The five-reel film was the first produced by Baum's company. It was directed by J. Farrell MacDonald and featured Violet MacMillan as Ojo, with Frank Moore as Unc Nunkie, and Fred Woodward tripling roles as the Woozy, Mewel the mule, and a mysterious creature called the Zoop. Harold Lloyd played the Cowardly Lion and a Tottenhot. The title role of Scraps was filled by French acrobat Pierre Couderc.
The film was completed in July 1914 and distributed by Paramount Pictures, but was not a commercial success. Its failure impacted the distribution of the subsequent Oz company films, and led to the firm's early collapse.