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Guardians of Oz (also known as Wicked Flying Monkeys, formerly as Save Oz! and working title Champions of Oz) is a Spanish-Indian-American computer-animated film that was released on April 10, 2015 made by Ánima Estudios in association with Discreet Arts and FilmSharks International. It was directed by Alberto Mar and Jorge Gutierrez. It is the first computer-animated film produced by Ánima Estudios, and is also the first Spanish made Oz film. It takes place within the adaptations of the books by L. Frank Baum, but features new characters that were not in the original books. It was released direct to DVD on January 24, 2017 in the United States after being released in Mexico and India.


After the Wicked Witch of the West is melted by a bucket of water, and Dorothy is sent back to her world, Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, decides to revive the Wicked Witch and remove her powers by storing them in a magic broom. Glinda then gives the magical broom to Dorothy's friends, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow, and they become the guardians of the broom.

Evilene, the Wicked Witch, conspires with her Flying Monkeys to retrieve her broom. However, a friendly little monkey named Ozzy forgets to close the gate of the castle and a battle ensues between the flying monkeys and the 'Bums of Oz.' Evillene retrieves her broom and repels the Champions of Oz from the castle. She then punishes Ozzy's father, transforming him into a chicken. Angered by the witch's spell on his father, Ozzy steals the broom from Evilene and runs away from the palace.

Ozzy reaches Glinda to find she has been paralyzed by accidentally drinking a magic potion created by her niece Gabby, who is unable to create an antidote without a vital ingredient based on wood. Gabby and Ozzy set off to find the Champions of Oz. They are pursued by the other Flying Monkeys.

They soon find Cowardly Lion, who is out of sorts due to the witch's spell, but with some effort they guide him to the north town, where they find the Tin Woodman, who is extremely depressed by the spell. The spell-raged Lion smashes the Tin Man to bits, but calms down when Ozzy accidentally hits him with the magic broom.

Ozzy, Gaby, and the Cowardly Lion take the Tin Man's parts to the Library of Oz where (due to the spell) Scarecrow is obsessively reading books in an effort to become more intelligent. He quickly repairs Tin with the help from a clue. However, the group is attacked by the Flying Monkeys, and in the chaos Ozzy cures Scarecrow of the spell's effects, but they are unable to save Gabby from being whisked away by the Flying Monkeys.

The group arrives in Emerald City where the Wicked Witch gives an ultimatum to Ozzy to return the broom. The Guardians of Oz challenge the Witch but they are quickly defeated. Ozzy decides to break the broom in order to remove Evillene's powers for good, and tells the rest of the winged monkeys that they obey Evillene due to their dumb and cowardly mindset. The Monkeys rebel against Evillene who discovers there is some power left in the broom and tries to defeat Ozzy who escapes with a part of the broom. A chase through the streets of Emerald City ends with a crash in the fountain dedicated to Dorothy Gale, and the wicked witch is melted for good.

As the story ends, Glinda breaks Evillene's spell on Ozzy's father and Ozzy learns how to fly on his own, being recognized as a hero by all of Oz.


English Cast:

  • Steve Canon and Mikey Bolts as Ozzy
  • Melissa Hutchison and Jenn McAllister as Gabby
  • Stephanie Komure and Ambyr Childers as Eveline
  • Chuck Kourourkis as Lion
  • Jeff Minnerly as Scarecrow
  • Dino Andrade as Tin Woodman/Gak

Spanish Cast:

  • Héctor Emmanuel Gómez as Ozzy
  • Susana Zavaleta as Eviline
  • Loreto Peralta as Gabby
  • Raúl Araiza as Yicky
  • Jorge "El Burro" van Rankin as Gak
  • Bruno Coronel as Tin Man
  • Sebastian Llapur as Lion


First Appearances[]

  • Ozzy, an adventurous flying monkey raised by the legendary Goliath.
  • Evilene, the Wicked Witch of the West. She lives in Emerald City.
  • Goliath, the father of Ozzy. Goliath is the leader of the Flying Monkeys.
  • Yicky and Gak, two flying monkeys who are sadistic towards Ozzy.
  • Gabby, a witch who dislikes flying monkeys.

Returning Characters[]

  • Cowardly Lion
  • Scarecrow
  • Tin Woodman
  • Glenda the Good Witch
  • Dorothy (brief appearance)



  • The name "Evilene" is very close to and is very much the same name for the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wiz musical and movie which is "Evillene" with an added "l".
  • This is the 2nd computer-animated Oz film after Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.
  • His working title was “Champions of Oz”.
    • The second was "Save Oz!".
    • The Winged Monkeys are more prominent in this film.

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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