Only two weeks till Disney's latest movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, opens in theatres! That's right, on March 8 viewers will get to see how the two-bit magician Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs (at least that was his name in the books), ended up as the Wizard of Oz. I was a great fan of the Oz series (I read all 14 books sometime between 4th and 6th grade), so I'm really excited to see the kind of world director Sam Raimi and screenplay writers Mitchell Kapner and David Linsday-Abaire have dreamed up. I hope it lives up to L Frank Baum's legacy!
About the movie:
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.
What I want to know is, when is the Oz Balloon Ride opening at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort? :)
Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Movie synopsis (in italics) was provided by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.