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The Magic Cloak of Oz is the 1914 film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's novel Queen Zixi of Ix. Despite taking place in Ix, it was branded as Oz for commercial reasons.

The five-reel film was made by Baum's Oz Film Manufacturing Company. It was directed by J. Farrell MacDonald, from a script by Baum that is generally faithful to the book. Fluff was played by the then-twelve-year-old actress Mildred Harris while Bud was played as a "breeches part" by Violet MacMillan.



Perhaps the most notable feature in the film is the coterie of animals (men in animal suits) led by Nickodemus, which includes a "lazy lion" , the Woozy, the Zoop, a tiger, a kangaroo, and a giant crow among others. The animals rescue a kidnapped little girl from a group of bandits and fight the Roly-Rogues that invade Nole.

The film was complete by early September 1914. The Oz Film company expected it to be distributed by Paramount Pictures; but Paramount had been disappointed by the meager box-office take of the company's previous offering, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, and turned Magic Cloak down. The film was finally distributed by the National Film Corp. and seen by audiences in 1917, when the Oz Film company was already defunct.


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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