerful Books

Available Now:

Oz the Great and Powerful Junior Novelization          $5.99


Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Storybook            $6.99

 
Oz the Great and Powerful Land of Oz           $3.99
World of Reading Level 2


Oz the Great and Powerful Magical Sticker Set with Reusable Stickers       $6.99


Oz the Great and Powerful: Witches of Oz         $3.99


Coming March 5

Art of Oz the Great and Powerful by Grant Curtis    256 pages       $40.00
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Disney Unveils Fantastical Collection of Products Inspired by Disney`s Oz The Great and Powerful


Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has unveiled its newest film-inspired product
collection based on the highly anticipated Oz The Great and Powerful, in
theaters March 8th. In collaboration with leading brands including CDI, Jem, Sue
Wong, Joe Vilaiwan, Jerome C. Rousseau, Tollytots and more, the product
collection spans couture fashions, apparel, designer shoes, accessories, limited
edition costumes and toys inspired by the film starring James Franco, Mila
Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff.


Designed with the fantasy of Disney`s film and its colorful characters in mind,
the new product line features a bold color palette, vibrant designs and
innovative toys that embody the new personalities and beloved characteristics of
Oz The Great and Powerful.

"This assortment of Oz The Great and Powerful product reflects the spectacular
adventure and stunning world showcased in the film," said Jonathan Symington,
vice president of licensing for Disney Live Action Studios at Disney Consumer
Products. "From limited edition dresses and dolls to a high-end fashion line, we
have developed an exciting collection of beautiful and unique products that is
sure to delight fans of all ages."

The Oz The Great and Powerful collection of products is available now at
boutiques, national retailers, Disney Store locations nationwide and
DisneyStore.com.


OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL PRODUCT ASSORTMENT

* Disney Store:

* Limited Edition Glinda and Wicked Witch Costumes for Adults: These exclusive
costume gowns were designed with the look and feel of the real costumes worn by
Glinda and the Wicked Witch in Oz The Great and Powerful. Limited to an edition
of 300 each, both gowns feature couture fashion detailing and embellishments,
including real feathers, delicate lace and leather. Available only at select
Disney Store locations and at DisneyStore.com. (Price: $349.50-$399.50)
 

 

* Deluxe Glinda Costume and China Girl Costume for Girls: With designs inspired
by Glinda and China Girl`s costumes in Oz The Great and Powerful, these
beautiful costume gowns feature authentic detailing and are made for play time
all year long. Accessories sold separately, available exclusively at select
Disney Store locations and at DisneyStore.com. (Price: $39.50-$79.50)

* Oz The Great and Powerful Doll Collection: A collection of beautiful dolls,
designed after everyone`s favorite characters from Oz The Great and Powerful.
These 11.5" dolls feature Oz, Glinda, Theodora and Evanora. Available
exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com. (Price: $34.50 each)

 



* Oz The Great and Powerful Designer Fashions and Shoes:

* Be transported with these fashion-forward graphic tees that capture the
adventure, beauty and mystery of Oz The Great and Powerful. Available
exclusively at Macy`s. (SRP: $19.99-$29.99)
 


 

* This glamorous dress collection from designer Sue Wong captures the enchanting
looks of the characters of Oz The Great and Powerful. The collection draws from
the glamorous styles seen in the film, and is inspired by Evanora, Theodora,
Glinda and China Girl.
 
 

* Capture the glamour and sophistication of Oz The Great and Powerful with this
specialty collection of fine jewelry from Joe Vilaiwan. Fifty-two styles
available at specialty retailers. (SRP: $200-$800)
 
 

* High-fashion Jerome Rousseau shoes evokes the style and glamour of Oz The
Great and Powerful. Available at Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue and Yook, with
a special silver shoe available exclusively at Shoescribe.com. (SRP: $600)

 



* Oz The Great and Powerful Toys and Costumes:

* Enter the magical world of Oz The Great and Powerful with this spellbinding
necklace and ring set. Set includes Evanora's signature necklace with flip
feature and Theodora's ring complete with spinning jewel. (SRP $7.99)



* Become a part of the magical world of Oz The Great and Powerful with Glinda's
Signature Tiara and Light up Wand. Tiara features a hanging jewel just like the
one from the film, and the Wand lights up with a touch of a button. (SRP $14.99)

* Dress up and play in reversible tutus inspired by each of the Witches from Oz
The Great and Powerful: Evanora, Theodora and Glinda. Each tutu has two totally
different looks and comes with a unique hair piece and Oz The Great and Powerful
charm. (SRP $14.99)

* Oz is ready for all the adventure that awaits him on his journey through the
strange and vibrant land. The Oz fashion doll (SRP $12.99) is dressed in a coat
and top hat with his travel bag. He carries China Girl, a porcelain girl that he
befriends and takes under his wing during his adventure.

Additionally, Disney Press, an imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide, has
released several titles in print and eBook form in support of the feature film,
including Oz The Great and Powerful Movie Storybook; Oz The Great and Powerful a
Magical Sticker Set; World of Reading: The Land of Oz; The Witches of Oz 8x8
picture book; a junior novel; and The Art of Oz The Great and Powerful written
by the film`s Executive Producer Grant Curtis. L. Frank Baum`s The Marvelous
Land of Oz and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz were also re-released under the Disney
Press imprint.


About Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP), the world`s largest licensor, is the business
segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that extends
the Disney and Marvel brands to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home
d├ęcor and books to food and beverages, stationery, electronics and fine art. DCP
develops Disney entertainment franchises into 365 day-a-year product
opportunities at retailers worldwide. DCP is comprised of three businesses:
Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around
seven strategic brand priorities: Disney Baby & Classic Characters, Disney Media
Networks & Games, Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Princess & Disney
Fairies, Disney Live Action Film, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Disney Publishing
Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of children's books, magazines,
and digital products. Disney English is DPW's English language learning
business, which includes over 35 Disney English learning centers across China
and a supplemental learning book program. DPW`s growing library of digital
products includes best-selling eBook titles and original apps. The Disney Store
retail chain operates across North America, Europe, and Japan with more than 350
stores worldwide. Disney Store carries high-quality products, including
exclusive merchandise tied to key Disney and Marvel entertainment offerings.
www.DisneyStore.com and www.DisneyStore.co.uk are Disney`s official online
shopping portals. For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products or
follow us at www.YouTube.com/DisneyLiving, www.Facebook.com/DisneyLiving and
www.Twitter.com/DisneyLiving.

About Disney`s Oz The Great and Powerful

Disney`s fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam
Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum`s beloved wizard character. When
Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is
hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he`s hit the
jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three
witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle
Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone`s been
expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and
its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is
too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a
bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into
a better man as well.

"Oz The Great and Powerful" is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by
Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire.
Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer are serving as executive
producers. "Oz The Great and Powerful" opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Madame Alexander Oz the Great and Powerful


Madame Alexander grew up with a great love of dolls and fairytales.  It's no wonder she established a relationship with Disney in 1933 and has produced Disney inspired dolls steadily since then.  For Madame Alexander's 2013 line she re-visits old friends and adds to the line with Oz the Great and Powerful dolls which may very well be a new classic. 

Each doll measures 10 inches in height.   Estimated release of September with SRPs of $199.95

Oscar Diggs
 

Theodora

Evanora
 
Glinda