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Poster for Urfin Jus and his Wooden Soldiers

Fantastic Journey to Oz or Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers is an animated movie based on the second book in Alexander Volkov's Magic Land series made by the CTB Film Company. It was first released in Russia on 20 April 2017 and released to various other film markets such as China and Mongolia. The English language version has the story taking place in the regular Oz setting.

Despite a lukewarm reception in Russia and limited availability elsewhere, a sequel entitled Fantastic Return to Oz or Urfin Jus Returns was made in 2019 but its' worldwide release has been delayed despite the English dub believed to be complete.


(from the film's website)

The cunning and wicked Urfin Jus decides to become ruler of Magic Land, take over the Emerald City with his Wooden Soldiers, and rename it to Urfingrad. He is all but ready to celebrate victory, when his plans are ruined by Ellie Smith (Dorothy in the English version) — an ordinary girl who ends up in Oz just at the right time. She must return home, but not before she helps her friends — Strasheela the Scarecrow, the Iron Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion — defeat Urfin. But before they can defeat him, they must find out who he really is.


English cast[]

  • Marc Thompson - Urfin Jus, Fangther 2, Dean Gior, Soldier 3, Citizen
  • Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld - Ellie (Dorothy)
  • Tyler Bunch (credited as H.D. Quinn) - General Lan Pirot, Ogre, Soldier 1
  • Erica Schroeder - Totoshka, Grandma
  • Haven Paschall - Eot Ling the Clown, Milena, Munchkin 2, Citizen
  • Billy Bob Thompson - Scarecrow, Soldier 2, Citizen
  • Tom Wayland - Tin Woodman, Fangther 1, Wooden Corporal, Soldier 4, Munchkin 4, Citizen
  • Mike Pollock - Cowardly Lion, Ruf Bilan, Munchkin 3, Citizen
  • Kate Bristol - Crow, Munchkin 1, Citizen

Fantastic Journey to Oz - Trailer EN


  • This is the first 3-D animated film adaptation of one of the magic land novels.


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Live-Action adaptations Silent films Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) • His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914) • The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) • The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914) • The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Modern films The Wizard of Oz (1939) • The Wonderful Land of Oz (1969) • 20th Century Oz (1976) • The Wiz (1978) • Return to Oz (1985) • The Dreamer of Oz (1990) • The Wizard of the City of Emeralds (1994) • The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) • After the Wizard (2011) • Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) • The Wiz Live! (2015)
Inspired films Flying Monkeys (2013) • OzLand (2015)
Guest Appearances Inkheart (2008) • Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
Animated adaptations Feature films Journey Back to Oz (1974) • The Wizard of Oz (1982) • The Wizard of Oz (1983) • The Wizard of Oz (1991) • Lion of Oz (2000) • Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (2011) • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) • Guardians of Oz (2015) • Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz (2016) • Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers (2017) • The Steam Engines of Oz (2018)
Guest Appearances The LEGO Movie (2014) • The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Upcoming adaptations Wicked: Part One/Wicked: Part Two (2024-5) • Dorothy & Alice (TBA) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (film) (TBA) • Toto (film) (TBA)
Short films After Oz (2007) • The Land of Oz (short film) (2015) • Dorothy in the Land of Stars (2017) • Unknown, Lost, or non-English Adaptations