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This article is about the Warner Brothers cartoon series from the late 2010s. For the 4th entry in the original mainstream Oz books, see Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

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Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is an American preschool animated series created by Warner Brothers studios inspired by the Oz books with elements from the 1939 film.

Episodes are eleven minutes and there are a total of three seasons of twenty episodes apiece, except for the third season, which was only half the length of other seasons.

It ran from June 29, 2017 to July 31, 2020 with a total of 60 episodes consisting of 110 segments.


Overview[]

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Since Warner Brothers owns the copyright to the 1939 film, this series acts as a sequel to it with the inclusion of the Ruby Slippers among other elements and references.

The first episode delves into the story without much pretext except that Dorothy went back to Oz and became a princess with Queen Ozma on the throne. This mirrors the accomplishment of The Emerald City of Oz where Dorothy decides to live in Oz, but the Wizard returns in Season Two in a much different way than he does in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.

Flashbacks show Ozma graduating from Princess Finishing School, suggesting that Tippetarius never existed in this continuity.

By the end of the third season with sixty episodes it surpasses the 52-episode count of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (anime).

It was initially a web exclusive to the Boomerang channel's video on demand service in the US. It has premiered elsewhere internationally on the television channel starting with Australia and New Zealand on June 26th, 2017.

In Canada, it has broadcast on Treehouse since 2019 and Teletoon since 2020.

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Description[]

(from Animation World Network ) The series is based on the classic L. Frank Baum book series, and is set soon after Dorothy Gale and her friends have defeated the Wicked Witch of the West. Following the original story, Queen Ozma has appointed Dorothy the Princess of Emerald City and, practically born for the role, Dorothy tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and farm girl feistiness.

But it’s also a whole lot of responsibility, because Oz is pretty chaotic. There are Witches, Wizards, Munchkins, Flying Monkeys and a whole menagerie of mystical creatures. More often than not, magic falls into the wrong hands and that’s where Dorothy comes in. As Princess of Emerald City, Dorothy feels responsible to rein in the chaos. She loves to track down whichever magical person, place or thing is causing mischief in Oz and put a stop to it.

Characters[]

From the Books and Movie:

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  • Wilhelmina Witch (Jessica DiCicco) - The Wicked Witches of the West and East's niece
  • Frank (Steve Blum) - A flying monkey that is loyal to Wilhelmina.
  • Lyman (Jess Harnell) - A flying monkey that is loyal to Wilhelmina.
  • Yak Yakity Yak (Steven Blum) - A two-headed yak.
  • Wally (Kari Wahlgren) - A flying monkey with one wing.
  • Cosmo (Jess Harnell) - A flying monkey that works for Wilhelmina.
  • Deuce (J.P. Karliak) - A flying monkey that works for Wilhelmina.
  • Crank (Jess Harnell) - The leader of the Wheelers.
  • Beast Royales - An animal music group.
    • Lenny (Jess Harnell) - A lion who is a member of the Beast Royales.
    • Tig (J.P. Karliak) - A tiger who is a member of the Beast Royales.
    • Barry (Bill Fagerbakke) - A bear who is a member of the Beast Royales.
  • Melinda (Grey Griffin) - The evil twin sister of Glinda.
  • Sassy (Laraine Newman) - Melinda's lizard sidekick.
  • Prince Puzzleton (J.P. Karliak) - The prince of Fuddlecumjig.
  • Baroness Bunchausen (Jess Harnell) - The baroness of Bunbury.
  • King Glum (Bill Fagerbakke) - The king of Merryland.
  • Duchess Doofus (Kari Wahlgren) - The duchess of the Isle of Dofi.
  • Gingerbread Men (J.P. Karliak) - A bunch of gingerbread men that were accidentally created by Dorothy using Queen Ozma's magical cookie cutter.
  • Clobber Stone (voiced by Jess Harnell) - A rock monster that lives in the Nome Kingdom.
  • Gary the Jewel Mule (voiced by J.P. Karliak) - A giant mule that likes to lick large jewels.
  • Queen Tureen (Jessica Ciccio) - Ruler of the people of China Country.
  • China Bull (Steve Blum) - A bull made of china that lives in China Country.
  • Rustle (Bill Fagerbakke) - A Wheeler who is a top racer in the Wheeler 500.
  • Undertaker (Jess Harnell) - An inhabitant of Under the Rainbow that collects broken magical things.
  • Ullie, Bob, and Ollie (Steve Blum, Bill Fagerbakke, and J.P. Karliak) - A trio of imps employed by Wilhelmina.
  • League of Witch Hunters
    • Baron Fernando von Soozle (voiced by Tom Kenny)
    • Hando (voiced by Jess Harnell)
    • Tinsel (voiced by Grey Griffin)
    • Gold Gears (voiced by J.P. Karliak)
  • Silver Protector (voiced by Tom Kenny)
  • Baby Yoop
  • Handsome Ned (voiced by J.P. Karliak)

Episodes[]

Season One[]

  1. Beware the Woozy / Magical Mandolin
  2. Toto Unleashed / Official Ozian Exam
  3. Locket Locket in My Pocket / Mixed-Up Mixer
  4. Ojo the Unlucky / Lion's Share
  5. Rules of Attraction / Brain Power of Love
  6. Jinxed / Rise of the Nome King
  7. One-Winged Wally / Wand-erful
  8. No Sleep Sleepover / Lion Catches a Bug
  9. Tik Tok and Tin Man / If I Only Had Some Brawn
  10. The Beast Royales / Time After Time
  11. Kitten Around / Castle Sitters
  12. Stuck on You / Family Matters
  13. The Emerald of Zog / Cooking Up Some Magic
  14. Copy Cat / Snow Place Like Home
  15. Mirror Madness / Everything Coming Up Poppies
  16. A Cut Above the Rest / Abraca-Oops
  17. Halloween Heist / Haunt Me Not
  18. Wheelers of Fortune / Sister Sister
  19. Moody Magic / If the Shoe Fits
  20. Get Smart / Mission Imp-Possible

Season Two[]

  1. The Wizard Returns / The Wizard Pays a Visit
  2. Escape from the Crystal Ball / The Return of the Wicked Witch
  3. Three Friends and a Magic Crystal / Toto Transformed
  4. Scarecrow Knows Best / General Jinjur
  5. Where-Helmina's My Broom?! / Yellow Brick Road Race
  6. Don't Follow the Yellow Brick Road / The Tallest Munchkin
  7. Scarecrow Goes to College / Welcome to Oz Mitch
  8. Wheeling Tin Man / Home Away from Home
  9. The Vault Heist / Witch One's the Boss?!
  10. Wingmen No More / Hammer Time
  11. Jest Kidding / Sisterhood of the Witch
  12. The Old Classic / Too Predictable
  13. Oztember Surprise / Sir Hokus of Pokes
  14. The Nice Witch / Scoodlers
  15. Emerald Thumb / The Witch Hunter
  16. The Tin Giant / Dorothy's Detective Agency
  17. Kingdom of Dreams / Ozmosis
  18. Lion and the Crown / Munchkin School
  19. Welcome to the Bungle / The Mouse that Roared
  20. Special Delivery / Broomstormers!
  21. Prisoner Under The Rainbow / The Lost Appetite
  22. Chasing Rainbows / The Wicked Wand
  23. Ojo's Treasure Hunt / Return of Pumpkinhead
  24. Christmas in Oz 
  25. Doozy of a Woozy / The Wizard Gets Witched
  26. Toto A Go! Go! / Cap'n Bill in Going Nowhere Fast

Season Three[]

  1. The Return of the Silver Slippers
  2. Monkey Business
  3. Beast in Show / The New Beast of the East
  4. Oz on Ice
  5. Naught a Fun Ride / Triple Something
  6. Hatterday Night Fever / Blinkie Gets Her Groove Back
  7. The Wicked Wizard / Doggone Cat Crazy
  8. Guardians of the Gates of Yawn / Trip to the Moon
  9. The Good the Wicked and the Silver
  10. Three Eyes and a Baby / Just for Kicks
  11. The Tin Champion / North Meets West
  12. Battle for the Silver Slippers
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Trivia[]

  • It received positive reviews by critics, saying the character designs and humor of this show "is so adorable in comparison to the 1939 film".
  • This is the first Oz animated project to be aimed at preschoolers.
  • This is the second animated series to be a sequel to the MGM film as the first was 1990's The Wizard of Oz (TV series)
    • It is the third adaptation to feature the Wicked Witch of the West returning, who in this case is briefly trapped inside a crystal ball before getting released. In the prior series she was resurrected by the flying monkeys and revived by Glinda in the film Guardians of Oz.
    • Similar to the series, Dorothy still has the Ruby Slippers which she uses to get back to Oz.
  • It is implied that Ozma was never Tip and she had simply been away at finishing school while the Wizard was in charge.
  • Both the movie's Ruby Slippers and the book's Sliver Shoes appear with the 3rd season four-part special explaining that they were made by a magic cobbler. While the Silver pair were hidden away by Ozma, Glinda wore the Ruby pair until they were stolen by the Wicked Witch of the East who had worn them until Dorothy's house fell on her.
  • This is also the second animated series to feature Ojo after Amazon's Lost in Oz (web series)
  • The series featured the first appearance of Sir Hokus of Pokes making him the first Ruth Plumly Thompson character to appear in any adaptation.
  • Certain animals like Toto and Billina do not speak words, but what they are saying through barks or clucks can be understood by other characters.
  • This is the third Oz project for Warner Bros. animation after Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz and Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz.
    • Laraine Newman reprised her role as the Wicked Witch of the West
    • Jess Harnall and Greg Ellis have both voiced together in a couple of Tom and Jerry films but neither voiced for the two above.
    • Jess Harnall provided the voice of a singer in Lion of Oz and has done many voices for Walt Disney Pictures
    • Kari Wahlgren voiced Tiger Lily from Peter Pan and Ozma in the video game Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. which features other Oz characters.
  • Tin Man operates more like a mechanical machine or a robot then his film counterpart.
  • Jack Pumpkinhead is brought to life by Wilhelmina instead of Mombi who is absent from the show.
  • The Ruby Slippers are shown to have various powers including teleportation to anywhere or to anyone besides flight.
    • Since she has magic, Ozma can float on her own and can also turn into a butterfly.
  • This series is the first sequel adaptation to the 1939 film to have Dorothy portrayed as a little girl instead of imitating Judy Garland's performance while her three friends are still imitations of Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), and Bert Lahr (Lion).
  • The first four episodes of Season Two were repackaged as a 43 minute special entitled "The Witch, the Wizard, and Crystal Ball"
Site-logoTelevision Shows, Specials and EpisodesSite-logo
TV Series Adventures in Oz with Cheryl (1999) • Lost in Oz (2002) • Tin Man (2007) • La Maga (2008) • Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2011) • Emerald City (2017)
Animated Series and Specials Tales of the Wizard of Oz (1961) • Return to Oz (1964) • Dorothy in the Land of Oz (1980) • In the Magical Land of Oz (1983) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1986) • Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz (1987) • The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz (1990) • The Wizard of Oz (1990) • The Oz Kids (1996) • Adventures in the Emerald City (1999) • Marchen Awakens Romance (2007) • Lost in Oz (2015-2018) • Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (2017-2020)
Guest Appearances Shirley Temple's Storybook Theater: "The Land of Oz" (1960) • Once Upon a Time (2011-2018) • Supernatural (2013-2015)
Pastiches, parodies, etc The World's Greatest SuperFriends: "The Planet of Oz" (1980) • Scooby-Doo (1981-) • Beetlejuice: "Wizard of Ooze" (1991) • Animaniacs: "Buttons in Ows" (1995) • Earthworm Jim: "Wizard of Ooze" (1996) • Rugrats: "No Place Like Home" (1999) • MadTV (2000-2004) • Futurama: "Anthology of Interest II" (2002) • That's So Raven (2003-2006) • Phineas and Ferb: "Wizard of Odd" (2010) • Dora the Explorer : "Book Explorers" (2012) • The Fresh Beat Band: "The Wizard of Song" (2012) • Victorious: "April Fools Blank" (2012) • "Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road" (2012) • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: "Minnie's The Wizard Of Dizz" (2013) • Dino Dan/Trek's Adventures "The Wonderful Wizard of Dinoz" (2014) • Black Dynamite: "The Wizard of Watts" (2015) • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: "The Wonderful Wizard of Quads" (2017)
Reality TV Project Runway (2004) • America's Got Talent (2006 – present) • Face Off (2011)
Shorts and others Beef Ravioli commercials (2006) • Unknown, Lost, or non-English Adaptations
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