animated movie Journey Back to Oz © Warner Bros. / Filmation / Eastman Color
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Journey Back to Oz

Dorothy and Toto are swept back to Oz by another hurricane. She sets about trying to find her old friends from the first movie, but discovers that the evil witch Mombi is planning to invade The Emerald City (now ruled by Scarecrow) with an army of enchanted green elephants. With her new friends Jack Pumpkinhead and Woodenhead the carousel horse, Dorothy sets about trying to thwart Mombi and save her old friends, and Oz.

see also: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (TV Series)
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Created by: Warner Bros., Filmation, Eastman Color
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Liza Minnelli ... Dorothy
Mickey Rooney ... Scarecrow
Milton Berle ... Cowardly Lion
Herschel Bernardi ... Woodenhead Pinto Stallion III
Ethel Merman ... Mombi
Paul Ford ... Uncle Henry
Danny Thomas ... The Tin Man
Margaret Hamilton ... Aunt Em
Paul Lynde ... Pumpkinhead
Jack E. Leonard ... The Signpost
Risė Stevens ... Glinda
Mel Blanc ... The Crow
Dal McKennon ... Omby Amby
Larry Storch ... Amos
Directed by: Hal Sutherland
Produced by: Norm Prescott and Lou Scheimer
Musical Score by: Walter Scharf
Songs by: Jimmy Van Heusen
Writing Credits: Norm Prescott and Fred Ladd
Based on: "The Marvelous Land of Oz" by L. Frank Baum

Liza Minnelli provided the voice of Dorothy, reprising the role originally played by her mother Judy Garland.

The film suffered various delays. The voice parts and music were recorded in 1964, but it was several more years before the producers could afford the animation. It was eventually released in the UK and Australia in 1972, but not until 1974 in the USA.

Writer Fred Ladd was also largely responsible for writing the english language versions of the first three anime series, 'Astro Boy', 'Kimba the White Lion', and 'Gigantor'.

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