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Journey Back to Oz is an animated sequel to the MGM film The Wizard of Oz that was released in 1974 by Filmation. It serves as an alternate Oz film with elements taken from The Marvelous Land of Oz.

Liza Minnelli provides the voice of Dorothy Gale, who was played by her mother Judy Garland in 1939. Margaret Hamilton, formerly the Wicked Witch of the West, returns as the voice of Aunt Em

Unlike the MGM film, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry have one farmhand who does not have an alter ego in Oz, although his voice actor Larry Storch provides the Tin Woodman's singing voice only.


Dorothy and Toto return to the Magical Land of Oz. The Scarecrow is now king of the Emerald City and an old Witch named Mombi, cousin of the Wicked Witches of the West and East, is trying to take over Oz and overthrow the Scarecrow with her army of angry green elephants.


It featured a distinguished vocal cast:


The soundtrack was released six years later in 1980. The songs were:

  1. A Faraway Land: Dorothy
  2. Signpost Song: The Signpost
  3. Keep A Happy Thought: Dorothy
  4. The Horse on the Carousel: Woodenhead Stallion III
  5. B-R-A-N-E: Scarecrow
  6. An Elephant Never Forgets: Mombi
  7. H-E-A-R-T: Tin Man
  8. N-E-R-V-E: Cowardly Lion
  9. You Have Only You: Glinda
  10. If You're Gonna be a Witch - Be a Witch: Mombi
  11. Return to the Land of Oz March: Dorothy
  12. That Feeling for Home: Dorothy


  • Princess Snow-White from the 1993 film Happily Ever After also made by Filmation Studios bears a striking resemblance in her design to Dorothy's animated counterpart in that film.
  • Jack Pumpkinhead is a primary character, but is only ever referred to as "Pumpkinhead" and never as Jack.
  • Rooney appeared together with Judy Garland in a number of movies when they were teens in the 1930s.


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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 Wizard of Oz (1994) • The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) • After the Wizard (2011) • Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) • The Wiz Live! (2015)

Spin-off films Flying Monkeys (2013)
Guest Appearances Inkheart (2008) • Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
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)

Guest Appearances Shirley Temple's Storybook (1960) • Once Upon a Time (2011-2018) • Supernatural (2013-2015)
Animated adaptations

Return to Oz (1964) • 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)
Series and Specials

Tales of the Wizard of Oz (1961) • 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 Superfriends (1980)
Upcoming adaptations Wicked (2022?) • Dorothy & Alice (?) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (film) (?) • Toto (film)(?)
Pastiches, parodies, etc Rugrats (1999) • MadTV (2000-2004) • That's So Raven (2003-2006) • Victorious (2012) • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2013) • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2017)
Reality TV Project Runway (2004) • Face Off (2011)
Shorts and others Beef Ravioli commercials (2006) • After Oz (2007) • OzLand (2015) • The Land of Oz (short film) (2015) • Dorothy in the Land of Stars (2017) • Unknown, Lost, or non-English Adaptations