Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz logo.png
Genre
Based onThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
The Wizard of Oz
by Noel Langley
Florence Ryerson
Edgar Allan Woolf
Voices of
Composer(s)Sunna Wehrmeijer
Peter Bateman
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes59 (+ 1 special) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jeff DeGrandis
  • Michelle Jabloner-Weiss
  • Leanne Moreau and Tony Salama (line producers)
  • Adam Middleton (associate producer)
Editor(s)Philip Malamuth
Running time22 minutes (11 minutes per episode)
Production company(s)Turner Entertainment Co.
Warner Bros. Animation[2]
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkBoomerang SVOD (2017–2020)
Boomerang (2018–2020)
Picture format
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseJune 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) –
July 31, 2020 (2020-07-31)
Chronology
Related showsThe Wizard of Oz
External links
Website

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is an American animated children's television series loosely based on L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its subsequent books, as well as its 1939 film adaptation. The series debuted on Boomerang SVOD on June 29, 2017.[3] The series was picked up for the second and third seasons.[4]

Premise[edit]

After the Wicked Witch of the West was melted by water, Queen Ozma has appointed Dorothy Gale the Princess of Emerald City. With her feet firmly grounded in her ruby slippers, Dorothy tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery, kindness and farm girl feistiness. And whether it's magic, Munchkins, flying monkeys or her nemesis Wilhelmina, the wicked witch-in-training and niece of the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy is ready to track down and put a stop to any problem that comes Oz's way with help from her dog Toto and their friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion.

At the start of the second season, the Wizard of Oz ends up back in Oz after getting mixed up in another tornado. Now that he has returned at last, he plots to make himself into a real wizard by getting actual magic powers. When he finds out about the Wicked Witch's spirit being trapped in her crystal ball, he decides to help resurrect her in exchange for powers (not knowing that it takes years to get powers), but it backfired and Dorothy accidentally resurrects the Wicked Witch without her powers. Regardless on the outcome, this puts the Land of Oz in serious danger now.

Characters[edit]

  • Dorothy Gale (voiced by Kari Wahlgren)[5] – She now lives in Oz and is the new Princess of Emerald City. Friendly and kind, Dorothy is always willing to help out her friends, introduce the Ozians to customs from back in Kansas and fight all evil in Oz.
  • Scarecrow (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke)[6][7] – Now that he has a brain, he can finally help provide useful information to his friends when going on adventures.
  • Tin Man (voiced by J.P. Karliak)[6][7] – He has finally gotten his heart, but also provides the gang with useful items contained inside of him.
  • Cowardly Lion (voiced by Jess Harnell)[6][7] – He is the not-so fearless king of the forest.
  • Queen Ozma (voiced by Kari Wahlgren)[6][7] – The Queen of Emerald City and Dorothy's best friend. Formerly trapped by the Nome King, Dorothy rescued Ozma and took her rightful place as queen.
  • Patchwork Girl (voiced by Jessica DiCicco) – She is a teenage rag doll who is Scarecrow's love interest.
  • Wilhelmina (voiced by Jessica DiCicco)[6] – The spoiled niece of the Wicked Witch of the West as well as the daughter of the late Wicked Witch of the East. Her goal is to get rid of Dorothy and obtain the Ruby Slippers so that she and her aunt can rule the Land of Oz. Unlike her aunt however, Wilhelmina does not have a weakness to water as seen when she once fell into the Truth Pond.
  • Frank and Lyman (voiced by Steve Blum and Jess Harnell) – Wilhelmina's winged monkey henchmen who often unsuccessfully attempt to hinder Dorothy and her friends in order to obtain the ruby slippers and give it to Wilhelmina. Frank is the larger winged monkey and Lyman is the smaller incompetent winged monkey.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29)April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
226May 24, 2018 (2018-05-24)November 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
313[8]July 6, 2020 (2020-07-06)July 31, 2020 (2020-07-31)

Broadcast[edit]

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz debuted on Boomerang USA Channel on May 8, 2018. It also premiered on Boomerang in Australia and New Zealand on June 26, 2017.[3] The first 13 episodes were released on Boomerang's SVOD service in the United States on June 29, 2017.[9]

Nearly a year later, the series premiered on the Boomerang channel in the United States on May 21, 2018.[10] The series premiered on Boomerang in Africa in October 2017.[11] The show was also premiered on Boomerang in the United Kingdom on October 2, 2017.[12]

In Canada, the series premiered on Treehouse TV on June 2, 2018.[13]

The series later started airing on Cartoon Network on December 21, 2018.[14]

On June 29, 2020, Boomerang released a promo for the third season which was released on July 6, 2020.

Home media[edit]

We're Not in Kansas Anymore, a DVD containing the first 10 episodes of the series, was released on March 27, 2018.[15] "Emerald City" was the second DVD released for the series on June 12, 2018 with 10 episodes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boomerang Launching 'Dorothy & The Wizard Of Oz' and 'Wacky Races' in June". Animation World Network. March 21, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  2. ^ Spangler, Todd (March 7, 2017). "Turner, Warner Bros. to Launch Boomerang Cartoon Streaming-Subscription Service for $5 Monthly". Variety. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia June 2017 Highlights". RegularCapital. April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  4. ^ https://investors.att.com/~/media/Files/A/ATT-IR/financial-reports/quarterly-earnings/2018/2q-2018/2Q18%20WarnerMedia%20inFocus.pdf
  5. ^ Hogerty, Danielle. "Voice Actor Kari Wahlgren Returns To Her Kansas Roots With 'Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz'". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e "WBHE Brings 'Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz' Home in March". awn.com. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.fernsehserien.de/dorothy-und-der-zauberer-von-oz/episodenguide/staffel-3/38330
  9. ^ "Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Premieres On Boomerang USA's Streaming Service". RegularCapital. June 29, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "Cartoon Network schedule archive". May 21, 2018. Archived from the original on May 21, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa 2017 Upfront". RegularCapital. March 23, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  12. ^ "Boomerang UK Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz New Show Premieres 2nd October". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Treehouse TV adds Dorothy and The Wizard Of Oz, new Littlest Pet Shop". ToonBarn. May 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "Cartoon Network schedule archive: Photo". cnschedulearchive.tumblr.com. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  15. ^ "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz DVD news: Press Release for Season 1, Vol. 1: We're not in Kansas Anymore - TVShowsOnDVD.com". tvshowsondvd.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.

External links[edit]