Save Oz! with the alternate titles of Wicked Flying Monkeys and Guardians of Oz is a Spanish-Indian computer-animated film that was released on April 10th 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 wihtin 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.


Taking place after Dorothy's visit, Glinda (spelled Glenda) decides to bring the Wicked Witch of the West named Evilene back to life under the condition that her powers are to be kept in a broom protected by the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. In an attempt to get the broom by using her winged monkeys, but however, one of them named Ozzy forgets to open the gate of the castle where it is being kept (?) which causes a battle. To punish Ozzy, Evilene changes his father into a chicken and puts spells onto the "Champions of Oz" upon retriving the broom. Ozzy steals it and heads to Glinda for help.



  • 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


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

  • Glinda the Good Witch

Differences between the Books and the Film

  • The Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man are different from the ones in the books from L. Frank Baum. The Cowardly Lion has gauntlets and short hair. The Scarecrow has a pink nose. The Tin Man has a long neck.
  • The Wicked Witch of the West is named "Evilene". In the books, the witch has no name.
  • Ozzy and Goliath do not appear in the books.



Save Oz - Teaser


Wicked Flying Monkeys - OFFICIAL Trailer (2015)



Variety: AFM: Film Sharks Toons Up Anima’s Feature ‘Save Oz’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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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)
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-)
Animated adaptations

Return to Oz (1964) • Journey Back to Oz (1974) • Dorothy in the Land of Oz (1980) • The Wizard of Oz (1982) • The Wizard of Oz (1983) • Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz (1987) • The Wizard of Oz (1991) • Lion of Oz (2000) • Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (2011) • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) • Save 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)

Tales of the Wizard of Oz (1961) • In the Magical Land of Oz (1983) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1986) • 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 (2021) • Return to Emerald City (?) • How the Wizard Came to Oz (?) • The Land of Oz (?) • Oz (?)
Pastiches, parodies, etc Rugrats (1999) • 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 (TBA)
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