It really isn't.

From the outset our plan has been to create a faithful adaptation of L. Frank Baum's original book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," published in 1900.  While the 1939 MGM film is a classic, it is not especially faithful to the book, and only tells a small portion of the story.  What we want to do is create a film that tells a much more complete version of the story, using modern effects technology.

Barnyard Studios

Used Productions

Inspired by some of our favorite family-oriented fantasy films - including such an eclectic array as the Harry Potter films and the Jeremy Sumpter version of Peter Pan, as well as the classic Henson films from the 1980's such as Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, and Walter Murch's cult classic Return to Oz - we're using a mixture of live-action, puppetry, and CGI to bring the famous Oz characters to life.

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Directed by Clayton Spinney from a script by Sean Gates, starring Mariellen Kemp as Dorothy Gale, Marie Rizza as the Wicked Witch of the West, and Steven Lowry performing Scarecrow, the film is to be distributed by Fantastic Films International, LLC.

So take your time, browse around, and enjoy the site.

Don't!

This is not Oz as you've ever seen it before.

It is the last days of the old west; the nineteenth century nears its end, and Dorothy Gale is ten years old, living in a one-room cabin she shares with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. They are poor farmers in a time of drought. Just when it seems that things can’t get any worse for the Gales, a tornado carries Dorothy away to the undiscovered country of Oz, a land populated by short, rugged people who live under the rule of sorcerers.

The Good Witch of the North lacks the power to send Dorothy home, so the girl sets off for the City of Emeralds in the hope that the mysterious wizard who lives there can help her. But the Wizard of Oz has a secret to protect, and to do so he will send Dorothy and her friends to kill the Witch of the West, or die trying. Don’t call it a remake, or a reimagining: this is Oz as L. Frank Baum envisioned it, brought to life in live action for the very first time.

Dorothy

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