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Journey Back to Oz (1974)

Journey Back to Oz





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In this animated follow-up to the classic fantasy The Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy (voiced by Liza Minnelli, whose mother Judy Garland played the same role in the 1939 film) decides to return to the land of Oz to pay a visit to her good friend The Scarecrow (voice of Mickey Rooney). However, shortly after her arrival Dorothy discovers all is not well in the land of magic; the evil witch Mombi (voice of Ethel Merman) has arrived to pick up where the Wicked Witch of the West left off, and is using her sinister powers to rob Scarecrow of her powers. Dorothy realizes it's up to her to save Oz from Mombi's machinations, and she teams up with Woodenhead (voice of Herschel Bernardi) and Pumpkinhead (voice of Paul Lynde) to see justice done. Produced in 1964 but not released until 1971, Journey Back To Oz also features the voice talents of Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Paul Ford and Margaret Hamilton.more
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Fred Ladd, Norm Prescott
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On DVD: Oct 24, 2006


Milton Berle
as Cowardly Lion
Herschel Bernardi
as Woodenhead Pinto Sta...
Paul Ford
as Uncle Henry
Paul Lynde
as Pumpkinhead
Ethel Merman
as Mombi the Bad Witch
Mickey Rooney
as Scarecrow
Rise Stevens
as Glinda the Good Witc...
Danny Thomas
as The Tin Man
Dal McKennon
as Omby Amby
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Audience Reviews for Journey Back to Oz

A charming animated adventure where Dorothy returns to OZ and meets her old friends, plus new ones. The new characters like Mombi, the Wooden Horse and Jack Pumpkinhead make it interesting. It's very colorful animation, but the sappy songs drag it down a bit, and aren't up to the quality of the original. I loved watching it in 1974 when I was only six!

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

All star cast, but not much fun.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


I remember watching this movie when I was younger. I recently saw it again, for nostalgia purposes and I thought it was okay, the songs were a little lengthy. I was scared of the green elephants.

Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

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