The Wizard of Oz Catalog

L. Frank Baum’s Novel, Its Sequels and Their Adaptations for Stage, Television, Movies, Radio, Music Videos, Comic Books, Commercials and More


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About the Book

L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wizard of Oz had by 2005 spawned 39 official sequels, more than 100 unofficial sequels, nearly 40 films, several television series, music videos, commercials, computer games, radio shows and more. It has received a number of different interpretations: an African-American slant, a Turkish low-budget fantasy, Japanese anime, and American pornography, among others.
This book provides synopses and basic bibliographical information for the forty Oz books in the original series and a number of related books by the Royal Historians of Oz; synopses and credits for live performances (videos and made-for-television performances are included here) based on the Oz books and on Baum’s non–Oz fantasies; comic book and comic strip adaptations of Oz; synopses and credits for radio shows and dramatic performances on audiobook or vinyl records; synopses and credits for theatrical films and shorts; documentaries and educational films; synopses and credits for television series and episodes based on Oz; video and computer games; useful websites; and short scenes on television or in movies that have an Oz element.

About the Author(s)

A former Florida reporter, Fraser A. Sherman has contributed articles to such publications as Newsweek, Boys Life and Movie Marketplace and is the author of four previous film books and more than two dozen published speculative-fiction short stories. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Fraser A. Sherman
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 286
Bibliographic Info: 48 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [2005]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7517-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0315-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Preface      1
Introduction      3

1. The Books of Oz      7
2. Theatrical and Other Staged Adaptations      64
3. Oz Comic Books and Comic Strips      120
4. Audio Adaptations      127
5. Film and Video: Creative Works      138
6. Film and Video: Nonfiction and Educational      182
7. Oz on Television: Series, Episodes, and Specials      193
8. Oz on Television: Commercials      236
9. Computer Games and Educational Software      239
10. Oz Web Sites      241
11. Oz Allusions and References in Film, Television, and Video      243
12. Oz Title Allusions      248

Index      249

Book Reviews & Awards

“an enormous amount of research…recommended”—Booklist; “a comprehensive guide”—Midwest Book Review; “fascinating”—Daily News; (Fort Walton Beach, Florida).